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3 Day Murchison Falls and White Rhino Tracking

3 Day Murchison Falls and White Rhino Tracking

Overview

The three-day safari to Murchison Falls National Park takes you to Uganda’s biggest national park, which is home to a plethora of animals and the world’s strong waterfall.

The park is 305 kilometers (4-5 hours) from Kampala. You’ll see tigers, giraffes, leopards, antelopes, hippos, and birds along the way, not to mention southern white rhinos at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. Additionally, from the vantage point at the end, take in the breathtaking view of the waterfall.

Highlights

  • Arrival in Uganda
  • White rhino tracking in Ziwa
  • Incredible wildlife game viewing for African Big 5 encounter
  • Boat cruise to the bottom of the falls
  • Chimp tracking in Budongo forest.
  • Transfer back to Kampala and drop off.

Itinerary Summary

Day Hut  Hours   Kilometers
1 Entebbe to Murchison Falls National Park via Ziwa 3-6h 318
2 Murchison Falls National Park Exploration. 5-6h 110
3 Murchison Falls NP to Entebbe or Kampala. 3-6h  318

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Travel to Murchison Falls National Park from your Kampala hotel or pickup place.

From Kampala, you will transfer to Murchison Falls National Park. You will have a stopover at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, located 176 kilometers in Nakasongola district from Kampala, for an exclusive rhino monitoring experience on foot as well as other animals such as oribis, and Uganda Kobs.

Rhinos in Ziwa

After tracking rhinos, you will then resume your trip and stop in Masindi town for lunch. Then continue to Murchison Falls National Park for the overnight.

Accommodation
Hornbill Safari Lodge or Heritage Safari Lodge or similar (Budget)
Fort Murchison Safari Lodge or Pakuba Safari Lodge  (mid-range)
Paraa Safari Lodge or Nile Safari Lodge (luxury)

Day 2: Morning Game drive, Boat cruise, and hike to the top of the falls.

After a delicious breakfast, your guide will pick you up from the lodge for a sunrise game drive along the park’s trails, where you’ll encounter the graceful giraffes, lions, antelopes, buffalo herds, birds, hippos, and birds, among other animals.

wildlife in the Murchison Falls

wildlife in the Murchison Falls.

After that, you’ll have lunch at your cabin before getting ready for the afternoon boat ride to the bottom of the falls that will give vistas of the cascading waterfall as well as a spectacular view of the Hippos, crocodiles, prehistoric shoe bill stork and other wild animals like elephants, Buffaloes as they quench their thirsty along the Nile Banks. among others and then go for adrenaline-pumping hike to the top of the waterfall as you witness the mighty river Nile forcing itself into 4m deep and narrow gorge that causes splash of Misty droplets from the bottom to the top of the falls with a rainbow.

Murchison Falls

Boat cruise to the base of the Murchison Falls

Accommodation
Hornbill Safari Lodge or Heritage Safari Lodge or similar (Budget)
Fort Murchison Safari Lodge or Pakuba Safari Lodge  (mid-range)
Paraa Safari Lodge or Nile Safari Lodge (luxury)

Day 3: Return to Kampala

After breakfast, you will then transfer to Budongo Forest for chimp tracking, primate viewing as you explore and study the chimps scampering around the forest, groom, play and interact with each other and a nature hike.

Chimp tracking

Leave the park through Budongo forest on the southern bank, stopping for lunch in Masindi before continuing to Kampala.

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Prices / included services

Pricing for 3 Days Murchison Falls Safari Tour
Persons 1 Person 2-3 Persons 4-5 Persons 6 Persons and more
Budget 1380 USD 1260 USD 1240 USD 1230 USD
Midrange $2860 $2620 $2310 $1980
Luxury $3400 $3100 $2800 $2670

Included in this safari:

  • 4 WD Vehicle – with a pop–up roof
  • A professional Driver guide.
  • Park entrance fees
  • All ground transportation and fuel
  • Accommodation and Meals
  • All activities/services as per itinerary
  • Drinking water in the vehicle

Exclusions of the safari:

  • Visas
  • International airfares
  • Activities/services not included in the itinerary.
  • Alcoholic drinks/wines, Laundry, and any other service of a personal nature
  • Travel insurance and other activities

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