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Giraffes, Murchison Falls, Uganda

Murchison Falls & Rhino Tracking Safari - 3 Days


Murchison Falls & Rhino Tracking Safari - 3 Days

Your 3 days will be well spent in Uganda’s most spectacular national park with lots of diverse wildlife including lions, giraffe, hippo, crocodiles, buffalo, leopard, among others, many of 450 bird species.

The park is bisected by the Victoria Nile, which plunges 45m over the remnant rift valley wall, creating the dramatic Murchison Falls, the centrepiece of the park and the final event in an 80km stretch of rapids. The mighty cascade drains the last of the river's energy, transforming it into a broad, placid stream that flows quietly across the rift valley floor into Lake Albert.

This stretch of river provides one of Uganda's most remarkable wildlife spectacles.

  • Day 1: Murchison Falls National Park & Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
  • Day 2: Murchison Falls National Park game drive & boat trip
  • Day 3: Chimpanzee tracking in Budongo

Day 1: Murchison Falls National Park & Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

After your breakfast, we drive through the famous Luwero triangle.

You can visit and track white rhinos at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. This sanctuary has now been established to breed black and white rhino, and restore rhino populations in Uganda's protected areas in a later stage.

Take a stop over at Masindi hotel for lunch.

We will continue through the park stopping at the top of the falls which is a fantastic sight. Here the Nile, the longest river in the world, is forced through a narrow gap in the rock (only 7 meters wide), before ferociously plunging down 43 meters. From here we will continue onto our accommodation place along the Nile River

Murchison Falls National Park is the largest in Uganda at 3,840 square kilometres. Here is the awe inspiring Murchison Falls where the River Nile hurls itself in convulsions through a narrow crevice and then plunges 40 metres in one breathtaking leap.

The park has a variety of vegetation ranging from riparian forests and swamplands to broad savannah, and provides visitors the opportunity of seeing large concentrations of wildlife including lion, leopard, civet, hyena, elephant, giraffe, buffalo, hippo, crocodile, a host of smaller game, small primates and many bird species, including the rare shoebill stork. The park is especially famous for crocodiles and hippos.

Apart from game viewing, the launch trip to the bottom of the falls is another memorable adventure giving you the experience of the mighty Biblical Nile. On the launch you may see schools of crocodiles and hippos basking on the river banks as well as a variety of birds.

Accommodation options available (all on full board basis)

Up-market: Paraa Safari Lodge | Nile Safari Lodge

Moderate: Sambiya River Lodge | Fort Murchison Lodge

Low Budget: Red Chilli Rest Camp

Day 2: Murchison Falls National Park Game Drive & Boat Trip

After break fast head to the delta in search for bird life and enjoy the game drive to look for lions, giraffes, herds of elephants, buffaloes and many more.

We will drive back to the lodge for lunch before taking an afternoon boat cruise to the foot of Murchison Falls.

This boat trip along the Nile is often cited as being the highlight of a trip to Murchison since it allows you to get up-close and personal with the animals. Along this stretch of the river, there are reported to be around 4,000 hippos in addition to some enormous Nile crocodiles.

The bird life is stunning with brightly coloured kingfishers and bee-eaters darting along the riverbanks. If lucky, you may see the rare and prehistoric looking shoebill, which is a cross between the dodo and a dinosaur. The boat takes you to the base of the falls which only adds to their impressiveness.

Accommodation options available (all on full board basis)

Up-market: Paraa Safari Lodge | Nile Safari Lodge

Moderate: Sambiya River Lodge

Low Budget: Red Chilli Rest Camp

Day 3: Chimpanzee Tracking in Budongo

This day after breakfast, we will go for a morning chimpanzee tracking in Kaniyo Pabidi Forest. This is an undisturbed area of natural forest within Budongo Forest Reserve with chimpanzee tracking as the most famous activity. You will certainly see many forest birds, including the white-thigh hornbill, chocolates-backed kingfisher and Puvel's illadopsis found nowhere else in East Africa.

Afterwards, you will be transferred back to Kampala.



  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • Murchison Falls Park National Park entry fees
  • Tour to the top of the falls
  • Game drive on northern bank
  • Cruise on the Nile to bottom of falls
  • Ferry crossings
  • Private 4x4 ground transportation with an English speaking driver guide

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