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3 Day Murchison Falls National Park Tour


Highlight

Are you ready to be impressed with a majestic sight? Murchison Falls National Park is the biggest natural park in Uganda. Behold the magnificent scenery that is the Murchison Falls. It was also host to many prominent personalities since 1907, when Winston Churchill visited.


Categories: Uganda


Price Ranges: USD $ 600- 1399

Activities:

  • Chimpanzee Tracking
  • Boat Cruise
  • Bird Watching
  • Wildlife Game Drive

Days: 2-3 Days


Activities:

  • Chimpanzee Tracking
  • Boat Cruise
  • Bird Watching
  • Wildlife Game Drive

Depending on your flight arrival in Entebbe International Airport in Kampala, or should you already be staying the night before in Kampala, we can set out as early as you are able to, at a time that is convenient for you. However, we should take note that the travel to Murchison will take about 4 to 5 hours. If we leave early morning, there will be a good chance for us to have a lunch picnic at the top of the falls. The later we depart, the later we arrive. Our drive will be toward the north-west route via Masindi town. Later in the evening, after the day’s activity, we can check in at our accommodation to get some good sleep and relaxation for the night.

Main destination: Murchison Falls National Park
Accommodation: Paraa Safari Lodge/Nile Safari Lodge/Red Chilli Camp
Meals: Lunch and dinner are included

GAME DRIVE
This activity will entail us to start very early in the day. So, you should take a cup of tea or coffee to warm yourself up. We shall leave for the ferry crossing to the north bank by 0630H. Don’t worry as full breakfast will be served as we return to our accommodation after the game drive activity. The early morning start will give us the opportunity to see predators returning to their hideouts. This will also showcase for us, animals like Jackson’s Hartebeests, lions, herds of buffaloes, Rothschild’s giraffe, and waterbuck elephants, among others. We will pass between the Victoria and Albert Niles to the Nile-Lake Albert Delta, this is part of the Buligi game tracks. This adventure will take about 4 hours. It will finish at about 1100H, then head back to our accommodation to take some rest, and lunch before starting with the next activity in today’s itinerary.

BOAT TRIP
We will take a scenic boat ride along the Victoria Nile, which is part of the catchment of water under the falls. From this view, the falls look very majestic. This also where we can have close encounters with basking Hippos by the Nile bank, and the chance to see the huge Nile crocodiles. This area is also a haven not only for birdwatchers but for non-birdwatchers alike since there are about 450 species of birds in the vicinity. This activity will take about 3 hours.

After the boat trip, we return to our accommodation to freshen up and get ready for a special barbeque dinner where there will be storytelling of different folklores by the camp fire.

Main destination: Murchison Falls National Park
Accommodation: Paraa Safari Lodge/Nile Safari Lodge/Red Chilli Camp
Meals: All meals are included

After breakfast, we drive to Kaniyo Pabidi Forest Reserve where we can do some chimpanzee tracking. The chimpanzee sounds reverberate through the whole forest. We can see the chimps in their natural habitat. The view is fantastic and the wildlife is very diverse and lush. The chimps share 98% percent of their DNA with humans. It will be a very interesting and unique interaction. After the chimpanzee tracking, we shall head back to Kampala, and have lunch along the drive back. Then, we can take you to the Entebbe International Airport if you are catching a flight, or to your respective hotel if you are staying the night.

Main destination: Kaniyo Pabidi Forest Reserve then Kampala City/Entebbe International Airport
Accommodation: None, end of tour
Meals: Breakfast and lunch are included

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS
All accommodation options are based on standard double or twin rooms. You also have an option for a single room. Accommodation options are either budget, mid-range, or high-end. The accommodation options have been carefully selected for you. Options which have been considered for you were based primarily on its location, and service quality, relevant to its accommodation classification.

MEAL PLAN
The cost of the tour includes most meals. Packed lunch shall be provided by your accommodation on the second day of the tour.

Price per person:


1 adult (1 room) 2 adults (1 room) 3 adults (1 room) 4 adults ( 2 rooms) 5 adults (2 rooms)
  $710 $670 $610 $510