The 3 days Murchison falls National Park tour will enable you explore the biggest and oldest national park in Uganda. Spreading on 3,893 square kilometers, Murchison Falls National Park is one of Uganda’s popular National Parks which receive high numbers of travelers from all parts of the world. The park is named after the mighty murchison falls located in the heart of this savannah park. Murchison Falls National park is home to four of the big five in Uganda which are Buffalos, Lions, Leopards and Elephants. In addition to these, game drives in the park ffe you great views of other animals which include giraffes, zebras, Uganda kobs, Waterbucks, Imapals, Topis, Oribis, warthogs, Elands and Giant Forest hogs among others. The park also comprise of Budongo forest which shekter the endangered chimpanzees habituated for trekking. You will also enjoy a boat cruise to the bottom of the mighty falls to clearly see how strong nile waters squeeze through the narrow gorge of seven meters falling off the cliff 43 meters down into the devil’s cauldron to make a permanent rainbow.
The 3 Days safari also involve an enroute stopover at Zziwa Rhino sanctuary for rhino tracking experience. For birder’s, Murchison Falls National park shelters over 450 bird species and its one of the Important Birding Areas in the Pearl of Africa. Some of the notable birds in Murchison Falls park include Grey crowned crane, Abyssinian ground hornbill, Black headed lapwing, Piapiac, African Jacana, Black billed barbet, Giant kingfisher, Goliath heron, Swamp flycatcher, Malachite kingfisher and shoebills. Zziwa is the only place to see rhinos in the whole of Uganda. Game viewing, chimpanzee trekking, bird watching, boat cruising and nature walks are the major tourist activities done in Murchison Falls National park. The 3 Days safari starts and ends in Kampala/Entebbe Uganda guided by Africa Adventure Safaris Trip summary Day 1: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park – Enroute Zziwa rhino sanctuary Day 2: Game drive and Boat Cruise Day 3: Chimpanzee tracking & Departure
Detailed Itinerary Day 1: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park – Enroute Zziwa rhino sanctuary You will be picked up from your Hotel for a transfer to Murchison falls national park. Have an en route stop over at the Zziwa rhino sanctuary for Rhino tracking where you will meet one of the big five mammals. The sanctuary has other wildlife species including small antelopes and birds. After tracking rhinos proceed to Masindi town for a lunch break and later continue to Murchison falls national park visiting the Top of Murchison falls for photography and sightseeing. Meals and overnight at Red chili Rest camp (Budget)/ Pakuba safari lodge (Mid-range)/ Kabalega Wilderness Lodge (Luxury)
Day 2: Game drive and Boat Cruise Wake up early for a cup of coffee / tea and embark on a morning game drive in search for early raisers as well as predators returning to their hideouts. During this game drive, expect an encounter with the African lions, Leopards, Elephants, Buffaloes, Antelopes and Giraffes among others. Return to the lodge for late breakfast as we wait for lunch. After lunch for go for a launch cruise to the bottom of Murchison falls. This is a birders paradise with over 450 species, huge crocodiles, Hippos and Elephants basking on the shores. Meals and Overnight at Red chili Rest camp (Budget)/ Pakuba safari lodge (Mid-range)/ Kabalega Wilderness Lodge (Luxury)
Day 3: Chimpanzee tracking & Departure Go for Chimpanzee tracking in Budongo forest reserve after where you will meet mans’ closest primates. You will enjoy the chimpanzee trek amidst sighting of other wildlife in the forest including other primates and birds. Later exit the park for a transfer back to Kampala/Entebbe arriving in the evening for a drop off at your hotel or airport depending on schedule. End of the tour
–Transportation costs -Rhino tracking fees -Chimpanzee tracking –Full board Accommodation –Park entrance fees –All activities mentioned in the Itinerary –Guiding fees –A 4×4 comfortable safari vehicles good for game viewing and photographing. –Professional full-time English speaking Driver Guide.
Excluded are -Meals and accommodation -International flights -Visas (where applicable) -Laundry -Drinks -Tips and other personal expenses.