3 Days Murchison falls safari for an adventurous game viewing, hiking top of the falls and a boat cruise on the Victoria Nile

This 3 Days Murchison Falls safari offers you an incredible opportunity to explore the diverse and abundant wildlife of Murchison Falls National Park, one of Uganda’s most renowned conservation areas. Located in north-western Uganda, the park is characterized by its stunning landscapes, remarkable wildlife, and the dramatic Murchison Falls where the Nile River is squeezed through a narrow gorge.

The park’s landscapes are a mix of savannah, woodlands, and riverine vegetation, creating a picturesque backdrop for wildlife sightings and photography.

Activities to engage in on your 3 Days Murchison Falls Safari

  • Game Drives: The park is home to a wide variety of wildlife, including lions, elephants, giraffes, buffaloes, antelopes, and more. Our game drives are in customized safari vehicles that provide an up-close encounter with these magnificent animals in their natural habitat.
  • Boat cruise on the Victoria Nile: A boat cruise along the Nile River offers an excellent opportunity to view hippos, crocodiles, and a plethora of bird species along the riverbanks. The boat journey takes you close to the base of Murchison Falls, allowing you to witness the power of the Nile as it surges through the narrow gorge.
  • Visiting the top of the Falls: A highlight of the park, Murchison Falls is a breathtaking waterfall where the Nile River forces its way through a 7-meter gap in the rock, creating a powerful cascade. Visitors can enjoy panoramic views from the top of the falls
  • Rhino tracking at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary (Optional)
  • Chimpanzee tracking in Budongo Forest(Optional)

Itinerary for the 3 Days Murchison falls safari

Day 1: Travel to Murchison Falls national park – Visit the top of the falls
visiting the top of Murchison falls in UgandaAfter your breakfast meet up with our driver guide who briefs you about your 3 day safari program, then you set off for your 6 hours journey to the great Murchison Falls national park.

Later on you will have a stopover in Masindi where you will have lunch, afterwards proceed to the park where you will begin with the first activity of visiting the top of the Murchison falls. Here you will also watch the magnificent falls squeezing through the rocks in an 8m gorge.

Later in the evening we drive you through the park trails as we head to your reserved hotel or lodge for dinner and overnight stay. Along the way you will see a number of wildlife species like the antelopes, buffaloes, warthogs, waterbucks, baboons, giraffes among others.

NB: Those who also opted for the rhino tracking experience will have a stopover at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for the memorable Rhino tracking, then proceed for lunch at Kabalega Dinners. Here you will be able to see both the black and white rhinos.

Day 2: Game drive through the park – Boat cruise on the Victoria Nile
seeing giraffes in Murchison falls national parkWith day 2, you will wake up very early in the morning and have breakfast at around 6:30 am, afterwards your driver guide will pick you up from the lodge to start your morning game drive at around 7:00 am. The early morning game drive is highly recommended since it chances you to seeing the nocturnal animals and hunters before they return to their hideouts as well as the early risers.

During the drive you will be in position to see a number of animals such as baboons, elephants, lions, buffaloes, leopards, giraffes, warthogs, elephants, hyenas, antelopes, oribis, jackson’s hartebeest, water bucks, among others and different bird species.

After the game drive at around 11:40 am, we drive back to the lodge for lunch as you prepare for the afternoon boat cruise.

While on the boat cruise on the Victoria Nile, you will a variety animals like hippos, buffaloes, elephants and the Nile crocodiles along the banks of the Nile as well as different species of beautiful birds of these spotted in the trees singing and these include colored kingfishers, bee eaters, shoe billed stork, among others. The boat ride will further take you to the bottom or base of the Murchison Falls for you to be able to see clearly the mighty waterfalls.

Day 3: Morning game drive and drop-off
After your breakfast, immediately proceed for the last game drive and thereafter transfer back to Kampala or Entebbe International Airport or even your preferred drop-off point. Expect to have a stopover in Masindi for lunch.

What is included in the safari?

  • Bottled drinking water
  • English speaking driver guide
  • Park entry fees
  • Transport (to and fro)
  • Boat cruise fees
  • Ziwa Rhino trekking fees for those who opted for the rhino tracking activity

Safari excludes.

  • Any optional or extra activity not included in the itinerary
  • Visas and International flights
  • Other personal expenses like buying of crafts, cigars, souvenirs, tips, laundry services, and drinks