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3-Days Murchison Falls Vacation Including Big 5 Sighting

3-Days Murchison Falls Vacation Including Big 5 Sighting

  • 3 Days

This safari takes you to the mighty Murchison Falls. Expect big five sighting but the highlight is the boat trip to base of the falls and a hike (optional) to the top of the falls. A safari to the Murchison Falls offers the opportunity for Big 5 sighting in Uganda. It is also an epitome for Birders to watch over 450 bird species in Murchison Falls. Enjoy the roars of the Murchison Falls and depart for your outbound flight in Entebbe.

Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary 
The Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary which is home to Uganda's only wild rhinos, which makes it a must-visit for wildlife enthusiasts. During your rhino tracking hike, you will have the chance to see these magnificent animals up close and learn about their conservation efforts.

Murchison Falls National Park
Murchison Falls National Park is one of Uganda's most popular safari destinations, known for its diverse wildlife, beautiful landscapes, and the breathtaking Murchison Falls. On your visit to the mighty Murchison Falls, you will see the Nile River as it plunges over a cliff, creating a plume of mist and a thundering roar. From the top of the falls, you will have panoramic views of the surrounding savannah, providing you with a truly breathtaking experience.

Wildlife viewing:
Murchison Falls National Park is home to a wide range of wildlife species, including elephants, lions, giraffes, buffalos, and many more. During your game drives and boat rides, you will have the opportunity to see these animals in their natural habitats, providing you with an unforgettable wildlife viewing experience.

Boat ride on the Nile River:
A boat ride along the Nile River is an essential part of this safari, providing you with the chance to see hippos, crocodiles, and a variety of water birds up close. The calm waters of the river also provide a peaceful contrast to the thrill of the Murchison Falls.

Day 1 – Pick up and Transfer to Murchison Falls NP with detour rhino tracking in Zziwa
After morning breakfast your guide/driver will pick you from your accommodation and head out for Murchison falls. the highlights of this park include; the roaring rapids of the Murchison, the rolling plains of Uganda’s largest national park where you will have the chance of viewing lions, giraffes, hartebeest, buffalo, and elephants. Then surely you will be fascinated by the concentration of hippos and the Nile crocodiles here.
For birders, Murchison Falls boasts 450 bird species including the elusive shoebill stork, dwarf king fisher, the white-thigh hornbill, and the Goliath heron among others. En route, make a stopover at Zziwa Rhino sanctuary for your first Big 5 experience where you will have an hour of rhino tracking. Another stop will be in Masindi in order to enjoy your lunch. Continue to the park and check in to your accommodation to relax for the Evening.
Destination: Murchison Falls National Park
Accommodation options:
Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Drinking Water, Fruits and Wi-Fi throughout the journey

Day 2: Murchison game drive and launch boat trip to the base of the fall.
After an early breakfast, tour the Northern section of Murchison with a high concentration of savannah wildlife. Enjoy game viewing and photography of elephants, buffalos, waterbucks, giraffes, Uganda kobs and lions, the leopards (if you are lucky) plus a variety of bird species. Return to your accommodation for lunch then go for the boat trip to the base of the falls. This trip is said to be the highlight of the safari in Murchison falls since it allows you to get up close to the animal species within the water. Cruise past huge hippo pods, crocodiles, bathing buffalo, and numerous aquatic birds adorning the north bank on the way to the mighty waterfalls. You will have an opportunity to take thousands of pictures (and so carry your camera with you if you like. Also, proceed for a hike (optional) to the top of the falls. The hike is a strenuous one but the thrill on reaching the top is unforgettable. Miss it only if you must! Return to your accommodation thereafter.
Destination: Murchison Falls National Park
Accommodation options:
Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Drinking Water, Fruits and Wi-Fi throughout the journey

Day 3: Transfer to Entebbe and departure
Be up early, have breakfast then drive to the top of the falls (if you didn’t hike) to enjoy the spectacular view of the falls and thereafter depart for Kampala and connect to Entebbe Airport for your outbound flight back home. Your lunch will be enrouted reaching in the late afternoon for your flight. 
The 3-days Murchison falls safari in Uganda offers a unique blend of adventure, wildlife encounters, and breathtaking natural beauty. Whether you are a seasoned safari-goers or a first-time visitor, this itinerary is sure to leave you with lasting memories of your time in Uganda.
Destination: Kampala (Entebbe)
Drive Time: Approx. 1 hour
Accommodation Option: No (Unless on request)
Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Drinking Water, Fruits throughout the journey
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