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Adventure Travel - Murchison Falls Safari Tour

Murchison Falls National Park abounds with an extensive variety of flora and fauna.

Murchison Falls 3 day Safari Tour

Murchison Falls National Park is Uganda’s largest National Park measuring to about 3893 square kilometres (1,503 sq mi). The Park is located in the North-western Uganda, sprawling inland from Lake Albert’s shores, around the white Nile up to Karuma falls. Murchison Falls National Park offers a rich variety of flora and fauna. The Park also features open savannah woodland and vegetation. It has over 450 bird species including the rare shoebill stork, the dwarf kingfisher, white-thighed hornbill, great blue turaco and the Goliath heron.

The Park is also a habitat to over 76 mammal species among which is; herds of African buffalos, lions, African Bush elephants, the endangered Rothschild’s giraffe, many crocodiles, warthogs, chimpanzees, baboons and antelopes. Murchison Falls National Park is the prime adventure travel destination for wildlife lovers. ATP-Tours offers this 3 day Murchison Falls National Park Safari tour to gratify your quest for tranquillity and pleasure while exploring Africa’s best natural attractions.

Trip Highlights

  • A brief stop at the historical Luweero triangle
  • A visit to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for rhino trekking
  • A hike to the top of Murchison Falls
  • Game drives through Murchison Falls National Park
  • Boat cruise on the white Nile for a close up on Murchison Falls
  • Lunch at the historical Masindi Hotel – Uganda’s oldest hotel

Itinerary

Day 1 - Leave Kampala for Murchison Falls National Park – Track rhinos en-route

The ATP-Tours driver who doubles as a guide will pick you from your hotel in Kampala at 7:00am after your breakfast. After giving you a briefing on how your tour will run , the two of you will then set off for the eminent Murchison Falls National Park – Uganda’s largest national park. You will drive towards the North-western Uganda and make your first stop at the infamous Luweero Triangle – the place where the very brutal 1980’s massacres that ushered the ruling government into power occurred. You will buy an assortment of fresh fruits and refreshments from this place and then continue with your adventure travel to Murchison Falls.

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You will make your next stop in Nakasongola at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for rhino tracking. You will spend between 1-2 hours tracking down the black and white rhinos. After an encounter with the rhinos, you will make your last stop before reaching Murchison Falls in Masindi. It is here that you will have a savoury lunch comprising of local delicacies.

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Upon arriving at the park, you will be thrilled at the sight of seemingly stubborn baboons. They line up in the trees along the road, grunting and making awkward sounds while attempting to grapple anything that captures their attention. You will then drive up to the top of the falls where you will enjoy a great view of the falls. It is stunningly-beautiful to watch the soothing yet aggressive waterfalls raging, squeezing through and tumbling over massive rocks.
You will then drive to your choice lodging/accommodation for dinner and sleepover. At your request, a camp fire can be made for you to dine over and enjoy the great outdoors. Murchison Falls National Park offers you the unforgettable adventure travel experience.

Day 2 - Game drive & boat ride – an activity-pilled day at Murchison Falls National Park

You will have your breakfast and head out for the day’s first adventure travel excursion – a game drive through the park’s mini jungles. You will be greeted by the African sunrise stroking your body with its gentle heat. The slow drive through Murchison Falls National Park will give you chance to spot a massive number of wildlife including; giraffes, lions, buffalos, waterbucks, antelopes, elephants and even the Uganda Kob. You will be able to capture the captivating scenery of this great wildlife on your camera. The game drive will end in the early afternoon allowing you sometime to have lunch and then head out for a boat cruise.

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While at the boat trip, you will sail along the Nile enjoying a generous view of crocodiles, hippos, elephants, buffalos, and many more animals. You will also see many water birds among which is the; Shoebill, fish eagle and storks. You have a chance to sail up close to the Murchison Falls – one of the most powerful falls in the world. The sound of the massive falls is deafening and the sight mind-blowing. You will continue hiking to the top and see as much as you want to see for a satiating adventure travel experience.

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Murchison Falls National Park is a reflection and genuine of display of Uganda’s splendour and natural beauty. On the banks of river Nile you are able to see the Nile crocodiles basking in the sun, yawning and dosing off, somewhere down you see a group of hippos frolicking and herds of elephants stomping the ground with their broad feet and others cooling off. You have your dinner and retire to your lodging at the end of the day

Day 3

After your breakfast in the early morning, you will have another game drive through the park after which you will head out on your return journey to Kampala. Your guide will drop you at a suitable location in Kampala or drive you to Entebbe airport to catch your flight. This will mark the end of your adventure travel Murchison Falls National Park safari.

Tour package (what’s included)

  • 4x4 wheel drive safari vehicle
  • Full time English speaking driver/guide
  • Ziwa rhino trekking fees
  • Park entrance fees
  • Meals; lunch & dinner (day 1), breakfast, lunch & dinner (day 2), breakfast & lunch (day 3)
  • Bottled drinking water throughout the trip
  • Accomodation – full board for your safari days

Exclusions

  • Visa and airfares
  • Full time English speaking driver/guide
  • Any optional or extra activities not included in itinerary
  • Tips to porters and park staff
  • All expenses of a personal nature

Accommodation

  • Paras safari lodge – Luxury
  • Pakuba safari lodge – mid-range
  • Heritage lodge- budget
  • Red Chilli Rest Camp – Budget