Murchison Falls National Park the best for outstanding game viewing plus Wildlife photography safaris within Uganda.
3 Days safari in Uganda to the spectacular Murchison Falls. The safari offers you peaceful, wonderful and eye-catching days in the natural splendor of Murchison Falls Park. On this wildlife safari, you can do Chimpanzee trekking plus Rhino Tracking safari in the Ziwa Rhino sanctuary . other Attractions or activities here are: Bird watching, beautiful Scenery, sounds of the waterfalls, boat Cruise on the Nile with wildlife viewing, game viewing, numerous hippos , the park also has Giraffe all seen in this 3 day Murchison Falls Uganda Wildlife Safari.
Murchison Falls park is home to the big Five game with nearly 72 mammals such as warthogs, lions, Buffaloes, baboons, Elephants, Giraffes and Hippos plus more than 460 bird species making it a good birdviewing Uganda safari with the Shoebill Stork plus 53 raptors species plus migrant birds. Reptiles like the Rock Pythons, Monitor Lizards and Nile Crocodiles, all stay inside the Murchison.
Day One: Kampala / Murchison falls
Leave your hotel very early in the morning and drive Murchison Fall Park the largest wildlife reserve in the whole of Uganda. This journey will lead across the beautiful countryside, scattered with local homesteads, some banana plantations plus stands with fresh fruits and vegetables that ate for sale. During this Africa safari you will witness Uganda's version of fast food places with roasted meat (Mchomo) and yellow roasted Bananas ( Gonja), and hawkers will run up to your car windows selling water, meat, cassava, chicken, roasted maize and sodas.
proceed through Masindi town where you will have your lunch on your return journey and then turn-off for our safari in Murchison Falls National Park. In case you are searching for a map displaying Murchison falls you can easily find it labelled as Kabarega Falls . The park was named Kabalega by Idi Amin however this was later changed to the current 'Murchison Falls' in 1979 after his rule.
You will check into your accommodation of preference ranging from :
accommodation: Red Chilli Camp, Global Village Guest House,
In the afternoon you will go for your initial game drive in the wide in Murchison falls and be prepared to see resident animals in the park such as different types of antelopes, buffaloes elephants, warthogs lions and giraffes.
This safari is not rushed at all; your safari vehicle will stops whenever you wish while the experienced guide who is very knowledgeable about this area lead you to the best place to see lions, elephants and giraffes plus the various species of butterflies, trees and birds.
Return to your lodging after the game drive in the evening, and at times this may necessitate crossing River Nile by ferry, however there isn't anything better than watching the sun set over river in the evening. have a delicious Africa dinner back at the lodge as you enjoy the sound of these falls a distance away and sometime from zero distance.
Dinner and overnight at Fort Murchinson Lodge - http://www.naturelodges.biz/fort-murchison
Day Two: Morning game drive Nile river boat cruise
Today before having breakfast You will leave early morning for a game drive across the open savannah, as you drive along the Albert Delta, spectacular wildlife enabling you to take beautiful photos as you slowly move watching the sun rise and see the early risers and other wildlife. You are Welcome to the middle of Africa Wildlife. What you're picturing and experience, witnessing animals around you can't be duplicated elsewhere on the planet; this is the true Murchison Falls featuring the waterfalls, warthogs, lions, buffaloes, elephants, leopards, hippos and giraffes plus various bird species. Keep in mind you're in Africa and taking a Uganda safari in the middle of it. Come back to the lodge for breakfast and relax.
In the afternoon you will carry enjoy the highlights of this Murchison Falls safari - a boat cruise trip to River Nile. You will sail gently Nile and see crocodiles along the banks and you will be able to see antelopes, crocodiles, numerous hippos, buffaloes, elephants, and various species of birds including water birds, the fish eagle and shoebill storks among others. Your boat will sail slowly and you will be able to see different African wildlife.
Inside this park, you will be able to observe the power of Mother nature displaying at the spectacular Murchison Falls. River Nile is 50 m above these waterfalls and it flows down through a small gorge and drops below 43 meters, the impressive sound of the water is really deafening and this view makes visitors realize and even imagine how powerful nature can be. At the bottom of the waterfalls it is very charming, and any vegetation is moved to all directions by the great force of this water resulting into large layers of foam caused by the power of this river.
You could as well see crocodile at close range as along the bank on river Nile river basking in the sun and not far away you will see numerous hippos playing about in the water plus a profusion of birds.
This tour to the spectacular Murchison falls down the Nile starts slowly and offers a better opportunity to see animals before you return to your accommodation a delicious dinner plus a brief rest in the evening, you will also see various bird species such as egrets, eagles and storks, plus several other fascinating birds; this place is a birdwatching paradise, also there are various primates species like baboons plus Monkeys. Enjoy this safari at the banks of River Nile. Some of the scrumptious dishes enjoyed here as you listen to the sounds of the waterfalls are from London, Berlin, New York, Italy or Spain.
Dinner and overnight at Fort Murchinson Lodge - http://www.naturelodges.biz/fort-murchison
Day 3: Travel back to Kampala
After your breakfast you will pack your luggage and prepare to return to Kampala making a stopover at the top of the waterfalls where the earth actually shakes due to the power of the falls, here you will be able to see a rainbow formed by the mist of these falls. Also there is a trail down which is another rewarding experience and life time safari experience that certainly you wont easily forget.
You will proceed to Masindi stopping at Masindi Hotel where several years ago Humphrey Bogart together with Katherine Hepburn lives as they launched "The African Queen", to have lunch and then return to Kampala reaching in the later afternoon. This Masindi hotel is Uganda's oldest hotel and was constructed back in 1923.
Interesting to make note of: The phrase "Murchison falls" was named by the British Discoverer Samuel Baker back in 1864. During this time that Samuel Baker was trying to protect his wife Florence in Bulgaria from a Harem and she decided to give him company. She moved with Baker had traveled all over Africa a journey back then that ended at Murchison Falls hence gave named it in 1864 after the president of the Royal Geographical Society. Actually Hemingway as well has historical past related to the Murchison Falls Park, as he crash landed in an aircraft in 1954 and then on lift off the new plane got an engine fire and he barely escaped death as he was rescued and properly taken care of in Masindi Hospital. Kathryn Hepburn together with Humphrey Bogart produced a movie "African Queen" partly on River Nile and the adjacent Lake Albert within Murchison Falls Park.
Please Be Aware: You may add chimpanzee tracking within Budongo Forest or even Rhino tracking at the Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary at an additional fee.
HAVE A WONDERFUL TOUR - SEE YOU ON THE ROAD….......
TOTAL COST PER PERSON FOR DAYS IS USD $ 1,185
- Accommodation as detailed in the itinerary
- AMREF (Travel insurance) Flying doctors services in East Africa. (In case of emergency)
- All meals noted in the itinerary. Each day generally includes Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner buffets consisting of both western and local dishes.
- Transportation in standard game viewing safari vehicle complete with pop-up roof for easy viewing and photography.
- Every passenger is guaranteed a window seat.
- Your driver/guide speaks English and has in-depth knowledge of the flora, fauna, landscape, and Kenyan culture safaris.
- A minivan outfitted with two-way, long range high frequency radio communications equipment.
- Each 4x4 Toyota Hiace minivan carries safari accessories including window sills, a first-aid kit, an ice-chest, and a fire extinguisher.
- Bottled mineral water during game drives.
- Park entrance fees and game drives as noted in the itinerary.
- All government taxes, levies, and fees
- Pick up and drop off transfers
- International airfares and departures taxes.
- Personal communications charges for telephone calls, faxes, email, etc.
- Tips and gratuities for your driver/guide.
- Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. (Bottled mineral water is provided in the minivan while on game drives.)
- Laundry services.
- Between meal snacks, parks, attractions, and events not included in your itinerary
- Rain jackets, hand cloves
- Balloon safari in Maasai Mara (USD$475)per ride
- Personal needs
- Maasai village visit.(15_20usd$)
- Night game drive ($150 per person)