3 Day Murchison Falls Park Wildlife Safari in Uganda
Three Days of Wildlife in Murchison Falls National Park in Uganda on this moderately Priced Safari
Murchison Falls National Park is your best all-around park for a three-day moderate wildlife safari that gives you the best of Uganda on Game Drives – Lions – Elephants- Giraffes – Buffaloes -the Boat Safari on the Nile with Hippos – Crocodile – Water Birds and the Murchison Falls Hike – and Rhino Tracking on this 3 day Safari to Uganda’s Best all-around Wildlife Park.
A 3-Day Compact Wildlife Safari with Rhino Trekking gives a Big-5 Safari and you can add-on Chimpanzee Trekking in Budongo Forest. This Safari optimizes what you can see in the Pearl of Africa and compacts into just 3 days.
Murchison Falls National Park is the only park in Uganda where you can see the Big-5 on a 3-day mini-safari.
Day 1 – Travel to Murchison Falls Park:
Depart Kampala on your Murchison Falls Park Wildlife Safari at 6:30 am heading for the largest National Park in Uganda – Murchison Falls Park. It is 6 hours from Kampala, but the trip is well worth the drive. There are lots to see as you head north through towns such as Luweero, Masindi and see the green landscape, hamlets, villages, small towns, roadside vendors selling their food and drinks. It just does not get boring
At Murchison Falls Park we check into Pakuba Lodge after crossing the Nile by ferry.
Late afternoon we are off for the first game drive where you can see lions, elephants, giraffes, antelopes of all types, warthogs, buffaloes. There are also many Savanna Birds that you will come across
The vehicle has a pop-up roof so that you can stand and take better pictures. The windows are not closed and open wide. We do only private safaris so the number of people depends on the size of your group.
Your Driver- Guide and a Uganda Wildlife Ranger will point out the animals that you might not miss them
Back to your lodging and there is nothing like a sunset over the Nile.
Meal Plan: Lunch – Dinner
Lodge: Pakuba Lodge
Day 2 – Murchison Falls Park:
Early morning breakfast and off you are for another game drive across the savanna, along Lake Albert Delta, abundant wildlife as you move slowly as the sun rises. Welcome to Africa. What you are sensing and feeling, seeing around you cannot be replicated anywhere else in the world, this is Murchison Falls Park with its birds, lions, leopards, elephants, hippos, buffaloes, warthogs, giraffes, humorous appearing warthogs. This is Africa and you are on safari in the heart of it – Uganda.
After lunch, it is one of the highlights of your Murchison Falls National Park Safari, the boat safari trip up the Nile River. Slowly moving along the river bank viewing crocodiles, an abundance of hippos, elephants, buffaloes, antelopes, lots of birds including the fish eagle, storks and so much more. The boat moves gently up the river and stay on the left hand side so that you see most of the animals who come to the river. Herds of Elephants cooling off, Hippopotamus frolicking, crocodiles just dozing in the African sun.
Then before you is Murchison Falls – the most powerful waterfall in the World. The River Nile is 50 meters wide above the falls, moves down through a 6-meter gorge and falls down 43 meters, the sound is deafening and the sight makes one realize how forceful nature can be.
Close by, there is a bank on the river filled with Nile crocodiles basking in the afternoon sun, just down from there you can see a group of hippos frolicking in the water of the Nile. There are literally thousands of hippopotamus to be found here, birds in abundance.
At the bottom of the falls disembark and take the guided hike up along the most powerful waterfall in the world – Murchison Falls. You will be cooled down with some mist from the falls to keep you comfortable. At the top of the falls, you are met by your driver guide and you will cross the Nile by ferry and head back for Fort Murchison for dinner and rest. This is the same trail that Winston Churchill used in 1907 when he visited the Falls and came down it
Meal Plan: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner
Day 3 – Murchison Falls Park – Return to Kampala:
After the game drive we cross the Nile by ferry and we head for Masindi where stop at the Masindi Hotel, the hotel was built in 1923 and is the oldest hotel in Uganda. It is here where Humphrey Bogart and Katherine Hepburn stayed while making “The African Queen”, for lunch and continue afterward to Kampala stopping first at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary.
Here with a Ranger, you go on foot for a Rhino Trek- this is about 1 1/2 hours long and you come into close proximity with the Rhinos.
Meal Plan: Breakfast – Lunch
This Wildlife Safari includes all activities listed, a safari vehicle with pop-up roof, bottled water in the vehicle, all entrance fees, full- board except drinks, such as sodas, beer, wine, tips, laundry.
Enjoy your time on this 3 Day Murchison Falls Park Wildlife Safari,and you will understand why in the last few years Murchison Falls Park has become the most visited Parks in Uganda, a variety of wildlife including the endangered Rothschild Giraffes that are growing in numbers here.
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