4 Day – Big 5 Wildlife Safari Murchison Falls Park

Posted by on October 21, 2016

 Murchison Falls Park 4 Day Big 5 Wildlife Safari – Budget – Moderately Priced Safari

4 Day – Big 5 Wildlife Safari Murchison Falls Park


This 4 Day – Big 5 Wildlife Safari Murchison Falls Park translates into 4 days of Big Lions, Leopards, Elephants, Buffaloes, Giraffes, Rhinos – plus Chimpanzees, Birding, River Nile Wildlife Crui

On this Safari you can find all Big Five plus Chimpanzee Tracking, A Budongo Forest Walk, Birding, A visit to the Rhino Sanctuary of Ziwa. Four compact days giving you a variety of wildlife, the river Nile, old growth Mahogany Forest and much more.


Day 1 -Murchison Falls National Park:

The 4 Day – Big 5 Wildlife Safari Murchison Falls Park Begins.  Depart Kampala at 6:30 am as our Murchison Falls  Park 4 Day Big 5 Wildlife Safari begins, heading for the largest game park and reserve in Uganda.    After clearing the city of Kampala we head through Ugandan countryside with its hamlets and villages, small shambas (farms) as we head north to Murchison Falls National Park.

We arrive at the Ferry crossing on the River Nile inside of Murchison Falls Park where we cross to the wildlife portion of the Park and drive through the savanna which is like a game drive in itself.heading for Fort Murchison which is a moderate and budget lodge.

Arrive for a late lunch at Heritage Safari Lodge on the River Nile just outside of the Park nearby the town of Pakwach that is rich with Acholi Traditions and Legends. The lodge is layed out like an Acholi Village, the rooms are in round cottages with traditional ceilings.

The Lodge has moderately priced cottages and also offers budget priced shared bath cottages.  The atmosphere of the lodge is both cultural, preserving the Acholi Culture and gives you the feeling that you are in the wild as many Elephan ts, and other wildlife pass through the lodge grounds.

After lunch we are off for the  first game drive where you will hopefully see lions, elephants, giraffes, antelopes of all types, warthogs, buffaloes. The vehicle you are in for your private safari comes equipped

Back to your lodging, sometimes it means crossing the Nile by ferry, but there is nothing like a sunset over Nile.  Enjoy dinner, listen to the sounds of Africa in distance and sometimes nearby.

Lodging:  Moderate or Budget – Heritage Safari Lodgeother lodges

Meal Plan: Lunch – Dinner

Day 2 – Murchison Falls Park:

Early morning breakfast and off you are for another game drive across the savannah, 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 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 launch 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 there are the Murchison Falls which are an awesome display of the power of nature.  The river is 50 meters  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.  The water at the bottom of the falls is churning, any vegetation is literally is mulched by the force of the water resulting in large sheets of foam, not from pollution but from the power of the river.ore

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.

The journey down river slowly begins and more opportunity for viewing animals before you return to your lodging for dinner and an evening of rest and relaxations, don’t miss spotting some storks, eagles, egrets and many other birds, there are also a variety of primates to be found on the shores.  Enjoy the Nile.

Option:  Disembark at bottom of falls and hike up the sides of falls with guide.

Lodging:  Moderate or Budget – Heritage Safari Lodgeother lodges

Meal Plan: Breakfast -Lunch – Dinner

Day 3 Budongo forest:

 Morning and breakfast and then we get ready for the move to Budongo Forest, stopping first at the top of the falls where the earth literally shakes from the power of the falls, where you can see a rainbow generated by the mist of the falls.  There is a path down  and it certainly is an experience that you will remember for a long time.

Onward to Budongo Forest which is a part of the vast Murchison Falls and check into Budongo Eco Lodge where you will find better-budget priced cottages that are delightfully

Afternoon Choice of Forest Walk, Birding. including the Royal Mile, a birding highlight in Budongo forest in the Busingiro Sector of the forest.  You can also take a walk to the Catholic Church built during WWll and still functioning today, there is also a polish cemetery here.

This is a lovely forest with Mahogany Trees, countless butterflies, birds, 9 different primates.  you will find it a most refreshing experience in the quietness of Budongo Forest.

Lodging:  Moderate or Budget – Budongo Ec0Lodge

Meal Plan: Breakfast -Lunch – Dinner

Day 4 Chimpanzee – Rino Trekking:

Breakfast and Chimpanzee Tracking in Budongo Forest. A three to four-hour experience, spending one hour with the chimpanzees of Budongo Forest.

Lunch at Budongo Eco Lodge

Afternoon Visit Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary – a vast reserve for the rebuilding of the Rhino Population of Uganda. We drive up to the Rhinos and a guide from Ziwa will take you on a walk close to Rhinos.

Return to Kampala early evening hours and your lodging, if you need advice on a hotel in Kampala – just ask us… as the Murchison Falls Park 4 Day Big 5 Wildlife Safari comes to an end after having seen the most powerful water fall on earth, the River Nile, the abundant wildlife, and tracked Chimpanzees in Budongo Forest and Rhinos in Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary and hopefully got a look at the Big 5 on this safari with the added plus of chimpanzee trekking all on a budget or moderately priced safari.

Meal Plan: Breakfast -Lunch


Safari includes:  Murchison Falls Park 4 Day Big 5 Wildlife Safari -includes: 4×4 Safari vehicle  Transport including fuel and English Speaking driver – Water in Vehicle, all park fees, accommodations, sodas, beer, wine, etc. not included in price at lodge.


If you are interested in this 4 Day – Big 5 Wildlife Safari Murchison Falls Park – please contact us- the same safari also comes in an upmarket version