Cost of 3 days Murchison Falls National Park safari in Uganda
This 3 days Murchison Falls National Park safari in Uganda or wildlife tour gives you a great view of the Murchison water falls on the Victoria Nile River found in Uganda.
Murchison Falls National Park lies at the northern end of the Albertine Rift Valley, where the sweeping Bunyoro escarpment tumbles into vast, palm-dotted savanna.
First gazetted as a game reserve in 1926, it is Uganda's largest and oldest conservation area, hosting 76 species of mammals and 451 birds.
The park is bisected by the Victoria Nile, which plunges 45m over the remnant rift valley wall, creating the dramatic Murchison Falls, the centerpiece of the park and the final event in an 80km stretch of rapids.
The mighty cascade drains the last of the river's energy, transforming it into a broad, placid stream that flows quietly across the rift valley floor into Lake Albert.
This stretch of river provides one of Uganda's most remarkable wildlife spectacles. Regular visitors to the riverbanks include elephants, giraffes and buffaloes; while hippos, Nile crocodiles and aquatic birds are permanent residents.
Notable visitors to the park include Winston Churchill, Theodore Roosevelt, Ernest Hemingway and several British royals.
Day 1: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park
Have a tasty breakfast and by 7:00 am on your first day of 3 days Murchison Falls National Park safari in Uganda, you will be picked up by your driver guide from your hotel in Entebbe/ Entebbe Airport.
He will brief you about the 3 days Murchison Falls National Park safari in Uganda and start off your 6 hours drive to Murchison falls.
You will branch off at Ziwa Rhino sanctuary in Nakasongola to track the Rhinos and later continue to the park.
Arrive in Murchison falls with a visit to the top of the falls for a remarkable sight of the Nile crushing through a narrow gorge of 7m wide before plunging 43m deep into the devil’s cauldron.
You will then drive to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay at your booked lodge.
Accommodation: Twiga Tales Safari Lodge
Meal Plan; Full Board
Journey time; 6 hours
Day 2: Game drive, Launch cruise and Hike to the falls
Begin the day with breakfast on your second day of 3 days Murchison Falls National Park safari in Uganda and set off for an early game drive at exactly 7:00 am that will leave you thrilled with amazing savannah plains and wildlife species such as warthogs, lions, leopards, giraffes, hyenas, Uganda kobs among others.
After, around 11:30 am head back to the lodge freshen up and have lunch as you prepare for the impressive afternoon launch cruise.
On the boat you will be able to see different bird species, animals like the Nile crocodiles, hippos, monitor lizards, elephants that quench their thirst from the waters.
The boat will lead you to the base of these falls, where you will get out and start off on a 45 minute hike (basing on the speed of the person) to the top of the Murchison waterfalls, you will see amazing sceneries; right from the falls, vegetation among others.
You will meet your driver guide at the top who will later transfer you back to the lodge; if your lodge is at the Northern bank you will have to cross by the ferry. Have dinner and Overnight.
Meal Plan; Full Board
Day 3: Murchison Falls National Park - Entebbe
Get up early enough, have breakfast on your last day of 3 days Murchison Falls National Park safari in Uganda and have another game drive to see more wildlife, at around 11:30 am check out of the lodge and embark on the journey back after an amazing safari with lunch in Masindi.
Arrive at your hotel in Entebbe in the late afternoon
Meal plan; Breakfast & Lunch
Journey time; 6 hours
End of 3 days Murchison Falls National Park safari in Uganda
Safari Includes; Park entry fees, Boat cruise, Ranger guide, Hike, Bottled water, Transport in 4X4 vehicle, all meals mentioned and accommodation while on safari
Safari Excludes; International flight fares, Visas, Accommodation while in Kampala, Personal expenses like laundry, crafts, drinks, cigars, souvenirs and tips
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