The ‘Big 5’ Savannah Game Safari – Murchison Falls National Park

Overview

Our 5 Days Murchison Falls Wildlife Tour shares with you an impressive animal populations and superb activities further augmented by the safari park’s location, which straddles the Victoria Nile as it makes its way through multiple rapids and waterfalls (including the enormously impressive Murchison Falls) to Lake Albert. Murchison Falls national park is an exceptional place to see wildlife and a trip along the Nile will not be missed on this safari, not least in order to see the powerful Murchison Falls up close, a simply unforgettable experience.

Murchison Falls National Park is Uganda’s oldest park located at the end of the Albertine Rift Valley. It is divided by the Victoria Nile, in a 44m massive water drop over the remnant rift valley wall, creating the dramatic Murchison Falls, the center piece of the park. The Murchison falls are known to be the world’s most powerful water fall.

The park has hosted visitors like former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill; and former American president Theodore Roosevelt among others and is also home to several bird species and mammals.

Highlights

  • Day 1:  Uganda via Entebbe International Airport – Kampala
  • Day 2:  Kampala – Murchison Falls National Park
  • Day 3: Murchison Falls National Park (Game drive & Boat ride)
  • Day 4: Murchison Falls – Entebbe
  • Day 5: Entebbe – flight out

See Detailed Itinerary

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Entebbe International Airport – Kampala

You will be met by our  company representative for a warm welcome on arrival and after all the covid-19 protocols you will be transferred to your overnight hotel in Kampala.

Dinner and overnight at Eliana Hotel ( budget facility) Cassia Lodge (moderate facility) or Serena Hotel (high end Hotel)

Meal plan: dinner

Day 2: Kampala – Murchison Falls National Park

A company representative will pick you up after breakfast to embark on the journey to the park with a brief  stop for lunch. Continue on your Murchison Falls wildlife tour to the park a must-see for variety of wildlife.

Dinner and overnight at Para Safari Lodge (High end lodge) or Murchison River Lodge (Moderate facility) or Red Chilli Bandas (Budget facility)

Meal plan: Lunch and Dinner

Day 3: Murchison Falls National Park (Game drive & Boat ride)

A game drive at dawn will take you and your Murchison Falls wildlife travel mates to spot a variety of early riser nocturnal animals, birds and other wildlife like the big five which include: lions, buffaloes, giraffes, elephants, leopards, warthogs, water and bush bucks, topi and oribi.

Return for breakfast and relax till lunch is served and go for a boat cruise along River Nile that finishes close to the bottom of the falls.

On the boat cruise watch out for hippos, crocodiles, and birds like the African Fish Eagle along the river banks and take a stunning variety of photographs. At the bottom of the falls take a hike to the Top of the Falls (approx. 1 hour) to see where the world’s longest river explodes violently through a narrow cleft in the Rift Valley escarpment to drop into a foaming pool 44m below.

Dinner and overnight at Para Safari Lodge (High end lodge) or Murchison River Lodge (Moderate facility) or Red Chilli Bandas (Budget facility)

Meal plan: breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4: Murchison Falls – Entebbe

After a relaxed breakfast, head out of the park with a stop to see the top of Murchison Falls and take some really memorable pictures. Drive back to Kampala with game viewing opportunities as your exit the park in the last hours of your Murchison Falls wildlife tour. You’ll have  lunch  along the way and stop at a local market for a chance to try and get a bargain purchase of some items. Pretend you’re a local!

Continue to be dropped off at you overnight hotel in Entebbe to be dropped at the airport early morning the next day.  Dinner and overnight at 2 Friends Beach Hotel Entebbe deluxe rooms ( high end  facilities) 2Friends Beach Hotel Entebbe ( standard rooms) or Airport Guest House Entebbe ( budget facility)

Meal plan: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 5: Entebbe -flight out

You will be transferred to the airport in the morning to conveniently go through the covid-19 protocols to be ready for your flight out in time.

Meal plan: Breakfast

End of the Murchison Falls wildlife tour.

This Safari Package Includes

  • Accommodation for 4 nights
  • Ground transport in a 4×4 wheel vehicle with an open roof
  • An English speaking driver/guide
  • Meals as the safari program indicates
  • Visit Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary
  • Hike to the top of the falls
  • Stop at a local market
  • Park entrance fees
  • Game drive, Boat ride and Ferry Crossing
  • Services of an English speaking driver/guide
  • 1 litre of bottled water daily

The Safari Exclusions

The expenses of personal nature like: Air fare, Visa, soda/alcoholic drinks, laundry, tips to local guides, telephone, and porter fee while trekking, personal insurance, personal shopping bills.

See Prices for this tour package

Mid-range accommodation:

  • 2 travelers – $913 pp
  • 3 travelers – $791 pp
  • 4 travelers – $731 pp
  • 5 travelers – $695 pp
  • 6 travelers – $668 pp

Budget accommodation:

  • 2 travelers – $814 pp
  • 3 travelers – $715 pp
  • 4 travelers – $598 pp
  • 5 travelers – $552 pp
  • 6 travelers – $527 pp

See what’s included and excluded on these prices