Murchison Falls Safari – 5 Days

Murchison Falls Safari - 5 days Uganda safari

Murchison Falls Safari

  • 5 DAYS
  • COUNTRY: UGANDA
  • START: ENTEBBE
  • RETURN: ENTEBBE

Overview

The 5 Days Murchison Falls Safari trip will give you fantastic game drives, memorable boat cruise up River Nile to the foot of the falls where the worlds’ longest river explodes violently through a narrow cleft in the rift valley escarpment to plunge into a frothing pool 43 m below. The force of the water and the views of the falls are awe inspiring from the close up viewing points. Game viewing and a bird watching tour along the banks of the river is excellent with many species coming to the waters edge to drink.

Safari Highlights

  • Meet the famous BIG 5 game animals
  • Boat ride along the nile and see river bank animals and Murchison Falls scenic view
  • Game drive through Murchison Falls National Park animal rich Savannah.

Itinerary Summary

Day 1: Transfer to Murchison Falls Via Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary (5 – 6 hours)
Day 2: Morning game drive and afternoon nile boat launch
Day 3: Morning game drive on the rolling plains
Day 4: Boat ride along the Nile delta and see the famous Shoebill Stork
Day 5: Game drive to the top of the Murchison Falls, where you can have a closer look at the gorge and transfer back to Entebbe for your flight back home.

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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer to Murchison Falls Via Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary (5 – 6 hours)

Overnight Hotel Lake Victoria, Entebbe

On arrival at the Entebbe international airport, you are met by your Murchison Falls Safari driver/guide and then transferred to the Windsor Lake Victoria Hotel. This afternoon will be at leisure. You can decide to take a walk and visit the Botanical gardens or the Uganda Wildlife Education Center.

Day 2: Morning game drive and afternoon nile boat launch

3 Nights at Paraa lodge

This morning rise up early, breakfast, and travel North Kampala Suburbs, through Luwero, onto Masindi town. Stop over for lunch. You will arrive at Murchison Falls National Park later in the afternoon. This is the largest park in Uganda with an area of approximately 3,893 sq km. It protects a chunk of untamed African savannah bisected by the mighty river Nile. It is named for the dramatic Murchison Falls, where the worlds’ longest river explodes violently through a narrow cleft in the Rift Valley escarpment to plunge into a frothing pool 43 m below. Game includes elephant, buffalo, giraffe and a variety of antelope.

Day 3: Morning game drive on the rolling plains

After breakfast you will go for an early morning game drive on the rolling plains where you can view lions, giraffe, hartebeest, Buffalo and elephant as well many other mammals of the park. For the birders, this area supports the secretary bird, black-chested snake eagle, tawny and marshal eagles and many others. This is a beautiful drive across the African savannah down to Lake Albert, where the Albert Nile heads north to Sudan.

Take an afternoon boat trip to the bottom of Murchison Falls. This is an experience not to be missed! The launch trip gives you a chance to get up close with Nile hippos and to see the huge Nile crocodiles and other wildlife that may come down to drink from the river.

Overnight Paraa lodge

Day 4: Boat ride along the Nile delta and see the famous Shoebill Stork

This morning after breakfast, take a boat ride down river to the delta where the Nile empties into Lake Albert, it provides a best chance in Africa of sighting the rare shoebill. Lunch at the lodge and then take another afternoon game drive returning to the lodge at dusk.

Overnight Paraa lodge

Day 5: Game drive to the top of the Murchison Falls, where you can have a closer look at the gorge and transfer back to Entebbe for your flight back home.

Early morning breakfast, game drive to the top of the Murchison Falls, where you can have a closer look at the gorge where the Nile squeezes into a 7 meter gorge dropping 43 m. The Falls are spectacular and thunderous with a beautiful rainbow displayed on sunny days. Later proceed towards Kampala having lunch en route. Transfer to Entebbe and later fly out depending on flight departure times. (Your flight should be late in the afternoon or in the evening otherwise, another night can be arranged for you in Entebbe)

Important: This 5 Day Murchison Falls Safari can be tailored to suite your style and budget without sticking to the itinerary designed on here. Contact our team of safari experts to get you started on planning this trip.

Included in the price

  • Meals and accommodation as per itinerary
  • All road transfers as indicated in the itinerary
  • National Parks and conservation entry fees
  • Light aircraft transfers as per itinerary
  • Transportation with exclusive use of vehicle as per itinerary
  • Complimentary bottled water while on safari

Not Included

  • International Flights
  • Gratuities
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Any additional activities not offered as scheduled by the camps or lodges
  • Visas and visa fees where relevant
  • Beverages with the exception of all inclusive hotels
  • Additional activities not included as scheduled at hotels, lodges or camps

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