Murchison Falls National Park is the largest and oldest of all the safari parks in Uganda. This park offers one of the finest wildlife viewing experiences on the continent. Here you will find lots of mammals like the big five game animals, birds and primates depending on the area you go to. This 3 days Murchison falls wildlife safari will reward you a memorable wildlife viewing holiday in this awesome safari destination.
3 Days Murchison Falls Wildlife Safari Overview
Much as there is so much to see and do in Murchison Falls National Park, this wildlife special mainly highlights wildlife viewing and visits to the falls from the top and bottom. Please see detailed itinerary below.
Day 1: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park
This is the first day of your 3 days Murchison falls wildlife safari. You will rise to an early morning breakfast and transfer to Murchison Falls National Park in north western Uganda. You will have your lunch en route at Masindi Hotel in Masindi District and then proceed to the park. You will visit the top of the falls just after making your entourage for photography moments and proceed to your lodge after. Overnight at Paraa Safari Lodge for luxury, Murchison River Lodge for mid-range and Red Chilli Rest Camp for budget.
Optional Activity: Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary Visit
Meals: Lunch and Dinner
Driving Time: 3 Hours
Day 2: Game viewing and visit to the falls
Depart as early as 6:30 and head to the Paraa region for your first wildlife experience. Departing earlier will reward you sights of nocturnal animals. It’s also a good feeling to spot wildlife as their day begins. This is a remarkable experience that you will enjoy at all costs. Some of the animals you should include; Rothschild Giraffes, Elephants, Lions, Leopards, Buffaloes, Oribi, Bushbucks, Warthogs and more. After this thrilling morning game drive, you will return to your lodge for lunch and relax a bit as you get set for your afternoon boat ride to the bottom of the falls.
Early in the afternoon, you will link up with a group of other tourists, board a boat and head to the bottom of the falls.
The ride takes two to three hours inclusive of a full 45 minutes near the falls. You will take lifetime photographs here and also get to appreciate the beauty of nature. This waterfall is the strongest and most explosive in the whole world. You will see it and feel the breeze around it. Right at the riverbanks are herds of animals like Hippos, Crocodiles, Elephants, Buffaloes and more. These animals spend a lot of time at the riverbanks because they need to take water more often. You will see them in huge numbers. So many rare species of birds like the shoebill are also spotted around this area. After this activity, you will return to your lodge. Overnight at Paraa Safari Lodge for luxury, Murchison River Lodge for mid-range and Red Chilli Rest Camp for budget.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 3: Morning game drive and transfer to Kampala
Being the last day of your 3 days Murchison falls wildlife safari, you will rise and head for another thrilling game drive. It is your last, so you ought to make the most of it. If your aim was to see the big five game animals, this day your tour guide will take you to spots that are familiar with members of the big five that you haven’t seen yet. Immediately after this game drive you will transfer to Kampala or Entebbe to catch up with your flight back home.
Optional Activity: Hot Air Ballooning
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch
Drive Time: Approx. 5 hours
End of 3 days Murchison falls wildlife safari