Murchison Falls and White Water Rafting

5 Day 4 Nights

Rates are per person (pp) and based on 2 people sharing 1 room
Excluding international flights (from/to your home country)

murchison falls national park

Overview

Murchison Falls located in the northern part of Uganda is the largest conservation area at 3840. The park is traversed by the mighty River Nile and is one of the exciting National Park to visit during your Uganda safari. Murchison Falls National Park has several vegetation types ranging from swamps, and animals like lions, hyenas, buffaloes, leopards, hippos, crocodiles, the rare shoebill stock, small primates and other savannah, marine and forest species. Visitors to Murchison Falls National Park should not miss out on spectacular game drives and boat cruises to the base of the falls and delta. You will also visit Jinja with the magnificent white water rafting experience on the River Nile in the Eastern district of Jinja, Uganda. Jinja is popularly known for being the source of the River Nile – the Longest River on planet earth.

Tour Summary

  • Day 01: Drive to Murchison Falls National Park and top of the falls.
  • Day 02: Morning game drive and afternoon boat cruise to the base of the falls.
  • Day 03: Transfer to Jinja via the transfer to Ziwa Rhino sanctuary
  • Day 04: White Water Rafting and Source of the Nile
  • Day 05: Drive back to Entebbe via Mabira Forest and Ssezibwa Falls.

Things To Consider

  • Accommodation is Inclusive
  • Small Group Safari: Max 6 People per group
  • Tour Can Depart any day
  • Tour can be customized
  • Solo travelers can join this tour
  • Age Limit: 12 years and above

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park.

You will be met by your guide of the day at your hotel for a short briefing about your 3 Day Murchison Falls safari overview and then drive 4-5 hours to Murchison Falls National Park. The journey will take you for En-route lunch in Masindi or kabalega. Proceed and enter the park with a visit to the top of the falls where you can see the Nile’s beauty perfected! Marvel at the Nile, compressing from 50 meters to squeeze through a 6-meter canyon dropping 40 meters with a thunderous roar. Have a game drive as you drive to the lodge where you will overnight.

Meal plan: Lunch and Dinner

Drive time: 4-5 hours

Lodging: Murchison River Lodge


Day 2: Morning game drive and boat cruise to the bottom of the falls.

After breakfast, you will cross the ferry to the northern part of part of Murchison Falls National Park for your early morning game drive. This northern part of Murchison Falls National Park known as Paraa is rich in wild game that include lions, buffaloes, elephants, several antelopes, leopards and so much more. The delta region is also very rich with water animals such as hippos, crocodiles and the rare shoebill stock. At Murchison Falls National Park, it is nature that gives so the fact that wild animals graze and move naturally, seeing any animal will depend on your luck of the day. Afterword’s, you will drive back to your lodge for lunch and then head for the afternoon boat cruise to the base of the falls. This boat cruise to the base of the falls is seen as the highlight of all activities at Murchison Falls National Park since many water and land animals can be sighted. Expect to see lots of Buffaloes, elephants, crocodiles, many water birds as you cruise up stream to the base of the falls where water squeezes itself into a narrow gorge to later explode as it flows down words. Return to the lodge for overnight.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Lodging: Murchison River Lodge


Day 3: Transfer to Jinja via Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary.

After breakfast, you will drive back to Jinja where you will spend the night, this will take you back to where the Nile actually starts from. You will have an en-route stop at the Rhino Sanctuary for Rhino tracking. You will track both white and black Rhinos at the sanctuary. Rhinos were poached to extinction during the 1970’s but the government and other non-government organization are trying to restore them back.

Meal Plan: Full board

Drive time: 6 hours

Lodging: Source of the Smile.


Day 4: White water Rafting and source of the Nile.

After breakfast, Meet up with the rafting team in Jinja and attend a briefing session after which you will get into the vehicle and drive to the starting point where you will also be taken though a brief exercise to familiarize yourself with the rafting experience. Make your choice between Grade 3 or Grade 5 rapids and begin your adventure. Rafting on the Nile River lasts between 1 to 3 hours and it is always celebrated with a cold bottle of Nile special beer at the end. Then drive to the source of the Nile to take a boat to see where the Nile starts from in the middle of Lake Victoria.

Meal plan: Breakfast and Lunch and Dinner

Lodging: Source of the Smile.


Day 5: Drive back to Entebbe for your flight out.

After a late morning breakfast in the morning, drive out and head back to Kampala/Entebbe to end the trip, en route you will have stops for viewing tea plantations, in Mabira Forest which is the only tropical forest in Uganda and then to Ssezibwa Falls reach late evening.

Drive time: 5-6 hour’s drive

Meal plan: Breakfast and Lunch


This is a private safari and can be booked by an individual or a group of people. Please contact our Safari consultants for a quote

Lodge Options

Cost Includes

  • Meet and greet services
  • Airport transfers
  • White Water Rafting
  • Boat to the source of the Nile
  • Game drives in Paraa
  • Boat cruises to the base of the falls and Delta
  • All park entry fees
  • Ziwa Rhino sanctuary and top of the falls visit.
  • Transport in a 4×4 Vehicle customized for safari
  • Services of an English speaking driver/guide
  • Fuel for the whole trip
  • Drinking water in the vehicle

Cost excludes

  • Uganda visa fees
  • International flights to and from Uganda
  • All expenses of personal nature such as drinks and tips

Safari Vans

STANDARD: 4X4 SAFARI VAN

Our standard mode of transport is by road and we use 4×4 Safari Vans customized for game viewing and photography. Each safari van comes with a professionally trained driver guide and fuel for the whole safari. Our Safari vans have viewing hatches and each client is entitled to a window seat. Our Vans can take up to eight people. We also have 4×4 Super Customs very comfortable and stable on the road. These carry up to 5 people with their luggage. We also have 4×4 RAV 4 for a group of two people

Safari land cruiser

UPGRADE: 4X4 LUXURY SAFARI LANDCRUISER

We have luxury latest Land cruisers each driven by professionally trained driver guides and fuel. They have pop-up roofs for proper game viewing and photography. They come with a small fridge for cooling your drinking water while on safari (which is always included while IN THE VEHICLE). They have inverters for charging small gadgets such as your smartphones and cameras. They can seat five to a maximum of seven people and each client is guaranteed of a window seat.

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