5 Day Murchison Falls Safari
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 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.
- 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: Delta cruise and game drives
- Day 04: Chimpanzee tracking and transfer to Ziwa Rhino sanctuary
- Day 05: Rhino tracking at the Sanctuary for your departure flight in Entebbe.
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
Day 1: Start your 5 Day Murchison Falls National Park safari overview.
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: Delta Cruise on the Nile and afternoon game drive.
Early morning departure from the lodge with picnic Lunch and transfer to catch the morning boat at the Jetty point. While on this boat cruise, you can spot several herds of buffaloes, Uganda Kobs, Jackson’s Hartebeest, Giraffes, Elephants, and several other wild animals that flock the River Nile to drink water. Not forgetting the several bird species that can as well be spotted while on the boat. You will in the afternoon have a game drive as you head to the lodge for relaxation and overnight
Meal Plan: Full board
Lodging: Murchison River Lodge.
Day 4: Chimp tracking and transfer to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary.
After an early morning breakfast transfer to the ferry crossing point where you will cross with the 7:00 am ferry and proceed to the Budongo the head offices where you will be briefed on how the tracking is done. You will then be led by an experienced ranger guide who will take you through the tracking. You are advised to carry bottled water and snacks just in case the tracking takes long. After these chimpanzees have been got, you will be given a maximum of 1hr with them to enjoy the most thrilling experience. This chimp tracking will also give the bird watchers the opportunity to sight different bird species in the forest especially Budongo Forest. After you will go back to your lodge where you will be served lunch and relax a little after your amazing chimpanzee trekking
After you have had your lunch, transfer from Budongo to Ziwa home of the Rhinos in Uganda.
Meal plan: Breakfast and Lunch and Dinner
Lodging: Amuka Safari Lodge.
Day 5: End of your 5 Day Murchison Falls National Park safari overview
After breakfast, you will track Rhinos at Ziwa Rhion Sanctuary, tracking 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. From Ziwa Rhino sanctuary drive back to Kampala or Entebbe international Airport for your departure flight out.
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
- Meet and greet services
- Airport transfers
- Budongo chimpanzee permit
- 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
- Uganda visa fees
- International flights to and from Uganda
- All expenses of personal nature such as drinks and tips
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
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.