03 DAYS/02 NIGHTS MURCHISON FALLS AND ZIWA RHINO SANCTUARY

SAFARI OVERVIEW

This trip will take you to Murchison Falls National Park-Uganda’s largest and oldest conservation area. The park hosts over 451 bird species and 76 mammal species and is bisected by the Victoria Nile to form the Northern and Southern banks. The Nile squeezes through an 8m narrow gorge and plunges over 45m, creating the thunderous Murchison falls. The highlight of your trip will include sightings of different bird species for example the Greater Blue Turracco and the rare Shoebill stork among other species. Game drives are so rewarding, hiking and boat cruise do not miss out as well in this beautiful savannah park.

Tour at a glance

Day 01: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park via Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

Day 02: Game drive and Boat cruise

Day 03: Return to Kampala

 

Tour in detail

DAY 01: TRANSFER TO MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK VIA ZIWA RHINO SANCTUARY

After an early breakfast, you will be briefed by the guide about the 3 days safari. You will then set off from your hotel as you embark on the journey to Murchison Falls National Park. You will pass through Luwero town before having a stopover at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. Upon arrival, you will meet the site guide and get a briefing before heading to the bush in search of the rhinos. The tracking will take approximately 3 hours. Return and have lunch before proceeding with our journey to Masindi town.

You will proceed to the park and visit the top of the falls. This site gives spectacular views of some parts of the park as well as Murchison falls. You will take photos and proceed to the lodge for check-in, relaxation and overnight.

Approximate drive time: 6 hours

Overnight: Pakuba Safari lodge

Meal Plan: Full Board

DAY 02: MURCHISON: GAME DRIVE AND BOAT CRUISE

Wake up early, have breakfast and set off by 6:00am for the game drive. The drive gives possibilities of catching the early risers and big cats in action before they retire to their havens. Other animals you will see during the drive include Lake Chad buffaloes, African elephants, Lelwel’s hartebeest, Nubian giraffes, oribis among other species. Common bird species include the Goliath heron, African skimmer and the Red-throated bee eater. Head back to the lodge for lunch and to refresh.

Shortly after lunch head for a launch cruise on the Nile to the bottom of the falls. This water safari will expose you to schools of hippos, Nile crocodile busking by the river side and different bird species and other wildlife drinking water at the shores. Depending on the fatigue, you can choose to head back to the lodge for relaxation or continue with a short game drive.

Overnight: Pakuba Safari lodge

Meal Plan: Full Board

DAY 03: TRANSFER TO KAMPALA

Wake up and have breakfast at leisure. Shortly check-out from the lodge. Depending on the time of your flight, you can choose to do your last game drive before exiting the park. Your journey to Kampala will take approximately 6 hours. You will arrive in Kampala and have lunch. After lunch, proceed to your hotel or Entebbe to catch your flight.

Approximate drive time: 6-7 hours

Overnight: Fly-out

COST PER PERSON FOR A GROUP OF 2 PEOPLE = 966 USD.

INCLUSIONS

  • Accommodation and meal plan as per
    itinerary

  • Ground transportation in a 4×4 coaster with
    an English speaking safari guide.

  • Activities in the park as per the itinerary

  • National park fees

EXCLUSIONS

  • Activities not listed in the itinerary
  • Phone bills

  • Lunch enroute fees

  • Laundry services
  • Tips
  • Travel insurance
  • Any personal bills

 

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