Murchison Falls National Park lies at the northern end of the Albertine Rift Valley, where the sweeping Bunyoro escarpment tumbles into vast, palm-dotted savanna. First gazetted as a game reserve in 1926, it is Uganda’s largest and oldest conservation area, hosting 76 species of mammals and 451 birds.

The park is bisected by the Victoria Nile, which plunges 45m over the remnant rift valley wall, creating the dramatic Murchison Falls, the centerpiece of the park and the final event in an 80km stretch of rapids. The mighty cascade drains the last of the river’s energy, transforming it into a broad, placid stream that flows quietly across the rift valley floor into Lake Albert. This stretch of river provides one of Uganda’s most remarkable wildlife spectacles. Regular visitors to the riverbanks include elephants, giraffes and buffaloes; while hippos, Nile crocodiles and aquatic birds are permanent residents.

 

 

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION  Overnight accommodation
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive by 8:15 AM for a prompt departure at 8:30 AM.
RETURN TIME Approximately 6:30 PM.
INCLUDED
Accommodation and meals park entry fee
Visit to Amabere Boat Ride
professional English driver /guide in a 4WD safari configured Land cruiser. bottled mineral water
NOT INCLUDED
Travel tickets and insurance Laundry
Drinks apart from Water
Tips and any other items of personal nature

 

 

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DAY1

Morning pick up from your overnight accommodation in Kampala. Start 4 – 5 hour drive to Murchison falls National Park. Transfer to the magnificent top of the falls where you will enjoy your picnic lunch as you marvel at the mighty Nile forced into a seven Metre crevice to thunder 45 metres below in a series of cascades. The Nile can be viewed at different points up to the Baker’s Summit. Dinner and overnight at Paraa Safari Lodge or Inns of Uganda Nile Camp.
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Day Two

After an early morning breakfast, embark on a half day game drive on the northern bank of the river Nile. Escorted by game ranger, you may opt for a game walk while trailing animals and studying animal spoors. Game in this area include Giraffe, Elephant, Harte beest, Lion, Uganda Kob, Oribi and a variety of savannah and woodland birds. After lunch, take a Nile Cruise for game viewing at close quarters. This is a paradise of the Hippo and Crocodiles. Dinner and Overnight at Paraa Safari Lodge or Inns of the Nile Camp. (B, L, D)

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Day three

After an early breakfast, depart for Kibale N.Park via Fort Portal to Kibale Safari Lodge.

Day Four:

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Day four

After breakfast, head for Kibale forest for a half day walk in search of primates. During the walk, black and white colobus monkey, Red tailed monkey, Baboon, Grey cheeked mangabeys or the chimpanzee are a common sight. After lunch, transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park. After an evening game drive, transfer to your accomodations for dinner and overnight at Hippo Hill Lodge. (B, L, D)
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Day 5

After an early morning cup of tea at 6:30am, depart for a game drive on the northern part of the park along the Kasenyi track. This is the best time for opportunities of viewing the cats in action owing to the vast population of Uganda Kobs. Later, return for breakfast and the rest of the morning can be spent at the pool side. In the afternoon, take another boat cruise on the Kazinga for witnessing solitary Buffalo, Hippo and other animals at the edge of the channel as they cool off. Depending on the season European migrant birds like the terns and gulls congregate here in large flocks. Dinner and overnight either at Hippo Hill Lodge (B, L, D)
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Day 6

After a relaxed breakfast, transfer to the gorilla sanctuary located in this beautiful mountain scenery referred to as “the little Switzerland”. Enroute make a detour to Ishasha sector in search for tree climbing Lions. Dinner and overnight at Kitandara Bwindi Camp. (B, L, D)
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Day Seven

After breakfast, briefing by park rangers at the park headquarters.Later with a picnic lunch, start a 30 minutes – 8 hours trek in search of the rare and endangered mountain gorillas. The tracking starts at the point where the gorillas spent the previous day. After a full hour with the gorillas, return to your accommodation, dinner and overnight at Kitandara Bwindi Luxury tented Camp. (B, L, D)
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Day Eight

After breakfast; transfer to Mbarara arriving in time for lunch at the Lake View Hotel later head for Kampala and transfer to Lake Victoria View Lodge. (B, L)
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Day Nine

Transfer to the Source of the Nile in Jinja with detours to Ssezibwa falls and Mabira forest. After lunch take an excursion to Bujagali falls; a spot with local traditional beliefs and where white water rafting starts. Return to Kampala late evening for overnight at Lake Victoria View Lodge.
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DEPARTURE

FIXED DEPARTURE GUARANTEED EVERY SUNDAY

Murchison Falls National Park