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

Arrival Entebbe, transfer to Lake Victoria View Lodge
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Day Two

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 meter crevice to thunder 45 meters below in a series of breath-taking cascades. The Nile can be viewed at different points up to the Baker’s Summit. Dinner and overnight at Camp Site.
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Day three& Four

After an early morning breakfast, embark on a half day game drive on the northern bank of the River Nile. Escorted by a ranger guide, 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 the 3 hour Nile Cruise for game viewing at close quarters. This is a paradise of the Hippo and Crocodiles. Dinner and Overnight at Camp site.

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Day five

An early breakfast, then transfer to Kibale Forest.
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Day Six

After breakfast, head for Kibale forest for a half day Primate walk in search of chimpanzees. On the walk, you may see Black and white colobus monkey, Red tailed monkey, Baboon and Grey cheeked mangabeys. Overnight at Campsite.
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Day Seven

Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Arrive in Queen Elizabeth National park. After an evening game drive, transfer to your accommodations for dinner and overnight at Campsite.
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Day Eight & Nine

After an early morning cup of tea at 6:30am, depart for a game drive on the northerly parts of the park along the Kasenyi track. This is the best time for opportunities of viewing the cats in action. Later, return for breakfast. In the afternoon, take another boat cruise on the Kazinga for 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 Campsite.
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Day Ten

After a relaxed breakfast, transfer to the gorilla sanctuary through this beautiful mountain scenery referred to as “the little Switzerland”. Depending on the road status, there is the possibility of a detour to Ishasha with a possibility of viewing tree climbing lions. Dinner and overnight at Lake Kitandara Campsite.
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Day Eleven,Twelve,Thirteen

After breakfast and briefing by the ranger guides. Later with picnic lunch, start a 30 minutes – 8 hours trek to find the mountain Gorillas. The tracking starts at the spot where the gorillas spent the previous day. After a full hour with the gorillas, return to your accommodations for dinner and overnight at Lake Kitandara Campsite. On alternate days others will be taking a forest walk to the Munyaga water falls and the village walk that takes you to experience the various activities of the local communities.
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Day Fourteen

After breakfast, transfer to Mbarara arriving in time for lunch at the Lake View Hotel. Continue to Ssese Island (this can replace the first 2 days of Murchison Falls if you don’t want to go there) or Kampala hotel and the following day to the airport for flight out.
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Day Fifteen

Enjoy Ssese Islands forest walking, bird watching, canoeing and visiting traditional doctors.
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Day Sixteen

Morning transfer to the landing site for ferry to Bukakata before heading for Kampala. Overnight Lake Victoria View Lodge
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Day Seventeen

DEPARTURE

FIXED DEPARTURE GUARANTEED EVERY SUNDAY

Murchison Falls National Park
Murchison Falls National Park
Murchison Falls National Park
Murchison Falls National Park
Murchison Falls National Park
Murchison Falls National Park
Murchison Falls National Park
Murchison Falls National Park
Murchison Falls National Park