Our 2 days Short wildlife safari to Murchison falls National Park is indeed your best wildlife safari option in just 1 night, you will encounter the BIG Five including the Lions, Buffalos, Giraffes, Elephants, bush backs, warthogs, with countless birds such as the Blue Turacos, Black casques hornbills, Black and White Hornbills, Yellow Backed Weavers, Wagtails, Cuckoos, Woodland Kingfishers. You will also have the best opportunity to visit the visit top of the falls, take game drive to spot the big four and other wildlife and birds, you will also have a boat cruise along the might River Nile to the bottom of the falls.
Day 1: Kampala-Murchison Falls (Travel Time +5hrs)
Our driver guide will pick you up from your hotel or place of residence in Kampala ready for you will be met by our guide. Then transfer to North-west through famous Luwero Triangle and Masindi Town. Continue to Murchison Falls for lunch at your lodge, go for a boat safari upstream the calm Victoria Nile to the base of the falls stopping just tens of meters from the “Devil’s Cauldron”.
En-route, marvel at the toothsome hippos, crocodiles and over this 17 km stretch you may see elephant, waterbuck and Uganda Kob crocodile.
This is also a zone of many bird species like Goliath heron, Egyptian goose, pelican bee-eater, kingfisher, hornbill, cormorant and the rare shoebill stork. There you leave the boat and start your – quite heavy – hike to the Top of the Falls (approx. 1 hour). See where the world’s longest river explodes violently through a narrow cleft in the Rift Valley escarpment to plunge into a frothing pool 43m below. Your driver/guide will be waiting for you to bring you back to the lodge. Dinner and overnight at Para Safari Lodge/ Nile safari lodge (High end), Murchison River lodge (Mid-range end) or Heritage Safari Lodge (Low end facility). Meal plan: Lunch & Dinner.
Day 2: Murchison Falls – Kampala (Travel time +5hrs)
After your cup of coffee, Your guide will help you spot Elephant, Lion, Cape buffalo, Rothschild’s giraffe, hartebeest, Waterbuck, Oribi, Bushbuck, Bohor reedbuck, hyena and if you are lucky, the leopard. Cross the ferry and return to Kampala with an enroute lunch at a convenient point. Your guide will drop you at your hotel of residence in Kampala or at Entebbe airport to catch up with your flight back home or to your next destination. Meal plan: Half-Board. End of services!
This safari package includes
- Transportation in a 4×4 safari vehicle
- Hike and visit to the top of the falls
- Game drives
- Boat ride
- Accommodation and meals as per itinerary
- Park entrance
- Services of English speaking driver/guide
- En-route lunches