The Murchison falls NP tour gives you one of the most thrilling experiences as you watch the spectacular falls and have game drives in the park, not forgetting the boat cruise to the bottom of the falls.
Day 1: Kampala to Murchison falls NP
Today, you will be picked by your driver guide from your hotel or home and then you will drive Northwards towards West Nile to Murchison falls NP, Uganda’s biggest National park. This is home to over 100 mammal species including the elusive pangolin, the giant of the park; giraffe, the elephants, lions, leopards, among others. Also home to over 175 bird species including the Ground Abyssinian hornbill, the African giant eagle to mention a few.
The park derives its name from the spectacular falls where the River Nile pushes its way through a gorge of just 7m to fall to a depth of 45m. This is the incessant roar of the park as the river strikes the bottom, such a magnificent sight. You will have a tour to the top of the falls on arrival in the park.
Afterwards, continue to the ferry to cross to the northern sector to check into the hotel. Depending on how you feel, there’s a chance to have a short evening game drive before dinner.
Meal plan: Lunch and Dinner
Day 2: Murchison falls NP
Today, early rise, expect a bush breakfast. Packed breakfast will be given at the lodge, head out for a morning game drive to find the game activity ongoing before the sun becomes too hot and makes the hunters lazy. During the game drive, you will have a stop and have your breakfast, right in the middle of the jungle.
Later on, return to the lodge for relaxation and lunch. A boat cruise to the bottom, of the falls and then back to the lodge. A tranquil sundowner boat cruise at 5:30pm as you return offers a beautiful view of the sunset reflected on the river.
If you so wish, have another game drive before dinner and retiring to bed.
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 3: Murchison falls NP to Kampala
Today you will wake up at leisure. Time to relax and enjoy yourselves without any bother from the world except the amazing chirps of birds in the jungle. Just remember to be in time for breakfast.
You will then leave the park and drive out towards Kampala and even have chances to visit Ziwa Rhino sanctuary to wrap up the short tour with these relaxed mammals.
Meal plan: Breakfast and Lunch
The 3 day tour to Murchison falls NP includes:
– Ground transport
– Service of an English speaking guide
– Meals as specified in the itinerary
– Park entrance fees
– Boat cruise to the bottom of the falls
– Ferry crossing
– All game drives in the park
– Bottled water in the vehicle
The 3 day tour to Murchison falls NP excludes:
- International and local flights
- Tips to porters, driver and waiters at the hotels
- Extra services at the hotel like drinks, laundry or cigarettes
- Personal travel insurance
- Visa fees