This Murchison Falls safari will take you to the renowned Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda’s spectacular heritage, with breathtaking scenic allure and landscapes. You will enjoy a game drive and boat cruise along the Nile River and observe the squeezing of the Nile River in a 7-meter gorge before tumbling 40 meters in a thunderous explosion and then flows down into a very peaceful river whose water banks are swarmed with a profusion of water, land animals, and birds.
The organizer also speaks: French, German, Spanish
You will be accommodated for 2 nights at Parkside Safari Lodge or Windsor Hotel.
Day 1: Travel to Murchison Falls National Park (5 – 6 hours)
You will have an early breakfast and drive to Murchison Falls National Park, passing through beautiful woodlands and savannah grasslands. This journey takes 6 - 7 hours with stopovers at interesting tourist attractions en route. You will experience the famous chimp tracking deep in the forest later and be transferred to your accommodation. Dinner and overnight at Windsor Hotel / Parkside Safari Lodge.
Day 2: Game drive and launch cruise
You will wake up very early and set off at 06:30 or have a sunrise game drive in the Nyamsika plateau to see the Cape buffaloes, Rothschild’s giraffes, Uganda kobs, hartebeests, and waterbucks. You may also spot oribis, bushbucks, bohor reedbucks, shy sitatungas, bush duikers, warthogs, and bush pigs plus large carnivores including lions, leopards and spotted hyenas.
Chimpanzees and olive baboons head the list of six species of primates found in the park. Crocodiles and hippos will be seen along the banks of the Nile. Some of the more common birds that can be seen include Goliath heron, Egyptian geese, pelican, bee-eaters, kingfishers, hornbill, cormorant, saddle-bill stork and the rare shoebill stork.
You will return to your lodge for a late breakfast and some relaxation before setting off in the afternoon for a boat cruise on the placid Victoria Nile, upstream, to the base of the falls. En route you will see hippos, crocodiles, waterbuck and a wide variety of birds including the unusual shoebill stork. The boat stops just ten meters from the “Devil’s Cauldron” to take some pictures of the photogenic and majestic Murchison Falls. You will return to your lodge for dinner and overnight at Windsor Hotel / Parkside Safari Lodge.
You will go to the top of the falls and then travel back to Kampala (depending on the ferry it broke down). You will drive to the top of the thunderous Murchison Falls where you will enjoy the spectacular view before proceeding to Kampala, arriving in the late afternoon.
Your safari holiday will take place at Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda.