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3 Days Murchison falls (The Big Five)

3 Days Murchison falls (The Big Five)

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On the three days of Murchison Falls Safari, you rest assured to catch a glimpse of the keystone species that represent Africa’s Big Five. These include African lions, elephants, Cape buffalo, Leopard, and Rhinoceros. For every tourist heading out on safari for a vacation, honeymoon, or adventure, these are at the peak of their sightseeing thirst. Nothing makes a safari more successful and worthwhile than having to encounter these lovely creatures on your safari.

Therefore bear this at the back of our guide’s mind and the core of our company’s interests; trust us to take you out on the most sought-after Safari in Africa. Be sure to catch a glimpse of the King of the Jungle, the cunning Leopard to the largest land mammal, the rare white Rhinos, and the aggressive Buffaloes. Have your checklist ready!!

Your hunting gear is near perfect eyesight, an excellent camera to take that great shot, and a fantastic guide experienced in the African savannah and terrain. Let’s plan your trip now!


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Day 1 Drive to Murchison Falls National Park

It’s an early morning rise for us, and immediately after breakfast, we set off for a scenic and panoramic drive northwards through the famous Luwero Triangle. On our way, we make a stopover to visit Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, the home of the white rhinos, for a Rhino tracking experience.

Founded under Uganda’s Rhino reintroduction project, Ziwa Rhino sanctuary currently houses about 20 white rhinos. Tracking is done on foot and usually takes about one and a half hours. After which, we then head out to drive to Masindi Town for lunch. (Alternatively, depending on time, we may have our lunch in Nakasongola before heading to the Sanctuary). After that, we drive off to Murchison Falls National Park.

If we have time on the travel day, we will visit the top of the falls before retreating to our accommodation for dinner and overnight, but if not, we will see the top of the falls in the subsequent days to come while on safari.

Drive time: ±7 hours
Budget accommodation: Red Chilli Camp.
Mid-Range Accommodation: Fort Murchison, Heritage Safari Lodge, Pakuba Safari Lodge.
Luxury accommodation: Paraa Safari Lodge, Kabalega Wilderness Lodge, Nile Safari Lodge, or Fort Murchison Lodge.

Day 2 In Murchison Falls National Park

As the saying goes, “the early bird catches the worm” we, therefore, rise early to catch the first ferry that ferries us to the Northern bank of the Nile River, where we set off for an early morning game drive for wildlife viewing and search for Africa’s Big 5. On our game drive, we traverse beautiful scenery across Borassus Palm Forest and grassland savannah down to Lake Albert, where the Albert Nile heads north to Sudan.

On the game drive, you will likely see; Elephants, Lions, Cape buffalo, Rothchild’s Giraffe, Jackson’s Hartebeest, Waterbuck, Oribi, Bushbuck, Bohor reedbuck, Spotted Hyena, and if lucky, the Leopard. We will also stop at the hippo pool for a complimentary cup of coffee and snatch before heading back to the lodge for lunch as we await the following activity for the day.

After lunch, we set off for a boat cruise that sails to the bottom of the cascading falls, an experience not to be missed!! While on the cruise on the River Nile, said to be the Longest River in the world, you will view the magnificent power of the waterfall gashing through a narrow 7-meter gorge and forming the breathtaking Murchison Falls. You may also see many hippos, Crocodiles, Elephants, Waterbucks, and Uganda Kobs, among others, as well as various bird species such as Goliath Heron, Egyptian Geese, Pelicans, Bee-eaters, Kingfishers, Hornbill, Cormorant, and the rare Shoebill stork if lucky.

After the boat cruise, we return to the lodge for dinner and overnight

Day 3 End of Safari and road trip back to Kampala

Scenic road trip drive of about ± 7 hours back to Kampala.
(Alternatively, if we missed out on visiting the top of Murchison Falls on the travel day, we do so on this day before heading back to Kampala).

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Baker's lodge

Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda

Chobe Safari lodge

Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda

Chobe Safari lodge

Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda

Heritage Safari lodge

Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda

Paraa Safari lodge

Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda

Red Chilli Camp.

Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda

Nile Safari lodge

Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda
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  • Airport Transfers
  • Transportation – 4×4 Safari Cruiser/Van
  • Accommodation – Budget/Luxury Lodging
  • English Speaking Driver/Guide
  • Park Fees & Guide Fees
  • Bottled drinking water en-route
  • Meals as specified in itinerary


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