Murchison Falls National Park


Murchison falls lies at the northern end of the Albertine Rift Valley. It is crossed by the Nile (the longest river in the world) as it flows northwards to the Mediterranean. It is Uganda’s largest & oldest conservation park. 

You will catch the big five starting with the Rhinos at Ziwa Rhino sanctuary. Additionally, you will encounter giraffes, antelopes, hippos and crocodiles.


The trip comes with a boat cruise to the world’s strongest waterfalls, “The Murchison falls”. Witness the battle between rocks and water as the waters violently compress through a narrow 7 meters gorge, spraying misty droplets along their wake over a 50 meters’ radius to a spot called “The Devil’s Cauldron.”

Leaving a permanent rain bow and a continuous and contiguous roar over the battle field.

Itinerary

Day 1 - Travel to Ziwa for Rhino Tracking

  • You will be picked up at an agreed time by our Driver & head to Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary.
  • On arrival, you will proceed for an hour of on-foot rhino tracking.
  • From the rhino tracking, you will head to Kabalega Dinner for Lunch & a deserved break.
  • After lunch, you will embark on a transfer to Murchison Falls National park.
  • If time allows, you will then go for an evening game drive.
  • You will be able to see lots of animals like the oribi, antelopes, giraffes, elephants, buffaloes, lions, & many more, together with the beautiful African sunset.
  • You won’t miss a chance to capture some memorable photos.

Day 2 - Game Drive & Boat Cruise

  • After Breakfast, we will head off for a morning game drive.
  • This is an opportune moment to catch lots of animals before they hide off from the hot sunlight. 
  • Early morning is the best chance to catch the big cats since they are nocturnal hunters.
  • You will be amazed by the collection of Hippos at the Hippo pool & it’s a very good sight for breathtaking photography.
  • Head back to the lodge for some rest & lunch.
  • After Lunch, set out for a two hour boat cruise on the Nile to the bottom of the falls.
  • You will catch a lot of wild life enroute & this is a birder’s paradise.
  • You will sight Kingfishers, Cormorants, bee-eaters & birds.
  • Morning excursions commences at 8.00am after breakfast.
  • However the afternoon excursions while the sun shines a bright the marvelous seems better,
  • You may opt for a full day excursion at an additional cost.
  • After an early breakfast at the lodge, lunch and water will be organized on board.
  • Basic Fishing Tackle for Nile Perch Trolling supplied with $100 deposit fee.
  • Any damages/loss to be paid for at ruling rates.
  • No live bait arranged in advance.
  • Sambiya River Lounge – (Mid – Range)
  • Ikoromo Safari Lodge – (Budget – Mid Range)
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Day 4 Cultural Tour & Barbeque

  • After Break, Relax & head to the swimming pool.
  • In the afternoon, have lunch then head to Tilenga oil fields.
  • You will then have a cultural tour among the local communities having a firsthand feel of both East & West Nile.
  • In the evening, head back to the lodge for barbeque on the house,
    storytelling about the various escapes of the Murchison National Park. This will all be done besides a well-lit camp fire.

Day 5 - Transfer Back to Kampala

  • After breakfast between 8.am – 9.am, we check out at 10.am.
  • You can opt to swim for 1 – 2 hours before you hit the road at 12.00 noon.
  • You will then enjoy the sights of Budongo forest as you head back to Kampala.
  • Lunch will be arranged en-route.
    Arrive in Kampala at 8.00pm & final transfer back to hotel or airport.
  • However, Special arrangements can be made to have day 5 breakfast.
  • 1 pax 1958$
  • 2 pax 1520$
  • 3 pax 1355$
  • 4 pax 1220$
  • 5 pax 1110$
  • 6 pax 1010$

60 % deposit is due upon booking this tour.

  • Meals specified and accommodation with in suite facility.
  • Transportation in a comfortable 4×4 Safari Cars.
  • Applicable park entrance, activity fees.
  • 1 Assigned English-speaking Professional Tour Driver-guide Ziwa rhino tracking fee.
  • Bottled water while on safari.
  • Boat trip as on the itinerary.
  • All hotel pick-ups and drop off.
  • Activities as stipulated in the itinerary.
  • Activities not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Phone calls and bar bills.
  • Personal/travel insurance.
  • Air fare (unless requested).
  • Laundry.
  • Driver guide’s gratuity (recommended).
  • All Other Services of a personal nature.
  • Entry visa into Uganda.
  • All kinds of drinks except water.
  • Any activity stated as “OPTIONAL”.