3 Days Murchison Falls National Park Safari

Enjoy this 3 Days Murchison Falls National Park Safari on Uganda’s largest National Park which protects a chunk of untamed African Savannah bisected by the mighty river Nile. It is named after the Murchison Falls, 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.
Wildlife populations have largely recovered from the poaching of the 1980s; in the lush borassus grassland to the north of the Nile, elephant, buffalo, giraffe and a variety of antelope are regularly encountered on game drives, while lion are seen with increasing frequency. The Nile itself hosts one of Africa’s densest hippo and crocodile populations, and a dazzling variety of water birds including the world’s most accessible wild population of the rare shoebill stork.

Boat Cruise to the Top of the Falls – Murchison Falls

Day 1: Kampala – Murchison Falls

Begin the panoramic drive north-west through the famous Luweero Triangle and Masindi Town to start off with a morning drive to Murchison via Masindi. Branch off for a visit to Ziwa Rhino sanctuary for a guided Rhino walk and picnic lunch. Continue to the spectacularly site at the top of the fall where you can see the Nile’s beauty perfected!! Marvel at the Nile, compressing from up to 1 km squeeze through a 7 meter canyon dropping 45 meters with a thunderous roar creating a beautiful rainbow, a plume of spray and the best thing that happened to the Nile…”the Murchison Falls”. Enjoy the sunset as you return to the lodge. Enjoy the superb comfort at either Parra safari Lodge (lodge facility) or Red Chili hideaway (Low budget/basic accommodation). Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 2: Murchison Falls National Park Safari Tour

Begin your day with a cup of African coffee ready for a game drive, bird watching and sightseeing across the open Savannah dotted woodland and riverine vegetation along the Nile and Albert delta. Here expect to meet elephants, giraffes, buffaloes, lions, leopards, water buck and a countless population birds, return to the lodge for breakfast and lunch. After lunch, a three hour boat trip along the Nile gives you assured chance to see the falls from the bottom angle. Hippos, crocodiles, antelopes, and aquatic birds can be seen along the shores of the River. Dinner and overnight at either Paraa safari Lodge (lodge facility) or Red Chili hideaway (Low budget/basic accommodation). Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Alternative Activity: Hot Air Balloon Safari

Our hot air balloon safari gives you an aerial view of Murchison Falls National Park as you spot the many species wild animals. The hot air balloon is made to fly at the tree altitude so as to bring you closer so that you take a good look at the beautiful Murchison Falls National Park.

Safari Features:

  • View sunrise or sunset from above
  • Panorama view of Murchison Falls National Park
  • Tree top level flights
  • Victoria Nile or Lake Albert view
  • Watch full herds of animals
  • Watch hidden off-road animals
  • Approximately 1 hour hot air balloon ride
  • Pick up from set destinations
  • Ferry Crossing
  • Photos during cold inflation inside the balloon
  • Ground Safari before takeoff and after landing
  • Receive Participation Certificate
  • Bush Breakfast in the wild

The hot air balloon safari costs $380 per person inclusive of the bush breakfast.