4 Days Murchison Falls Safari
Murchison Falls National Park, gazetted in 1952 is 350 kms from Kampala. It is the largest park in Uganda covering on area of over 3,840 sq kms. The park derives its name from Murchison Falls where the mighty Nile explodes through a narrow gorge to become a placid river. Murchison Falls National Park is one of the most famous for its scenic beauty and high concentration of game.
- Game Drives
- Birding more especially to the most sought shoe bill
- Crocodile Paradise
- Launch Cruise along River Nile
- Visit to the Top of the Falls
Detailed Trip Itinerary:
4 Days / 3 Nights Murchison Falls Tour – TEA U – M4
Day 01: Entebbe International Airport – Kampala
Upon arrival at Entebbe International Airport, meet & greet with a Trek East Africa representative and thereafter transfer to Cassia Lodge/ Hotel Africana (Up market) or Fairway Hotel / Makerere University Guest House (Budget) for overnight stay. Meal Plan: Dinner.
Day 02: Kampala – Murchison Falls National Park
Depart Kampala at 8:00 am and head to Murchison Falls National Park via Bombo. Stop for lunch in Masindi prior to proceeding Murchison falls National Park through Kichumbanyobo gate.
Murchison Falls National with 76 Mammal and 450 recorded bird species respectively provides perfect opportunity for you to see some of the greatest concentrations of game in – The Pearl of Africa.
Overnight stay at Red Chilli Camp or cross by ferry to Paraa Safari Lodge on the northern bank of River Nile. Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
Day 03: Murchison Falls National Park
Start the day with an early morning safari game drive on the Buligi, Albert or Queens tracks north of the river Nile where you will look out for those animals that are unique to the African Savannah like Giraffe, Antelope, Lion, Elephant and with luck the elusive Leopard.
In the afternoon, take on a launch cruise on the great River Nile. The cruise takes you to the Bottom of the awe inspiring Murchison Falls where the River Nile hurls itself in appalling convulsions through a narrow crevice and plunges 130 feet in one breath taking leap.
Enroute, look out for huge crocodiles, schools of hippos, buffaloes, elephants and a variety of water birds like herons, cormorants, ducks, bee-eaters, kingfishers, skimmers, fish eagle and the rare shoebill. Overnight stay at Red Chilli Camp or Paraa Safari Lodge. Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
Day 04: Murchison Falls National Park – Entebbe International Airport
On this day before you leave the park, take a drive to the “Top of the falls” for a breathtaking sight of the raging Nile as it forces its way through a rocky gap barely six meters wide. Later proceed to Entebbe with a stopover for lunch enroute and other places of interest like souvenir selling points along the highway.
Arrive Entebbe in the evening in time for your late outbound flight. Meal Plan: Breakfast & Lunch.
The costs given above (Murchison Falls Tour) include/cover:
> Accommodation while on safari,
> Meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner) while on safari,
> 1 soft drink per person per meal i.e. a soda or mineral water at lunch and dinner,
> Park entrance fees,
> Launch cruise along River Nile up to the bottom of the falls,
> A game drive,
> Visit to Top of Murchison Falls,
> A 4 x4 WD vehicle with a pop up roof and plenty of leg room,
> Services of an English speaking driver/guide,
> Fuel for the entire journey agreed upon plus all other activities while on the tour as will be detailed in your itinerary.
The costs given for the Murchison Falls National Park Tour exclude:
> Local and international flights,
> Pre and Post Safari Accommodation in Kampala,
> Visa fees, Alcoholic drinks, Cigarettes, Tips, souvenirs and any other items of personal nature.
Places To Stay:
Nile Safari Lodge
Paraa Safari Lodge
Chobe Safari Lodge