4 Days Big 5 Murchison Falls National Park Navigation

Safari/Tour Overview

One of Uganda’s 10 National parks dominating as the largest of all covering an area of 3,893km is famous for its Murchison falls “Kabalega falls”, big five animals coupled with Ziwa rhino sanctuary that include Rhinos, Elephants, Buffalos, Lions, and Leopards, offers a vast of biodiversity scattered in and around the park including Karuma falls near Chobe safari Lodge with its waters ripple on natural formed rocks forming white splashing waters, River Nile and the Albertine connecting the southern Bunyoro escarpments to the northern Acholi plains by a Ferry at Paraa ferry crossing meaning a home of hippos in Luo language, the great Murchison falls where the Nile is squeezed in a narrow gorge 50m in radius forming a permanent rainbow, Nile lake Albert Delta with papyrus banks and un exceptional for amateurs, Kaniyo Pabidi Forest as an eco-system forest offering primates to big 4 animals being frequent visitors and birdlife, and Rabongo Forest extending to 4km is a birders paradise and an ideal for educational tours with its vast plant life. You can access the park via the Kichumbanyabo and Bugungu gate in the Southern sector and the Wankar gate, Tangi gate, Mubako gate and Chobe gate. Activities range from boat cruise to the base of the falls and hiking, game drives, cultural encounters, sport fishing, hot air balloons, coupled with rhino tracking at Ziwa rhino sanctuary and Chimpanzee trekking in Budongo Forest outside the park.


Day by Day Itenarary details

Day 1: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park with a stopover for Rhino tracking in Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary.
After your early morning breakfast drive through Kawempe for Kampala Gulu highway connecting to the famous Luwero Nakasogola triangle, branching off at Nakitoma trading center to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, return back for lunch at Kabarega Dinner. Proceed crossing river Kafu and ascend to the northern sector crossing the Nile at Karuma falls or ascend south of the park via Masindi to the southern sector crossing the Nile at Paraa. Accommodation range from Paraa and Chobe Safari Lodges for Luxury, Red chili, Murchison river Lodge, Baker’s Lodge for Mid-range and Park side view Lodge for budget.

Day 2: Game drive, boat cruise and a hike to the top of falls “Kabalega falls.”
Wake up with an African cup of tea/coffee in sun rise for the ultimate game drive stretching from the Victoria Albert Nile delta in the southern sector for game count that is herds of savannah elephants, Giraffes, buffalos’, lions, and leopards’ following the leopard tracks, these are coupled with schools of hippopotamus, antelopes feeding the rich savannah, a glamourous scenery not missing the mating ground, return to the lodge for lunch. After lunch shoots you to an exquisite boat voyage that takes about 3hours exposing you to wonders like basking crocodiles, schools of hippos, elephants, plus more game count coupled with bird life predominated by bee eaters along the cliffs, hike top of the falls offering you elegant views to rolling hills, thunderous roars of the falls and vegetation, through to top of 7m radius and 45m deep falls, the hike takes lasts for about an hour. Return to the lodge for an overnight.

Day 3: Chimpanzee trekking and nature walk.
After your early morning breakfast take a one-hour drive to Budongo forest reserve for chimpanzee trekking, experience the true feel and adventure in the forest with your packed lunch, after lunch have a nature walk with a guide exposing you to more wildlife count and bird life. Return to the lodge for an overnight.

Day 4: Community safari and transfer to Kampala.
Enjoy cultural performances describing and making you feel the real African drums and rhythms from different tribes at Paraa adjacent to the Ferry crossing point after your early morning breakfast, return to the lodge and sign out, steer to Masindi hotel for lunch en-route to Kampala arriving in the evening.




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safari Inclusions

  • Ranger guide fees
  • Enroute lunches
  • Driver/guide subsistence allowance.
  • Park fees
  • Two Game drive
  • Accommodation and meals as per the Itinerary
  • Transportation by a 4 x 4 station safari vehicle.

safari Exclusions
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight Tickets Fare
  • Visa Fees
  • Tips

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