Murchison Falls National Park sits on the shore of Lake Albert, in northwest Uganda. It’s known for Murchison Falls, where the Victoria Nile River surges through a narrow gap over a massive drop. Park wildlife includes elephants and hippos, and there are chimpanzees in the Kaniyo Pabidi mahogany forest. The Lake Albert Delta is home to rare shoebill storks. There are game fish in the cascades of Karuma Falls.
- Park entrance fees
- Game drive fees
- Transport with a 4×4 Mini-van
- English Speaking Driver/Guide
- Boat ride fees
- Government Taxes.
- International flights
- Lunch in Masindi (Day 1)
- Full board accommodation
- Visas (visa for Uganda 50$).
- Tips in hotels, drivers, guides, etc.
- Drinks in general, extras in hotels, expenses of personal type.
- Other optional activities that can be made during the tour and not included in the itinerary.
Day 1: The marvelous Murchison Falls
Early morning, leave Kampala driving northwest to Murchison falls national park. Optional: visit the Ziwa Rhino sanctuary for a nature walk to see the rare rhinos in the wild. Lunch in Masindi Hotel. Proceed to Murchison Falls National Park, the largest protected area in Uganda, with 3.840 Kms, named after the falls on the Victoria Nile. Relax a bit at a situated site on the top of the spectacular falls, where you can see the Nile’s perfected beauty and marvel as it compresses and squeezes itself from over 1 kilometer wide down through a seven meter canyon. The 43 meter drop of the falls creates a thunderous roar and a beautiful rainbow in a plume of spray – the best of the Nile River. Dinner and overnight at Pakuba safari lodge.
Day 2: The boat cruise on the river Nile
Embark on an early morning game drive on the Northern bank where your guide will help you spot elephants, lions, cape buffalos, Rothschild’s giraffes, hartebeests, waterbucks, Oribis, bushbucks, spotted hyenas and, if you are lucky, leopards. Return to the lodge for breakfast. After lunch, you will safari upstream by boat to the calm Victoria Nile and the base of the falls just tens of meters from the “Devil’s Cauldron.” There you can marvel at toothsome hippos, crocodiles and over the 17-kilometer stretch you may also see elephants, waterbucks and Uganda kobs. This is also the habitat for many bird species including goliath herons, Egyptian geese, pelican bee-eaters, kingfishers, Hornbills, cormorants and the rare shoebill stork. After the Launch cruise, you will head for an evening game drive before you return for dinner and overnight at your lodge.
Day 3: Game Drive
Have an early morning game drive, and later return for breakfast and checking out. Lunch in Masindi and return to Kampala.