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.
The park straddles the Uganda districts of Bulisa, Nwoya Kiryandogo and Masindi The driving distance from Masindi the nearest large town, to the Kibanda area of the national park is about 72 kilometres (45 mi). This area is about 283 kilometres (176 mi), by road, north-west of Kampala, the capital and largest city of Uganda. The coordinates of the park near the Kibanda area are 02°11’15.0″N, 31°46’53.0″E (Latitude:2.187499; Longitude:31.781400).
4 DAYS, 3 NIGHTS MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK SAFARI
DAY ONE: transfer to Murchison falls, rhino trekking
In the morning our professional experienced driver guide will meet you at the agreed meeting point at exactly 7:00 am and he will brief you about this safari, you will then embark into a 6-hour drive to Uganda’s biggest national park. We shall have a stopover at Luwero for roadside Nyama chomo, eats and refreshments followed by a visit Ziwa rhino sanctuary a proud home of the only wild rhinos in Uganda situated in Nakasongola district a few kilometres away from the main road
Here Ziwa rhino sanctuary well-trained rangers take over and enter the territory of the southern white rhinos on foot. This activity will last for 2 hours. On this trek, you will get the opportunity to watch these endangered, magnificent creatures in their natural habitat.
Past rhino trekking, we will proceed to Murchison fall national park, before reaching we will have a stopover for our lunch. We will then proceed via Karuma where we will be able to view numerous stubborn baboons lining up along the road. Continue the drive as you view the beautiful landscape while occasionally sighting warthogs and other wildlife species. We will finally approach Paraa where we will check in at Sambiya river lodge followed by freshening up, relaxing and wait for our dinner and overnight.
morning game drive, afternoon boat cruise
Very early in the morning at 7:00 am our driver will pick you for a game drive to the northern section of the park. This very early drive is a great time for sighting nocturnal animal and other predators before they return to their hideout. The aim of this game drive to the north is because the northern section of the park is more gifted with game compared to the southern section, therefore you will have higher chances of seeing a variety of wildlife namely, elephants, giraffes, lions, hyenas, leopards and warthog.
At around 11:00 am we will return to the lodge for our late breakfast followed by relaxation. We will then have our lunch at 1:00 pm followed by an afternoon amazing launch cruise that departs at 2:00 pm from Paraa – upstream to the base of the falls. The Nile River is deal for great wildlife that comes and quenches their thirst into the Nile waters, warthogs and buffaloes are spotted wallowing on the river banks.
After hours of cruise, you will board off and take a hike to the iconic Murchison falls for a breathtaking view of these beautiful waterfalls, we will then return to the lodge for freshening up, dinner and overnight.
DAY THREE; morning boat cruise, afternoon game drive
After morning healthy breakfast, prepare for the journey back to Kampala heading to Entebbe, you will enjoy warm lunch along the way and then be dropped at your hotel or airport.