- duration 3 days
- tour type Private
- age requirement 5+ years old
- guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
- Game viewing
- Nature walks
- Boat cruises
- Going to the top of the Murchison Falls
The park is bisected by the Victoria Nile which plunges an incredible 40 meters over the remnant rift valley wall at the dramatic Murchison Falls, the centerpiece of the park. The mighty Falls drains the last of the river's energy and transforms it into a broad, placid stream that flows quietly across the rift valley floor for to Lake Albert. This stretch of river provides one of Uganda's most memorable wildlife spectacles. Regular visitors include elephants, giraffes and buffalos while hippos and Nile crocodiles are permanent residents.
Trips to the top of the falls are the best way to appreciate the immense quantities of water that gush powerfully through the narrow gap in the escarpment – and send spray and rainbows over the viewpoint.
Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, south of Masindi, is home to Uganda’s only rhinos.
The Park’s residents include elephants, an incredible number of giraffes, buffaloes, warthogs, lions, hippos, jackals the bizarre-looking hartebeest and bushbucks amongst others. Habituated chimpanzee groups live in the neighboring Budongo Forest Reserve, while Uganda’s only rhinos live at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, on the way to the Park from Kampala.
Murchison Falls National Park is also home to some of Uganda’s most iconic bird species – including the sought-after shoebill and the grey-crowned crane, the national symbol. Among the other 460 confirmed species in the Park, there are Abyssinian ground hornbills, saddle-billed storks, Goliath herons, weaver birds, African jacanas, and many migrant waders. Nocturnal species include nightjars and spotted eagle owls.
Monkey Practical Information
The following are some of the things that we will do on this 3 days trip:
- Launch trips to the base of the falls offer fine game viewing and bird watching.
- Boat trip to the Lake Albert delta provide a great chance of sighting rare shoebills.
- Chimp tracking at Rabongo Forest, and en route from Masindi in the Budongo Forest.
- Game drive allowing you to take in the vastness of the palm-tree filled savanna, and observe an astonishing quantity of wildlife.
Day 1: Transfer from Kampala to Murchison
Day 2: Go for park activities
Day 3: Transfer from Kampala to the airport via Kampala
- Car hire services plus fuel
- Driver/Guide's allowance
- park entrance fees
- Vehicle entry fees
- Top and bottom of the majestic falls
- Boat cruise
- Ferry crossing
- Game drives
- Bird watching
- Accommodation and meals
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10% Deposit payable upfront. Remaining balance payable 45 days prior to trip departure. Free cancellation up to 45 days prior departure. No refund applicable within 45 days of departure.Payment
A deposit of 10% is required when booking this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 45 days prior departure. For any bookings within 45 days of departure, the full tour amount will be charged upon booking.Travel Insurance
We advise to take out Travel Insurance to cover for any unforeseen circumstances. Bookmundi recommends World Nomads' travel insurance.Other Practical InformationGetting Here: By road, the Nile river crossing at Paraa, in the centre of the park, is approximately 5hrs (305km) drive from Kampala, on good roads. The nearest town to the park is Masindi. Climate: During the day, the temperature is often around 25-32°C, making it one of the hottest regions of Uganda. Nights are cooler, dropping to around 18°C, and there is little rain – though when it arrives it can be torrential!