- 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: From Kampala after breakfast, Departure is at 7 am, head north through the districts of Luweero and Masindi through their traditional farms and villages, stopping at Ziwa Ranch Rhino Sanctuary for rhino viewing.
,Stop in Masindi town for lunch en-routes and re-fueling after proceed to Murchison falls National Park.
Go straight to tour the Top and bottom of majestic falls, where the Nile crashes through a 7 metres gorge to the falls 45 metres.
Numerous scenic viewpoints are a photographers delight, The most impressive view of the foaming waters rushing into the gorge with a deafening roar, you return for your dinner and overnight at Global village.
Wake up for a sumptuous breakfast served at 06: 30 am, so that intrepid explorers can begin with an early game drive in the peninsula between the Victoria and lake Albert Nile known as the Buligi circuit, catch the highest concentration of animals in the wilds of Murchison falls, cross to the Northern bank with the Ferry and set up for an early morning game drives. Your guide will help you to spot elephants, lions, giraffes, buffalos and rare hyena, they hide and butterflies are abundant.
The lush patches of forest along the waterways and the conspicuous borassus palms, dotting the ridges and valleys in between add to the attraction of the parks landscape.
After come back for your lunch relax for a few minutes, later take a magnificent boat cruise to the base of the majestic Murchison falls, The earth literally trembles to the one of the world’s most powerful flows of natural water, while crocodiles soak up the sun with their vast jaws menacingly agape.
Magically the air is torn apart by the unforgettable dueting of a pair of fish eagles asserting their status as the avian monarchs of African’s water ways and hippos yawn on the way, Spectacular bird life is found here including the rare shoebill stork and you're likely to see numerous species’ of animals.
Return for your dinner and overnight. At global village
After your breakfast, head to Budongo forest for the general walks at Kaniyo pabidi, where you can trek chimpanzees, trekking is on the Masindi-paara road, 8kms from kichumbanyobo main gate, you will have a chance of spotting other primates like the red tail and blue monkeys with so many more species of birds, if you’re a birder, you will enjoy bird watching as well. after proceed to Kampala then to Entebbe where you will board you' flight back home with a memorable experience.
- 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
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!