Overview of the 3 Days Murchison Falls safari in Uganda / 3 Days Uganda safari to Murchison Falls National Park 

This 3 days Murchison falls safari Uganda gives you the opportunity to explore the untamed wilderness of Murchison falls national park. This Uganda safari to Murchison Falls National Park is highlighted by 2  Uganda birding watching expeditions in Murchison falls, a cultural encounter and a memorable boat cruise to the bottom of Murchison Falls.

Sneek Peek into Murchison Falls National Park

Murchison falls National Park is one of the most visited destinations on a Uganda safaris given its rich biodiversity and spectacular landscape that ranges from sprawling savanna grasslands that go on as far as your eyes can take you and these are mainly found in the northern sector of Murchison falls. The southern sector is like a different paradise all together as it comes with mostly tropical savanna woodlands and a tropical rainforest called Budongo forest and this creates a perfect contrast between the northern and southern sector of this tropical paradise. These 2 sectors are separated by the Nile that runs in the middle of this park and on its course to the Meditteranean Sea, the Nile formed a landmark which is a waterfall here called Murchison falls named by Sir Samuel and Florence Baker in mid 1860s after the former president of the Royal Geographical Society in the UK called Roderick Murchison. A visit to Murchison falls national park puts you in a position to encounter some of Africa’s big game such as African bush elephants, lions, leopards, cape buffaloes. Other animals here include giraffes, bushbucks, waterbucks, oribis, Jackson hartebeest, and about 450 bird species that exist here.

Highlights of the 3 Days Murchison Falls safari in Uganda / 3 Days Uganda safari to Murchison Falls National Park 

Day 1 of the 3 days Murchison Falls in Uganda: Transfer from Kampala to Murchison falls. Do an evening birding in Budongo forest

Day 2 of the 3 Days Murchison falls Safari in Uganda: Cross to the northern sector and engage in a morning birding over the savanna plains in the northern sector. Meet some of the natives that reside on the edges of Murchison falls national park on a cultural encounter

 

Day 3 of the 3 Days Murchison falls safari in Uganda: Take part in a breathtaking boat cruise to the bottom of Murchison falls then hike to the top of these falls. Transfer back to Kampala in the afternoon

Detailed itinerary of the 3 Days Murchison falls safari in Uganda / 3 Days Uganda safari to Murchison falls national park 

 This 3 days Uganda safari begins with an early morning pick from your hotel in Kampala or Entebbe then transfer to Murchison falls national park and this puts you a Uganda safari tour road adventure that takes about 5-6 hours. This Uganda tour road adventure is a truly rewarding experience as you get to explore Uganda’s countryside as well enjoy nice stops along the way that gives ample time to meet locals along the way. Marvel at the splendid lush green landscape that keeps on changing as you cross from one part of Uganda to next. For about 1.5 hours of drive, you drive through central Uganda and this is famous for short hills which are partly covered with trees. The human settlement in this region is fairly high hence you will see a lot of people going about their daily routines and homesteads along the way. However, as you proceed further away from Kampala take note of changes in the landscape as hills give way to flat grasslands with short scattered trees and this marks you cross over into the northern part of Uganda. Enjoy a nice road stop for lunch in Nakasongola at Kabalega Dinners before finally proceeding to your final destination which Murchison falls national park. This Uganda widlife safari ends with your arrival at the lodge. Take a shorter breather transfer to one of the birding hot spots in Budongo forest to begin your Uganda birding safari encounter as you look for several of the forest birds that are found in this pristine jungle. After about 2-3 hours of pure birding, return to the lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.

Accommodation options

Luxury: Paara safari lodge, Bakers Lodge, Kabalega Wilderness Camp, Nile Safari Lodge, Chobe Safari Lodge

Mid-range : Murchison River Lodge, Fort Murchison Lodge, Pakuba Safari Lodge, Budongo Eco Lodge, Sambiya Safari Lodge

Budget: Red Chilli Camp, Twiga Tales, Boomu Women’s Camp, Heritage Safari Lodge

Day 2 of the 3 Days Murchison Falls safari in Uganda / 3 Days Uganda safari to Murchison Falls National Park 

Begin this second day of your Uganda wildlife safaris with a nice breakfast to give you the energy to start your day’s short Uganda safari adventures on a fully satisfied stomach. After breakfast, transfer to the northern sector to start off another round of birding over the savanna grasslands. Drive to numerous birding spots in this tropical wilderness as you look for the birds that roam these skies. Indulge your birding passion for about 3 hours and this enables you to sight numerous of the tropical savanna bird here such as black-bellied barbet, Egyptian vulture, goliath heron, eastern grey plantain eater, African jacana, Abyssinian ground hornbill, grey crowned crane, black-headed lapwing, the elusive shoe bill stork, and many others. Return to the lodge for lunch. After this sumptuous feast, relax at the lodge as you admire the sweeping views of this tropical wilderness. In the evening, transfer to any of the cultural centers here and take part in a Uganda cultural safari fusion that sees you take part in numerous cultural activities such as a sounding African rhythmic dance with seasoned native, engage in handcrafting with the local ladies as they make their customized items such as baskets, mats and beaded necklaces and bracelets. The end of this cultural safari Uganda marks the end of the second day’s activities on this short Uganda wildlife tour. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

 Accommodation options

Luxury: Paara safari lodge, Bakers Lodge, Kabalega Wilderness Camp, Nile Safari Lodge, Chobe Safari Lodge

Mid-range: Murchison River Lodge, Fort Murchison Lodge, Pakuba Safari Lodge, Budongo Eco Lodge, Sambiya Safari Lodge

Budget: Red Chilli Camp, Twiga Tales, Boomu Women’s Camp, Heritage Safari Lodge

Day 3 of the 3 Days Murchison Falls safari in Uganda / 3 days Uganda safari to Murchison Falls National Park 

Wake up to the twittering on numerous birds that are found here as they also rise to the new daybreak, listen out for loud interjections made by sound calls of other mammals that reside here and if you are lucky, you might get to hear the king of the jungle waking with a loud roar. Enjoy another round of breakfast then transfer to the Paara jetty to kick off you this day with a memorable boat ride to the world’s strongest waterfalls Murchison falls. During this cruise, look out for numerous schools of hippos that reside these tranquil waters of the Nile don’t miss out on a sight for the second largest reptile on the planet the prehistoric Nile crocodiles. During this cruise still, you are for an encounter with another savanna wild game as they make flock to the banks of the river to have a sip of life. Listen out for the thunder roaring waters of Murchison falls as draw close to the falls. Disembark from the boat and start your hike to the top of the falls and marvel at this natural wonder. The end of this activity marks the end of this short Uganda wildlife safari in Murchison Falls National Park. Sit in for a return leg to Kampala with a lunch stop in Masindi.

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