2 Days Murchison Falls wildlife safari with ziwa rhino tracking tour
Highlights of the 2 day safari to Murchison
- Boat safari at bottom of the falls
- Game drive
- Hike to top of the falls
- Rhino tracking
Day 1: Transfer to Murchison Falls- Boat safari-Hike to the top of falls
At 6:00am, you will start your safari, a journey that will take you north from Kampala to Murchison falls national park. Murchison Falls National Park is the largest conservation area in Uganda. The park’s name derives from its famous waterfall: the mighty Murchison Falls, which are formed where the Victoria Nile powerfully forces its way through a narrow cleft before plunging 43m down with a thunderous roar
As the river attracts large numbers of game, a boat safari up the Nile provides the perfect opportunity to see and photograph the animals. You will be watched by crocodiles, hundreds of hippos, buffaloes, water birds, monkeys and all the other thirsty wildlife that the Nile attracts, you go to the bottom of the Murchison Falls, which approaches you with a thunderous sound. By car or after a short hike you can reach the “Top of the falls” from where you have a perfect view of the extraordinary falls and the river snaking below
You will have lunch, and after lunch in the afternoon you will take a boat safari up the Nile River to Murchison Falls. You will be watched by crocodiles, hundreds of hippos, buffaloes, water birds, monkeys and all the other thirsty wildlife that the Nile attracts, you will reach the base of the 43-meter high Falls which approach with a thunderous sound.
After the boat safari you will hike to the top of the falls. From here you have a wonderful view and fantastic photo opportunities
Journey Time: 6 hours
Accommodation: Paraa Safari Lodge (Semi-luxe) or Pakuba Safari Lodge (Mid range)
Meal plan: Lunch and dinner
Day 2: Game drive – Rhino tracking
After early breakfast, you will go on a game drive to explore the northern part of the park. You will may eye-to-eye with the African animals like elephants, giraffes, buffaloes, lions, leopards, different species of antelopes and many tropical birds may all be spotted during the game drive.
After the game drive, you will cross the river Nile and head back to Kampala with en route lunch at Masindi Hotel. You will then proceed to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary where you will track Rhinos on foot with rangers and get within close distance of them. You just might see the Big 5 on a two day safari.
You will continue to Kampala or Entebbe arriving late in the evening
Accommodation for tonight is not inclusive in the program. If you wish to depart tonight from Entebbe Airport, make sure your flight is at 10 pm or later. If you want us to book one (or more) nights in Kampala and/or Entebbe, please let us know.
Accommodation: Not included
Meal plan: Breakfast and lunch
Since this is a private tour, departure can be organised for anytime throughout the year subject to the availability of accommodation and transport.
The bookings with the hotels mentioned in the program depend on availability. Reservations will only be made after your booking.
In case the mentioned hotels are not available during the requested period, we will do our utmost best to book a hotel in the same class for you (of course we will only do this after consulting you).
You will use a 4x4WD safari land cruiser with pop-up roof for easy safari viewing. All passengers will have a dedicated window seat. Your professional and courteous driver/guide will be at your disposal for questions or translations.
Tour Package Including:
- Transport in a 4WD safari land cruiser with pop-up roof for excellent safari view
- All fuel for the tour
- English speaking Ugandan driver/guide
- Accommodation as listed in the program
- All meals as per itinerary
- Park entrance fees according to the program
- All activities described in the itinerary
- Government taxes
- International air fares and entry visa Uganda
- Meals that are not part of your accommodation
- A porter for during the gorilla tracking (someone who carries your daypack)
- Personal (medical/travel) insurance;
- Tips and gratuities to rangers, driver/guide, porter, hotel staff, etc;
- All expenses of personal nature (e.g. drinks, laundry, optional activities, souvenirs etc.)