3 days at Murchison Falls National Park

Safari summary

The 3 days at Murchison Falls National Park is one of the short Uganda safari suitable for tourists interested in animal viewing through game drive and boat cruise. Also, tourists are interested in Hiking since the tour involves Hiking to the top of the falls. Murchison Falls NP gets its name from the most powerful waterfall in the world. The park is divided into two parts by river Nile-the northern part being a savannah where game drives take place and the southern part is a forested area. Meet the big five where you track the rhinos in Ziwa rhino sanctuary while the remaining four of the big five are in this great national park.

Detailed Itinerary

Day1. Head to Murchison Falls NP from Kampala


Begin the day with breakfast followed by a transfer to Murchison Falls National Park. Have different stopovers such as one at the roadside market to buy some fruits like Yellow bananas, pineapples and many more others. Arrive in the evening and check in the lodge booked for your dinner.


Day2. Game drive, boat cruise and hike to the top of the falls

Begin the day with breakfast, then head for a game drive in the morning which will offer you a chance to spend 2 hours spotting different animals such as Lion, leopard, buffalos, buffalo, elephants, giraffes, oribi, bushbucks, waterbucks, warthog, jackals, zebras and many more others. Have a stopover at the hippo pool on the banks of the Albert Nile. Later on after lunch, head for a boat cruise on Albert Nile to watch over the hippos and crocodiles, birds like fish eagles, kingfishers and many more others.

Enjoy the falls from the bottom and then hike to the top of the falls where you encounter a great view of where the rainbow is formed when water squeezes itself into a narrow cauldron. Later on head back to the lodge for your dinner.


Day3. Head back to Kampala, stopover at Ziwa rhino sanctuary

Head back to Kampala after breakfast with a stopover at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary the only place in Uganda to track the rhinos in the wild. Spend two hours trekking rhinos and enjoy enroute lunch. Later on, be dropped at any agreed point in Kampala or Entebbe and this will mark the end of the safari.