3-Day Murchison Big 5 Wildlife Safari


Murchison Falls Falls, is a waterfall on the Nile. At the top of Murchison Falls, the Nile forces its way through a gap in the rocks, only 7 meters wide, and tumbles 43 meters, then flows westward into Lake Albert. Murchison houses the famous African big four (lion, leopard, elephant, and Cape buffalo) and to complete the African BIG 5 game animals, you’ll stop over at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary to visit the last of the white Rhinos.

Day by Day

Day 1 Travel to Murchison Falls National Park with a stopover at Ziwa

Set off after breakfast 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 tracking. Head to 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 meters gorge to the falls 45 meters. Numerous scenic viewpoints are a photographers’ delight on this Murchison Falls safari. The most impressive view is of the foaming waters rushing into the gorge with a deafening roar. You will return to your lodge for your dinner and overnight at Parkside Safari Lodge.

Basic Accommodation: Parkside Safari Lodge
Meals & drinks: All Meals Included+ Drinking Water

Day 2Game drive and Launch cruise

You will wake up very early and set off at 6.30am for a sunrise game drive in the Nyamsika plateau to see the Cape buffaloes, Rothschild’s giraffes, Uganda kob, hartebeest and waterbucks. You may also spot oribi, bushbuck, Bohor reedbuck, shy sitatunga, bush duiker, warthog and bush pig plus large carnivores including lions, leopards and spotted hyenas. Crocodiles and hippos will be seen along the banks of the Nile. Some of the more common birds that can be seen include goliath heron, Egyptian geese, pelican, kingfishers, hornbill, saddle-bill stork and the rare shoebill stork.

You will go for lunch and head for an afternoon boat cruise on the placid Victoria Nile, upstream, to the base of the falls. En route you will see hippos, crocodiles, water buck and a wide variety of birds including the unusual shoebill stork. The boat stops just tens of meters from the “Devil’s Cauldron” for pictures to be taken of the photogenic and majestic Murchison Falls. You will return to your lodge.

Basic Accommodation: Parkside Safari Lodge
Meals & drinks: All Meals Included+ Drinking Water

Day 3 Visit to the top of the Falls and travel back to Entebbe

After your breakfast, we drive to the “top of the thunderous Murchison falls”, where you will enjoy the spectacular view before proceeding to Kampala, afterwards proceed to Kampala with lunch en-routes then to Entebbe where you will board your flight back home with a memorable experience from the Great Murchison Falls.

Basic Accommodation: Not Included
Meals & drinks: Break Fast, Lunch+ Drinking Water

Cost: From 590 USD per Person

Included: Park fees, Gorilla permits, All activities, All accommodation, A professional driver/guide, Ground transportation, All Taxes/VAT, Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)
Excluded: International flights, Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour, Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.), Some meals (as specified in the day-by-day), Drinks

What to Bring:

You must bring appropriate walking or hiking shoes as trainers are not suitable for the forest terrain. Waterproof clothing, preferably dark in colour as bright colours will attract insects, is necessary since the forest is at high altitude so there is a good chance of rain. Remember to bring high-factor sunscreen and a hat too, most of all don’t forget your yellow fever vaccination card.