Murchison Falls National Park covers an area of 3,840-sq km with altitude of 619 m at the delta and 1,292 at Rabongo Hill. The mean temperature is 29° and 21°C-low C-high. It has recorded 76 mammal species and 450 bird species and is known to be the biggest national park in Uganda.
Day 1: Early morning after breakfast, you will be picked from hotel in Kampala and drive via Masindi town to Murchison falls National Park. Have either lunch in Masindi or a picnic lunch in Kaniyo - Pabidi forest. Proceed to Kichumbanyobo gate accessing Murchison falls National Park late afternoon. Drive to the "Top of the falls" for a breathtaking sight of the raging Nile and witness it forcing its way through a rocky gap barely six meters wide, point where the Nile River detonates through a narrow gorge and cascades down to become a placid river. Have Dinner and over night at Red Chillis Camp with basic accommodation, Sambiya river lodge with mid range accommodation and luxury accommodation package being at Paraa safari lodge/Nile safari camp.
Day 2: Early morning, go for a game drive on at the Northern Bank of the Murchison falls National Park to view animals unique to the African Savannah like giraffe, elephant, antelope, lion, and the Uganda Kob. Mid morning return to the lodge for breakfast, relaxation and lunch. In the afternoon return to the Nile river for a launch cruise that leads to the Bottom of the roaring falls where huge crocodiles, schools of hippos, buffaloes, elephants and a variety of water birds like herons, ducks, cormorants, bee-eaters, skimmers, kingfishers, fish eagle and the rare shoe-bill are seen. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 3: Morning at leisure, drive back to Kampala and have lunch en route.
- Availability of accommodation, permits and activities is not guaranteed until confirmation
- Gorilla Permits are sold on ‘first come first serve’ basis
- Gorilla permits can only be secured after receiving the requested deposit
- The boat launch in Queen Elizabeth and Murchison Falls National Park requires a minimum of 20 participants in total.
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