4 DAY SAFARI - MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK

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DAY BY DAY ITINERARY:

Day One:

You will meet and be warmly welcomed by a representative from Safari Hunters Ug at the Entebbe International Airport.

You will then be transferred to your hotel where you will be briefed about your adventure safari that starts tomorrow.

Dinner and overnight stay

DAY 2: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park

Afetr an early morning breakfast, depart  for Murchison Falls National park via the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary where you will have the opportunity to trek the Rhinos.

The sanctuary houses Uganda’s Rhino reintroduction project. There are 9 white rhinos and tracking is done on foot and takes about 1 and half hours.

Continue to Masindi Town for lunch and later drive to Murchison Falls National Park.

DAY 3: Murchison Falls National Park – Game Drives And Boat Trip

Embark on a game drive early morning on the northern bank of the River Nile. Expect to view elephants, giraffes, buffaloes, lions, leopards, different species of antelope and many tropical birds during the game drive.

The guide will help you spot elephant, lion, cape buffalo, Roth child’s giraffe, hartebeest, waterbuck, oribi, bushbuck, bohor reed buck, hyena and if you are lucky, the leopard.

After lunch, go for a boat ride upstream the calm Victoria Nile to the base of the falls where you will see the River Nile said to be the 2nd longest river in the world, crushing through a narrow gorge and forming the magnificent Murchison falls.

You will also view the hippos and crocodiles. You may also spot many birds like goliath heron, Egyptian goose, pelican bee-eater, kingfisher, hornbill, cormorant and the rare shoebill stork.

DAY 4:  Transfer back to Kampala / Entebbe

After breakfast transfer back to Kampala/ Entebbe arriving early evening.

**End of Safari**

Make an inquiry on info@safarihunters.co.ug or call us on +256 700 598 657


PARK AT A GLANCE

Size: 3,840km2

Murchison Falls became one of Uganda’s first national parks in 1952

At Murchison Falls, the Nile squeezes through an 8m wide gorge and plunges with a thunderous roar into the “Devil’s Cauldron”, creating a trademark rainbow

The northern section of the park contains savanna and borassus palms, acacia trees and riverine woodland. The south is dominated by woodland and forest patches

The 1951 film “The African Queen” starring Humphrey Bogart was filmed on Lake Albert and the Nile in Murchison Falls National Park

Murchison Falls National Park lies at the northern end of the Albertine Rift Valley, where the sweeping Bunyoro escarpment tumbles into vast, palm-dotted savanna.

First gazetted as a game reserve in 1926, it is Uganda’s largest and oldest conservation area, hosting 76 species of mammals and 451 birds.

The park is bisected by the Victoria Nile, which plunges 45m over the remnant rift valley wall, creating the dramatic Murchison Falls, the centerpiece of the park and the final event in an 80km stretch of rapids.

The mighty cascade drains the last of the river’s energy, transforming it into a broad, placid stream that flows quietly across the rift valley floor into Lake Albert.

This stretch of river provides one of Uganda’s most remarkable wildlife spectacles. Regular visitors to the riverbanks include elephants, giraffes and buffaloes; while hippos, Nile crocodiles and aquatic birds are permanent residents.

Notable visitors to the park include Winston Churchill, Theodore Roosevelt, Ernest Hemingway and several British royals.

 

 

  PRICE INCLUDES:

•Airport Meet and greet services
•All on ground transportation and transfers as mentioned in the itinerary in 4WD vehicle with pop up roof
•Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
•Accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary
•English Speaking Guide
•Activities mentioned in the itinerary
•Park entrances and fees
•Water in vehicle at all times

Note: This safari itinerary can only be confirmed once a deposit payment has been made.

All safaris booked 6 or more months in advance are liable to a 10% discount!!

To book, drop us an email at info@safarihunters.co.ug

SAFARI PHOTOS

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