Murchison Falls Savannah Expedition
This is Uganda’s only park where witnessing the Big 5 is a breeze. If you’re curious, Murchison Falls has the second-highest concentration..
What better way to spend your brief vacation than to travel to Uganda, Africa’s Pearl? It beats two to think, but the natural endowment of this country is awe-inspiring. For this tour, you will get the opportunity to explore some of the world’s most distinctive locations, such as Murchison Falls National Park. The ideal site to go on a river trip in East Africa. You’ll ride the huge Victoria Nile’s flowing waters towards the hissing spurts of Murchison Falls. Oh, my, it’s a sensation that only astronomers will be able to describe. It’s an ecstatic climax when large volumes of water force their way through a tight canyon between two high boulders.
Furthermore, this is Uganda’s only park where witnessing the Big 5 is a breeze. If you’re curious, Murchison Falls has the second-highest concentration of species in East Africa, after Kidepo Valley National Park. Pride of lions hunting at night, herds of big savannah elephants feeding on savannahs, and acacia trees are among the Big 5. Moreover, as males struggle for territory, multiple schools of hippos spit water. The cape buffalo can also be seen foraging and caring for their young. This park is home to 495 different bird species, and you’ll be thrilled to see some of them. Along the beaches of the Nile, Nile crocodiles also sunbathe.
– Boat Cruise along the huge Victoria Nile’s flowing waters towards the hissing spurts of the Murchison Falls.
– Hiking to the top of the falls.
– Game Drive
– Boat Cruise
– All optional activities are available at an additional cost. These activities are also influenced by the time of your return flight. Hot air ballooning is a great option for this trip. It will enhance your game viewing experience.
– A community stroll, particularly on the final day of the visit, in Masindi town, will be more beneficial.
– Please bring this proof of immunization with you. Hepatitis B vaccination card; Yellow Fever Card; Covid vaccine card.
– Insect repellants.
– Destination maps
– Lip balm
– Necessary pills if you have a known sickness
– Sun glasses
– A sunscreen
– A camera and Binoculars.
– Hiking Boots.
DepartureEntebbe Airport, Entebbe
Tour InclusionsGround TransportBottled water in the carActivities on the itineraryAccommodation and MealsEntry FeesProfessional English-Speaking GuideAirport Transfers
Tour ExclusionsTravel Insurance CoverInternational AirfaresVisasGorilla permitsAlcoholsLaundry servicesShoppingTips
Pick Up from Entebbe / Kampala: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park
The tour guide will pick you up from your hotel in Kampala or Entebbe at 7:00 a.m. to begin your sight-seeing adventure to Murchison Falls National Park. It takes roughly 6-7 hours to go down the serpentine Kampala – Gulu highway. Along the route, you'll witness a lot of baboons, which will make you happy. You stop for lunch en route to Masindi Town before continuing to your waiting destination in the afternoon.
You drive to the ferry crossing line by entering through the southwestern gate. You then head to the lodge that you have reserved. You'll be surprised to observe some unusual birds, primates, and animals scurrying through the jungle. You check-in and retire from your long trek once you get to the lodge.
- Baker’s Lodge for the Luxury traveler
- Murchison River Lodge for both Mid-range and Budget tourists.
- Lunch & Dinner
Game drive in the morning and a boat cruise in the afternoon
Breakfast is served at 6:00 a.m. so that you can participate in the dawn game drive. This is the perfect time to see the uncommon big cats because they are winding down after a full night of hunting. The solitary leopards, like the pride of lions, retire to their tree hideaways with carcasses for a snack. The spotted hyenas scurry around looking for cadavers, giggling. As the sun rises higher in the sky, you begin to notice various fauna, such as birds and animals, and you marvel at their diversity and adaptations. You'll spend several hours looking for everything your eyes can see. Return to the lodge for a bite to eat and a drink of water.
The boat cruise departs from Paraa soon after, and the jugged sail sets sail upstream, heading for the top of the falls. There have been as many sightings as there are sands on the beach. The croc bar, for example, can be seen during this 2-hour long sail. It's named after the large Nile crocodiles that live there. Other antelopes can be seen thriving along the sandbanks of the mighty river, including the Defassa waterbucks. Then it's time to disembark from your thrilling cruise and embark on the 45-minute hike to the top of the falls.
On an African vacation, this is the most soul-stirring event you can have. The seductive tones emanating from the gushing waters' profuse hissing tingle your senses. The enthralling views at this point will make you shout a lot. You'll see for yourself that it's magical up here.
- Baker’s Lodge for the Luxury traveler
- Murchison River Lodge for both Mid-range and Budget tourists
- Lunch & Dinner
Transfer back to Airport for your evening home flight
This thrilling three-day Murchison Falls Savannah Expedition has come to a close. At 8:00 a.m., you serve breakfast and then check out. Murchison Falls National Park is now closed. Your safari expert will transport you back to Entebbe Airport for your return journey. We are delighted that you have chosen to travel with us; please spread the word to your family and friends about this amazing adventure. They might join you the next time; have a safe travel home!
Breakfast & lunch