3 Day Murchison Falls Uganda Safari


This 3 Day safari will take you to Uganda’s largest park known as Murchison Falls National Park, located in Northwestern Uganda on an area of 3,840 sq km, a home to the world’s second powerful water falls and a variety of wildlife species and birds.

3 days murchison falls

The highlight of a 3 Day Murchison Falls National Park Safari is the Murchison Falls itself, where the Nile River squeezes through a 7-metre-wide gap and drops 43 metres into a thundering cascade. The falls are the most powerful in the world, with an average flow of 300 cubic metres per second. The best way to experience the falls is by taking a boat trip to the base of the falls, where you can marvel at the force and beauty of nature. You can also hike to the top of the falls, where you can enjoy panoramic views of the river and the surrounding landscape.

Along our 3 days in Murchison falls National Park we will also have the opportunity to take on game drives in specialized safari vehicles, which will allow you to explore the vast savannahs and encounter wildlife in their natural habitat. The best times for game drives are early morning and late afternoon, when the animals are most active and visible. You can expect to see elephants, buffaloes, giraffes, lions, leopards, hyenas, antelopes, and more.

To complete your 3 Days Murchison Falls National Park adventure, we will stop by Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary, here, you will have the extraordinary opportunity to track and observe rhinos en route to Murchison Falls, adding the final touch to your big five experience.

Safari Summary

  • Day 1: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park via ZZiwa Rhino Sanctuary, Visit Top the Falls
  • Day 2: Morning Game Drive in Murchison Falls National Park – Afternoon Boat Safari along River Nile – Optional Hike to the top of Murchison Falls
  • Day 3: Transfer/drive back to Kampala or Entebbe International Airport.

3 day murchison falls safari

Trip Facts

  • Private Tour: This 3 Day Murchison Falls Safari Tour will be arranged exclusively for you.
  • Trip Start/End: This tour starts and ends in Entebbe or Kampala
  • Getting There: Book your own international flights – Fly to/from Entebbe International Airport
  • A transfer from and back to the airport can also be arranged
  • Additional accommodation in Entebbe/ Kampala before and at the end of the tour can be arranged for an extra cost

Pricing (per Person)

The price indicated for our 3 Day Murchison Falls Safari is a Safari Price per Person based on the indicated group size sharing room at the mentioned accommodation options in the detailed itinerary on a full board basis. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Package Type 2 Pax 3 Pax 4 Pax 5 Pax 6 Pax
Mid-range Package $875 $ 775 $695 $668 $630
Luxury Package $1,285 $1,170 $985 $978 $885
  • Request for a Customized Quote for a Solo Traveler and Bigger Group sizes
  • Children 1 – 3 years of age are free
  • Children of 3 – 11 years old are charged 50% of Adult rate
  • Children 12 year older are charge full adult rate

Price Inclusions

  • Park Entrance fees
  • 2 Nights’ Accommodation on full board basis (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
  • Transportation in a Pop-roof 4×4 Safari Landcruiser (Luxury Package) and a Pop-roof 4×4 Safari Van (Midrange Package) both with unlimited mileage
  • Fuel
  • All Meals as stated in the daily meal plan
  • Service of an English-speaking guide/ driver
  • Drinking water on board
  • All Mentioned Activities
  • All Taxes

Price Exclusions

  • Visa fees
  • Accommodation in Kampala/ Entebbe
  • International Flights
  • Drinks/Beverages
  • Optional Activities


Day 1 :Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park

Early morning after an early breakfast, our driver guide will pick you up from your hotel in Entebbe or Kampala at 7:00 am, you will also briefed about your 3 Days safari to Murchison falls and you will start your 5 hours journey to Murchison Falls National park.

You will travel through the Luwero, and later have a stopover at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for Rhino tracking; here you will find both black and white rhinos.
After tracking have another stop in Masindi where you will have lunch, after lunch proceed to the park, after making payments for park entry drive towards the top of the falls, here along the way you will see various animals such as warthogs, baboons among others.
Being at the top of the falls is an amazing experience as you will watch the magnificent falls squeezing through the rocks in an 8m gorge. Take as many photos as you can. Later drive to the lodge, relax the whole evening, have dinner and an overnight.

Accommodation options:

  • Midrange Package: Tilenga Safari Lodge or similar – View Lodging
  • Luxury Package: Paraa Safari Lodge or similar – View Lodging

Day 2 : Morning Game Drive and Afternoon Boat Cruise Along the Nile

On this day wake up early and have breakfast at 6:30 am, after your driver and the ranger guide will pick you up from the lodge to start your Game drive at 7:00 am. During the drive you will be in position to see very many animals such as lions, buffaloes, giraffes, elephants, antelopes, water bucks and birds among others.

3 days murchison falls tour

After the game drive at around 11:40 am, drive back to the lodge, relax/freshen up and have lunch as you prepare for the afternoon boat cruise. On the boat you will be able to see various Nile crocodiles, hippos, buffaloes, elephants along the banks of the Nile as well as different beautiful birds some singing in the trees such as the bee eaters, the colored kingfishers, the shoe billed stork and many others. The boat ride will take you to the base/bottom of the Murchison Falls, when you reach here you will be able to see clearly the mighty waterfalls.

You could opt to go for hiking to the top where you will meet your driver guide who will drive you back to the lodge. Have dinner and an Overnight.

Accommodation options:

  • Midrange Package: Tilenga Safari Lodge or similar
  • Luxury Package: Paraa Safari Lodge or similar

Day 3 : Departure back to Kampala/Entebbe

Enjoy your breakfast; thereafter proceed for another Game drive in the morning on your way back to Kampala. It will be a great time as you look out for various animal species though most of them will be seen in the grasslands feeding such as buffaloes, elephants, giraffes, lions, antelopes, not forgetting a number of bird species.

Leave the park, have a stop in Masindi for lunch and continue with the journey reaching Kampala in the evening.

End of Safari

3 days murchison falls safari

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What Wildlife can be seen in Murchison Falls?

Murchison Falls National Park hosts over 70 mammal species and over 450 bird species. You can spot elephants, giraffes, lions, buffaloes, hippos, and various antelope species roaming the savanna plains and woodlands. You can also see crocodiles, monitor lizards, and aquatic birds along the river banks among other various wildlife species. The best areas we explore on this 3 Day Murchison Falls Safari for the wildlife viewing include the Paraa area, where most of the game drives take place; the Delta area, where the Nile meets Lake Albert; and the Buligi area, where you can find rare species such as leopards and hyenas. Bird-watching lovers can delight in the park’s abundance of bird species, with over 451 recorded species, including the Great blue Turaco, Goliath heron, the Shoebill, and the dwarf kingfisher among others

2. What is the Boat Safari like in Murchison Falls National Park?

One of the most exciting highlights of this 3 days Murchison falls Safari is taking a boat safari along the Nile River, here, you will have a chance to spot hippos, crocodiles, and a variety of bird species. You can choose between two boat safari options: the upstream cruise to the bottom of the falls, where you will witness the power and majesty of the waterfall up close, or the downstream cruise to the delta area, where the Nile meets Lake Albert, creating a unique ecosystem that attracts many rare and endemic birds. This area hosts a wide array of bird species, such as the rare shoebill stork, the saddle-billed stork, the goliath heron, the malachite kingfisher, and many more.

3. Is it possible to do chimpanzee tracking on this tour?

Yes, indeed! If you want to add some primate action to your 3 Day Muchsion falls safari tour, then you can opt for chimpanzee tracking in nearby Budongo Forest Reserve, which is home to over 600 chimpanzees. You will need to book a chimpanzee trekking permit in advance. On this chimpanzee tracking excursion, You will be guided by experienced rangers who will lead you through the forest and help you locate and observe these fascinating primates. You will have an hour to spend with them once you find them.

4. What is the Best time for this 3 Days Murchison Falls Safari?

Murchison Falls National Park can be visited all year long, however, the best time for a safari in Murchison Falls is during the dry seasons, which usually fall between January to February and from June to September. These months offer better wildlife viewing opportunities as animals tend to gather near water sources. Nevertheless, this 3-Day Murchison Falls Safari tour can be undertaken at any time of the year.







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