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Murchison Falls & Big 5 Adventure

Murchison Falls & Big 5 Adventure

Price From: 534 USD

Overview

Operator: Home To Africa Tours & Travel

Price From:  534 USD

Ideal Age Range: Suitable for Children (under 15), High School (15 to 18), 19 to 30, 31 to 50, Over 51

Fitness Needs: Moderately Fit

Program duration: 3 days

Welcome to Uganda! This 3-day adventure is big on excitement, and will take you to the powerful Murchison Falls. Along the way, you’ll have the opportunity to catch sightings of Africa’s iconic Big 5. 

Enjoy exciting game drives, boat rides, and hikes, as you navigate the lush greenery that surrounds you, and enjoy glimpses of Elephants, lions, giraffes, buffalo, and hartebeest. 

Some of the exciting highlights you have to look forward to include:

  • Game Drive at Murchison Falls National Park
  • Boat Ride to base of Murchison Falls 
  • Birdwatching at Murchison Falls park 
  • Rhino sightings at Zziwa Rhino sanctuary
  • Hike to the top of Murchison Falls 

With so much to see, this is the perfect adventure for those short on time but looking for big adventure!

Itinerary

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Entebbe Airport / Murchison Falls

Hopefully, your flight is scheduled for an early landing in Entebbe. Your guide/driver will pick you up from Entebbe Airport and head out for Murchison falls. The highlights of this park include; the roaring rapids of the Murchison, the rolling plains of Uganda’s largest National Park where you will have the chance of viewing lions, giraffes, hartebeest, buffalo, and elephants. Then surely you will be fascinated by the concentration of hippos and the Nile crocodiles here. For birders, Murchison Falls boasts 450 bird species including the elusive shoebill stork, dwarf kingfisher, the white-thigh hornbill, and the Goliath heron among others. 

 

En route, make a stopover at Zziwa Rhino sanctuary for your first Big 5 experience where you will have an hour of rhino tracking. Another stop will be in Masindi in order to enjoy your lunch. Continue to the park and check in to your accommodation to relax for the Evening. 

Day 2: Murchison Falls Game Drive & Boat Trip

After an early breakfast, tour the Northern section of Murchison with a high concentration of savannah wildlife. Enjoy game viewing and photography of elephants, buffalos, waterbucks, giraffes, Uganda kobs and lions, the leopards (if you are lucky) plus a variety of bird species.

Return to your accommodation for lunch then go for the boat trip to the base of the falls. This trip is said to be the highlight of the safari in Murchison falls since it allows you to get up close to the animal species within the water. Cruise past huge hippo pods, crocodiles, bathing buffalo, and numerous aquatic birds adorning the north bank on the way to the mighty waterfalls. You will have an opportunity to take thousands of pictures (and so carry your camera with you if you like).

Also, proceed for a hike (if you like) to the top of the falls. The hike is a strenuous one but the thrill of reaching the top is unforgettable. Miss it only if you must! Return to your accommodation thereafter.

Day 3: Departure

Have breakfast then drive to the top of the falls (if you didn’t hike) to enjoy the spectacular view of the falls and thereafter depart for Kampala and connect to Entebbe Airport. Your lunch will be enroute reaching in the late afternoon for your flight. We hope to see you when next, you visit and thanks for choosing Home to Africa!

Country Fast Facts

Country Fast Facts

Uganda

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Continent:Africa
Official Language(s)Swahili, English
Capital:Kampala
Population37,873,253 (2015 estimate)
Climate(s)Warm Semi-arid, Tropical Savanna, Monsoon, Equatorial
Major Airport(s):Entebbe International Airport (EBB)
Economic Driver(s):Agriculture, Textiles, Mining

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