Day 1: Travel to Murchison Falls Park, Hike to the Murchison Falls and a
Launch Cruise on the Nile River
Our driver guide picks you up from your hotel / residence or any place of convenience at 6:00
am. The driver / guide shall brief you on the 2 days Murchison falls safari program shortly
before the start of a 6 hours’ drive to Murchison Falls National Park.
In Luwero District, your guide shall point out the historical implication this place has on
Uganda. We could make a stopover to pick some fruits like the pineapples, jackfruits, passion
fruits to mention but a few, then continue with our journey through Masindi town and finally
enter the park through the Kichumbanyobo gate. We have ushers at the gate and these are the
baboons lining up on the side of Budongo forest.
These baboons grapple about in anticipation as some shy away into the thick Budongo Forest.
This is the start of some great picture moments, then continue the drive as you savour the
beautiful grassy landscape to the start of the hike to the top of the Murchison Falls.
At the top you are treated to the breath taking sight of the falls. About 300 - 400 cubic meters
per second of Nile waters force through a tiny gorge of about 7 meters to plunge into a violent
tempest about 42 meters below. It is such a beautiful sight and incredible picture moments are
We have our luch at the Red chilli, Paraa lodge or at our lodge South of the Nile. Afterwards,
we proceed to catch the 2:00pm launch cruise on the Nile River (Victoria Nile). This relaxing
ride of about 3 hours, treats you to such beautiful and a variety of wildlife sightings. There are
also lots of water animals like the hippos and Nile crocodiles, lots of other animals come to the
river to drink water, cool off the scorching heat and for others to feed on the fresh grass along
the river banks.
Expect spotting of elephants, buffaloes, many antelopes and a cocktail of bird species including among others kingfisher, herons, and fish eagles. The ride also takes you to the base of the Murchison Falls National Park for yet another angle to savour these beautiful falls. Later at about 5:30 pm, drive to your lodge for dinner and overnight.
• Budget – Red chili Rest Camp
Day 2 - Early Morning Game Drive and later travel back to Kampala
After your early morning breakfast at about 6:00am, our driver picks you up and along with a
game ranger ready for a game drive by 7:00am. Early morning is a great time to catch the early
risers, nocturnal and the hunters before returning to their hideouts.
The Nile River bisects the park into the northern and southern sections. The northern side has
a higher concentration of game than the southern side. If your accommodation is on the
southern side you will drive to the ferry crossing to get to the northern side. You explore the
major game trails especially around Paraa and expect great and beautiful wildlife spotting
including giraffes, lions, elephants, spotted hyenas, warthogs, Uganda kobs, Jackson's
Hartebeests, waterbucks, leopards and among others.
At about 11:00am you return to the hotel and check out, then drive to Masindi town for lunch
at Masindi Hotel/Court View Hotel or the Kabalega dinners on the Kampala-Gulu high way.
Drive back to Kampala/Entebbe Airport for a dropoff.