3 Days Murchison falls Safari Tour


This 3 Days Murchison falls safari tour in Uganda is an ideal wildlife and sightseeing adventure to Uganda’s largest and oldest national park in Uganda. Murchison Falls National Park is an all-rounder destination that offers plentiful wildlife to include the big five and other wildlife and bird species. Our visit on this 3 Day Murchison falls safari to the park is initiated with the encounter with the raging Murchison Falls which is a sight to behold. Sir Samuel Baker named the falls in honor of the president of the Royal Geographical Society. The falls are also known to be the world’s second most powerful falls. Game viewing in Murchison falls is remarkable and a launch cruise to the bottom of the falls offers you another great opportunity to view more wildlife and enjoy the wonderful nature that this park presents. To complete the big five list, this 3 day Murchison falls tour is enhanced with a visit to Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary which offers you an opportunity to track Rhino en route to Murchison falls, National Park.


3 Day Murchison Falls Safari Summary


  • Day 1: Transfer to Murchison falls national and Zziwa Rhinos
  • Day 3: Morning game drive and a boat cruise on the Nile
  • Day 3: Departure back to Kampala


Murchison Falls National Park Game Drives


We have never heard of any guest that visits on a 3 Days Murchison Falls National Park Safari and gets away disappointed. Expect to encounter a number of elephants, lion prides, giraffes, Ugandan kobs, waterbucks, Buffaloes, hippos, and crocodiles. Sitatunngas, leopards, and spotted hyenas might also be seen. This 3 Days Murchison Falls tour also offers birding opportunities as the park consist of about 460 bird species including a few shoebill storks. While on our 3 days at Murchison Falls Safari, much of the wildlife viewing is done in the Buligi area, just where all the wildlife species can be seen


The Powerful Murchison Falls


Even if this Park did not have wildlife, the powerful Murchison falls a sight that would draw many tourists. Once described as the most spectacular thing that happened to the Nile along its 6700km length, the 50m River is squeezed through a 6m gap in the rock and crashes through this narrow gorge with unbelievable power. Our 3 days Murchison falls tour takes us to explore the falls in two phases; one from the top of the falls whereas on a boat cross from the bottom of the mighty falls. The 45m waterfall was more powerful back then until 1962 where massive floods cut a second channel creating the smaller adjacent Uhuru Falls 200m to the north.


Launch trip to the Murchison Falls


This 3-hour launch trip from Paraa is often organized in the afternoon while on this 3 Days Murchison Falls Tour, the boat trip is a major highlight for most visitors. It sails every day at 9 am and 2 pm with major highlights as viewing abundant hippos, crocodiles and Buffaloes; thousand of birds including the fish Eagles; and usually elephants along this 17km stretch of the Nile. In the rainy season, shoebills may make an appearance.


Other Boat trips


Our 3 Day Murchison Falls Tour can also be customized on request to include an alternative 5-hour boat trip known as the delta cruise. This cruise sails downstream to a papyrus-filled delta where the Nile empties its water into Lake Albert. Just like the upstream to the falls, this cruise also offers fantastic wildlife viewing also it is popular for the excellent birding opportunities.


Top of the Falls


While on our 3 days Murchison falls National Park Safari launch trip, the boat cannot get so close to the base of the falls, but there are viewpoints above that will offer you the mighty falls experience. With a beautiful walking trail from this point of the river, we can access the top of the falls on a hike. The concrete pillars are from a short-lived footbridge that was wiped out by the 1962 flood.


Murchison Falls Chimpanzee Tracking Safari


In the case where you have extra time for a safari, you can consider extending this 3 day Murchison Safari with an extra day to visit the chimps of Kaniyo Pabidi and Bodongo Forest on a 4 Day Murchison falls and Chimp tracking tour. The chimps can also be tracked from Kibale on a much better experience though it will require more days to extend your travel to Kibale National Park.

3 Days Murchison Falls Tour Itinerary

Early morning after your breakfast, our guide will brief you about your 3 days Murchison falls National Park safari, We then embark on the 4hours drive to Zziwa rhino sanctuary, expect track and learn about rhinos with a 2 hour ecounger. We then continue our travels to Kabalega for our enroute lunch shortly after which we continue our journey to the park through the magnificent Budongo forest reserve, our guide driving at a park speed you will be able to see baboons and velvet monkeys in the background of a thick canopy of the natural trees of Budongo forest. Maintaining the park speed you will proceed to the Sambiya junction where we divert to the top of Murchison falls. This will be our first warm up visit as we encounter the mighty falls on a brief photo experience. We later transfer to the ferry point to cross the great-Nile river to get to your accommodation. We check in accommodation shortly after which we head out for our first game drive In Murchison Falls National Park. Expect to see lots of wildlife to include the big five all in the background of a beautiful sundown. The activity will be two hours before we head back to your accommodation for dinner and overnight.

We spend the next 6 to 10 hour exploring Murchison falls on a full day adventure. We begin our day with warm breakfast then head out for a morning game drive; This activity will take about 3hours before heading back for your midmorning lunch, there after we proceed to the ferry point for your 3hour boat-cruise on the Nile. Expect to see a lot of aquatic life, the Giant Nile Crocodiles and hippos lots of bird life on the water banks as well as other wildlife.
The cruise further takes you to world’s 2nd most powerful water falls where you will be welcomed by the roaring of the falls and at that point you will take a hike on Bakers rock to the top of the falls to see the beauty of the Nile river. The hike takes about 45minutes there after you will return to your accommodation for dinner and over- night stay.

We enjoy early breakfast shortly after which we track our journey back to Kampala. We have our first stop at Masindi to have lunch and then proceed to Kampala back to your hotel.