MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK INFORMATION
The Murchison Falls is the focal point of the 3,893 square meter National Park of the same name. The mighty river on top of the falls, explodes through a narrow gorge and flows down the falls to become a very placid river; the banks of which are lined with hippos, water bucks, buffaloes and crocodiles. The park is blessed with many large mammals such as lions, leopards, elephants, giraffes, hartebeests, oribis and Uganda Kobs. In addition there are primates, including Chimpanzees, as well as hundreds of bird species which will make you trip to uganda a memorable one.
there is much to do in Murchison falls National park including game drives, launch trips down the river, chimpanzee tracking, fishing and trail hiking. there is also little idle time in the park , except for your down time at your accommodation
DAY 1: ARRIVAL AT ENTEBBE:
Your jewel safaris safaris guide will meet you at Entebbe international airport and take you to Kampala to your accommodation,as hes driving you to Kampala, he will be briefing you about your safari.
Depending on the time of your flight, your guide can take you to some of the sights to see in Kampala. At night, Kampala can be very lively, with many restaurants, bars, casinos and music venues. Your Jewel Safaris guide will be a good source of information in terms of some nightly entertainment.
DAY 2: MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK
After an early breakfast, your Jewel Safaris guide will pick you up at your hotel and you will begin your journey to Murchison Falls National Park. There will be an opportunity to stop on the way at a handicraft workshop, to see local people making crafts.
Lunch will be in Masindi town, where your guide will take you to a local Ugandan restaurant to taste some traditional dishes.
After lunch you will proceed directly to the 45 meter high Murchison Falls, within the park. En route you will encounter many wildlife species; your first taste of the magnitude of animals you will see tomorrow on the Game Drive.
Before it gets dark, you will proceed to your accommodation; where you will check in and have dinner.
DAY 3: GAME DRIVE AND BOAT CRUISE
After another early breakfast, you will be driven to the northern part of the Murchison Falls National Park for a Game Drive. There are many large mammals in this part of the park, including lions, elephants and a plethera of bird species.
You will return to your accommodation for an early lunch and then go to the base of the Murchison Falls for a boat ride on the safari launch. Here you will encounter hippos, buffaloes, as well as crocodiles lining the banks of the river.
You will return to Kampala in the early evening and return to your hotel, or if your ongoing journey is in the evening, taken to the airport in Entebbe.
CASSIA LODGE is close to Central Kampala, but far enough away to be in a quiet spot by the lake. Because of the cool environment, with the breezes from the lake, there are few mosquitoes. Their restaurant seats up to 100 people, and a large part of it is outside on a terraced patio facing the lake. The bar, adjacent to the restaurant has a separate panoramic balcony. Their restaurant seats up to 100 people, and a large part of it is outside on a terraced patio facing the lake. CASSIA LODGE is located southwest of the centre of Kampala on Buziga Hill.
- Swimming Pool
- Restaurant and Bar; room service.
- Satellite TV
- Balconies overlooking the Lake.
- Security 24/7
- Laundry service
HUMURA HOTEL is well located in the centre of Kampala, in the Kololo section of town; near the Uganda Golf Course. They offer suites, single and double rooms; all are well appointed, self-contained and with an African flair of colours and fabrics. The bar and restaurant are well known with both visitors and locals.
There is a Louge with a garden setting, only available for Humura Hotel guests; here a large selection of Scotch Whiskeys and Cigars can be found. The swimming pool has its own fully stocked bar, and the gym, for guest only is one of Kampala’s most well equipped.
- Swimming Pool
- Restaurant and Bar
- Laundry service
MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK
The Paraa Lodge is located on the River Nile with spectacular views; each room has a private balcony and en suite bathroom. There are cottages, rooms in the main building and Safari Tents available for guests. The hotel serves a bush breakfast every morning, set up in their gardens by the river.
- Swimming pool
- Bar and Restaurant
- Gift Shop
RED CHILLI REST CAMP
RED CHILLI REST CAMP offers budget accommodation in the form of private rooms, dorm and self-camping. The Camp is situated at Paraa, on the southern bank of the Nile River. At RED CHILLI REST CAMP, you can rent a tent, or pitch your own at their campsite. RED CHILLI has a full restaurant and bar.
MURCHISON RIVER LODGE
The MURCHISON RIVER LODGE is located on the southern bank of the Nile RiVer. Here family cottages can be rented, as well as tenting accommodation. They also have cleared sites to do self-camping complete with cooking areas and showers. Murchison River Lodge has a bar and restaurant as well as a swimming pool and craft shop.