3 Day Murchison Falls National Park Tour & Chimp Tracking

3 Day Murchison Falls Tour is an interesting short safari that sees you visit one of Uganda’s largest national parks filled with multiple attractions. Among the high lights of the safari include: Game drives in the park seeing lions, buffaloes, giraffes, warthogs, antelopes, elusive leopards, and many more, Top of the falls hike, launch cruise on the Nile spotting several wildlife not excluding crocodiles, hippos and birds.

Briefs about Murchison Falls National Park

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, waterbucks, buffaloes, and crocodiles.

Game Drive on Murchison Falls National Park

Game Drive on Murchison Falls National Park

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 your 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 downtime at your accommodation.

Brief Itinerary – 3 Day Murchison Falls Tour

  • Day 1: Depart from Kampala, chimp tracking in Budongo then proceed to Murchison Falls National Park
  • Day 2: Morning game drive and Boat cruise
  • Day 3: Transfer back to Kampala via Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

Detailed Itinerary – 3 Day Murchison Falls Tour

Day 1: Departure from Kampala, Chimp tracking in Budongo then proceed to Murchison Falls National Park

Chimpanzee tracking in Budongo Forest

Chimpanzee tracking in Budongo Forest

After breakfast, we drive to Kaniyo Pabidi for chimp tracking then later transfer to the hotel for hot lunch via the top of the falls visit and in the evening, we shall do a short game drive searching for wildlife like Nubian giraffes, African savannah elephants, Common baboons, spotted hyena, Oribi then later return to the hotel.

Overnight at Pakuba Safari Lodge, Paara Safari Lodge, Nile Safari Lodge, Parkside Safari Lodge

Meal Plan:  Lunch and Dinner

Day 2: Morning game drive and boat cruise

After breakfast, we embark on early morning game viewing of animals like Lelwel’s hartebeest, Bohor’s reedbuck, and common warthogs among others. Then later return to the hotel for hot lunch before taking on the afternoon boat cruise to the bottom of the falls in searches of more aquatic life like hippos, Nile crocodiles, Nile monitor lizards, and many animals descending on the river banks and some Red-throated bee-eaters nesting at the Nyamunsingiri cliff. After the cruise, we take a short game drive back heading back to the lodge.

Overnight at Pakuba Safari Lodge, Paara Safari Lodge, Nile Safari Lodge, Parkside Safari Lodge

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 3: Transfer back to Kampala

Today we drive back to Kampala making a stopover at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for rhino tracking an activity that takes about 2 hours then we shall have lunch at Kabalega diners. After lunch, we drive back to Kampala for your safe flight back home or hotel drop off and hence bringing the trip to an end.

End of 3 Day Murchison falls Tour

What is included;

  • Transport- tour vehicle, fuel, and driver
  • Full board accommodation for the nights
  • Entrance fees.
  • All activities.
  • Bottled drinking water

What is not included

  • Visas
  • Air ticket
  • Personal expenses.
  • Cost for anything that is not mentioned in the itinerary.