3 Days Murchison Falls & Rhino Tracking Safari Overview

This safari involves visiting Murchison Falls National Park, with a stopover at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary to track the endangered rhinos. After the tracking, later proceed to Murchison Falls National Park and head straight to view the top of the falls. The following day will kick start with an early morning game drive in the park and later head for the boat cruise on the Nile.

Game Drive in Murchison Falls National Park

An elephant spotted during a game drive


Brief itinerary

  • Day 1: Pickup from your hotel/airport pickup/transfer to Murchison Falls National Park
  • Day 2: Game drive and Boat cruise-Murchison
  • Day 3: End of safari

Detailed itinerary

Day 1: Kampala>Murchison Falls National Park. Your safari guide will pick you up from the hotel after breakfast, brief you about the safari, and embark on your journey, passing through Luwero as the guide narrates to you the story of the liberation wars in Luwero and how it led to the rise of the current Ugandan government. You will have a stopover at Ziwa rhino sanctuary. Upon arrival at the sanctuary, you will head out to the bush in search of white rhinos. The tracking may take about three hours. After the tracking, you will have lunch and continue with the journey to the park. On arrival, you will drive to the top of the falls for a brief experience and photography. After this experience, you will drive to the lodge for check-in and overnight.

Ziwa rhino sanctuary

A rhino playing in mud


Day 2: Game drive and boat cruise. Arise early in the morning, have breakfast, and head for an early morning game drive in the savannah in search of wildlife such as giraffes, buffaloes, lions, hyenas, elephants, kobs, lelwel’s hartebeests, warthogs, and many more and birds like Black-headed Lapwing, Blue-headed Coucal, Giant kingfisher, Swamp flycatcher, Abyssinian ground hornbill, Red-throated bee-eater, Black-billed barbet, Denham’s bustard and others. The game drive is conducted preferably in the northern sector.

After the game drive, you will return to the lodge for lunch and transfer to the boat docking site for another thrilling activity (boat cruise on the Nile). The launch cruise will grant you an eccentric view of the Nile, amidst the encounter of the huge Nile crocodiles, hippos, and several other wildlife and birds’ species on the shores. After the boat cruise, you will return to the lodge for dinner and an overnight stay

Day 3: Murchison Falls National Park>Kampala. Get up in the morning to a relaxed breakfast, winding up your safari. Check out of your lodge and embark on the journey back to Kampala or Entebbe via Karuma falls and Karuma forest reserve, arriving in time for lunch. After your lunch, optional drop off at your hotel or at the airport for your flight.

Accommodation is booked in accordance with your preferences and depending on your budget and availability. 

Package includes

  • Pick-up and drop-off in Kampala
  • Transport in a 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Services of an English speaking driver-guide
  • All park entrance fees
  • Bottled water (2 bottles per day)
  • Meals included till dinner

Package excludes

  • Activities not listed in the itinerary
  • Laundry services
  • Tips
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fees