Two Nights/ Three Days
Depart Kampala at midday taking a panoramic drive north-west through the famous Luwero Triangle. Overnight at Masindi Hotel, FB.
Murchison Falls Protected Area (MFPA) comprises of Murchison Falls National Park (MFNP), Budungu and Karuma Wildlife Reserves. Murchison Falls National Park derives its name from the Murchison Falls where the mighty River Nile explodes through a narrow gorge and flows down to become a placid river whose banks are thronged with hippos, crocodiles, waterbucks and buffaloes. The vegetation is characterized by savannah, riverine forest and woodland. Wildlife includes lions, leopards, elephants, giraffes, buffaloes, hartebeests, oribis, Uganda kobs, chimpanzees and many bird species including the rare shoebill.
Early morning drive to Murchison Falls National Park departing at 7am after breakfast..
One of the highlights of a visit to Murchison Falls National Park is the launch trip from Paraa to the foot of Murchison Falls. Hippos and crocodiles are abundant and you will see birds like herons, cormorants, ducks, bee-eaters, fish eagles, kingfishers and sometimes the rare Shoebill. The launch trip from Paraa to the falls (17km) and back takes about three hours. A boat trip from Paraa to the Delta (28km) and back takes about four to five hours and you can see a similar variety of animals and birds. The boat trip is scheduled for 0900hr and 1400hr every day. After the launch trip enjoy a packed lunch before heading out for an afternoon game drive.
Enjoy your game drive in search for giraffes, lions, hart beasts, elephants, Cape buffalo and many other mammals. Birds include the Black Chested Snake Eagle, Blue Napped Mousebirds, the Secretary bird, Swallow Tailed Bee-eaters and the Silver Headed Agama.
After your game drive you will head back to Masindi Hotel arriving at approximately 7pm in time to freshen up for dinner and your overnight stay at the hotel.
Optional Excursion (within time allowance) is a trip to the Top of the Falls. Trails around the top of the Falls go right up to the water’s edge. You have the opportunity to hike to the top of the falls from the boat landing and to get to the narrow gorge through which the river explodes into the falls.
Depart in the morning after a leisurely breakfast enroute to Kampala with a stop over at the Rhino Sanctuary.
Prices available upon request based on the size of the group.
Rates include: 2 nights full board (breakfast, lunch* and dinner) accommodation at Masindi Hotel, transportation as per the itinerary, driver/guide, park entry fees, game drive and ferry crossing and drive to top of the falls (time permitting)
Note: A packed lunch will be provided on day 2 and 3.
Please note rates do not include boat launch (this is payable to UWA before the boat launch.
All items of a personal nature are also not included.
Please note itinerary is subject to change as launch trip will only run weather permitting.