Murchison Falls National Park is Uganda’s largest national park measuring about 3,840 square kilometers (1,480 sq mi). Together with the neighboring Bugungu Wildlife Reserve and the Karuma Wildlife Reserve. The park is part of the 5,308 square kilometers (2,049 sq mi) Murchison Falls Conservation Area (MFCA). Murchison Falls National Park is located in Masindi District in western Uganda and in Amuru in northern Uganda. The park is a habitat to a large number of African wild animals including Water buffalo, elephant, Crocodile, Lion, Leopard, Hippopotamus, Antelope, Giraffes, Uganda Kob, Oribi and other animals. The Nile River, within the park, is a home to a variety of water birds, including the uncommon Shoe bill stork.
MURCHISON FALLS SAFARI 3 DAYS
DAY 1: Drive to Murchison Falls National Park
Set off from Kampala for Murchison falls national park. You will drive via Luwero, Nakasongola and Masindi district. The trip will provide you with a extensive eye-catching panoramas and then arrive at the park in the afternoon. Drive to the top of the falls where the Nile perfects its splendor. Here you will see the calm Nile dipping its self through a narrow gap to fall a gap of about 150 feet down mixing up out a loud white water, an incredible view! Cross over the Nile River by ferry for dinner and overnight at Paraa Safari Lodge or you can also stay at Red Chillies or Sambiya Lodge.
DAY 2: Game Drive Tour, Launch Cruise
After breakfast, start an early morning game drive before dawn to catch up with the early risers. This exciting game drive will offer you with animals like the jackals, hyenas, giraffes, lions, antelopes, elephants and the Uganda kob among others. You will rest from the game drive for anything to eat and later on lunch. The afternoon time will be for an open launch cruise. The boat trip will take you to the bottom of the falls where animals like the buffaloes, hippos, crocodiles, elephants and plenty of water birds like fish eagles and rare shoebills and many more will not escape your sight. Retire for overnight and dinner.
DAY 3: Chimpanzee Trekking in Budongo (Optional) and drive to Kampala
Get ready for an early excursion to Budongo Forest. You will take part in an early morning walk in this vast forest where you will get to see a variety of primates and chimpanzees. This forest has one of the highest primate concentrations in the whole world. You will see families of chimpanzees, baboons, colobus monkeys and other primates swinging freely between the forest trees. Retreat back to the lodge. Have a rest, then lunch and head back to Kampala where you arrive in the evening.