The popular 5-day Murchison Falls safari is a 3-night/2-day safari in the Murchison Falls National Park offering open vehicle game drives with an experienced Msafiri tours safari guide. Includes a night drive and guided bush walk. Spend two nights at the safari camp, giving you the best game-viewing opportunities. Contact us now to book early to avoid disappointment!
There are countless attractions to see and explore in Uganda, but one of the most breathtaking is Murchison Falls National Park. With its stunning landscapes, diverse wildlife, and incredible natural wonders, a 5-day safari to Murchison Falls is an experience you will never forget.
Day 1: Arrival and Transfer to the Park
Upon your arrival in Uganda, you will be warmly welcomed by your guide who will transfer you to Murchison Falls National Park. Enjoy the scenic drive as you pass through rural villages and lush countryside. Once you reach the park, settle into your accommodation and prepare for the adventure ahead.
Day 2: Game Drives and Wildlife Encounters
Wake up early for a thrilling game drive through the park. Murchison Falls is home to a wide variety of wildlife, including elephants, giraffes, lions, leopards, and buffalos. Keep your camera ready as you might spot some of the park’s famous residents, such as the Rothschild’s giraffe or the elusive shoebill stork.
In the afternoon, take a boat cruise along the Nile River to the base of the falls. As you cruise along the river, marvel at the abundant birdlife and enjoy the panoramic views. Get up close to the powerful Murchison Falls as the water cascades down from a height of 43 meters, creating a magnificent spectacle.
Day 3: Chimpanzee Trekking and Nature Walks
Embark on a chimpanzee trekking experience in the Budongo Forest Reserve. Follow experienced guides as they lead you through the forest in search of these playful primates. Observe their natural behaviours, take photos, and learn about their conservation.
Afterwards, explore the park on foot with a guided nature walk. Discover the park’s diverse ecosystems, including savannah, riverine forests, and swamps. Along the way, your guide will point out various plant and animal species, providing fascinating insights into the park’s biodiversity.
Day 4: Nile Delta Exploration and Bird Watching
Today, venture to the northern part of the park to explore the Nile Delta. This lush wetland is a haven for birdwatchers, with over 450 species recorded. Look out for rare and endemic birds such as the Shoebill and the Goliath Heron. Enjoy a peaceful and serene boat ride as you navigate the tranquil waters of the delta.
Day 5: Cultural Tour and Departure
Immerse yourself in the local culture with a visit to nearby communities. Interact with the local people, learn about their traditions, and participate in traditional dances or crafts. This cultural experience provides a unique insight into the rich heritage of the region.
After the cultural tour, it is time to bid farewell to Murchison Falls National Park. Your guide will transfer you back to your accommodation or to the airport for your onward journey.
A 5-day safari to Murchison Falls is an adventure that combines thrilling wildlife encounters, breathtaking natural beauty, and cultural experiences. Immerse yourself in the wonders of one of Uganda’s most iconic national parks and create memories that will last a lifetime.
The tour starts and ends in Entebbe Uganda and Kampala.
• Game viewing
• White rhino tracking
• Launch cruise
• Hike to the top of Murchison fall
As your 5-day safari to Murchison Falls comes to an end, take a moment to reflect on the incredible experiences you have had. The memories of encounters with wildlife, the serenity of the Nile River, and the beauty of the falls will stay with you long after you leave. Murchison Falls National Park is a true paradise for nature lovers and an adventure like no other.