4 Days Murchison Falls

Durations4 Days

Tour TypeUganda Safari

Explore Tours

Embark on a thrilling 4-day Murchison Falls adventure, one of Uganda’s finest wildlife safaris that offers an exceptional opportunity to explore and experience the wonders of Murchison Falls National Park. This comprehensive 4-day, 3-night Murchison Falls tour includes guided game drives, a mesmerizing boat cruise, chimpanzee tracking in Kaniyo-Pabidi Forest, a visit to the top of the falls, and rhino tracking during an en-route stopover at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary.

Murchison Falls National Park, located in the northwestern part of Uganda, stands as the largest among Uganda’s ten national parks, spanning over 3,840 square kilometers. The park takes its name from the magnificent Murchison Falls, where the Victoria Nile dramatically forces its way through a narrow 7-8 meter gorge. It is a remarkable destination for wildlife enthusiasts, boasting a substantial population of Rothschild giraffes, lions, Nile crocodiles, hippos, over 451 bird species (including the iconic shoebill stork), leopards, elephants, warthogs, and much more.

Tour Schedule Details

Begin your day with a hearty breakfast, followed by a journey to Murchison Falls National Park, estimated to take approximately 6 hours of driving. Along the way, you’ll have the opportunity to track white rhinos at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, a significant conservation effort. After your rhino tracking experience, continue your journey, with lunch provided in Masindi town.

Upon arrival at Murchison Falls National Park, you’ll be transferred to your chosen lodge within or around the park, including options such as Paraa Safari Lodge/Bakers Lodge (luxury), Pakuba Safari Lodge/Heritage Lodge (mid-range), or Fort Murchison/Red Chilli Camp (budget).

Start your day with an early breakfast and embark on a guided game drive, a highlight of your 4-day Murchison Falls adventure. In a 4WD vehicle with a pop-up roof, you’ll have 2-3 hours to enjoy exceptional wildlife viewing. Antelope families, giraffes, lions, elephants, leopards, warthogs, and more await your discovery.

Return to your lodge for a leisurely lunch, and in the afternoon, set out for a boat or launch cruise along the Nile extension. The cruise offers opportunities for wildlife sightings, including hippos, crocodiles, and a variety of aquatic birds. Later, trek to the top of the falls, where you can capture panoramic views, take photographs, and witness the majestic power of the falls as it roars and forms the ‘Devil’s Cauldron.’ Enjoy a relaxing evening, dinner, and an overnight stay at your chosen lodge.

After a hearty breakfast, leave your lodge for a briefing on the rules for chimpanzee tracking in Budongo Forest. At 8:00 am, your chimpanzee trek with a knowledgeable guide begins, taking you on a 2-4-hour journey to encounter these incredible primates. Upon locating the chimpanzees, you’ll have a precious 1-hour face-to-face interaction with them.

After this enchanting experience, return for a relaxed afternoon and lunch. In the evening, you can take a walk in the nearby community, especially Boomu (optional), or simply unwind and share your experiences at Budongo Eco-Lodge.

Savor a leisurely breakfast and then depart from Budongo Forest for your journey back to Kampala/Entebbe via Luweero, with an estimated travel time of about 6 hours.

This marks the conclusion of your 4-day Murchison Falls adventure in northwestern Uganda, filled with wildlife encounters, stunning landscapes, and unforgettable moments. Book now and experience the magic of Murchison Falls National Park!