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3-Days Murchison Falls National Park

Murchison Falls National Park

 MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK.

Murchison Falls National Park is located in northwestern Uganda, along the course of the Victoria Nile River. The park covers an area of approximately 3,840 square kilometers, making it Uganda's largest national park. The park is characterized by a diverse range of habitats, including savanna grasslands, dense forests, wetlands, and the dramatic Murchison Falls.The iconic Murchison Falls is where the Victoria Nile River forces its way through a narrow 7-meter gap in the rift valley escarpment, creating a magnificent waterfall with a 43-meter drop.Murchison Falls is home to an incredible array of wildlife, including over 76 mammal species and 451 bird species. Key species include elephants, giraffes, hippos, Nile crocodiles, Uganda kobs, hartebeests, and chimpanzees. The park is particularly famous for its healthy population of Nile crocodiles and the rare shoebill stork.

3-DAYS & 2-NIGHTS

DAY 1: KAMPALA TO MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK

  • Begin your day with an early morning journey towards Murchison Falls National Park.
  • Enjoy a stopover lunch and explore the Zirwa Rhino Sanctuary, where Uganda's only white rhinos reside.
  • Trained rangers will lead you on an exciting rhino-tracking adventure, ensuring your safety as you get up close to observe these magnificent creatures.
DAY 2: MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK
  • Early morning game drive: Enjoy a hearty breakfast before an early morning game drive at Murchison Falls National Park.
  • This is the best time to spot big game such as elephants, giraffes, lions, and a variety of antelope species as they are most active in the cool morning hours.
  • Boat cruise to the base of the falls: After your game drive, head to the Nile River for a boat cruise to the base of the Murchison Falls.
  • As you cruise along the river, keep an eye out for hippos, Nile crocodiles, and a variety of birds.
  • The boat will take you right to the base of the powerful Murchison Falls, where you can marvel at the sheer force of the Nile as it squeezes through the narrow 7-meter gap.
  • Embark on a guided hike up to the top of the Murchison Falls. This moderately strenuous hike offers incredible views of the falls and the surrounding landscape.
  • At the top, you'll be rewarded with a breathtaking panoramic view of the dramatic waterfall.
  • Enjoy a delicious picnic lunch at one of the scenic viewpoints near the top of the falls. Take in the views while you refuel for the rest of your safari activities.
  • After lunch, visit the Uhuru Memorial, which commemorates Ugandan independence.
  • Later explore the park's visitor center to learn more about the park's history, ecology, and conservation efforts.
DAY 3: MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK TO KAMPALA.
  • Start the day with a guided nature walk in the park, exploring the lush forest and spotting various bird species and plants.
  • Return to your camp/lodge for lunch and then depart for Kampala, stopping at various points along the way to rest and enjoy the views.
  • Evening: Arrive back in Kampala and transfer to Entebbe International Airport for your departure flight.
Inclusions
  • Meet, Greet, and Assist services.
  • Full board accommodation while on Safari.
  • Game drives in the parks and game reserves visited.
  • A professional driver/guide.
  • Transport in a comfortable safari vehicle with a pop-up roof for game viewing.
  • Drinking water while on safari.
  • Two airport transfers in a comfortable vehicle.
Exclusions
  • Park fees to the parks and game reserves visited unless otherwise stated.
  • Soft and alcoholic drinks.
  • Maasai cultural village visit and other optional activities.
  • Laundry and telephone expenses.
  • Tips to service providers.
  • Any activities not mentioned in the itinerary.
Essential Travel Tips for Your East African Adventure

Clothing On Safari

Make sure you pack different layers of clothes. During the day temperatures may vary and wearing different layers makes it easy to quickly adapt to weather changes. Pack protective clothing against the sun and mosquitoes. Also don’t forget your swimming clothes and a poncho and/or a raincoat to stay dry during unexpected rain showers.

Sunglasses

Sunglasses are another essential item to pack for a safari in Kenya. The sun can be pretty harsh, so protecting your eyes from the glare is necessary. We recommend packing a pair of polarized sunglasses that will reduce glare and provide 100% UV protection.

Hat

A hat is a must-have item when going on a safari in East Africa. Not only will it protect you from the harsh sun, but it will also keep your head cool and prevent mosquito bites. We recommend packing a wide-brimmed hat to provide maximum protection against the sun. A baseball cap or visor will do the trick if you don’t have a wide-brimmed hat.

Insect Repellent

Remember to pack insect repellent! Mosquitoes are everywhere in Kenya, so protecting yourself from bites is essential. Pack a strong insect repellent that contains at least 30% DEET. Apply the repellent liberally all over your body, especially in areas where mosquitoes are known to bite, such as the ankles, wrists, and neck.

Single Use Plastic

The import of plastic is banned in several countries in East Africa. When traveling, ensure you don’t carry plastic bags or other disposable plastic items. We fully support this change and recommend you bring your drinking bottle to refill with the water we provide on your safari. If you have any questions about which items are allowed in the country of arrival, do not hesitate to ask us!

Tipping on safari

Although not mandatory, tipping is an expression of your gratitude and appreciation for your guide and other staff making your safari more memorable.

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We offer safaris ranging from Budget safaris, Mid-Range & Luxury Safaris, Wildlife Photographic Safaris, Beach Vacations, as well as Mountain Climbing adventures. We also offer city excursions, hotel bookings & airport transfers. We customize itineraries to meet all the client’s requests and interests. Kairi Tours & Safaris additionally offers daily group joining safaris that can be booked by solo travelers. The company has its fleet of safari vehicles and a budget-tented camp, Rhino Tourist Camp, located in the world-famous Masai Mara National Reserve.
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