2 Days Murchison Falls Safari – Boat Cruise, Game Drives, & Ziwa Rhino Tracking

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African Elephants in Murchison Falls National Park

Safari Overview

Book this 2 Days Murchison Falls safari if you’re looking for a rewarding safari in Uganda to see wild animals but have only a couple of days free.

Murchison Falls National Park is Uganda’s biggest park and hosts a huge variety of wildlife.

The longest river in the world (River Nile) crosses through the park on which the world’s strongest waterfalls (the Murchison Falls) are located.

You’ll, therefore, visit the top of the falls and take a relaxing boat cruise to the bottom of the falls. You’ll have fantastic sights of Hippos and Nile Crocodiles – plus (thanks to a bird list of over 450 species) amazing bird watching.

On this 2 Days Murchison Falls Safari you’ll also do a game drive in the beautiful savannah. You’ll have a chance to see giraffes, lions, hippos, elephants, buffaloes, warthogs, Hartebeest, Oribi, Uganda Kobs, Leopards, Waterbuck, bushbuck, and much more as the checklist of mammals reaches 76 species.

This 2 days Uganda safari also offers wild rhino tracking on foot in Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. It is a great opportunity to see all African Big Five animals in Uganda.

Featured Safari Activities

  • Visiting the top of Murchison Falls
  • Boat cruise to the bottom of Murchison Falls
  • Savannah game drive
  • Rhino tracking on foot

Safari Highlights

Day 1: Travel To Murchison Falls National Park. Visit To The Top Of Murchison Falls And Boat Cruise To The Bottom Of The Falls.

Day 2: Morning Game Drive in Murchison Falls National Park. Travel Back To Kampala – Stopover At Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary For Rhino Tracking.

Detailed Safari Itinerary

Day 1: Travel To Murchison Falls National Park. Visit To The Top Of Murchison Falls And Boat Cruise To The Bottom Of The Falls.

Your 2 Days Murchison Falls Safari will start at 6.30 am. Your tour driver/guide will pick you up from your place of stay in Kampala and take you on a drive of approximately 5 hours northwest to Murchison Falls National Park.

You’ll drive past vibrant roadside markets, quite rural villages and the impressive landscapes of Nakasongola district.

On arrival, you will top of Murchison Falls and marvel at world’s strongest waterfalls. They are not very big or wide like some you may have seen before.

But think of the world’s longest river which is about 50m wide crashing through an 8 m rocky gap, forcing in it some 300 cubic meters of water per second before plunging 43m below. It is a truly magical sight!

After this amazing activity, you will connect to Paraa Jetty to catch up with relaxing afternoon 3 hour boat cruise to the bottom of the falls.

This is surely the highlight of any Uganda tour to Murchison Falls Park.

It’s an absolute must-do! The cruise gently takes you along an archetypically African stretch of the Nile, fringed by Borassus palms, acacia woodland, and mahogany trees, before finally docking a few meters away from the thundering falls, where you will stop for some great photo opportunities.

You’ll view huge Nile crocodiles basking in the sun as they lie in wait for the unsuspecting Antelope that wanders to the river for a drink. You see many hippos, elephants, buffaloes, and waterbucks.

You’ll also see l00s of birds, including brightly-colored Bee-eaters, Spoonbills, Herons, Kingfishers, Fish eagles, and – if you’re very lucky – you can even see the prehistoric-looking Shoebill.

Retreat from the activity and connect to the lodge for relaxation, dinner, and overnight.

Accommodation:

Luxury: Paraa Safari lodge/Chobe Safari Lodge/Nile Safari Lodge

Standard: Pakuba Safari Lodge/Murchison River Lodge

Budget: Hornbill Bush Lodge/Red Chilli Rest Camp

Meal Plan: Lunch & Dinner

Drive Distance & Time: Approx. 311km/5 hours

Day 2: Morning Safari In Murchison Falls National Park And Travel Back To Kampala

Day two of your 2 Days Murchison Falls Safari will start with an early breakfast at the lodge. You will then off on a game drive in the park’s northern section.

This sector of the park features beautiful savanna grasslands dotted with borassus palms and acacia trees. It is home to Lions, Leopards, Buffalos, Elephants, Giraffes, Hyenas; numerous antelopes, Hippos, Patas Monkey, Olive Baboon and Nile Crocodiles.

Of course, there are birds here too!

Over 450 species have been recorded in the park, including incredible Shoebills, the rare Pel’s Fishing Owl, Saddle-billed Stork, Grey crowned cranes, African Dwarf Kingfisher, Goliath Heron, Ground Hornbill, Whistling Cisticola, to name just a few. After the game drive, you’ll leave for Kampala.

You will stop over at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. Here, you will be welcomed and taken to the wild on foot to track the white Rhinos.

You will have the opportunity to encounter Uganda’s only wild Rhinos that were reintroduced in the year 2005 following their extinction in the year 1982.

Trekking the 32 southern white Rhinos that thrive in their natural savannah thicket as you walk past beautiful flora, amazing landscapes and birds presents a rewarding encounter that is worth undertaking.

Retreat from the activity, enjoy lunch and continue on the drive to Kampala arriving to mark the end of the 2 Days Murchison Falls Safari in Uganda.

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