AJT033 - Murchison Falls

HIGHLIGTS

Highlights………………

 

·          Visit Murchison Falls National Park – Uganda’s largest park.

·          Boat ride experience on the base of Murchison Falls where the Nile thunders through a small 7 meter gap plunging 43 meters into Lake Albert.

·          You have the option of getting off the boat and hiking up the side of the falls to the top.

 

More to explore……………

 

Activities: Game drives, boat ride and optional hiking in Murchison Falls National Park.

Sustainable Tourism:  Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

Bragging Rights:  You got to see Murchison and walk with the rhinos.

Accommodation: 2 nights in tourist class hotels.

Transport: 4WD vehicles and boat.

Escort: Local tour leader/ guide

Suggest: Combine with safari in Kenya or Tanzania or Rwanda

Day Location Accommodation Board Activity
1 Uganda Murchison River Lodge BB FLT, TRSF, LE
2 Murchison Falls Park Murchison River Lodge LDBB GT, VI, LE
3 Ruhengeri/Kigali Departure   TRSF, FLT

 

L-Lunch, D-Dinner, BB-Bed and breakfast, LDBB-Lunch, dinner, bed and breakfast, TRSF-Transfer, VI-Visit, FLT-Flight, GT-Gorilla Trekking, LE-Leisure

 

 

Day 01- Kampala – Murchison falls National Park via Ziwa Rhino sanctuary.

Travel Time: 300 km, 6 hours (2.5 hours to Ziwa)

 

After breakfast, your guide from Africa Journeys Escapes will meet you at your hotel and drive you to Murchison Falls National Park, stopping en route at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. Uganda’s rhinos became extinct in the early 1980s, after a period of civil unrest and heavy poaching.  Ziwa was established over ten years ago to breed black and white rhinos, and restore the populations in Uganda’s National Parks.  Ziwa offers visitors the rare opportunity to take a walking safari with the rhinos and be only mere feet from them!

 

After lunch you will continue on to Murchison Falls, entering the park you will drive to the Nile River, catching a ferry across to reach your lodge. Dinner and overnight at Murchison River Lodge or similar (LDBB).

 

Day 02- Murchison falls: Activities; - game drives and boat trip.

This morning you will depart for an early morning game drive across the rolling plains of Uganda’s largest National Park.  The 3,893 sq km park is home to a range of animals, and you will have a chance of viewing some of the Park’s residents including lions, giraffes, hartebeest, buffalo, and elephants.  For the birders amongst you, these areas support the secretary bird and the black chested snake eagle, to name a few. 

 

In the afternoon, go for a boat trip to the base of Murchison Falls, where the Nile thunders through a small 7 meter gap plunging 43 meters into Lake Albert.  The banks of the Nile are densely populated with crocodiles, hippopotamus, and a range of other wildlife that come to the river to drink. There is also the option of getting off the boat and hiking up the side of the falls to the top. Optional activities includes Falls Hike and Mubako Cultural Performance. Dinner and overnight at Murchison River Lodge or similar (LDBB).

 

Days 03- Murchison falls – Kampala

Have breakfast and then drive back to Kampala passing via the top of the falls where you can get a closer look and the falls before departing back to Kampala for the evening.

 

End of our services

INCLUDES & EXCLUDES

Price includes

2 Nights accommodation at Murchison River Lodge

Transfers

1 gorilla permit

 

Added Value:

Complimentary Africa Journeys pen

Complimentary Africa Journeys Safari Hat

Complimentary 30 days Flying Doctors’ membership within East Africa

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