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Spend four days searching for exotic wildlife in the tropical Murchison Falls National Park. Journey into Uganda's Murchison Falls National Park and explore this fantastic place that is divided by the Nile and filled with remarkable birds, animals and plants.

Itinerary Highlights

  • Private, guided 4x4 road safari
  • Boar cruise on the Nile 
  • View the mighty Murchison Falls
  • Go bird watching along walking trails

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1

Begin your adventure in Kampala

Depart the bustling city of Kampala for the lush, tropical seclusion of the Murchison Falls National Park and the small, intimate Nile Safari Camp.

The park is bisected by the mighty Nile River, and home to some truly spectacular sights. As the river squeezes through a seven-metre gap in a cleft of rock, it sets off sudden, violent explosions of white water, resulting in the dramatic Murchison Falls and the most powerful natural water flow on earth.

The river is rich in wildlife, including hippo and some of Africa's largest crocodile, but the rare shoebill stalk truly demands one's attention. These metre-high birds are solitary and reserved, with large, strong beaks capable of crushing small crocodiles.

Day 2

Game viewing in Murchison Falls

Wake to the sounds of the river and get ready for a half-day game drive along the northern banks of the Nile, providing the chance to see elephant, giraffe, lion and an impressive variety of birds.

Return to camp for lunch and some relaxation, before embarking on a Nile cruise which promises some exhilarating encounters with the local wildlife.

Day 3

See chimps in the Forest

Take a relaxing morning walk under the leafy canopy of the Budongo Forest as you try to spot some of the 600 to 700 chimpanzees that call this shady, green sanctuary home. Your guide will help you search for the local chimpanzee communities, as well as blue monkeys, colobus monkeys and forest baboons.

Return to the lodge for a well-deserved lunch, after which you're free to spend the afternoon as you please. Go on another game drive if you like, or simply spend time relaxing by the pool.

Day 4

Day of departure

Embark on a final morning game drive in the northern area of the park before beginning your trip back to Kampala. Enjoy a relaxed lunch at one of the small towns en route, arriving in the capital city in the late afternoon.

Inclusions

  • Visit to Murchison Falls National Park to view the Falls
  • English-speaking driver/guide
  • Entrance fees and ranger fees for national parks
  • Ground transport per private 4WD safari vehicle (Land Cruiser)
  • Game drives on the northern bank of the Nile
  • Guided nature walk in Budongo Forest
  • 3 nights at Nile Safari Camp on full board basis
  • Boat cruise on the Nile
  • Bottled mineral water throughout the safari
  • Permit for chimp tracking in Budongo Forest
  • AMREF insurance

Exclusions

  • International flights
  • Airport taxes
  • All meals and drinks not specified
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

Tour Rates

  • dates rates from
  • 01 Apr 2014 - 31 May 2014 $1925
  • 01 Jun 2014 - 30 Jun 2014 $2035
  • 01 Jul 2014 - 31 Oct 2014 $2150
  • 01 Nov 2014 - 30 Nov 2014 $2040
  • 01 Dec 2014 - 31 Dec 2014 $2150

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

Emma Harrop

Emma Harrop

Africa Safari Expert

"You feel very off-the-beaten-track when up in Murchison Falls! Falling asleep listening to the frogs on the nile at the Nile Safari camp was a highlight for me, as well as hiking up Murchison Falls, & spotting lion in the National Park."

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$1925

Per person sharing

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