3 DAYS BIG 5 GAME VIEWING (ZIWA RHINO SANCTUARY AND MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK)

3 Days

This is a 2 nights/3days Safari that takes you to Murchison falls national park in Uganda.The park is the largest national park in Uganda and the Murchison Falls sits as the jewel in the crown of the protected area. The falls was named after a president of the Royal Geographical Society and is the main attraction.

Murchison Falls is a fantastic spectacle with water violently crashing through the narrow, rocky gorge. The falls ejects water from the Victoria Nile River through a 6 meter wide chute, which cascades down 30 meters to the Nile River. Because of the spray of water, you can see a constant rainbow over the falls adding to the spectacle of this must-visit Ugandan attraction.

The Safari offers big 5 game viewing of mammals like Lions, Elephant, leopard, buffaloes and Rhinos at Ziwa rhino sanctuary, The Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary protects Uganda’s only wild rhinos and is located just north of Kampala near the famous Murchison Falls, the sanctuary protects rhinos while they breed and grow. Numerous antelope species like Jackson heart beast, impala, Uganda kobs beast and many more bird species along rolling savannah plains of Buligi sector.

The Safari also features classical boat/launch cruise along the Nile River to the bottom of Murchison falls for sighting of aquatic Nile hippos and crocodiles as wild game animals like elephants, buffaloes, gather at the banks in search for drinking water together with water birds like shoebill stork, saddle billed stork, goliath heron ,African fish eagle, African jacana, African skimmer among others.

Trip Overview

This is a 2 nights/3days Safari that takes you to Murchison falls national park in Uganda.The park is the largest national park in Uganda and the Murchison Falls sits as the jewel in the crown of the protected area. The falls was named after a president of the Royal Geographical Society and is the main attraction.

Murchison Falls is a fantastic spectacle with water violently crashing through the narrow, rocky gorge. The falls ejects water from the Victoria Nile River through a 6 meter wide chute, which cascades down 30 meters to the Nile River. Because of the spray of water, you can see a constant rainbow over the falls adding to the spectacle of this must-visit Ugandan attraction.

The Safari offers big 5 game viewing of mammals like Lions, Elephant, leopard, buffaloes and Rhinos at Ziwa rhino sanctuary, The Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary protects Uganda’s only wild rhinos and is located just north of Kampala near the famous Murchison Falls, the sanctuary protects rhinos while they breed and grow. Numerous antelope species like Jackson heart beast, impala, Uganda kobs beast and many more bird species along rolling savannah plains of Buligi sector.

 

The Safari also features classical boat/launch cruise along the Nile River to the bottom of Murchison falls for sighting of aquatic Nile hippos and crocodiles as wild game animals like elephants, buffaloes, gather at the banks in search for drinking water together with water birds like shoebill stork ,saddle billed stork, goliath heron, African fish eagle ,African jacana, African skimmer among others.

 

Trip Highlights

  • DAY 1: Pick up from the Hotel and Transfer to Murchison falls national park with visit to Ziwa rhino sanctuary
  • DAY 2: Morning game drive and afternoon boat cruise, Hike and view the Falls
  • DAY 3: Transfer back to Kampala

Itinerary

After an early morning breakfast at the hotel connect with the driver and guide, embark on a 305km (4-5hours)) drive to northwest of Uganda to Murchison falls national park with a with a stopover at Ziwa rhino sanctuary, the proud home to Uganda’s only wild white rhino totaling to 33 in number, embark on 2 hours on foot rhino trekking in a company of an experienced ranger guide. Retreat from the activity and have lunch at Ziwa, proceed to Murchison falls national park; enter the park through northern wangkwar gate along kampala-arua road. Check in, relax, have dinner and overnight.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After an early morning breakfast at 6:30 am, we shall embark for scenic buligi game drive taking about 3-4 hours through the savannah plains in the northern sector of the park where we shall sight African bush elephant, cape buffaloes, Rothschild giraffe, giraffes, Jackson heart beast, Uganda kobs as well as cats like lions, leopards, hyenas and many others then after which we return to the lodge for relaxation and lunch.

In the afternoon link up with guide and connect  to paraa jetty  for 2 -3hours evening boat cruise  along the world’s longest river offering  magnificent sightings of aquatic mammals like hippos snorting everywhere and giant crocodiles lurk menacingly from the  sand bars as elephants play in water in company of lots of water birds like shoebill often seen. Disembark the cruise and hike to the top of the falls where you will have clear views of the “devils cauldron” where the Nile water violently crashes through the narrow, rocky gorge. The falls ejects water from the Victoria Nile River through a 6 meter wide chute, which cascades down 30 meters to the Nile River. Retreat from the activity and return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

 

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After an early morning breakfast embark, on a journey back to Kampala. With an en-route lunch, then proceed to Kampala with scenic views, plantations, and local markets.

Breakfast, Lunch

FAQS ABOUT THIS TRIP

What can i carry for Rhino tracking?

– Hiking boots.
– Camera and extra batteries.
– Long trousers, long sleeved shirt.
– Sunglasses and a hat.
– Water bottle.

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3 DAYS BIG 5 GAME VIEWING (ZIWA RHINO SANCTUARY AND MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK)
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  • Bus , Car
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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