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3 Days Murchison Via Ziwa Sanctuary Tour

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Murchison Falls Wildlife Safari via Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

Our safari guide will pick you from the hotel for transfer to Murchison falls national park. The journey is through several villages in Uganda’s countryside with green beautiful vegetation and several roadside fruit and vegetable markets.

You can have an optional stopover at Ziwa Rhino sanctuary where the endangered White rhinos are bred. This Rhino sanctuary was started to protect the White Rhino populations found in Uganda. Tracking the Rhinos is an optional activity going for USD 50 per person. You will have a stopover in Masindi for your lunch. It is 2-3 hours’ drive from Masindi town to the park. As you drive through the Budongo Forest, you will come across troops of Baboons, monkeys and several bird species.

Depending on time of arrival at the park, one may have an evening game drive as you warm up for the morning game drive. Arrive at your preferred accommodation relax, refresh and wait for diner.

Accommodation

  • Pakuba Safari Lodge- mid-range
  • Parkside safari lodge-budget

Day 2: Game Drive and Boat Cruise on River Nile

Have breakfast by 6am and thereafter proceed to the wilderness in search of the early morning raisers, the morning game drive starts at about 6:30am, look out for animals such as; the giraffes, lions, hyenas, water bucks, elephants, buffalos, antelopes- many species of birds such as; ibis, shoebill stock, marabou stock, king fisher, egrets to mention but a few. As you have your game drive, you may relax and have a picnic on the river bank as you listen to the groans of the Hippos.

After the game drive, you will transfer to the lodge and enjoy your lunch either way you may take packed lunch with as you prepare to have an afternoon boat cruise on the Nile River. This cruise is spectacular as it allows you to get up close to the aquatic animals such as; the hippos, crocodiles, water bucks, buffalos, elephants etc. Among the birds commonly sited on the boat cruise include the goliath heron, king fisher, weaver birds, bee eater, cattle egrets and the beautiful scenery along the bank. You will trek to the top of the falls and return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 3: Transfer to Kampala

Have early breakfast, and enjoy another morning game drive. Drive to the top of the falls, you will enjoy the powerful Nile as it squeezes through the narrow   7 meter gorge, crushing down 42 feet below, producing thunderous splashes of water which raises up 10 meters high, it’s such a beautiful creation to watch the power of nature, proceed to Kampala arriving in the evening.

Includes

  • Accommodation (full board)
  • English speaking professional driver/guide,
  • Boat cruise,
  • All activities detailed in the itinerary,
  • Bottled water while on safari,
  • Transport (4 wheel comfortable vehicle with adjustable roof in game drive]
  • Park entrance fees

Tour Exclusions

  • Kampala hotel fees (the eve of the safari and the night after the safari),
  • Tips,
  • Laundry services,
  • Beverages/ drinks,
  • International flights,
  • Visas,
  • Items of a personal nature,
  • Optional activities and any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary

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