In addition, cultural music dance groups, swimming in the luxurious swimming pool, sunbathing and you cannot afford to miss the sunset on the water.
It is also a home to over 76 species of mammals and about 450 bird species. Animal species in the park include; giraffes locally known as "entugga" (Luganda word), hippopotamus, crocodiles, elephants, buffaloes, Wathogs, among others and some of these can be seen while on a boat ride along the river Nile
At the shores, crocodiles also rest to catch the warmth from the soil. In addition, you can’t fail to see the ever green vegetation surrounding the shores.
Murchison Falls National Park is located in the northern region of the Albertine Rift Valley. It is a about four to five hours’ drive from Kampala Uganda’s capital using the Gulu Highway route. You can then connect with Masindi Road to Karuma and eventually get to Pakwach in the western Region.
It takes an hour to reach Murchison falls National falls national park by Air.
The park was established in 1926 as a game reserve to shelter the savannah grassland; as pointed out by Winston Church chill in 1907 covering 3840 sq km.
Murchison Falls National Park is managed by Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) and receives over 20,000 visitors annually.
Sir Samuel Baker, an ancient European explorer named the falls Murchison Falls after the geologist Roderick Murchison, then president of the Royal Geographical Society
Day One: Welcome to Uganda! Your driver/guide will pick you up from Entebbe airport and transfers you to Via Via Guesthouse, only a 10 minute drive. This is where your driver/ guide will find you in morning for the start of your tour to Murchison falls national park 10 minutes Accommodation Protea Hotel Entebbe Meal Plan Full board ￼Day Two: Drive to Murchison Falls National Park You continue your journey to Murchison Falls National Park one of the oldest conservation areas in Uganda. This is a long but rewarding journey through various landscapes of Northern Uganda.
Murchison Falls National Park is Uganda's best-known and biggest nature reserve. With the impressive and powerful Murchison waterfall and its remarkable animal populations, this is a must visit in the Pearl of Africa. There are superb activities on offer such as a boat safari. The river divides the park between a Northern and Southern section as it makes its way through multiple rapids and waterfalls to Lake Albert. Unfortunately, during the war years poachers and troops wiped out the majority of wildlife. Except for the park's rhino population, fortunately all other wildlife has recovered fast since. A game drive in the park allows you to be eye-to-eye with the African animal kingdom and you will be amazed by the amount of elephants. Also giraffes, lions, antelope, waterbucks, buffaloes, hippos and crocodiles can all be spotted. Game drives take place on the tracks in the northern section which you reach by taking a ferry across the river. This park guarantees adventure! ￼Your accommodation for the coming one night is at Murchison River Lodge. This lodge has been built on the edge of the mighty River Nile overlooking pods of hippos and stunning Murchison Falls National Park. Here you can expect ultimate comfort and relaxation in en-suite safari tents in a beautiful bush-location. Enjoy the swimming pool and the great hospitality! If you have binoculars, bring them! The bird life is incredible. The main lodge area provides a bar and restaurant and sits on a raised bank providing magical panoramic views of the magical River Nile as well as the park.
The afternoon boat safari towards the Murchison Falls is a very special activity, it takes approximately 3 hours and goes along the Victoria Nile to the base of the Falls. You can imagine; this boat safari will show you breathtaking scenery. Cold drinks are for sale on board for when you get thirsty for a local beer or a soda. Carefully watched by crocodiles, hundreds of hippos, buffaloes, water birds, monkeys and all the other (also thirsty) wildlife that the Nile attracts you go to the bottom of the powerful Murchison Falls. If you like hiking, the boat can drop you near the waterfalls and you can hike up to the top (this takes around 1 or 1,5 hours). The views are amazing!
Journey Time 7 to 8 Hours Accommodation Murchison River Lodge Meal Plan Breakfast and dinner
Day Three: Murchison Falls National Park After an early breakfast, it is time to explore the park. On your Game Drives you of course need a fair share of luck and very good eyes to try and spot as many animals as possible. While driving through the park you can come eye-to-eye with the African animal kingdom. Hopefully you see them all; elephants, giraffes, buffaloes, lions, leopards, different species of antelope and many tropical birds. They are all there! A professional ranger with extensive knowledge on the park and its inhabitants will join you in your car. The park is especially known for its massive elephant population, huge array of bird species and big herds of buffalo. You will discover some of the parks ecosystems and different scenery with dense woodland, extensive savannahs and rolling grasslands. As this is a private game drive you can ask your guide to tailor your trip towards specific birdlife and/or wildlife if you like.
Later after our game drive we shall head back to Entebbe Airport for departure
PACKAGES INCLUDES All activities mentioned Park entrance Accommodations on Full board Transportation/English speaking Tourist Guide Drinking water on board
PACKAGES EXCLUDES Personal insurances Personal offers or gifts Drinks at lodges/hotels