Murchison Falls, also known as Kabalega Falls, is a waterfall on the Nile. It breaks the Victoria Nile, which flows across northern Uganda from Lake Victoria to Lake Kyoga and then to the north end of Lake Albert in the western branch of the East African Rift. 2°16′38.33″N 31°41′0.05″E. At the top of Murchison Falls, the river Nile forces its way through a gap in the rocks, only 7 metres (23 ft) wide, and tumbles 43 metres (141 ft), then flows westward into Lake Albert. The outlet of Lake Victoria sends around 300 cubic metres per second (11,000 ft³/s) of water over the falls, squeezed into a gorge less than ten metres (30 ft) wide.
Sir Samuel Baker named Murchison Falls National Park after Sir Roderick Murchison, president of the Royal Geographical Society. The falls lend their name to the surrounding Murchison Falls National Park.
3 days murchison falls Uganda Safari
Trip highlights: The main activity is game drives, a boat ride to the bottom of the falls with an option of hiking up, rhino sanctuary.
Day 1: KAMPALA - MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK
8:00 am Calm transfer from Kampala bound for Murchison falls safari with out a doubt the most beautiful protected national park in Uganda:
11:00 am Stop over for an hour at the Ziwa Rhino fund (sanctuary for southern white rhino) as we go to track the rhinos, we will leave our lunch orders with the chef. Drive a little (5min to be precise ) to the location where we start walking on foot. Their is no need to be scared, we have with us an armed ranger carring with him a gun. We are restricted to one hour with the rhinos as the intention will be to re-introduce them to the wild at some stage.1:45 pm after lunch we continue through masindi into Murchison Falls National Park. On entering Murchison falls national park, we will visit the magnificent falls where you will enjoy and marvel at the mighty Nile with a birds eye view, The river nile is reduced from 300meters wide into a seven meter crevice to thunder 45 meters below in a series of cascades that can be viewed at different points up to the baler's summit. 45 minutes later we transfer to the crossing point where we raft on a floater across to the northern bank of the river Nile. The crossing takes 3 - 5 minutes, drive for 5 minutes before we arrive and check into Paraa Safari Lodge
Dinner and overnight at Paraa Safari Lodge. (L.D)
Day 2: MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK, MORNING GAME DRIVE, BOAT RIDE
6:00 AM Wake up and head to the dinner for a proper wake up cup of either tea or coffee.
6:20 AM Meet up with your tour leader in the lobby, wait at the entry of the lodge as he fetches the vehicle 5 meters from the car park.
6:30 AM We meet with our armed ranger who will act as our guide sharing all the knowledge as we drive, stop, spot this Early morning game drive on the northern bank of the Nile, takes us between 3 - 4hs. As we search for Wildlife that includes the Rothschild Giraffe, elephant, Jackson hartebeest, lions, oribis, waterbucks and a variety of savannah woodland birds.
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM While you have breakfast self served, reflect on the morning game drive. After breakfast you free time to your self, to write your journal, read your book, sleep, swim its entirely up to you.
12:45 - 1:45 PM Lunch is served.
2:00 PM Get driven down the river to start you 3 hrs boat ride with 2hrs up river and 1hr down river. Here you might spot a variety of animal including hippos, crocodiles, snakes, Big Nile perch fish, birds and many more. Carry with you repellant and sun sreen you will also be given a bottle of water before departure.
5:00 PM You will be back from your boat ride, transfer back to the lodge for a late swim
Dinner and overnight at Paraa Safari Lodge. (B.L.D)
Day 3: MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK, KAMPALA
9:00 AM We depart Murchison Falls and head towards the south. To Kampala 345 KMS with a stop over for a picnic. Arriving back in Kampala between 3 - 5 pm
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1. Rhino tracking fee.
2. All Meals and accommodation as per the itinerary.
3. All ground transportation in a comfortable 4x4 vehicle.
4. Park entrance fees.
5. Services of a full time English speaking driver/guide.
6. Water, coffee or Tea while on safari.
7. All boat trips.
8. All game drives.
9. All airport pickups and drops.
10. All activities at stipulated in the itinerary.
11. And all government taxes/levies.
1. Bar Bills
2. Phone calls
3. Personal insurance
5. Air fare
6. All other Services of a personal nature.
7. Driver guides gratuity.