3 Days Murchison Falls National Park Safari

Uganda’s largest national park, Murchison Falls protects a chunk of untamed African savannah bisected by the mighty river Nile. It is named for the dramatic Murchison Falls, where the world’s longest river explodes violently through a narrow cleft in the Rift Valley escarpment to plunge into a frothing pool 43m below. Wildlife populations have largely recovered from the poaching of the 1980s; in the lush Borassus grassland to the north of the Nile, elephant, buffalo, giraffe and a variety of antelopes are regularly encountered on game drives, while lions are seen with increasing frequency. In the southeast, Rabongo Forest is home to chimps and other rainforest creatures. The Nile itself hosts one of Africa’s densest hippo and crocodile populations, and a dazzling variety of Waterbirds including the world’s most accessible wild population of the rare shoebill stork. The park measures approximately 3,840 square kilometres (1,480 sq mi).

Together with the adjacent Bugungu Wildlife Reserve and the Karuma Wildlife Reserve, the park is part of the 5,308 square kilometres (2,049 sq mi) Murchison Falls Conservation area (MFCa).[2] The park is bisected by the Victoria nile from east to west for a distance of about 115 kilometres (71 mi). The park is the location of the famous Murchison Falls, where the waters of the majestic nile River squeeze through a narrow gorge, only 7 metres (23 ft) wide, before plunging 43 metres (140 ft) below. Also in the park, adjacent to the Masindigulu Highway, are the Karuma Falls, the proposed location of the 700 MW Karuma Power station, Uganda’s largest hydropower station, expected to come online sometime around 2016.

ITENERARY

Safari over view:

This three days brings us close to the natural habitat with the World’s renown Murchison Falls as it squeezes through the narrow gorge commonly Known as the ‘’Devil’s Calderon’’, with a breath taking roar of the Victoria Nile, view a spectacular rainbow formed due to numerous light rays that hit the banks of the falls while it Bisects the Park into 2parts, we make it our major highlight.

Day 1: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park

After your early morning breakfast. At 8:00 am company Guide/drive will brief you about your journey and then start driving northwest to Murchison Falls National Park, You will have a stopover for optional Rhino Tracking in Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary- here we will have an opportunity to trek Rhinos which are over15 in number after they were reintroduced following their extinction in the 1970s through poaching.  A local ranger guide will lead you on foot to an up-close encounter with the rhinos and it may take about 1 and half hours. Proceed to Masindi Town for lunch or have it at the Sanctuary restaurant and later continue to Murchison Falls National Park arriving at your lodge late afternoon Overnight: Paraa Safari Lodge   Meal Plan: Full Board

Day 2: Morning Game Drives and Boat Cruise

Arise very early in the morning for your game drive on the northern bank of the River Nile in your open-roof vehicle which will give you an excellent opportunity to view and photograph the diverse wildlife. Your guide will help you spot the “ Big Five”elephant, lion, cape buffalo, Roth child’s giraffe, hartebeest, waterbuck, oribi, bushbuck, bohor reed buck, hyena and the leopard.

After lunch, go for a boat cruise upstream the calm Victoria Nile to the base of the falls stopping just few of meters from the ‘Devil’s Cauldron’, marvel at the schools of hippos, crocodiles and over the 17km stretch you may see elephant, waterbuck and Uganda Kob. This is also the zone of many birds, species like goliath heron, Egyptian goose, pelican bee-eater, kingfisher, hornbill, cormorant and the rare shoebill stork. Overnight: Paraa Safari Lodge

Meal Plan: Full Board

 Day 3: return to Kampala

Have Early Morning Breakfast, Carry Packed Lunch and cross the ferry, Proceed to Kampala overnight at your Hotel or transfer to the Airport.

End Of Safari – Thank You for Choosing Breeze Travel and Safaris Ltd.

+ Safari Itinerary

Uganda’s largest national park, Murchison Falls protects a chunk of untamed African savannah bisected by the mighty river Nile. It is named for the dramatic Murchison Falls, where the world’s longest river explodes violently through a narrow cleft in the Rift Valley escarpment to plunge into a frothing pool 43m below. Wildlife populations have largely recovered from the poaching of the 1980s; in the lush Borassus grassland to the north of the Nile, elephant, buffalo, giraffe and a variety of antelopes are regularly encountered on game drives, while lions are seen with increasing frequency. In the southeast, Rabongo Forest is home to chimps and other rainforest creatures. The Nile itself hosts one of Africa’s densest hippo and crocodile populations, and a dazzling variety of Waterbirds including the world’s most accessible wild population of the rare shoebill stork. The park measures approximately 3,840 square kilometres (1,480 sq mi).

Together with the adjacent Bugungu Wildlife Reserve and the Karuma Wildlife Reserve, the park is part of the 5,308 square kilometres (2,049 sq mi) Murchison Falls Conservation area (MFCa).[2] The park is bisected by the Victoria nile from east to west for a distance of about 115 kilometres (71 mi). The park is the location of the famous Murchison Falls, where the waters of the majestic nile River squeeze through a narrow gorge, only 7 metres (23 ft) wide, before plunging 43 metres (140 ft) below. Also in the park, adjacent to the Masindigulu Highway, are the Karuma Falls, the proposed location of the 700 MW Karuma Power station, Uganda’s largest hydropower station, expected to come online sometime around 2016.

ITENERARY

Safari over view:

This three days brings us close to the natural habitat with the World’s renown Murchison Falls as it squeezes through the narrow gorge commonly Known as the ‘’Devil’s Calderon’’, with a breath taking roar of the Victoria Nile, view a spectacular rainbow formed due to numerous light rays that hit the banks of the falls while it Bisects the Park into 2parts, we make it our major highlight.

Day 1: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park

After your early morning breakfast. At 8:00 am company Guide/drive will brief you about your journey and then start driving northwest to Murchison Falls National Park, You will have a stopover for optional Rhino Tracking in Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary- here we will have an opportunity to trek Rhinos which are over15 in number after they were reintroduced following their extinction in the 1970s through poaching.  A local ranger guide will lead you on foot to an up-close encounter with the rhinos and it may take about 1 and half hours. Proceed to Masindi Town for lunch or have it at the Sanctuary restaurant and later continue to Murchison Falls National Park arriving at your lodge late afternoon Overnight: Paraa Safari Lodge   Meal Plan: Full Board

Day 2: Morning Game Drives and Boat Cruise

Arise very early in the morning for your game drive on the northern bank of the River Nile in your open-roof vehicle which will give you an excellent opportunity to view and photograph the diverse wildlife. Your guide will help you spot the “ Big Five”elephant, lion, cape buffalo, Roth child’s giraffe, hartebeest, waterbuck, oribi, bushbuck, bohor reed buck, hyena and the leopard.

After lunch, go for a boat cruise upstream the calm Victoria Nile to the base of the falls stopping just few of meters from the ‘Devil’s Cauldron’, marvel at the schools of hippos, crocodiles and over the 17km stretch you may see elephant, waterbuck and Uganda Kob. This is also the zone of many birds, species like goliath heron, Egyptian goose, pelican bee-eater, kingfisher, hornbill, cormorant and the rare shoebill stork. Overnight: Paraa Safari Lodge

Meal Plan: Full Board

 Day 3: return to Kampala

Have Early Morning Breakfast, Carry Packed Lunch and cross the ferry, Proceed to Kampala overnight at your Hotel or transfer to the Airport.

End Of Safari – Thank You for Choosing Breeze Travel and Safaris Ltd.

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