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4 Days Murchison Falls Big Five Safari

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Tour Highlights

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  • Day 1: Arrival at Murchison Falls National Park
  • Day 2: Exploring Murchison Falls National Park
  • Day 3: Encounter with the Big Five in Murchison Falls National Park
  • Day 4: Visit to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

4 Days Murchison Falls Big Five Safari: Detailed Itinerary

 Day 1: Arrival at Murchison Falls National Park


Morning: On the first day you will be transferred from the airport or your lodge in Kampala or Entebbe to Murchison Falls National Park on a 5-hour drive and reach the park in time for lunch.
Afternoon: Settle into your accommodation, which could range from luxury lodges to tented camps, each offering a unique experience in the heart of the African wilderness. Enjoy a delicious lunch while taking in the stunning views of the park.
Evening: Embark on a thrilling evening game drive, guided by experienced rangers. Keep your eyes peeled for the iconic Big Five: lions, elephants, buffalo, leopards, and rhinos, as well as other fascinating wildlife such as giraffes, antelopes, and various bird species. As the sun sets, return to your accommodation for a hearty dinner under the starlit African sky.

Accommodation options:

  • Heritage Safari Lodge or Red Chilli Safari Lodge, Parkside Safari Lodge (budget)
  • Murchison River Lodge or Pakuba Safari Lodge (Mid-range)
  • Paraa Safari Lodge or Chobe Safari Lodge (luxury)

Destination:  Murchison Falls National Park

Day 2: Exploring Murchison Falls National Park

Morning: Rise early for a sunrise game drive, an ideal time to spot predators on the prowl and witness the savannah come to life. Marvel at the diverse landscapes, from vast grasslands to dense woodlands, as you search for elusive wildlife.
Afternoon: Return to your lodge for a leisurely brunch and some relaxation time. In the afternoon, embark on a boat safari along the Nile River to the base of Murchison Falls. Glide past hippos bathing in the water, crocodiles basking on the riverbanks, and an abundance of birdlife. Admire the breathtaking sight of the Nile River squeezing through a narrow gorge before plummeting into the Devil’s Cauldron, creating a spectacular waterfall.
Evening: Enjoy a delightful dinner at your lodge, accompanied by the sounds of the African bush. Swap stories of the day’s sightings around a crackling campfire before retiring to your comfortable accommodation.

Day 3: Encounter with the Big Five in Murchison Falls National Park

Morning: After a hearty breakfast, embark on another game drive through Murchison Falls National Park. With luck, you might encounter the elusive leopard stealthily prowling through the bush or a herd of majestic elephants crossing your path. Your experienced guide will share insights into the park’s ecosystem and wildlife behavior, enhancing your safari experience.
Afternoon: Return to your lodge for lunch and some relaxation time. You may choose to take a guided nature walk or visit a local community to learn about their traditional way of life and conservation efforts.
Evening: As the day comes to a close, enjoy a delicious dinner at your lodge while reflecting on the incredible wildlife encounters of the day. Perhaps take a nighttime stroll around the lodge grounds to listen to the symphony of nocturnal sounds emanating from the wilderness.

Day 4: Visit to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary


Morning: Check out of your accommodation and embark on a scenic drive to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, located on the way to Kampala. This sanctuary plays a crucial role in Rhino conservation, offering a safe haven for the endangered species to roam freely.
Afternoon: Upon arrival, meet with knowledgeable guides who will accompany you on a guided walking safari to track rhinos in their natural habitat. Ziwa is home to both white and black rhinos, providing a unique opportunity to observe these magnificent creatures up close while learning about the conservation efforts aimed at protecting them from poaching and habitat loss.
Evening: After an enriching experience at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, conclude your safari with a leisurely drive back to Kampala or your onward destination, filled with unforgettable memories of your four-day adventure in the wild heart of Uganda.

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Includes & Excludes

Tour includes

Gorilla and Chimpanzee trekking permits
All activities on itinerary & park entry fees
Accommodation and meals
Transport in Standard Safari vehicle
Professional Tour Guide

Package Excludes

International Flights
Items of Personal Nature
Tips and Gratuity

Getting There

The trip will start from Kampala or Entebbe to Murchison Falls National Park and you will be dropped off at your hotel in Kampala or Entebbe international airport after the trip.

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    Tour can depart on any day of the week.
    Tour can be customized
    Transportation in Landcruiser or minivan with pop up for game viewing
    Suitable for solo travelers
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