Murchison Falls Big 5 Safari

5 Day Murchison Falls Big 5 Safari and Jinja Source of the Nile

Overview

This 5 Day Murchison Falls Big 5 Safari explores the nile in two most famous spots, the thundering Murchison Falls and Jinja the source of the Nile river. But most exciting for wildlife savvy travellers is the Big 5 trail through Ziwa Rhino and Murchison Falls National Park

Takes on the renowned Murchison Falls National Park on this Uganda Safari, Uganda’s spectacular heritage, with breathtaking scenic allure, and landscapes. You will enjoy a game drive and a boat safari cruise along the Nile River and observe the squeezing of the Nile River in a 7 meter gorge before tumbling 40 meters down in a thunderous explosion and then flows down into a very peaceful river whose water banks are swarmed with a profusion of water and land animals as well as birds. You will relocate to Jinja to visit the source of the Nile River and to participate in the white water rafting adventure.

Safari Highlights

  • Ziwa Rhino sanctuary
  • Game drive in Murchison Falls NP
  • Boat Safari launch on the Nile River
  • Visit to Source of the Nile
  • Boat launch on Nile River
  • White water rafting

Activity Schedule

Day 1: Arrival in Uganda and briefing on safari
Day 2: Travel to Murchison Falls National Park
Day 3: Game drive and Boat launch on the Nile River
Day 4: Travel to Jinja town
Day 5: Boat ride and water rafting and transfer to Kampala

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Detailed Safari Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Uganda

You will be met at the airport by our safari guide who will transfer you to the hotel reserved for you in Kampala. You’ll be briefed about the 5 Day Safari to Murchison Falls & Jinja right before dinner at the hotel where you’ll spend the night.

Day 2: Travel to Murchison Falls National Park

Murchison Falls Boat Safari

You will have an early Murchison Falls Big 5 Safari breakfast and be driven to the Murchison Falls National Park through Malinda town. Along the way you will visit the Ziwa Rhino sanctuary where you will have a guided nature walk to track the Rhinos. You will proceed to Masindi town where you will have your lunch after which you will enter the Park via the Kichumbanyobo gate and visit the Top of the falls, the spot from which the park gets its name.

At the top of the waterfalls, you will observe the River Nile squeezing itself in a 7 meter gorge before tumbling 40 meters down in a thunderous explosion and then flows down into a very peaceful river whose water banks are swarmed with a profusion of water and land animals as well as birds. You will have dinner and overnight at the lodge reserved for you. 

  • Luxury: Paraa Safari Lodge / Nile Safari Lodge 
  • Mid range: Fort Murchison (in rooms) / Murchison River Lodge
  • Budget: Fort Murchison in tents / Murchison River Lodge in tents / Red Chili
  • Meal Plan: Dinner

Day 3: Game drive and boat launch

Savannah Game safari on Murchison Falls Big 5 Safari

In the morning you will have breakfast before going for a Murchison Falls Big 5 Safari game drive in the park’s Northern area to see the big 5 including Buffaloes, Lions, Elephants, and if fortunate even see a Leopard. Other animals you will see include: Rothschild giraffes, Bushbucks, Warthogs, Waterbuck, plus a great diversity of other Antelopes in large numbers. At lunchtime you will return to the lodge and later in the afternoon go for the thrilling launch cruise down the Nile.

You will sail close to the bottom of the falls and on this cruise you will see various birds, numerous hippos and giant crocodiles plus some other animals grazing close to the banks. If fortunate, you may see the uncommon shoebill stork plus various other bird species within this area. You will return to your lodge for dinner and overnight.

  • Luxury: Paraa Safari Lodge/ Nile Safari Lodge
  • Mid range: Fort Murchison (in rooms)/ Murchison River Lodge
  • Budget: Fort Murchison in tents/ Murchison River Lodge in tents / Red Chili
  • Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Transfer to Jinja

Murchison Falls Big 5 Safari

You will after breakfast, set off for Jinja to visit the source of the Nile, Africa’s longest river. You will arrive in the early evening and relax at your lodge until dinner time and overnight.

  • Luxury: the Heaven
  • Moderate: Surgeous
  • Budget: Backpackers
  • Meal Plan: Dinner

Day 5: Boat cruise and water rafting in Jinja and transfer to Kampala

White water rafting

At the height of the Murchison Falls Big 5 Safari, you will after breakfast have a brief drive through this historical town after which you will visit the source of the Nile and explore it by boat. You will then spend the rest of the day rafting until late afternoon will you will relocate back to your hotel in Kampala or to the Airport for your departure flight. Accommodation and meals will be provided.

This 5 Day Murchison Falls safari package includes;

  • Transportation in a land cruiser/super custom with pop up roof
  • Boat cruise
  • All fuel for the trip.
  • Driver / guide.
  • Guide ranger fees.
  • Game drive
  • Accommodation and meals as per itinerary.
  • All activities are described in the itinerary.
  • Park fee is according to the program.
  • Meals are according to the program.

However, the 5 Day Murchison Falls package does not include:  Personal Expenses like, tobacco, telephone, drinks, laundry, porter fee, personal insurance, Visa and tips to guides

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