Murchison Falls National Park lies at the northern end of the Albertine Rift Valley, where the sweeping Bunyoro escarpment tumbles into vast, palm-dotted savanna. First gazetted as a game reserve in 1926, it is Uganda’s largest and oldest conservation area, hosting 76 species of mammals and 451 birds.
The park is bisected by the Victoria Nile, which plunges 45m over the remnant rift valley wall, creating the dramatic Murchison Falls, the centerpiece of the park and the final event in an 80km stretch of rapids.
Get an opportunity to watch a variety of game and birds in the largest park in Uganda plus a boat ride to the bottom of the Murchison Falls. The entire experience is unforgettable.
Depart Kampala at 7.30am and head to Murchison Falls National Park in the northern part of Uganda; it will take 4 hours from Kampala to Masindi where you will have your first stop for lunch and then continue onto your journey to Murchison Falls National Park.
Early morning embark on a four hours game drive on the northern bank of the Nile, with a game ranger on board. Wildlife in this park includes the Giraffe, Oribis, Bushbucks, Elephant, Jackson hartebeest, lions, waterbucks and a variety of savannah woodland birds. In the afternoon you will go on a River Nile boat cruise for game viewing and bird watching at close range; this is a paradise for hippos and crocodiles as well.
After your breakfast, head out for the top of the Murchison falls on your way out of the park. You will drive to Kampala, lunch enroute (Masindi) and arrive Kampala early afternoon. It will take you about 1 hour from your lodge to the Top of the falls.
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