This is the biggest national park in Uganda protecting a vast expanse of unspoiled African savanna intercrossed by the great river Nile. It was named after the spectacular Murchison Falls where the mighty River Nile- the longest in the world, bursts thunderously through a small gorge in the Rift Escarpment and spectacularly drops over 40 meters below. Since the 1980’s poaching, the number of wildlife in the park has steadily increased and tourists often encounter large numbers of Antelopes, elephants, giraffes plus buffaloes. Fortunately the number of lions in the park has also increased and today the chances of seeing them have much increased. The great Nile itself is habitat to one of the largest populations of hippopotami and crocodiles in Africa, plus a great array of birds like the most sought after uncommon Shoebill stork.
Early in the morning, you will begin on your excursion to northwest Uganda through the renowned Luwero triangle past Masindi town, making a break to visit the thrilling Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary and have a picnic lunch. Proceed to the top of the stunning falls to see the magnificent flow of the Great Nile. You will marvel at the great Nile force its way through a small gorge just 7 meters wide and thunderously drop over 40 meters below emitting a water spray that creates a spectacular rainbow all at this natural wonder- the Murchison falls. Enjoy the true comfort of Uganda’s Nature in Paraa Safari Lodge (top-notch),or Red Chili (low Budget). Meal Plan: breakfast, Lunch & dinner.
Start the day with an early tea or coffee before setting out for a game drive, sightseeing plus bird watching in the open savanna scattered with riverine vegetation plus woodland and the crossing river Nile. You will see elephants, water bucks, buffaloes, leopards, giraffes, lions and a variety of birds. Later return for a late breakfast at the lodge plus lunch. In the afternoon enjoy a 3 hours launch cruise on the Nile up to the bottom of the falls. You will see several hippos, buffaloes, antelopes and crocodiles plus water bird on the river banks. Dine and slumber in Paraa Safari Lodge (top-notch), or Red Chili (low Budget). Meal Plan: breakfast, Lunch & dinner.
Rise by 6:00am and get ready to capture sights of the rising spectacular African sun on your cameras before having a scrumptious African breakfast. Head back to Masindi for lunch before returning to Kampala where you will either be dropped at the International Airport in Entebbe or at your place of preference.