2 Days - Murchison Falls and Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
Duration - 2 days

This 2 days Murchison Falls safari takes you to Uganda's spectacular heritage, with breathtaking scenic allure, and landscapes. You will enjoy a game drive and a boat cruise along the Nile River and observe the squeezing of the Nile river. You will also visit Ziwa Rhino sanctuary en-route where you will spot Rhinos walking around in the national park.


Short Itinerary


Day 1 - (Mar 03, 2024) Kampala to Murchion Falls National Park (Boat Cruise)
Day 2 - (Mar 04, 2024) Murchison Falls National Park to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary (Rhino Tracking) to Kampala

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Safari tour prices vary depending on the starting date, your group size, and the choice of stay.

Ensuite Accommodation Packages


Below are packages with a few popular ensuite options for your private tour, starting on Mar 03, 2024, in a group of two adults. Ensuite hotels are tented camps/lodges that can be inside/around national parks. You will have a private room with attached bathroom. Meals are provided by hotels.

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Option E1: $521 per adult for safari with Safari Van, $545 per adult for safari with Mini Land Cruiser, $641 per adult for safari with Extended Land Cruiser
- Stay at Budongo Eco Lodge - Forest Cabin, Murchison Falls from Mar 03, 2024 to Mar 04, 2024

Option E2: $554 per adult for safari with Safari Van, $578 per adult for safari with Mini Land Cruiser, $674 per adult for safari with Extended Land Cruiser
- Stay at Pakuba Safari Lodge, Murchison Falls from Mar 03, 2024 to Mar 04, 2024

Option E3: $577 per adult for safari with Safari Van, $601 per adult for safari with Mini Land Cruiser, $697 per adult for safari with Extended Land Cruiser
- Stay at Murchison River Lodge - Thatched Safari Tent, Murchison Falls from Mar 03, 2024 to Mar 04, 2024

Option E4: $617 per adult for safari with Safari Van, $641 per adult for safari with Mini Land Cruiser, $737 per adult for safari with Extended Land Cruiser
- Stay at Murchison River Lodge - Thatched Cottage, Murchison Falls from Mar 03, 2024 to Mar 04, 2024

A detailed list of inclusions is shared below. We have many more accommodations and addon tours to offer. Please share with us your requirements by clicking on the "Request Quote" button below, and our reservations team will get in touch with you.


Itinerary


Day 1 - Kampala to Murchion Falls National Park (Boat Cruise)

You will be picked up around 6:00 am from Kampala (or Entebbe) and then depart for Murchison Falls National Park which will take around seven hours of driving. You will be passing through beautiful woodlands and Savannah grasslands.

On arrival, you will have your lunch and have a rest. In the afternoon at 3:00 pm you will go for a boat cruise on the placid Victoria Nile, upstream, to the base of the falls. En route, you will see hippos, crocodiles, waterbuck and a wide variety of birds like the unusual shoe-bill stork. The boat stops just tens of meters from the “Devil’s Cauldron” for pictures to be taken of the photogenic and majestic Murchison Falls.

Day 2 - Murchison Falls National Park to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary (Rhino Tracking) to Kampala

You will wake up very early and set off at 6.30am for a sunrise game drive in the Nyamsika plateau to see the Cape buffaloes, Rothschild’s giraffes, Uganda kob, hartebeest and waterbucks. You may also spot oribi, bushbuck, Bohor reedbuck, shy sitatunga, bush duiker, warthog and bush pig plus large carnivores including lions, leopards and spotted hyenas. Crocodiles and hippos will be seen along the banks of the Nile. Some of the more common birds that can be seen include goliath heron, Egyptian geese, pelican, bee-eaters, kingfishers, hornbill, cormorant, saddle-bill stork and the rare shoebill stork.

You will return to your lodge for a late breakfast /early lunch and then drive to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary to witness the rhinos in the wilderness for a couple of hours.
Have some relaxation and later transfer to Kampala (or Entebbe).

Stay Locations


Day 1 - Murchison Falls

Maps


Meals


Day 1 - Lunch & Dinner
Day 2 - Breakfast & Lunch

Drive Times


Day 1 - Kampala to Murchison Falls National Park takes about 5 to 5.5 hours (290 km)
Day 2 - Murchison Falls National Park to Ziwa Rhino Sanctaury takes about 2.5 to 3 hours (136 km)
Day 2 - Ziwa Rhino Sanctaury to Kampala takes about 3.5 to 4 hours (169 km)

Note: These are estimated drive times. Because of the traffic, location of the accommodations, and several other factors, actual drive times may vary. Driving distances are approximate and do not account for exact places.

Inclusions


  • Park Fees (for Non-Residents).

  • Game drive as mentioned in the itinerary.

  • A professional driver/guide.

  • 4x4 Land Cruiser or Safari Van.

  • All Taxes and VAT.

  • Meals as per itinerary.

  • Drinking water while on safari (2 litres per person per day).

  • Activities mentioned in the itinerary.

Exclusions


  • International flights.

  • Airport Transfers (Unless mentioned otherwise).

  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour (Unless mentioned otherwise).

  • Tips (Tipping guidelines).

  • Personal Items (Souvenirs, Travel Insurance, Visa Fees, etc.).

  • Government imposed increase of Taxes, and or Park Fees.

  • Any activities not mentioned in the itinerary.

2 Days - Murchison Falls and Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
Duration - 2 days

This 2 days Murchison Falls safari takes you to Uganda's spectacular heritage, with breathtaking scenic allure, and landscapes. You will enjoy a game drive and a boat cruise along the Nile River and observe the squeezing of the Nile river. You will also visit Ziwa Rhino sanctuary en-route where you will spot Rhinos walking around in the national park.


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