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Murchison Half-Day Falls Tour

Murchison Falls National Park

Activity Description

Take a half-day trip to the top of the falls on the south bank of the River Nile. A ranger will guide you around the various stunning view points of the thunderous Murchison Falls and also its sister falls, Uhuru, which was created in 1962 when the river burst its banks. Timing is flexible so why not take along some refreshing drinks in our cool box and a packed breakfast/lunch or sundowners from Red Chilli?! Enjoy the fresh air and scenery from our specially adapted open air game-drive vehicle. This trip can also be extended to a full-day to include a game drive on the honeymoon track, which starts just before you reach the falls and from which it’s quite possible to find lion, as well as many other mammal species. Please note that this excursion involves some hiking and a basic level of fitness is required, as well as sensible shoes.

08.00 or 14.00 (or at a time that suits you) Depart from Red Chilli, Murchison
Depart from Red Chilli and head to the top of the falls with our open-air Giraffe game drive vehicle. Keep a look out for antelope, buffalo and warthog, all of which are spotted regularly along this route.

09.00 or 15.00 Arrive at the top of Falls and enjoy a guided hike
It takes around one hour to reach the top of the falls, depending on what wildlife you might encounter along the way. On arrival you will meet your Uganda Wildlife Authority ranger who will tell you a little bit about the history of the National Park and its iconic Falls. You will take in the various stunning views of the falls and afterwards climb up over the top of the bat cave for some breathtaking views of the 2 falls together (Uhuru and Murchison), as well as the Nile downstream. If you are feeling fit you can walk all the way down to Baker’s rock on the shores of the Nile and from where boat trips dock for views of Murchison Falls.

12.00 or 18.00 Return to Red Chilli Rest Camp
Head back to Red Chilli along the same route, looking out for more game along the way.


Duration4 hours
WhenAll Year Round. Subject to availability
WhereRed Chilli Rest Camp, Murchison Falls
WeatherWarm with possible rain showers, all year round
What to WearSturdy walking shoes and long trousers for hiking; light coloured clothing (NB There are tsetse flies in some of the park, which are attracted to blue or dark colours)
Things to BringA photocopy of your passport, including the visa page; torch; malaria prophylaxis; insect repellent; sunscreen, sun hat/cap, sunglasses, water bottle, binoculars; camera equipment, walking shows, rain coat, chargers/power bank, plenty of drinking water/snacks; any other personal affects
Guests or SpectatorsOnly Paying guests allowed.


Minimum Age0 years
Minimum Height0.0 m
Maximum Height0.0 m
Fitness LevelAverage
QualificationsNot Applicable
Maximum Weight0.0 kg
CertificationNone Required
Experience LevelNo Experience Requirement

Inclusions and Exclusions


Transport to and from the falls in our specially adapted giraffe game drive vehicle
Guided hike at the falls by a Uganda Wildlife Authority ranger
All transportation in destination location


Park Entrance Fees
Food and Drink
Items of a personal nature


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