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Murchison Falls 3 day Falls and Game Safari Tour, Uganda

Murchison Falls National Park

Activity Description

Murchison Falls National Park is Uganda’s oldest and largest conservation area, covering an area of 3,840 Km². The park is home to over 451 bird species (including the highly sought after and rare shoebill stork) and 76 different mammal species, including giraffe (which cannot be viewed in Queen Elizabeth National Park). Other game sightings regularly include lion, elephant, hippo, leopard, buffalo, hyena, warthog and various antelope.

One of the highlights of this trip is the mighty River Nile, which bisects the park and is forced through an 8m² wide cleft in the rock at Murchison Falls, plunging into the Devil’s Cauldron below.

Day 1 Depart Red Chilli Hideaway, Kampala
7.15 Please be at the Red Chilli reception by 7.15am at the latest. Depart at 7.30am in a customised pop-top safari minibus with driver/guide (max 8 passengers per trip).Take a brief break in Masindi, before proceeding into the park.

14.00 Arrive at the Top of the Falls, where you may take your packed lunch if you have not already enjoyed it en route! (Please bring your own packed lunch or order from Red Chilli when booking your trip.) Take a guided walk around the thunderous Murchison Falls, with an optional mini-hike to view the sister falls, Uhuru, which were created in 1962 when the river burst its banks.

16.30 Travel on to the Red Chilli Rest Camp on the south bank of the Nile at Paraa (approx arrival time 17.30). Accommodation consists of safari tents with twin beds, including bedding and shared bathroom facilities (but not towels). Upgrades to ensuite bandas with solar hot water are available on request (please enquire for pricing/availability). Look out for our resident warthogs, hippo and other wildlife around the camp! Enjoy dinner and drinks and a camp fire when weather permits.

Day 2 Full day in Murchison Falls National Park
06.45 Cross over on the bridge to the north bank of the Nile, taking along a packed breakfast from Red Chilli. Enjoy a 4-hour game drive around the Buligi game tracks, which stretch between the Victoria and Albert Niles, and down to the Nile-Lake Albert Delta. Most of the park’s game and birdlife can be viewed from here, but please note – nothing is guaranteed!

11.00 Cross back to the south bank and enjoy lunch and a well deserved break at Red Chilli Rest Camp.

14.30 Depart for a 3-hour boat cruise along the Victoria Nile to the base of the Falls. Along the way you will be able to observe a wide variety of birds and wildlife, including numerous hippos and crocodiles – as well as breathtaking scenery. Cold drinks are for sale on board.

17.30 Your driver/guide will meet you off the boat and take you back to Red Chilli for another night in the camp.

Day 3 Depart Paraa for Nakitoma, south of Masindi
8.30 Cross the Nile to enjoy a final game drive along the Wangkwar or Delta sector, for approximately 3 hours before leaving the park. A final chance to spot some more wildlife!

11.00 Leave the park and head back to Kampala. Stop for a bite to eat at Kabalega Diner (or bring along a packed meal from Red Chilli) before continuing with the homeward journey.

18.30 Arrive back in Kampala between 17.00 and 18.30, depending on traffic.

The best value safari in East Africa!


Duration60 hours
WhenAll Year Round. Subject to availability
WhereRed Chilli Hideaway, Butabika
WeatherWarm with possible rain showers, all year round.
What to WearComfortable light coloured clothing (tsetse flies are attracted to dark colours), comfortable shoes
Things to BringPhotocopy of your passport, torch, malaria prophylaxis, insect repellent, sunscreen, sunhat, sunglasses, water bottle, raincoat, binoculars, camera equipment, sturdy walking shoes, jumper for the evenings, chargers and powerbank.
Guests or SpectatorsOnly paying guests allowed.


Minimum Age10 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


2 nights accommodation in shared furnished safari tents (upgrade to bandas available)
4×4 minibus with pop top roof
All park fees & activities as per the itinerary
Driver / Tour Guide


Any private expenses
Food and drinks


A minimum of 4 people are required for scheduled safaris to run at the advertised price.

If you are traveling with children under the age of 10, please have a look at booking our private Murchison Falls safari

Please book in advance to avoid disappointment.

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