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Murchison Falls 3 Day Exclusive Safari

Murchison Falls National Park

The best value safari in East Africa!

Activity Description

Murchison Falls National Park is Uganda’s oldest and largest conservation area, covering an area of 3,840 Km² . It is home to over 451 bird species (including the highly sought after and rare shoebill stork) and 76 different mammal species. Game sightings regularly include lion, elephant, hippo, leopard, buffalo, hyena, warthog and various antelope. Arguably the highlight of this trip however is the mighty River Nile, which bisects the park and is forced through an 8m wide cleft in the rock at Murchison Falls, plunging into the Devil’s Cauldron below.

Day 1 Depart for Murchison Falls National Park
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 vehicle).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 was 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 en suite 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
6.45 Cross over 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 over the bridge 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 Game drive & return to Kampala
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.

Arrangements

Duration11 hours 15 minutes
WhenAll Year Round. Subject to availability
WhereRed Chilli Hideaway
WeatherWeather dependent
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.

Requirements

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

Inclusions and Exclusions

Inclusions

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

Exclusions

Any private expenses
Food and drinks

Notes

The price for this private trip is dependent on the number of people in your group. For fixed prices, please take a look at our shared scheduled safaris.
All of our private trips have the option of adding on other activities. If you would like to discuss adding any additional activities to your trip, please contact us for a personal quote.

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