Murchison Falls National Park – 3 days safari in Uganda

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Safari Overview

The safari starts and ends in Kampala Uganda. Murchison falls national park is one of the largest national parks in Uganda and is located in north western Uganda covering a surface area of 748 kilometers and measuring 3840 square meters. This park owns the biggest population of Nile crocodiles and many other animal species including; 76 species of mammals, 450 bird species including the shoebill stork, dwarf king fisher, great blue turaco the white thighed hornbill, and the Goliath heron. You will get to enjoy both game drives and the boat cruises along the Nile River.

Tour highlights

Day 1: Transfer to Murchison Falls national park

Day 2: Morning game drive and a boat cruise on the Nile

Day 3: Departure back to Kampala

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer to Murchison Falls national park

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel in the morning and after proceed to Murchison falls National Park, you will drive through Luwero triangle and have a stopover at Zziwa Rhino sanctuary where entrance fees go to $40 per person. This Rhino sanctuary was started to protect the Rhino populations of both the breed black and White Rhinos found in Uganda. Another stop will be in masindi in order to enjoy your lunch at Kabalega Resort and later continue to the park and proceed to the top of the falls which will give you fantastic views of the park.

You will view the Nile as it passes through a narrow gap before pounding high in the air, alter on, and continue to the park to check in to your accommodation to relax for the Evening. Murchison falls has variety of wildlife species including; the lions, leopards, civet, hyenas, elephants, buffalos, crocodiles, hippos and many bird species.

Accommodation options; Luxury: Paara Safari Lodge, Mid-range: Murchison River Lodge, Budget:  Red Chilli

Day 2: Morning game drive and a boat cruise along the Nile

Have breakfast early enough and after proceed to the park to engage in a morning game drive where you will be able to view many animals including the giraffes, lions, elephants, buffalos, birds etc. after the game drive, proceed to the lodge and enjoy your lunch as you prepare to have a boat cruise on the Nile River. This boat safari is said to be the highlight of the safari in Murchison falls since it allows you to get up close to the animal species within the water. This river is said to harbor over 4000 hippos with many Nile crocodiles as well as birds including; the colored kingfishers, carmine bee eaters, shoe billed stork etc. later return to the lodge for a relaxation in the evening.

Accommodation options; Luxury: Paara Safari Lodge, Mid-range: Murchison River Lodge, Budget:  Red Chilli

Day 3: Departure back to Kampala

Have breakfast, and after enjoy another morning game drive as you prepare to depart back to Kampala. You will enjoy many animal species including; the lions, giraffes, buffalos, birds etc. have a stopover at masindi for your lunch and after proceed to Kampala arriving in the evening.

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Visit Uganda’s Wilderness Kidepo Valley National Park

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In the far northeast, the remote, wild and little-visited Kidepo Valley National Park provides refuge to a long list of dry-country species not found elsewhere in the country, including cheetah and greater kudu, while its perennial waters attract large numbers of elephant and thousand-strong buffalo herds, especially during the dry season.

This park boasts the best scenery of all the East African parks. The park consists of sensational mountain and savannah landscapes. It is quiet and serene. It is located in the north eastern Ugandan corner bordering with Kenya and Sudan. Animals to be seen here include: leopard, kudu, zebra, buffalo, cheetah, elephant, giraffe, oryx, bush baby, lions, kobs, etc. With its sensational landscape, this park is not to be missed wildlife safaris in Kidepo national park-antelope.

Isolated from the Ugandan mainstream by the harsh plains north of Mount Elgon, Kidepo is one of Africa’s last great wilderness areas, a tract of rugged savannah dominated by the 2,750m Mount Morungole and transected by the Kidepo and Narus Rivers. Perennial water makes Kidepo an oasis in the semi-desert, reflected in its 86 mammal species, 28 of which are nowhere else in Uganda and almost 500 birds. Predators are available. There is opportunity to see not only lion, cheetah and leopard, but also the delightful bat-eared fox and insectivorous hyena-like aardwolf with a long list of dry country antelopes including the regal greater kudu and beisa oryx. While the game viewing can be excellent, it is the thrilling sense of supreme isolation that distinguishes this rare slice of wild Africa, as yet undiscovered by the mass safari makers Activities include rewarding game drives, foot safaris across the Narus Valley and enjoying the isolated wilderness. Look out for the Karamojong people with their traditional pastoralists with few cultural affiliations to other East African groups.

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Cheetahs viewing on a Uganda wildlife Safari in Kidepo Valley National Park

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The Park is located in north east of Uganda covering an area of about 1, 436 sq. km, sharing a border with Kenya and South Sudan. It’s a home to a wide biodiversity of world life having four out of the big five mammals such as elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard, other species include giraffe, various antelope species, baboon, bush baby and over 200 species of bird. With Gulu tours, we ensure that you experience a true Uganda wildlife safari and see a number of cheetahs on your self-drive or guided safari.

Cheetahs are among the rarest wild animals and are elusive animals that belong to the cat family, but prior there were fears that these rare specie are no longer exist at the park and in Uganda they are only found in the Karamoja sub region. However information reaching wildlife conservation indicates that there is an increased sighting of these species and many visitors who are interested in wildlife viewing are rewarded a lot as it is becoming common to encounter cheetahs at the park. Last month only, tourists encountered six cheetahs. This is part of the thrilling moments for visitors intending to see the big cats at Kidepo,” said Masereka the conservation area manager.

Although cheetahs are categorized among the endangered species which are listed under Appendix 1 of the convention on international Trade on Endangered species of wild flora and fauna, are regarded among the key tourist attraction Uganda has. In essence, this means that if nothing is done to protect them or their habitat, they will die out. The conservation manager Mr. Masereka also added that preservation efforts in protected areas such as Kidepo will help to secure the park and nearby landscapes such as the animals corridors for wildlife to prosper.

Information from the Uganda wildlife Authority (UWA) also indicates that the cheetah population is still small about 20 in number but it is growing and the prospects have never been brighter than now and frequent sighting is expected to boost the popularity of kidepo valley.He added that more tourists are called upon to continue coming to Uganda as Uganda is a pearl of Africa with very many tourist spots they won’t be left the same.

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