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Murchison Falls 3 Day Exclusive Safari

$320$950 Per Person

An exclusive safari gives you the exclusive use of the vehicle, meaning you do not share the vehicle with anyone other than people in your group. This also gives you the opportunity to adjust the itinerary according to your wishes. Below you will find details of our signature Murchison Falls Safari, but please use the special requirement field under Send a Request to let us know your safari needs and we will do our best to tailor make the perfect safari for you. Other options to consider in Murchison include hiking up to the top of the falls from the waterfall cruise, an additional boat cruise to the Nile Albert Delta (great for bird watching), visiting Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary and chimp trekking.

Murchison Falls National Park is Uganda’s oldest and largest conservation area, covering an area of 3,840 Km² and 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. Arguably the highlight 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.

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DAY 1

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 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

6.45      Depart for the ferry crossing to the North Bank, 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    Take the ferry 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

8.30      Depart for the ferry 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, taking in the beauty of the soon to be dammed Karuma Falls en route.  Stop for a bite to eat at Kabalega Diner before continuing with the homeward journey.

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

Download the Murchison Falls 3 Day Falls & Game Safari itinerary with full terms and conditions.

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Accommodation on this safari is provided in the form of shared twin safari tents with shared facilities. Each tent contains two single beds with bedding, but no mosquito nets or towels. Shared showers are supplied with cold water only. Upgraded accommodation is possible at an additional cost, subject to availability.

N.B. Basic Bandas are fitted with fans and mosquito nets, but also share public bathrooms, Self-contained Bandas enjoy ensuite facilities with solar hot water, fans and electric sockets. Please indicate below if you are interested in upgraded accommodation:

Additional activities in Murchison Falls

 Hike up to the top of the Falls from the waterfall cruise Sunset Boat Cruise Cheese and Wine Boat Cruise Albert Nile Delta Boat Cruise Ziwa Rhino Trekking Chimp Trekking

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