Murchison Half-Day Falls Tour

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Red Chilli Rest Camp, Murchison Falls
Red Chilli Rest Camp, Murchison Falls

Murchison Half-Day Falls Tour

Tour Details

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.

 

Departure & Return Location

Red Chilli Rest Camp, Paraa, Murchison Falls National Park

Departure Time

08:00, 14.00 or a 4/5 hour window according to your preference, subject to availability

Price Includes

  • 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

Price Excludes

  • Park Entrance Fees
  • Food and Drink
  • Items of a personal nature
Itinerary

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 15.00Arrive 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 18.00Return to Red Chilli Rest Camp

Head back to Red Chilli along the same route, looking out for more game along the way.

Prices

From only US$34 per person.

Price dependent on number of people on the trip

  1 Person 2 People 3 People 4 People 5 People 6 People
Standard Price (Per person) $ 72 $ 50 $ 42 $ 38 $ 36 $ 34
Terms and Conditions
  • Trip cost excludes all food/drinks/other personal items, unless otherwise sepecified in the itinerary
  • Trip cost excludes park entry fees
  • Cost includes transport/fuel and activities as per the itinerary.
  • Staff tips are never expected but always appreciated.
  • A 50% deposit or payment in full is required in order to secure your reservation. Please see our payment terms and conditionsfor further information.
  • Pick-ups en route may be considered if FULL PAYMENT is made in advance – please enquire before booking.
  • Baggage is limited to 1 medium backpack per person. Excess baggage can be stored at Red Chilli Kampala free of charge.
  • If you are arriving at Red Chilli Kampala on the morning of departure please report to the reception by specified time. We cannot wait for latecomers and will not refund deposits should this occur.
  • Take all sensible precautions against malaria.
  • Do not approach any wild animals you may see around the camp/park, & do not startle them with flash photography.
  • Drink plenty of water at all times & protect yourself from the sun.
  • Take care of your valuables at all times. We cannot accept responsibility for any loss.
  • We can supply packed lunches on request from Red Chilli Kampala. However last orders are taken at 21.00 the night before the trip departs. If you are unable to meet this deadline, please email or call ahead with your order.
  • Please leave yourself plenty of time between the scheduled return of the trip and any ongoing travel connections. We cannot accept responsibility for any missed connections due to late return
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