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3 Days Murchison Falls and Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

Duration 3 Days  2 Nights
Country Uganda
Start Point Kampala/ Entebbe
End Point Kampala/ Entebbe
Physical Condition Comfort
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3 Days Murchison Falls and Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

This 3 days tour Murchison Falls Tour takes you to the renowned Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda’s spectacular heritage, with breathtaking scenic allure, and landscapes. You will enjoy a game drive and a boat cruise along the Nile River. You will visit Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary en route.

ITINERARY | Places to visit

Day 1 – Kampala to Murchison Falls National Park

You will be picked up around 8 am from Kampala (or Entebbe) and then start your drive to Murchison Falls National Park passing through beautiful woodlands and Savannah grasslands. This journey takes 6-7 hours with stopovers at interesting tourist attractions en route.

You will have lunch en route.

Day 2 – Game Drives and Boat Cruise in Murchison Falls National Park

You will wake up very early and set off at 6.30am for a sunrise game drive in the Nyamsika plateau to see the Cape buffaloes, Rothschild’s giraffes, Uganda kob, hartebeest and waterbucks. You may also spot oribi, bushbuck, Bohor reedbuck, shy sitatunga, bush duiker, warthog and bush pig plus large carnivores including lions, leopards and spotted hyenas. Crocodiles and hippos will be seen along the banks of the Nile. Some of the more common birds that can be seen include goliath heron, Egyptian geese, pelican, bee-eaters, kingfishers, hornbill, cormorant, saddle-bill stork and the rare shoebill stork.

You will return to your lodge for a late breakfast and some relaxation before setting off in the afternoon for a boat cruise on the placid Victoria Nile, upstream, to the base of the falls. En route you will see hippos, crocodiles, water buck and a wide variety of birds including the unusual shoebill stork. The boat stops just tens of meters from the “Devil’s Cauldron” for pictures to be taken of the photogenic and majestic Murchison Falls.

Day 3 – Murchison Falls National Park to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary (Rhino Tracking) to Kampala

After your breakfast drive to Ziwa Rhino sanctuary, Rhino tracking takes about 2 hours in the company of well trained and knowledgeable local guides. After this great experience, you will head to the restaurant for your lunch, and later transfer to Kampala (or Entebbe).

Stay Locations
Day 1 – Murchison Falls
Day 2 – Murchison Falls

Drive Times

Day 1 – Kampala to Murchison Falls National Park takes about 5 to 5.5 hours (290 km)
Day 3 – Murchison Falls National Park to Ziwa Rhino Sanctaury takes about 2.5 to 3 hours (136 km)
Day 3 – Ziwa Rhino Sanctaury to Kampala takes about 3.5 to 4 hours (169 km)

Note : These are estimated drive times. Because of the traffic, location of the accommodations, and several other factors, actual drive times may vary. Driving distances are approximate and do not account for exact places.

Tour Rates / Group Price

Cost / Group Price  – Important Information

 > Rates are per person and exclude the international flight from/to your home country.

>Maximum Number of people per car is 6

>This tour accepts children who are 5 years and older.

Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour can be arranged
with extra cost

1 person travelling alone USD$
2 persons travelling together USD$
3 persons travelling together USD$
4 persons travelling together USD$
5 persons travelling together USD$
6 persons travelling together USD$
Park Fees (for Non-Residents).
Game drive as mentioned in the itinerary.
A professional driver/guide.
4×4 Land Cruiser or Safari Van.
All Taxes and VAT.
Meals as per itinerary.
Drinking water while on safari (2 litres per person per day).
Activities mentioned in the itinerary.
International flights.
Airport Transfers (Unless mentioned otherwise).
Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour (Unless mentioned otherwise).
Personal Items (Souvenirs, Travel Insurance, Visa Fees, etc.).
Government imposed increase of Taxes, and or Park Fees.
Any activities not mentioned in the itinerary.

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