Murchison falls national park is home to the big four wild game in Uganda (buffaloes, elephants, leopards and lions) along with much more animals and bird species. However, these 2 days Uganda safari to Murchison Falls National Park offers the opportunity to view all the big five wild animals (Buffaloes, Rhinos, Elephants, Leopards and lions). The rhinos can be tracked on foot at Ziwa Rhino sanctuary along the way to or from Murchison falls national park.

Ranked as the most popular visited safari park in Uganda, Murchison Falls National park is situated in the northern end of the Albertine rift valley in northern Uganda’s districts of Nwoya, Kiryandongo, Bulisa and Masindi. It’s the largest national park covering about 3,840sqkm (1,503sqmi) and bisected by the Nile river. The Nile river squeezes through an 8m gorge cascading 45 meters over the rift valley wall creating the center piece of the park after which it is named.

The number of activities in Murchison Falls National Park that a tourist can do on a Uganda tour depend on the tourists’ desires and the time they are ready to spend at the park. However, in a 2 days safari, you can have all the best wildlife experiences at this amazing park and adjacent areas. The safari starts and ends in Kampala.

Overview of the 2 Days Uganda safari to Murchison Falls National Park

Day 1: Transfer from Kampala to Murchison falls national park, have an afternoon boat cruise and hike to the top of the falls.

Day 2: Do a morning game drive, do rhino tracking at Ziwa rhino sanctuary and return to Kampala.

Details of the 2 Days Uganda safari to Murchison Falls National Park

Day 1: Embark on a drive to Murchison falls national park as early as 7:00am. Your driver guide will pick you up from your place of residence after an early breakfast and transfer to Murchison falls national park. A boat cruise is done at 2:00pm starting from paraa jetty (the departure point for the boat and ferry crossing).  The boat cruise lasts about 3 hours to the bottom of the falls. The boat cruise offers amazing moments as you sight the aquatic species like the hippopotamus. For those interested in Uganda bird watching tours, the boat that goes downstream is the best option since it offers more chances of sighting a shoebill.

The boat that goes upstream to the bottom of the waterfall offers the start for the hike to the top of the falls. The hike to the top of the falls starts from here and lasts about 40minutes. The top of the falls is a 43m (141ft) rift valley wall from the base. Your driver guide will be waiting for you at the top of the falls where he transfers you to your prior booked hotel for dinner and relaxation.

2 days Uganda safari to Murchison Falls National Park

Boat cruise to the bottom of the falls

Day 2: An early morning game drive starts as early as 7:00am after breakfast from your hotel. From either the northern or southern sides of the park, gates are opened at 7:00am. From the southern gate entrance, there’s need to cross by ferry at 7:00am therefore the game drive starts a bit later. If a tourist is already inside the park for instance they spent a night inside the park at either Paraa safari lodge or Pakuba lodge, the game drive can start as early as 6:00am. The game drive lasts for about 3-4 hour.

2 days Uganda safari to Murchison Falls National Park

Game drive in Murchison falls national park

After the game drive you continue your Uganda wildlife tour to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary where you track rhinos on foot. After rhino tracking you return to Kampala and this marks the end of your safari.

When a trusted tour operator in Murchison Falls National Park is contacted they customize your safari to suit your interests. The general tour package is inclusive of;

  • Park entry fees
  • Hike to the top of the falls fees
  • Boat cruise fees
  • A professional driver guide
  • Transportation
  • Meals and water

The package is exclusive of tips and any other personal expenses.

Safari Uganda and you will be amazed how the wild holds a lot of wonders.