3 Days MFNP Wildlife Safari
Highlights include: Game drive and a launch trip to the base of the falls
Murchison Falls National Park is the country’s largest protected area whose palm studded grassland supports populations of lion, buffalo, elephant, Rothschild’s giraffe and one of the few East African strongholds of the spindly plains dwelling Patas monkey. The spectacular waterfalls are of course the highlight of any visit.
DAY 1: To Murchison Falls National Park
Start journey to Murchison Falls National Park. O/N at Paraa Safari Lodge or Murchison River Lodge
Established in 1954, Paraa Safari Lodge is in Murchison Falls National Park. The lodge is located in the north west of Uganda over looking one of nature’s best kept secrets, the River Nile, on its journey from its source at Lake Victoria to join Lake Albert – here it is suddenly channeled into a gorge only six meters wide, and cascades 43 meters below. The earth literally trembles at Murchison Falls – one of the world’s most powerful flows of natural water.
Paraa Safari Lodge offers a unique blend of comfort, relaxation and adventure. Each of the rooms is a haven of style and serenity, complete with balcony and private bathroom.
The safari décor of the lodge still reflects the bygone era of early explorers, enshrined with a modern touch. The luxurious pool overlooks the winding River Nile below, which was the setting for the classic Hollywood movie “The African Queen” (starring Katharine Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart). Enjoy a variety of excursions and activities; from exhilarating Safari drives to boat trips along the River Nile, ending at the foot of Murchison Falls. For the more adventurous, one can trek up to the top of the falls and marvel at the views through the mist. A variety of ecosystems and an impressive 451 species of birds awaits you here…
TRANSIT TIME: 6-7 Hrs
DAY 2: Game drive, Launch trip
Depart for early morning game drive on the north bank of the Nile. Return to the lodge for lunch. Afternoon launch trip on the Nile to view the falls. Large crocodiles and a vast array of birds including the very rare Shoebill stork could well be observed. Return to lodge. O/N: Paraa Safari Lodge or Murchison River Lodge
Murchison River Lodge sits on the southern bank of the River Nile overlooking Uganda’s Murchison Falls National Park. In beautiful surroundings we offer comfortable and relaxing mid-range accommodation to suit all budgets in attractive thatched cottages, thatched safari tents and simple camping tents in the shaded and well positioned campsite.
DAY 3 – Departure Day
After breakfast, leave by the 9 o’clock ferry and drive to the top of the mighty falls of Murchison before you embark on your journey back to Kampala. Reach late in the evening at your place of abode.
End of tour.