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3 Days Murchison Falls

Day 1: Nakosongola – Masini Towns

Drive north Via the famous Luwero triangle. Proceed through Nakosongola and Masini towns. Have a picn lunch at in the Sudogo forest whilst looking for Chimps. A afternoon to the renowned Sarova Paraa Lodge

Day 2: River Nile – Sarova Paraa Lodge

Breakfast & Leisure before a boat cruise in the River Nil Within this park behold the natural beauty of this world longest river. The whole river about 3 km wide is force through a 7 meter gap in the rocks and cascades 43 below. Marvel at the Spectacular Murchison falls over your picnic lunch. During the afternoon view a variety of birds wildlife and return by boat to Sarova Paraa Lodge.

Day 3: Masindi Hotel – Kampala

After breakfast drive to Masindi Hotel before proceeding onto Kampala where the Tour ends.

Murchison Falls National Park is one of Uganda’s best safari parks for game viewing safaris and birding tours. Together with Kaniyo Pabidi and Budongo Forest, Murchison Falls is an important destination for primate safaris most especially chimpanzee tracking safaris.

Murchinson Falls in Uganda

Murchinson Falls in Uganda

All travelers heading to Murchison Falls from Kampala must first drive to Masindi which actually takes about 3 hours. This is the only public means of transport from Kampala to Masindi town. They then proceed to Murchison falls National Park for another 3 hours making a total of 6 hours.

A 4WD vehicle is recommended on the Masindi-Paraa section of the road. The park can be reached by air charter services. There are airstrips at Rabongo and Pakuba which can hold up to six seater light aircraft.

The Murchison Falls National Park lies at the northern end of the Albertine Rift Valley, where the bulky Bunyoro escarpment merges into the vast plains of Acholiland. Murchison Falls is one of Uganda’s oldest conservation areas, it was initially gazetted as a game reserve in 1926 to protect a savanna that Winston Churchill described in 1907 as ‘Kew Gardens and the zoo combined on an unlimited scale’.

During Idi Amin’s 15-year despotic rule of Uganda in the 1970’s, the country’s wildlife was almost wiped out by wayward soldiers using animals as target practice. Now 40 years on and in times of peace, Uganda is once again teeming with wildlife in national parks well worth visiting.

In the north-west of Uganda the Nile River’s rapidly flowing course is rudely interrupted by a narrow fissure, which forces this mighty river through a gap just 24 feet (7 meters) wide. In a furious demonstration of power the water explodes into the deservedly named ‘Boiling Pot’.

Then at the height of its anger, the river corkscrews through another small gap to cascade 120 feet (36½ metres) in a thunderous foaming torrent.

Impressive for power rather than size, the Murchison Falls are a spectacular sight. However, there is much more to the park than a frothing river. There is a diversity of habitats both riverine and on grassy plains and savannah woodlands. Altitudes vary from 1,650-4,240 feet above sea level (500-1,292 meters)