Family Weekend Safari

Escape into the wild with the whole family and experience the beauty and tranquil of Murchison Falls National Park with our family adventure safari.

Take an exhilarating game drive across the savannah plains home to over seventy species of mammals including lions, giraffes and elephants to the edge of the rift valley where the Victoria Nile, after bursting through a six meter gorge with a thunderous roar, cascades down the valley wall as the roaring Murchison Falls.

Day 1
Kampala – Murchison Falls National Park

Early morning after breakfast, your group/family is picked from your hotel in Kampala and driven via Bombo and Masindi town to Murchison falls National Park arriving at Kichumbanyobo gate accessing Murchison falls National Park late afternoon. Drive to the “Top of the falls” for a breathtaking sight of the Nile.

At the falls, the Nile squeezes through an 8m wide gorge and plunges with a thunderous roar into the “Devil’s Cauldron”, creating a trademark rainbow.

Drive to Fort Murchison for an evening of relaxation, have dinner and retire for the day.

Day 2
Game Drive & Boat Cruise

An early morning game drive around the Buligi game tracks on the northern bank with a trained ranger guide is a fantastic way to see and photograph the wide range of animals in the Nile Valley. You will marvel at herds of buffalos, dozens of elephants, warthogs and towering giraffes, along with bush bucks, reed buck, duikers, kobs, oribi and the unusual-looking hartebeest.

Return to the lodge for a mid morning breakfast, relaxation and lunch. In the afternoon drive to the river for a launch cruise that takes you to the Bottom of the roaring falls where huge crocodiles, hippos, buffaloes, elephants and a variety of water birds like herons, ducks, cormorants, bee-eaters, skimmers, kingfishers, fish eagle and the rare shoebill can be seen. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 3
Murchison Falls NP – Kampala

Spend the morning relaxing and lazing about. Leave for Kampala late morning and have lunch en route.

Murchison Falls National Park lies at the northern end of the Albertine Rift Valley, where the sweeping Bunyoro escarpment tumbles into vast, palm-dotted savanna. First gazetted as a game reserve in 1926, it is Uganda’s largest and oldest conservation area, hosting 76 species of mammals and 451 birds.

The park is bisected by the Victoria Nile, which plunges 45m over the remnant rift valley wall, creating the dramatic Murchison Falls, the centerpiece of the park and the final event in an 80km stretch of rapids. The mighty cascade drains the last of the river’s energy, transforming it into a broad, placid stream that flows quietly across the rift valley floor into Lake Albert. This stretch of river provides one of Uganda’s most remarkable wildlife spectacles. Regular visitors to the riverbanks include elephants, giraffes and buffaloes; while hippos, Nile crocodiles and aquatic birds are permanent residents.

Notable visitors to the park include Winston Churchill, Theodore Roosevelt, Ernest Hemingway and several British royals.

Notes and Extras

The package includes the following:

  • Full board accommodation
  • Game drive and boat cruise
  • Transport to and fro Murchison Falls National Park in a fuelled four wheel drive safari car
  • Park entrance fees
  • Lunch en route
  • Bottled mineral water in the car

Please carry with you:-

  • Sun glasses
  • Camera
  • Light and heavy clothes
  • Hiking boots

Accomodation

Fort Murchison

Fort Murchison

 

 

 

 

Fort Murchison