Murchison Falls National Park lies at the northern end of the Albertine Rift Valley where the sweeping Bunyoro escarpment tumbles into a vast palm-dotted savannah. The park’s leading feature is marked by the Victoria Nile which squeezes through a 7-meter wide cleavage and plunges down through an approximately 45 meters long fall forming an amazing rainbow in the hotter hours of the day, with a stream that flows quietly across the rift valley into Lake Albert.
This stretch of the river, and the palm-dotted savannah, provides Uganda’s most remarkable wildlife spectacles; Elephants, Giraffes, Buffalos, Nile Crocodiles, Hippos, and Aquatic birds are permanent residents.
When you come to the Nile River in Uganda, you become part of the lineage of the travelers from abroad who were drawn by the power and mystique of this legendary watercourse. Such is a quench for the adrenaline-rush junkies and an experience you will not draw satisfaction from in one day or night. Two days is a perfect deal.
Day 1: Transfer—Murchison Fall National Park, via Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
We set off from Kampala at 06:00 am and head to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary to experience the endangered White Rhino. The stop includes Rhino tracking and conservation talks, and shoe-bill spotting for bird lovers. From here we head for Masindi Town where we’ll stop for lunch and kick off our Murchison Falls experience with an afternoon boat safari and hike up the falls. The views at the top are worth the climb. Meals included: Lunch/ Dinner
Day 2: Murchison Falls National Park, Wildlife Experience
Life in the wild starts early, so to catch the best of animal life we breakfast before dawn and set off for an early wildlife trek. Early treks are the best time to catch predators hunting for breakfast, but you’re almost guaranteed many sightings of grazers and browsers. Keep your eyes peeled for elephants, buffalos, kobs, waterbucks, lions, and many more. We’ll set off for Kampala in the afternoon with a stop for a luxurious safari buffet at Chobe Lodge. Meals included: Breakfast/ Lunch