3 Days Murchison Falls Safari: Discover Nature’s Grandeur

Embark on an extraordinary adventure through Uganda’s remarkable Murchison Falls National Park with our exhilarating 3-day safari itinerary.

Prepare to be captivated by the sheer natural beauty of Murchison Falls, immersing yourself in the heart of the African wilderness as you embark on game drives, encountering a diverse array of wildlife and more.

Create lasting memories in this truly captivating destination.¬†Here’s a suggested itinerary for a 3-day Murchison Falls safari in Uganda:

Day 1:

  • Morning: Arrive at Entebbe International Airport in Uganda. Meet your guide/driver and begin your journey to Murchison Falls National Park (approximately 5-6 hours).
  • Afternoon: Reach the park and check in at your lodge. Enjoy a relaxing lunch and some leisure time.
  • Evening: Embark on an exciting evening game drive in the northern part of the park. Spot wildlife such as elephants, giraffes, buffaloes, lions, and various antelope species. Capture the beautiful sunset over the savannah.
  • Dinner and overnight stay at your lodge in Murchison Falls National Park.

Day 2:

a boat on the water

  • Morning: After breakfast, set out for a morning game drive in the park, this time in the southern sector. Explore the diverse habitats and encounter more wildlife, including the elusive leopard. Your guide will help you track and identify the different species.
  • Afternoon: Return to your lodge for a delicious lunch and some relaxation.
  • Boat Safari: In the afternoon, take a boat safari along the Nile River to the base of Murchison Falls. Marvel at the stunning scenery, enjoy close-up views of hippos, crocodiles, and numerous bird species along the riverbanks. Witness the powerful rush of water as it squeezes through the narrow gorge at the falls.
  • Dinner and overnight stay at your lodge.

Day 3:

  • Morning: Wake up early and enjoy breakfast before starting your day. Proceed for a guided nature walk in the Budongo Forest Reserve, located within Murchison Falls National Park. Explore the lush greenery and encounter primates such as chimpanzees, red-tailed monkeys, and baboons. Learn about the rich biodiversity of the forest from your knowledgeable guide.
  • Afternoon: Return to your lodge for lunch and check out.
  • Departure: Begin your journey back to Entebbe. On the way, you can make a stop at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for a guided rhino tracking experience (additional cost). Arrive in Entebbe in the evening and transfer to the airport for your departure.

Please note that this itinerary is a general suggestion and can be customized according to your preferences and the availability of activities. Also, keep in mind that travel times and wildlife sightings may vary.

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    Luis Eduardo Torres R.
    Luis Eduardo Torres R.
    12:29 27 Dec 19
    Unbelievable experience! From planning and booking with Agnes, up to our last day, everything was great!Our driver, Jackson, was AMAZING! He definitely a big factor in making our experience so... unique.read more
    rommel carlos
    rommel carlos
    21:27 17 Oct 19
    Agnes of Mara Gates always responds within 24 hours regarding any of my inquiries. She made the process very easy and always accommodated changes to our itinerary. Ken our driver/guide is very... knowledgeable about animals and their behavior. Will definitely book another Safari trip with Mara Gates.!!!read more
    Robert Schlag
    Robert Schlag
    21:43 14 Oct 19
    Mara Gates provided us with an experience of a lifetime. The places that we visited were breathtakingly beautiful, the variety and number of animals and flora were spectacular. And our guide, Ken,... was so courteous, knowledgeable, and organized. The depth of his knowledge and explanations of animal behavior and the local environments was like traveling with a patient university professor of zoology, ornithology, and botany. Our lodging, food, and their support service staff were excellent. I give this company and its guide my highest recommendation. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.read more
    Malou Carlos
    Malou Carlos
    20:46 10 Oct 19
    We had a wonderful 9-day safari with Mara Gates. My husband found their website and came up with a custom-made itinerary, that Agnes gladly accommodated and made it even better. Communicating with... them was so easy because Agnes responds promptly. As soon as their office is open in Nairobi, they respond to our email inquiries quickly. We also met her at our hotel and we discussed the itinerary and she gave us pointers on what to expect during our trip. On the morning of the beginning of our safari, Ken our guide and driver promptly arrived and packed our van. Ken is a very intelligent, knowledgeable, wonderful person who gave us quick lessons on the different types of animals, birds, reptiles and also gave us lessons on their behavior. We would really like to go back and do another safari with Mara Gates, and most especially with Ken. Thank you so much for a wonderful trip!read more
    Rob Lovemore
    Rob Lovemore
    09:55 07 Oct 19
    our family booked a hot air balloon trip with Mara Gates. A very good driver collected us from our camp in a smart closed body Toyota Landcruiser. Our camp was nearly an hours drive from the balloon... site so it was a good commitment. Hot air ballooning is a must for visitors to the Mara. It's expensive but well worth it. We had a very competent pilot from Switzerland. The open air breakfast on the plains after we landed was also excellent. Then the same driver took us back home again. A great day out. Thanks Mara Gates.read more
    02:36 03 Sep 19
    We booked our African Safari trip with Mara Gates Safaris in May, '19. This was one of the best trips we have made so far and thanks to Mara Gates Safaris, it became the most memorable one. We... received all the help we needed starting from the booking until the end of the trip. Special thanks to our guide Ken who enlightened us so much about the nature and behavior of the animals in the wild and took us to some of the best viewing spots over the different parks.read more
    A Google User
    A Google User
    14:20 29 Aug 19
    My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our safari with Mara Gates. They were helpful from initial enquiries, through changes, to the final stop of getting us to the airport. The guide, hotels and meals... were all excellent. Our guide took great pains to ensure that we saw 'all' the animals and were able to take wonderful photos. We have great memories of this trip. At 84 and 72, we were comfortable all the way and felt well cared for. We would highly recommend this company and in fact we have to several friends. On another note, we had to cancel an earlier booking with this company because of an unexpected hospitalization. They were most kind and considerate and expeditiously handled refunds of our down-payment. Finally, from what I have seen, their prices are very good and certainly fall into the category of 'good value for the money'.read more
    Maurine Limo
    Maurine Limo
    12:12 10 Dec 18
    I had a wonderful experience with Mara Gates Safaris. I wanted a 5 day trip to the coastal town and they got me a very good safari. They are highly organized, excellent communicators- never once did... I not get my queries answered and very accommodating. Everything went exactly as scheduled and discussed. Ms. Agnes is easy to work with and a professional in her line of duty. First time with Mara Gates and I will definitely be using them.read more
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    Murchison Falls in Uganda is special for several reasons:

    1. Spectacular Natural Beauty: Murchison Falls is a breathtaking waterfall located on the Nile River within Murchison Falls National Park. The falls are known for their sheer power and beauty as the Nile River squeezes through a narrow 7-meter gap, creating a thunderous roar and a magnificent display of water cascading down. The sight of the falls is truly awe-inspiring and offers a unique and memorable experience.
    2. Abundant Wildlife: Murchison Falls National Park is home to a diverse array of wildlife species, making it a popular safari destination. During game drives and boat safaris, visitors have the opportunity to spot a wide range of animals, including elephants, giraffes, lions, leopards, buffaloes, hippos, crocodiles, various antelope species, and an impressive variety of bird species. The park’s large size and varied ecosystems contribute to its rich wildlife population.
    3. Primate Encounters: Murchison Falls National Park is also known for its primate population, particularly chimpanzees. Visitors can go on guided nature walks in the Budongo Forest Reserve, which is part of the park, to track and observe chimpanzees in their natural habitat. The Budongo Forest is one of the largest mahogany forests in East Africa and offers a unique opportunity to see these fascinating primates up close.
    4. Scenic Nile River Cruises: A boat safari along the Nile River is a must-do activity in Murchison Falls National Park. The boat cruise allows visitors to enjoy the stunning scenery, spot wildlife along the riverbanks, and get up close to the base of Murchison Falls. It’s an excellent opportunity for photography and a chance to witness the power of the falls from a different perspective.
    5. Conservation Efforts: Murchison Falls National Park is part of Uganda’s protected area network and plays a crucial role in conserving the country’s wildlife and natural resources. The park’s management focuses on sustainable tourism practices and community engagement, ensuring that the wildlife and habitats are protected for future generations.
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