• Nile Falls Cruise at Murchison Falls National Park Uganda

Savannah Express

Journey north to explore the savannah plains of Murchison Falls National Park, with our savannah express. Seek out Rothschild’s giraffes, elephant herds, prides of lions, buffalo and if you're lucky the elusive leopard on a game drive exploring the meandering tracks through the park. Take to the waters of the river Nile with a water safari to view crocodiles basking on the river banks, hippo pods calling to each other across the river and of course the thundering base of Murchison Falls waterfall.

Itinerary

Day One

Transfer & Water Safari on The Nile

Transfer from Entebbe to Murchison Falls NP. Estimated journey time: 8 hours 

Embark on a water safari on the river Nile and cruise upstream to the base of Murchison Falls waterfall. Also known as Kabalega Falls, this is one of the most popular activities in the park and offers fantastic wildlife viewing opportunities. As you cruise up the river you will be able to view giant Nile crocodiles basking in the sun, hippo pods calling to each other across the water and a multitude of bird species living and nesting on the riverbanks. A variety of game species such as buffalo, waterbuck, elephants and warthogs can also be viewed on the riverbanks as they come down to the drink and cool off in the heat of the day. After three hours you will reach the base of the thundering falls where the White Nile surges through a 7 metre wide gap in the rock face, cutting through Fajao Gorge and falling 43 meters to continue its journey through the park.

Estimated excursion time: 3 hrs

On reaching the base of Murchison Falls you’ll disembark from the boat and be guided up the trail to the top of the falls, a 45min hike. From the path you’ll get fantastic views from several vantage points over the Murchison Falls and twin seasonal waterfall, Uhuru Falls. On reaching the top you can marvel at the splash and rainbows of the Nile crashing through a seven-metre gap in the rock face, with cooling sheets of spray being given off by the falls. You will meet your driver / guide at the top of the falls who will then drive you back downstream.

Estimated excursion time: 1 hour

Day Two

Dawn Game Drive on Buligi Tracks & Transfer

Transfer from Murchison Falls NP to Kampala or Entebbe. Estimated journey time: 8 hours

Explore the Buligi game tracks which crisscross the savannah between the branches of the Victoria and Albert Nile in the northern sector of the park. These game circuits offer the highest density of wildlife viewing of anywhere in the park. The landscape in the park is stunning offering views over the savannah, as wind your way through Acacia scrub and grasslands dotted with palm trees. You’ll be joined by a knowledgeable Uganda Wildlife Authority guide, to give your highest chance of tracking down the savannah predators. They will help you track down specific wildlife such as Rothschild giraffes, lions, elephants, herds of buffalo, Jackson’s hartebeest, bushbucks, Uganda kob, warthog, waterbuck and if you're lucky, you'll spot the elusive leopard. Towards the end of your game drive you’ll be able to stop off at the hippo pool on the Victoria Nile delta where you’ll see the hippos wallowing in the shallows and calling to each other across the water.

Estimated excursion time: 3 hours