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 anywhere in the park. The landscape in the park is stunning offering views over the savannah, as you wind your way through Acacia scrub and grasslands dotted with palm trees. Your driver guide will help you track down specific wildlife such as Rothschild giraffes, lions, hippos, 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 hrs.
Spend some time relaxing at your riverside lodge nestled on the banks of the river Nile. Refresh yourself by taking a dip in the lodge swimming pool, relax with a good book or while away some time with one of the lodge’s selection of board games. Of course you can also unwind with a cool drink from the bar and admire the giant sculptures dotted around the grounds. Or just take to a hammock and relax in the gardens to the sounds of hippo pods calling to each other across the river. However you spend your time at Murchison River Lodge you’re sure to enjoy it’s peace and tranquility!
Once the heat of the day recedes, unwind on a water safari to the thundering base of Murchison Falls waterfall. Complete with a selection of sundowner drinks and snacks, this is the perfect way to relax on the river Nile! Also known as Kabalega Falls, this waterfall is the most iconic feature in the park and the river cruise offers fantastic wildlife viewing. As you meander upstream you’ll search for buffalo, waterbuck, elephants and Uganda kob, which can also be viewed cooling off on the riverbanks. A multitude of birds can be spotted including the Red-throated and Northern-carmine Bee-eaters nesting on the Nyamusika cliffs, treating you to an aerobatic performance and colourful display. On reaching the base of the falls you’ll marvel at the spectacle of the White Nile surging through a 7 metre wide gap in the rock face, cutting through Fajao Gorge and falling 43 meters into the river below. Before cruising back downstream with the glow of the sunset lighting up the surrounding savannah landscape, with the sounds of hippo calls echoing across the river.
Estimated excursion time: 3 hrs
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Murchison River Lodge, thatched cottage.