Murchison Falls Safari- Uganda

Uganda’s healthy climate makes it possible to get on with life with a minimum of fuss. You have to take precaution against malaria by taking anti-malarial two weeks before arrival. All kinds of anti-malaria is available in drug shops and there are doctors who have been in the country for many years who will treat malaria successfully.

Nearly all-African doctors are good at treating most tropical diseases. Some malaria strains now are resistant to treatments like malaria-quine or quinine, so its is better to always take precautions such as using mosquito repellents, creams or sleeping under treated bed-nets. You could also put on long sleeved shirts, socks and occasionally use sprays in your room. You are meanwhile advised to drink bottled mineral water, although tap water in most places can be drunk without problems.

Some visitors to Uganda find a problem coping with fresh vegetables or fruit salads served in hotels, but the problem is usually not that of parasite infection but a change in climate for visitors.

You should be able to drink most fresh juices and salads served in most decent hotels.

Otherwise washing vegetables or fruits in a tincture of vinegar or salt is recommended.

You might want to swim in most of the lakes or rivers, but a precaution should be taken against Schistomiasis (bilharzias).

 

Compulsory vaccinations:
There was an outbreak of Yellow Fever in northern Uganda in December 2010. You should ensure that your vaccination is up to date before arriving in Uganda. You should also take a valid Yellow Fever vaccination certificate with you, as you may be asked to produce this when travelling onward from Uganda to other countries.

Recommended immunizations:
Very urgently recommended are vaccination against hepatitis A and typhoid fever. From October to May is recommended vaccination against meningococcal meningitis. In case of a longer stay, is recommended vaccination against hepatitis B and against cholera. For those travelers who will not stay mainly in the towns, is recommended vaccination against rabies. People over 30 years should be re-vaccinated against diphtheria and polio. Before traveling you should check, if you are vaccinated against tetanus and measles.

  • Game drive Safaris: this will be done on the Savannah plains of Murchison falls National Park with chances of seeing the wildlife.
  • Boat trip on the Nile: with the biggest concentration of hippos,crocodile and spectacular birds
  • Hike to the Top of the might falls
  • Rhino Trekking: you will trek the rhinos on foot with a ranger
  • Chimpanzee trekking in Budongo forest
  • Murchison falls: you will visit the falls

 

Route:

  • Day 1: Transfer to Murchison falls- Rhino trekking
  • Day 2: Game drive and boat cruise on the Nile
  • Day 6: Game drive and Travel back to Kampala

Map of Uganda showing the safari Journey

Day 1: To Murchison Falls National Park.
This morning after your breakfast you will leave Kampala or Entebbe and head north going up country to the North above the Nile, you will go through Luwero district, Nakasongola district, having the views of villages and farm lands, then you will arrive to Ziwa rhino sanctuary where you will trek Rhinos on foot for one hour.

After Rhino trekking you will have early lunch then head to Budongo forest to trek the Chimpanzees at 2pm. you will trek them between 2-3 hours then head to Murchison falls national

park which is a home to elephants, Kobs, different species of birds, buffalo, warthogs, giraffes, Jackson’s Harte beast and many more. You lodge is located outside the national park.

Mid range accommodation: Murchison river lodge.

Meal plan: lunch & dinner.

Travel time: 2 hours to rhinos

Activity: Rhino trekking & Chimpanzee trek

 

Day 2: Murchison Falls National Park
In the early morning hours animals are the most active, the sun is not yet so bright and temperatures are cooler. It offers the best time to spot wild animals. Come eye-to-eye with the animal kingdom: elephants, giraffes, buffaloes, lions, leopards, different species of antelope and many tropical birds may all be spotted during the game drive. So keep your eyes open, they are all there in Murchison Falls National Park! In the afternoon you will take a boat safari up the Nile River to Murchison Falls. Carefully watched by crocodiles, hundreds of hippos, buffaloes, water birds, monkeys and all the other thirsty wildlife that the Nile attracts, you will reach the base of the 43-meter high Falls which approach with a thunderous sound. After the boat safari you will hike to the top of the falls.

 From here you have a wonderful view and fantastic photo opportunities! Return back to your comfortable lodge, to enjoy a good meal and enjoy the views.

Mid range accommodation: Murchison river lodge.

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch & dinner.

Travel time: 10 hours including a game drive & Boat

Activity: Game drive, Boat ride & Hike

 

 

Day 3: Game drive- Kampala
This morning after your breakfast your guide will drive you to the game park to have another morning game drive to look for lions, giraffe, Uganda kobs, Oribi, wart hogs, different species of birds, hippos, elephants. After game drive of five and a half hours you will cross to the southern bank and have your lunch at your lodge, after lunch lunch your guide will drive you out of the park and take you straight to Kampala

Accommodation: No accommodation

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch & dinner.

Travel time: 10 hours including a game drive.

Activity: Game drive & road trip

 

END OF SAFARI

 

This 3 Day safari starts from Kampala city to Murchison falls national park,

 

Safari price:Road trip safari

 Type of Safari: Road Trip
Mid-range Safari
 1 Traveler pays:  US $ 1,298
 2 people traveling together: each person pays:  US $ 920
 3 people traveling together: each person pays: US $ 803
 4 people traveling together: each person pays: US $ 753
 5 people traveling together: each person pays: US $ 716
 6 people traveling together: each person pays: US $ 692
 Single supplement, each person pays: US $ 65

 

International Group Safari 2017-2018:
This is a join-in tour in which a mix of people from all ages (above 16) and nationalities are welcome to join. The following Safari has been guaranteed departure with a minimum of 5 people and maximum 7 people.

 

NOTE:

Single supplement:

  • This is when some people on this trip would like to travel with others and share everything but when it comes to Accommodation they would like not share the room with other people, each prefers to have a single room. That’s why they have to pay extra fee on top of the safari price we call it  “single supplement”

Lodges and Hotels:

  • The bookings with the lodges and hotels mentioned in the program depend on availability. Reservations will only be made after your booking.
  • In case the mentioned lodges are not available during the requested period, we will do our best to book a lodge in the same class for you (of course we will only do this after consulting you).

 

 

Guide/ driver  1
Min Passengers  5 (group safari)
Duration 3 Days, 2 Nights
Type of Vehicle Mini van bus/ Land cruiser
Accommodation type Mid range lodge
Meals 2 Breakfast, 3 Lunches, 2 Dinners
Country Uganda- Murchison falls

 

 Uganda  3 Days safari (What you are paying for)

 

SAFARI COST INCLUDES: SAFARI COST EXCLUDES:
Transport in a 4WD minibus/landcruiser International air fares;
Rhino trekking Entry visa Uganda and Rwanda
All three meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner Alcohol drinks, All soft drinks
Park entrance fees Activities optional activities
3 game drives in 1 national parks A porter for during the gorilla tracking
Hike to the top of the Falls Personal (medical/travel) insurance
All Accommodation as in program & vehicle fuel Tips and gratuities to rangers and driver/guide
English speaking driver/guide laundry and souvenirs
Chimpanzee Trekking in Budongo Forest All expenses of a personal nature
1 Boat rides on the Nile

 

Tipping

Clients are advised to give a fair, reasonable tip to the local guides, cleaners, drivers, hotel staff, etc. We advise you to only give tips when you are truly happy with the service provided.

Tipping suggestions:

Your driver/guide:  $10 dollars per person/per day
Porters:  $5 dollars per half day (3 – 4 hours)
Hotel porters:  $2 dollar per bag.
Rangers/ local guides:  $15 dollars per activity (in total)
Restaurants:  5 – 10%
Hotel staff $1 – $2 dollars per person/per night

 

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