Murchison Falls National Park

Murchison Falls: A 3-Day Nature Beauty Expedition!

Murchison Falls became one of Uganda’s first national parks in 1952

At Murchison Falls, the Nile squeezes through an 8m wide gorge and plunges with a thunderous roar into the “Devil’s Cauldron”, creating a trademark rainbow

The northern section of the park contains savanna and Borassus palms, acacia trees, and riverine woodland. The south is dominated by woodland and forest patches. The 1951 film “The African Queen” starring Humphrey Bogart was filmed on Lake Albert and the Nile in Murchison Falls National Park


Murchison Falls is notably blessed with over 144 mammals,556 bird species,51 reptiles, and 51 Amphibians. With a great number of  African elephants, Murchison falls is impressive all year round. The aerial survey noted over 900 individuals and 1,330 and is at an increase. Historically Giraffes exclusively inhabit the northern sector of the park. Buffalo populations have spiked to over 10,000 while Uganda kobs have leaped to more than 35,000.

The bird checklist with the shoebill as the most common along the river stretch approaching the Albert delta and many profolic bird species occupy the park.The white crested turaco,red winged grey warbler,all asociated with woodland in the southern bank.

Notable visitors to the park include Winston Churchill, Theodore Roosevelt, Ernest Hemingway, and several British royals.

Uncover Nature's Treasures

3 Day Itinerary 

Experience the allure of Uganda's wilderness with our captivating 3-Day Murchison Falls Adventure! From rhino tracking to exhilarating game drives and a tranquil Nile cruise, immerse yourself in the heart of Africa's untamed beauty.

Day 0: Welcome to Uganda's Capital

Upon arrival, our Above Only Safari representative will warmly greet you and transfer you to your hotel in Kampala. Depending on your arrival time, dive into the city's vibrant pulse with an exhilarating city tour. Discover historical landmarks like the Namugongo Martyrs Shrine, delve into Uganda's rich heritage at the Uganda Museum, and explore the vibrant African Craft Village.

Accommodation Options:

  1. Orchidea Guesthouse.


Day 1: Rhino Tracking and Journey to Murchison Falls National Park.

Rise and shine! After breakfast, set off for Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary, a 5-6 hours' drive along the Kampala-Masindi route. Experience the thrill of rhino tracking, encountering these majestic creatures in their natural habitat. Following lunch in Masindi, proceed to the breathtaking Murchison Falls NP. Here, embrace the vast plains teeming with lions, giraffes, buffalo, elephants, and more. If time allows, embark on a late afternoon game drive for a chance to witness nature's wonders.

Day’s Main Activity: Transfer, Rhino Tracking.

Accommodation Options:

Red Chili or Heritage Lodge (Basic)
Murchison River Lodge or Pakuba Safari Lodge  (Standard)
Paraa Safari Lodge or Nile Safari Lodge (Upmarket/Luxury)

Day 2: Murchison Falls Adventure

Get ready for an early morning game drive! Traverse the park's diverse landscapes and spot an array of wildlife including elephants, giraffes, lions, and various bird species. Return to your accommodation for a delectable lunch and relaxation. Later, embark on a thrilling Nile cruise, observing hippos bathing, elephants drinking, and crocodiles basking along the shores.

Accommodation Options:

Red Chili or Heritage Lodge (Basic)
Murchison River Lodge or Pakuba Safari Lodge  (Standard)
Paraa Safari Lodge or Nile Safari Lodge (Upmarket/Luxury)


Day 3: Final Safari Moments

Begin your day with an early morning game drive to catch a glimpse of the park's awakening wildlife. Following this adventure, journey back either to Kampala or directly to Entebbe Airport. Enjoy lunch en route, arriving late afternoon or evening for drop-off at your accommodation or the airport, concluding your remarkable Murchison Falls adventure."

The safari includes

  • Meals as specified and accommodation with en suite facilities.
  • Transportation in a comfortable 4×4 Safari Car.
  • Applicable park entrance and activity fees.
  • An assigned English-speaking Professional Tour Driver-guide.
  • Zziwa rhino tracking fee.
  • Bottled water during the safari.
  • Boat trip as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • All hotel pick-ups and drop-offs.
  • Activities outlined in the itinerary (except those stated as optional).

The safari excludes

  • Activities not specified in the itinerary.
  • Phone calls and bar bills.
  • Personal or travel insurance.
  • Airfare (unless specifically requested).
  • Laundry services.
  • Gratuity for the driver guide (recommended).
  • All other personal services.
  • Entry visa into Uganda (Click: Here).
  • All beverages except water.
  • Any activities listed as "OPTIONAL."
  • Covid-19 tests (if required).