This safari takes you to the breathtaking Murchison Falls, which feature a world renowned, scenic landscape. You will also enjoy a game drive and a boat cruise along the Nile River. Watch as this impressive body of water squeezes through a seven-meter gorge before tumbling 40 meters down in below in a thunderous explosion. It then transforms into peaceful river whose banks are swarmed with a profusion of animals and birds. Later you will make your way to Jinja for water rafting.
Day 1: Arrival in Kampala
Today you will be met at the airport by Hail Tours Uganda tour guide, who will brief you on both Murchison Falls and Jinja before transferring you to your hotel in Kampala. Your dinner and overnight will be at the acactus hotel. Take this opportunity to relax in preparation for several days of excitement!
Main Destination: Kampala
Accommodation: Acactus Hotel. Mid range accommodation near Kampala city
Day 2: Transfer to Murchison National Park En-route Rhino Tracking at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary.
After breakfast, embark on a journey to Murchison Falls National Park. The highlights of this park include the roaring rapids of the Murchison Falls, the rolling plains of Uganda's largest National park where you will have a chance of seeing a good number of wildlife including the lions.
En route, make a detour to Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary for your first Big 5 experience where you will have an hour of rhino tracking. Continue to Murchison reaching late, check into your accommodation to relax as you prepare for the next day.
Main Destination: Murchison Falls National Park.
Accommodation: Red Chili Rest Camp. Mid range accommodation outside the park
Day 3 : Morning Game Drive and Afternoon Boat Cruise at the Bottom of the Mighty Falls
After an early breakfast, it is time to explore the park. On the game drive, you will sport as many animals as possible. While driving through the park you can come eye-to-eye with the African animal kingdom like the elephants, giraffes, buffaloes, lions, leopards, monkey, different species of antelopes and many tropical birds. The park is especially known for its massive elephant population, huge array of birds and big herds of buffaloes. You will discover some of the parks ecosystems and different scenery with dense woodland, extensive Savannah and rolling grasslands.
The afternoon boat cruise towards the Murchison falls is a very special activity, it takes approximately 3 hours and goes along the Victoria Nile to the base of the falls. You can imagine, this boat safari will show you breathtaking scenery. Carefully watch the crocodiles, hundreds of hippos, buffaloes, waterbirds, and other wildlife bounce in the water.
Main destination: Murchison Falls National Park
Accommodation: Red chili Rest Camp. Mid range accommodation outside the park
Day 4 : Hike to the Top of the Falls and Transfer to Jinja
Murchison falls along river Nile is a true master piece of nature! In a small space a million cubic meters of water from the Nile squeeze themselves through the Albertine gorge as they make their way 6,853 km (4,258 miles) towards Egypt. Many people wonder how the scenic falls would actually be, but once you are on top of them and see the entire Nile going through a small gap, it makes sense why so many visitors make the trip. The Nile River is about 50 meters wide on top just before the falls, it drops down 43 meters through a 7-meter-wide gorge.
The journey to the top is a long one but once you reach this place, it becomes worth it. The thunderous spectacle and noise made by the water as it passes through the tiny hole is magnificent – one not to be missed by anyone with the means because no better words can explain the display.
Later transfer to Jinja the source of the Nile where you will stay for the night.
Main Destination: Jinja
Accommodation: Adrift Dormitories. Mid rage accommodation by Adrift
Day 5 : White Water Rafting and the Nile and Transfer to Kampala
Jinja town is famous as the historic source of the Nile River and the capital of East Africa. Besides enjoying peaceful sunsets, bird life and tranquility, this is also where visitors get their adventurous fix. After your breakfast you will embark on the Nile for white water rafting on the magical waters of the Nile River as it cascades through a series of impermeable rocks forming rapids that would present one of the challenging encounters in your adventure world. A half day or full day rafting adventure is offered. In the evening you will drive back to Kampala/Entente airport making the end of your safari.
Mai Destination: Entebbe International Airport
Entebbe International Airport
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