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Murchison Falls

Amazing Tour

Murchison Falls

$1880 $1780 per person

This 4-day trip takes you to Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda’s oldest and biggest conservation area, which will bring you into contact with a wide range of wildlife, including three of the African Big Five: lions, elephants and buffalos. In fact, Murchison Falls National Park is also known as Uganda’s animal kingdom.

  • Destination
  • Departure
    Entebbe Laico Hotel
  • Departure Time
    Please arrive by 9:15 AM for a prompt departure at 9:30 AM.
  • Return Time
    Approximately 5:30 PM.
  • Dress Code
    Casual, comfortable athletic clothing, hiking shoes, hat and light jacket.
  • Included
    Murchison Falls
    All sightseeing and park entry fees as per itinerary 
    Daily breakfast, lunches and dinners 
    Accommodation 
    Ground transportation 
    Fully escorted by Igeno Safaris guide 
    Airport pick-up and return 
    Personal Guide
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Day 1: Welcome to Uganda – the Pearl of Africa
When you arrive at Entebbe International Airport, our guide/driver will pick you up and take you to the picturesque Laico Lake Victoria Hotel – a mere seven-minute drive from the airport – where you'll spend the night ahead of your eight-hour journey to Murchison Falls National Park tomorrow. Time allowing you'll go on a tour of Entebbe and browse local markets, shop locally, or check out some of this chick colonial town's popular eateries and pubs as you mingle with the locals – Africa's friendliest people. Journey time: 7 minutes Accommodation options: Laico Lake Victoria Hotel
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Day 2: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park
Today you will wake up very early in the morning and embark on a four-hour journey northwestwards to Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda's largest and oldest protected area. Upon arrival in the park, you will head straight to the peak of the falls to see the majestic flow of River Nile, the longest river on earth. You will see how the waters of the Nile squeeze through a small gorge of only seven metres wide and drop down to over 42 metres below with a thunderous roar. Simply amazing! You will have your packed lunch at a designated point inside the park and then head for an afternoon game drive to see various animals that reside in Murchison Falls National Park. This afternoon's sightings will include elephants, hyenas, lions, bohor reedbucks, Cape buffaloes, bushbucks, Rothschild's giraffes, oribi, hartebeests, waterbucks, and, if you're lucky, you'll also spot the elusive leopard. Tonight you will stay at Nile Safari Lodge or Paraa Safari Lodge, both of which are located inside the park. Travel time: 2 hours Hotel options: Nile Safari Lodge/Paraa Safari Lodge
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Day 3: Game drive & boat cruise on the Nile
Today you will wake up as early as 6:00 am and head out for a game drive in the park. Early morning is usually the best time for game viewing because animals are most active in the morning, and today you will be specifically on the lookout for some of the sightings you missed yesterday. After the game drive, you will be driven to the lodge for breakfast and relaxation by the swimming pool. After lunch and relaxation, you will go for a boat ride on the Victoria Nile to the bottom of the falls – only 10 metres from the “Devil's Cauldron.” On the cruise, you will see numerous hippos, giant crocodiles and, in the distance, Uganda kobs, elephants and waterbucks. Also, there is such a variety of birds in the place that will blow your mind away! There are birds such as the uncommon shoebill stork, goliath herons, cormorants, Egyptian geese, Hombills, pelicans, kingfishers and bee-eaters. The boat will leave you close to the falls from where you will hike to the top and enjoy breathtaking views of the waters of the great Nile squeezing their way through a narrow 7-metre gorge before dropping to over 43 metres below. You will find your guide waiting there. Again, your abode for tonight will be either the Nile Safari Lodge or Paraa Safari Lodge.
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Day 4: Departure
Today is your final day with Igeno Safaris. In the morning after breakfast, you will be driven to Entebbe International Airport to catch your flight back home.

TOUR LOCATION

This 4-day trip takes you to Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda's oldest and biggest conservation area, which will bring you into contact with a wide range of wildlife, including three of the African Big Five: lions, elephants and buffalos. In fact, Murchison Falls National Park is also known as Uganda's animal kingdom.

History of the Murchison Falls

Murchison Falls, also known as Kabalega Falls, is a waterfall between Lake Kyoga and Lake Albert on the Victoria Nile in Uganda. At the top of Murchison Falls, the Nile forces its way through a gap in the rocks, only 7 m (23 ft) wide, and tumbles 43 m (141 ft), before flowing westward into Lake Albert. The outlet of Lake Victoria sends around 300 cubic meters per second (11,000 ft³/s) of water over the falls, squeezed into a gorge less than 10 m (33 ft) wide. Samuel Baker and Florence Baker were the first Europeans who sighted them. Baker named them after Roderick Murchison, the President of the Royal Geographical Society. The falls lend their name to the surrounding Murchison Falls National Park. During the regime of Idi Amin in the 1970s, the name was changed to Kabalega Falls, after the Omukama(King) Kabalega of Bunyoro, although this was never legally promulgated. The name reverted to Murchison Falls following the downfall of Amin. It is still sometimes referred to as Kabalega Falls.[2] Ernest Hemingway crashed a plane just downriver from Murchison Falls in 1954. In August 2019, Uganda rejected a hydropower project by South Africa’s Bonang Power and Energy in order to preserve the Falls, one of the country's most lucrative tourism sites.
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