2 Days Murchison Falls Safari – Best Short Uganda Wildlife Tour

The 2 Days Murchison Falls Safari tour is one of the best game viewing tour packages which is designed for you to have an in-depth exploration on the diverse wildlife species in Murchison Falls National Park. It includes a game drive for you to spot African bush elephants, lions, birds, antelopes, warthogs and a lot more.

It also incorporates a boat cruise or a launch trip to the bottom of Murchison Falls and along the way, expect to see hippos, crocodiles, water birds and lots of other savanna dwellers as they roam on the banks of the Victoria Nile. Your game viewing tour will begin and end in Kampala/Entebbe.

What to expect on 2 Days Murchison Falls Safari

  • A launch trip to the bottom of Murchison Falls
  • Game viewing via the Northern circuit
  • Bird watching
  • 1 night and meals
  • Travel in a 4×4 drive safari vehicle
  • Service of an English-speaking driver guide
  • Air transfers
  • Bottled drinking water

Brief itinerary of your 2 Days Murchison Falls Safari tour

Day 1: Leave Kampala for Murchison Falls National Park, boat cruise

Day 2: Game drive and drive back to Kampala

Detailed itinerary of your 2 Days Murchison Falls Safari tour

Day 1: Leave Kampala for Murchison Falls National Park, boat cruise

Day 1 of your Uganda safaris to Murchison Falls National Park will commence with an early morning cup of tea or coffee in a hotel in Kampala. Later, meet your tour guide for briefing on what you should expect on your trip and then, begin your 4-5-hour journey to Murchison Falls National Park Uganda from Kampala through Luweero-Masindi route. Read about Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary on the way to Murchison. Arrive early and get to the park via Kichumbanyobo gate and lunch will be served to you at the lodge.

Boat Cruise on a 2 Days Murchison Falls Safari tourAt 2:00pm, expect to engage in a boat/launch trip to the bottom of Murchison Falls. This lets you spot out basking crocodiles, hippos, water birds including king fishers, eagles, egrets, bee-eaters and a lot more.

Get to the bottom of the falls early and enjoy the stunning beauty of this natural wonder, take pictures. You may choose to take a hike to the top of falls and have the best of the breathtaking view of the falls as it squeezes itself in a narrow gorge of about 8 meters forming a permanent rainbow.

After photo taking and your exploration, return to the lodge by car or walk back to catch up with a boat. Dine and spend a night in your preferred safari lodge in Murchison Falls National Park.

Where to stay in Murchison Falls National Park

Luxury: Chobe Safari Lodge, Paraa Lodge

Mid-range: Murchison River Lodge, Pakuba Safari Lodge

Budget: Red Chili Lodge, Park Side Safari Lodge, Heritage Lodge

Day 2: Game drive and drive back to Kampala

Top of the Falls - 2 Days Murchison Falls Safari tourDay 2 of your 2 days Murchison Falls tour begins with breakfast in your respective lodge and after, meet your guide ready to start your morning game drive via the Northern banks of the River Nile.

This will last you between 2 and 3 hours and along the way, expect to view and take pictures of Rothschild giraffes, buffaloes, elephants, lions, hartebeests, warthogs, Uganda Kobs, leopards and lots of birds. After, drive back to be served lunch and later, make a return journey to Kampala/Entebbe.

End of your 2 Days Murchison Falls Safari tour

Tour inclusions

  • Boat cruise
  • Park entry fees
  • Ground transportation
  • Service of an English-speaking tour guide
  • Bottled drinking water
  • All tour activities in the travel plan except the optional ones

Tour exclusions

  • Telephone calls
  • Tips
  • Insurance
  • Laundry services
  • Hotel fees in Kampala/Entebbe after the trip
  • Cigarettes
  • Extra activities outside the itinerary
  • International airfares

About Murchison Falls National Park

Murchison Falls National Park is an outstanding safari park in Northwestern Uganda and it can take you between 4 and 5 hours to drive from Kampala via Luweero-Masindi route. This safari park occupies an area of about 3893sq.  kms and takes its name from Murchison Falls, which is also rated among the most powerful waterfalls in the world.

It inhabits 4 of the big 5 African game; leopards, elephants, lions and buffaloes; antelopes, over 451 birds including the shoebill stork, chimpanzees, baboons, vervet monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys. This park is separated into 2 by the Victoria Nile; the Northern and Southern sections.

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