2 days safari trip to Murchison Falls National Park


Book this 2 day safari trip to Murchison Falls National Park if you are looking for a rewarding safari experience in Uganda to see animals but have only a couple of days free. Murchison Falls National Park is the most popular destination for safari trips in Uganda. It is the biggest park in Uganda and hosts a wide variety of animals. Murchison Falls National Park offers the best sightings of animals.

On this 2 day/1 night Murchison Falls safari trip you will do a game drive in the beautiful savannah to see animals such as lions, giraffes, antelopes, elephants, buffaloes, warthogs, etc…

The mighty River Nile crosses through Murchison Falls National Park on which the spectacular Murchison Falls – the world’s strongest waterfalls – is located. You will therefore do a boat cruise trip along the River Nile that will expose you to more wildlife along the river banks, and get to the bottom of the Murchison Falls from where you take on a hike to the top of the Murchison Falls.

2 day/1 night Murchison Falls safari trip itinerary:

Day 1 – travel to Murchison Falls National Park, boat cruise along the Nile and hike to the top of the Murchison Falls

Your tour diver shall pick you up from your hotel at 6.30am and drive to Murchison Falls National Park in northern Uganda. This will be a 6 hour drive, including a 30 minutes stopover in Masindi town for early lunch. At 2pm you shall join 2 hour boat cruise along the Nile to the base to the Murchison Falls. The boat cruise exposes you to wildlife along the river banks and the beautiful scenery. Hippos, Crocodiles, Monitor Lizards, and several water birds are constant sights, while other animals such as antelopes, buffaloes, elephants, etc… visit the banks to drink and cool off the heat.


After two hours you will arrive at the bottom of the Murchison Falls, disembark from the boat and meet a waiting park ranger and go on a hike along the waterfalls to the top of the Murchison falls. This is a 45 minutes hike. Witness as the whole Nile squeezes through a small gap of about 7 meters between the rocks and emerging with such an explosion and plunging into a whirlpool about 42 meters below and then continuing on a calm course. This is one of the best experiences you shall ever have. You shall meet the tour guide at the top of the falls and transfer to the lodge for dinner and overnight.


Day 2 – morning safari in Murchison Falls national park and travel back to Kampala

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You will rise up by 6am for breakfast and head off for a 4 hour safari in Murchison Falls National Park. The part of the park on the northern bank of the Nile is predominantly covered by savannah which is the favorite habitat for many animals such as the grazers. It is therefore the part of Murchison Falls National Park where the game drives are done. You will drive through several tracks and watch an array of wildlife and enjoy the beautiful savanna landscape. Common animals include: giraffes, buffaloes, elephants, warthogs, pattas monkeys, and several species of antelopes. Chances of sighting the lions are high but never guaranteed. Other possible but not guaranteed sighting include hyenas, jackals, and leopards among others.

After the safari you shall check and leave for Kampala. You will stop over at Kabarega Diners for lunch

Included on this safari trip

  • tour car
  • driver guide
  • accommodation for 1 night and all meals
  • park fees and activities included itinerary above
  • drinking water in the car

Trip does NOT include:

  • optional activities
  • airport pick up and drop off
  • visa fees
  • tips
  • all personal expenditures

What to carry for the trip

  • sunscreen
  • insect repellent
  • closed shoes for the top of the falls hike
  • hat and sunglasses

Recommended longer safari trips to Murchison Falls National Park

3 day Murchison Falls National Park tour (with optional rhino tracking in Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary)

4 days Murchison Falls safari with chimpanzee tracking in Budongo Forest

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