After an early morning breakfast, you have a full morning of spectacular game viewing. In Murchison Falls NP, most of the game is found on the northern bank of the river. If your accommodation is at the south bank, you will rise up to cross the river so that you may start your game drive. The crossing is done by ferry linking the south to the north.
With its typical Borassus savannah, the Nile river, the falls and its spectaculars game viewing it’s probably one of the most beautiful national parks of Uganda. The park is home to different wildlife including several mammals such as Rothchild’s giraffes (an endangered species), hyenas, lions, antelopes, buffaloes, elephants and so much more as well as plenty of bird species. These are widely spread over the park and will make a game drive worthwhile.
Murchison Falls is together with lake Nakuru NP in Kenya it’s the best place to see the endangered Rothchild Giraffe. Uganda Wildlife Authority partnered with the Giraffe Conservation Project and together they have managed to translocate an important number of giraffes to other protected area in Uganda.
The afternoon will be spent on an extensive exploration by boat on the Nile river, upstream towards the Falls. This is where the Nile explodes through a narrow gorge and cascades down to become a placid river. You can admire on the slopes of the Nile river, the big number of hippos, elephants and the Nile crocodiles. The launch trip is a unique adventure, full of activity and constant surprises!
Bird watchers will appreciate the rich bird life while on the boat.
Meals & overnight at your accommodation
The spectacular Murchison Falls, were 'discovered' by Sir Samuel White Baker in 1864. Baker spent some time to explore the Albert Nyanza (lake), during which he demonstrated that the Nile flowed through the Albert Nyanza (lake). The Falls were named after the President of the Royal Geographical Society. The Society has been a key associate and supporter of many famous explorers and expeditions, including those of Darwin, Livingstone, Scott, John Hannington Speke, Henry Morton Stanley.