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July 2, 2018


Written By Richard Kabazzi

This safari is designed to give you a feel of Uganda’s adventurous destinations of Murchison falls national park and Jinja. The safari takes you to Murchison falls National Park for wild game viewing in addition to enjoying a boat cruise and exploring the top of the falls.

The safari further takes you to Jinja town-the source of the Nile River for white water rafting.

Safari highlights

  • Arrival and transfer to Murchison falls national park
  • Boat cruise and Game drives in Murchison falls national park
  • Chimps tracking in Budongo forest
  • White water rafting on the Nile River


Day 1: Pick from the hotel and travel to Murchison falls National Park

The day’s activities will basically be travelling from Entebbe to Murchison Falls Park. You start this day by driving North West of Uganda while taking Kampala- Gulu highway. Along the way, enjoy the beautiful scenic landscapes and varied vegetation ranging from thick bushes to savanna grasslands.

The drive to Murchison falls National Park normally takes 4-5 hours. Upon arrival, check in at your booked hotel and enjoy lunch.

In the afternoon, enjoy the boat cruise. During the boat cruise on the Victoria Nile which is the high spot of any Murchison Falls Safari, lots of animals can be spotted at a close encounter. On this amazing experience, there’re higher chances of spotting lots of Hippos, Nile crocodiles, Elephants, Buffaloes, and many other animals that come to drink water, refresh and cool themselves off the scorching sun while other animals are seen grazing on the fresh grass along the river banks.

Overnight at Pakuba safari lodge.

Day 2: Morning and Evening game drives

Early morning, set off for a game drive in search of the big five and other animals which might include, Lions, Elephants, Hippos, Kobs, Giraffe and on a lucky day Hyenas can be spotted as well as Leopards.

After the game drive, return to the lodge for lunch and relax until in the evening where you will embark on another game drive for more exploration about the wild game animals. Overnight at Pakuba safari lodge.

Day 3: Chimpanzee tracking in Budongo Forest

This day’s activity commences with briefing from the specialized site ranger about the rules and regulations guiding this exercise. After briefing, enter the forest in search of man’s closest relatives-chimpanzees.

When chimpanzees are located, a maximum of one hour is allowed to stay in their vicinity and then after walk out of the forest.

Upon completion of this memorable expedition, drive back to the lodge for lunch and relaxation. Overnight at Pakuba safari lodge.

Day 4: Travel to Jinja and visit the source of the Nile River                  

On this day immediately after breakfast, check out of the lodge and embark on the journey to Jinja town for yet another thrilling expedition. Have enroute lunch from Kampala and then after proceed with the journey to Jinja town. On arrival in Jinja, visit the source of the Nile River and enjoy the cool breeze of the lake and the environs of the place. Overnight at Nile Village Hotel

Day 5: White Water Rafting –Half day

Enjoy this day’s activity that will create a long lasting memorable experience. This adventurous activity is carried out on the might Nile River. After this adventure, return to your hotel for relaxing. Optionally, you can choose to tour around the town. Overnight at Nile Village Hotel

Day 6: Travel to Entebbe for departure flight

After breakfast, check out of the hotel and drive to Entebbe through Kampala. While in Kampala, visit the crafts village on Buganda Road for a few souvenirs.

Depending on the departure time, drive to Entebbe International Airport for departure flight.

  • This tour fees include,
  • Accommodation
  • Ground transport
  • Game drives
  • Chimp permit
  • Rafting fees
  • Enroute meals
  • Bottled water in the safari vehicle
  • Park entrance
  • Vehicle entrance
  • Services of a professional guide
  • Ferry crossing
  • Boat ride
  • All mentioned except the extras and optionals

This tour excludes;

  • Visa fees
  • Air ticket
  • Insurance
  • Tips to the guide
  • All extras and optionals
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About Author

Richard Kabazzi

Richard Kabazzi

Am a Ugandan tour operator and very passionate about taking people to see amazing places in Uganda. I manage a safari company with a team of professional guides and we work diligently to ensure excellent service delivery. When you travel with us, we take you to places that enable you appreciate the beauty that lies within Africa.

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