3 Days Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary & Murchison Falls National Park

3 Days Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary & Murchison Falls National Park2018-09-27T08:03:24+00:00

Project Description

Standing by the most powerful waterfall on earth (yes the sound and feeling on the top of the Falls is real powerful); after a game drive meeting towering Giraffes crossing one of the game drive tracks is what makes Murchison Falls National Park one of the popular destination equally for Foreign residents, non residents and Ugandans.

Destination Info

Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

Located 176km (100 miles) north of Kampala on the Gulu highway in Nakasongola district, Ziwa Rhino sanctuary is the only place where you will be able to see rhinos in the wild. The sanctuary is a project of Rhino Fund Uganda and Uganda Wildlife Authority with the aim to re-introduce rhinoceros in Uganda’s National Parks by creating a safe environment in which rhinos can be conserved for future generations.

The first six rhinos were trans-located in 2004. Between 2009 ~2014 there were eight new baby rhinos born bringing the number to 15 as of April 2014. Of the nine calves, three are male and six are female, making up a total of six males and nine females on the sanctuary. With fifteen (15) southern white rhinos, the sanctuary has become increasingly popular with tourists for :Guided rhino trekking,Bird watching,Nature walks,Research and Conservation Education,Restaurant and accommodation in the Wild.


Murchison Falls NP is located in the western part of Uganda covering 3,480 sq km and is the largest national park of Uganda. Murchison Falls Conservation Area (MFCA) encompasses of Murchison Falls National Park, Bugungu and Karuma Falls Wildlife reserves. The park is split in half by the Victoria Nile. At the Murchison Falls, the Nile River falls over the edge of the western Rift valley and forms the spectacular Murchison falls as it dashes through a narrow crevice before it falls about 40 meters forming a beautiful rainbow. The river banks host crocodiles, waterbucks, hippos and buffaloes.

The park has 450 birds species recorded, and has all the African Big Five (Lion, Elephant, Leopard, Buffalo and Giraffe), Hartbeests, Oribi, countless Antelope, Hippos, waterbucks, and chimpanzees. Vegetation is characterized by Savannah and woodland.

Tour Highlights :

Boat Safari on River Nile; Boat Cruising Safari to the bottom of the Falls.

Game Viewing & Safari Drives; Early Morning Game drive to the Albert Nile Delta in search of Giraffes, Lion and large herds of Buffaloes and Elephants.

Top of the Falls; Drive to the top of Murchison Falls, see, see a spectacular sight and feel refreshed by the sound of the most powerful waterfall on River Nile – the Murchison Falls.

Rhino Trekking; Enjoy walking to Trek Rhino in the wild  at Ziwa Sanctuary on the way to Or from Murchison Falls National Park.

Itinerary –

Day 1: Kampala – Rhino Sanctuary – Murchison Falls National Park
Depart Kampala in the early morning and drive northwards for Masindi. Stop over at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for Rhino Trekking. A guided walking safari will take you close to watch the rhinos grazing in the wild. Stop over for Lunch at a selected restaurant en-route. Proceed to Murchison Falls National Park driving through the spectacular Budongo Forest – Kania Pabidi area where you expect to see lots of birds and primate species including olive baboons and monkeys. Proceed to check in at your selected lodge arriving in time for supper.

Overnight at Paraa Safari Lodge.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

Day 2: Murchison Falls National Park – Game drive – Boat Cruise
After an early breakfast drive through the scenic Northern Route to
the shores of Albert Nile. Explore the Parks amazingly high concentration of game. In search of Lions, expect to see many Giraffes,  large herds of buffaloes, Kobs, water bucks, and Elephants. Return to the lodge for relaxation till lunch at your Lodge.
Afternoon, start your amazing boat Launch trip at 2Pm to the bottom of the falls.  The three hours boat cruise upstream to the bottom of the falls is amongst the unforgettable experience the park has to offer giving the opportunity to view elephants, schools of hippos, crocodiles, buffaloes, lions, and an abundance of bird life including the famous shoebill stork. Return to your Lodge in time for supper.

Overnight at Paraa Safari Lodge.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

Day 3: Murchison Falls National Park – Top of the Falls – Kampala
Breakfast at the Lodge. Depart with your parked lunch and head to the top of the Murchison Falls. Enjoy the spectacular view of the water.
funneling into the 7 metre wide gorge resulting in a waterfall of astonishing power and one of Uganda’s most spectacular sights.
Depart the National Park for Kampala. Stop over at selected restaurant  for Lunch. Drive back to Kampala & drop off at residence or hotel. Arrive in Kampala late evening and you will be dropped at Hotel or place of residence.

Tour Cost Includes :

Meet & greet at  Hotel/Home in Kampala.

Park entry fees for 2 Nights/3days to Murchison Falls National Park.

2 Nights Accommodation at selected Lodge/Hotel.

All Meals are inclusive of full board.

A visit  to trek Rhinos at ZIWA RHINO SANCTUARY.

Game drives as per the Itinerary.

Boat trip to the bottom of the Falls.

Drive trip to the top of the Falls.

A 4WD Safari Vehicle (Pop up roof/Open Roof) with Fuel for three days.

Service of an English Speaking Experience & Professional Driver Guide.

Tour Cost Excludes :

Personal Travel Insurance.

Lunches on the way to and from the National Park.

Soft Drinks at Dinner and lunches at the Lodge.

Alcohol and spirits.

Tips & Personal Presents.


Easy Booking Options & Departures:

1. Set your own departure dates with any NO. of PAX

2. Book online safely and securely, choose a payment option the suites you; Visa & Master Cards, Bank Transfer OR cash  at our Office

3. Customize your Itinerary with add-ons;Chimp Trekking in Kanio Pabidi – Budongo Forest,Sport Fishing with 1 extra night at Chobe Safari Lodge (Luxury),Fly-in with AEROLINK to combine Murchison Falls National Park with Kidepo Valley National Park.

Group Size Adults Children Infants SRS
Luxury Lodges & Tented Camps $820 $574 FREE $150
Mid-Range Hotels & Lodges $610 $427 FREE $120
Budget Bandas & Camps $450 $315 FREE $100

Child Policy :Child  4 ~ 12 Years,Infant up to 3 Years.

Book Online & Choose a Payment Options that suits :VISA OR MasterCard ,Bank Transfer,Cash at our Office ,MTN Mobile Money 0772-582505.

Go to Top