Murchison Falls Water Rafting Safari
Murchison falls water rafting safari takes you to the renowned Murchison Falls, Uganda’s spectacular heritage, with breathtaking scenic allure, and landscapes.
Visit Ziwa Rhino Sactuary to track white Rhinos, You will enjoy a game drive and a boat cruise along the Nile River and observe the squeezing of the Nile River in a 7 meter gorge before tumbling 40 meters down in a thunderous explosion and then flows down into a very peaceful river whose water banks are swarmed with a profusion of water and land animals as well as birds.
You will relocate to Jinja to visit the source of the Nile River and to participate in the white water rafting adventure. Visit the Equator as well on the last day.
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Murchison Falls Water Rafting Safari Itinerary
A representative from goshawk tours will meet you at your hotel and introduce you to your safari guide. The guide will brief you on what to expect while undertaking the Murchison falss water rafting safari.
You will be driven to the Murchison Falls National Park through Malinda town. Along the way you will visit the Ziwa Rhino sanctuary where you will have a guided nature walk to track the Rhinos.
You will proceed to Masindi town where you will have your lunch after which you will enter the Park via the Kichumbanyobo gate and visit the Top of the falls, the spot from which the park gets its name.
At the top of the waterfalls, you will observe the River Nile squeezing itself in a 7 meter gorge before tumbling 40 meters down in a thunderous explosion and then flows down into a very peaceful river whose water banks are swarmed with a profusion of water and land animals as well as birds.
You will have dinner and overnight at Red Chilli Rest Camp(Budget) Parkside Safari Lodge(mid range) Paraa Safari Lodge (Luxury)
In the morning you will have breakfast before going for a game drive in the park’s Northern area to see the big 5 including Buffaloes, Lions, Elephants, and if fortunate even see a Leopard. Other animals you will see include: Rothschild giraffes, Bushbucks, Warthogs, Waterbuck, plus a great diversity of other Antelopes in large numbers.
At lunchtime you will return to the lodge and later in the afternoon go for the thrilling launch cruise down the Nile. You will sail close to the bottom of the falls and on this cruise you will see various birds, numerous hippos and giant crocodiles plus some other animals grazing close to the banks.
If fortunate, you may see the uncommon shoe bill stork plus various other bird species within this area. You will return to your lodge for dinner and overnight at Red Chilli Rest Camp(Budget) Parkside Safari Lodge(mid range) Paraa Safari Lodge (Luxury)
You will after breakfast, set off for Jinja to visit the source of the Nile, Africa’s longest river. You will arrive in the early evening and relax at your lodge until dinner time and overnight Paradise Hotel(Budget) Source of the Smile (Mid-range) Jinja Nile Resort(Luxury)
You will after breakfast have a brief drive through this historical town after which you will visit the source of the Nile and explore it by boat. You will then spend the rest of the day rafting until late afternoon will you will relocate back to your hotel in Kampala Ministers Village Hotel(Budget) Forest Cottages(mid-range) Hotel African(Luxury)
You will after breakfast set off for a 2 hour drive to the Equator where you will reach around 10 am, At the Equator you will have an opportunity to stand in 2 hemispheres at the same time and take some photos. Afterwards you will have for lunch at the Equator later travel back to Kampala and later on Entebbe Airport to catch you’ flight back home.
- Transport in a safari jeep.
- Park entrance fees.
- Accommodation per the itinerary.
- Meals as described in the itinerary.
- Services of a safari guide.
- All government taxes.
- International airfares.
- All expenditure of personal nature such as telephone calls, hard drinks, soft drinks and laundry.
- Travel Insurance.
Murchison Falls National Park
Murchison Falls, also known as Kabalega Falls, is a waterfall between Lake Kyoga and Lake Albert on the Victoria Nile in Uganda. At the top of Murchison Falls, the Nile forces its way through a gap in the rocks, only 7 m (23 ft) wide, and tumbles 43 m (141 ft), before flowing westward into Lake Albert. The outlet of Lake Victoria sends around 300 cubic meters per second (11,000 ft³/s) of water over the falls, squeezed into a gorge less than 10 m (33 ft) wide.
Samuel Baker and Florence Baker were the first Europeans who sighted them. Baker named them after Roderick Murchison, the President of the Royal Geographical Society. The falls lend their name to the surrounding Murchison Falls National Park.
During the regime of Idi Amin in the 1970s, the name was changed to Kabalega Falls, after the Omukama (King) Kabalega of Bunyoro, although this was never legally promulgated. The name reverted to Murchison Falls following the downfall of Idi Amin. It is still sometimes referred to as Kabalega Falls.
Ernest Hemingway crashed a plane just downriver from Murchison Falls in 1954. In August 2019, Uganda rejected a hydropower project by South Africa’s Bonang Power and Energy. The reason was that Murchison Falls is one of the country’s lucrative tourism sites.
- Do not Litter the reserve/park.
- Do not feed the animals, i.e. monkeys or baboons.
- Do give the animals the right of way and do not disturb wildlife.
- Do not take any plant or animals remains, dead or alive.
- Do not start fires or throw cigarettes in the reserve.
- Do stay in your vehicle except at designated viewing points.
- Do not shout, laugh loudly, play radio or cassettes as this will keep away the animals.
- Do not provoke any animals its dangerous.