Murchison Falls Fly-In Safari
$ 1,580 (Pps)
Murchison Falls National Park is Uganda's largest park. So it is many visitors' favourite. Not only does it shelter elephant, buffalo and, lion. But the River Nile, an attraction in itself, is also home to hippo and the huge Nile crocodile. Plus the Budongo Forest, part of Murchison Falls National Park, has chimpanzees which are habituated to visiting trekkers. And the river delta offers you the chance to see the weird and rare prehistoric-looking Shoebill stork. Chimp tracking in nearby Budongo Forest is also available (as an optional extra).
This short Murchison Falls fly-in safari uses scheduled flights in both directions. This is to maximise the time spent game-viewing and minimise the transit time. In keeping with the high-end fly-in safari, we have a luxurious place to stay, Baker's Lodge. Here the approach to the environment is sensitive. But by planning carefully, the experience for guests is enhanced by its care for the wilderness setting.
Activities on the Murchison Falls fly-in
You stay on the River Nile and enjoy game drives and a memorable boat cruise up the Nile River to the thunderous foot of the waterfall. Here the full force of the river is thunders through a small 8 metre gap in the rocks. Then you'll view this spectacle from above. As the walk to to the top gives an even greater sense of the immense force of nature.
The more tranquil side of the riverbank is enjoyed on a Delta cruise downstream by boat. Game viewing and birding on the banks of the river is excellent. As many species rely on daily visits to the river to drink. Back on land, you enjoy game drives within the national park.
Fishing - If you enjoy fishing, another optional extra is to include a fishing safari for Nile Perch. However this is on a strict catch-and-release basis. Ask us for a price on this.
Scheduled Flights or Transfer by Road
The flights operate on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, subject to a minimum of four passengers booked.
- Opportunity to see rare prehistoric-looking Shoebill stork
- Memorable boat cruise up the Nile River
- Great game viewing and birding
Murchison Falls Fly-In Safari at a glance
Pick up from your Entebbe or Kampala hotel and fly to Murchison Falls National Park. There is a 15 kg baggage allowance, per person.
You’ll be met at the airstrip and transferred to stay three nights at Baker’s Lodge.
Later in the day, take a game drive to the top of the Murchison Falls and enjoy a walk around the top.
Return to Entebbe by scheduled safari flight.
An idea of price
All our itineraries are merely samples of what we can arrange. Virtually every trip is tailor-made for you. The exact price of our sample itineraries depends on the time of year and accommodation used. This is merely a guideline.
It excludes regional flights to the start and end of the itinerary (as these may vary depending on where you fly into Africa). But it includes an estimate of any flights WITHIN the itinerary. Contact us for a quote including any regional flights needed.
Accommodation and flights, meals, beers, house wines and activities; transfers as detailed
Fishing (optional at Baker's Lodge) or Chimpanzee tracking