5 Days Jinja and Murchison falls safari

5 Days Jinja and Murchison falls safari

5 Days Jinja and Murchison falls safari is an adventurous safari of 5 days of touring and 4 nights, this activity offers you an opportunity to visit Jinja city lieing on lake Victoria hosting the source of the Nile and Murchison falls national park a home to many animals and has the magnificent Murchison falls.

5 days Jinja and Murchison falls safari starts from Kampala city and it is where it ends.

Highlights of 5 days Jinja and Murchison falls safari

  • Day 1: Arrival and Transfer to Source of the Nile
  • Day 2: Transfer to Itanda fall
  • Day 3: Transfer to Murchison falls national park
  • Day 4: Morning game drive and an afternoon boat cruise
  • Day 5: Transfer to Kampala for departure

Detailed Itinerary for 5 days Jinja and Murchison falls safari

Day 1: Arrival and Transfer to Source of the Nile

On the first day of the safari you will be picked by your safari driver from Entebbe international airport upon arrival or at the hotel you will be residing in , from there you will embark on your journey to Jinja which is a drive of approximately 2-3 hours. While on you way have an en-route lunch and also make a stopover in mabira forest for zip lining and bird watching experience, after the experience you will proceed to Jinja. Upon reaching Jinja town you will for an evening boat cruise on the source of the Nile, boat cruise is a thrilling experience and after you will drive to your lodge, have dinner and stay overnight.

Accommodation is got from Blue Nile safari lodge  

Day 2: Transfer to Itanda falls

On the second of the safari you will wake up early in the morning for morning breakfast and drive to Itanda falls for a white water rafting experience, this experience is an exciting experience and after the experience you can engage in other activities such as Kayaking, Bungee jumping, quad biking and spot fishing. In the evening you will drive back to the lodge, have dinner and stay overnight.

Day 3: Transfer to Murchison falls national park

On the third day of the safari, you are to wake up early in the morning for morning breakfast, checkout of your lodge and embark on your journey to Murchison falls national park which is a drive of approximately 5 hours. On your way you will have an en-route lunch and also make a stopover for a visit to Ziwa rhino sanctuary where you will see many rhinos in their natural state. From the sanctuary you will drive to Murchison falls national park, upon reaching the park you will check into your lodge, have dinner and stay overnight.

Accommodation is got from

Luxury: Chobe safari lodge

Mid-range: pakuba safari lodge

Budget: heritage safari lodge

Day 4: Morning game drive and an afternoon boat cruise in Murchison falls national park

On the fourth day of the safari you will wake up early in the morning for morning breakfast and drive to the park for a morning game drive of about 3-5 hours, as you drive through the plains of Murchison falls national park you will enjoying many animals such as Lions, giraffe, warthogs, elephant, buffaloes, bushbucks, hippos, jackson’s heartbeats, waterbucks, warthogs, Oribis and many more. You also see many birds such as African Darter, Goliath Heron, Yellow-billed Stork, Abdim’s Stork, Shoebill, White-faced Whistling Duck, Secretary Bird, Osprey and many more. After the game drive you will drive back to your lodge for lunch and in the afternoon you will return to the park for an afternoon boat cruise, boat cruise at Murchison falls national park starts at Paraa jet and it is an activity of 2 hours of sailing on the calms waters of the Nile. While on a boat cruise you get to enjoy sights of the waterfalls, schools of hippos, crocodiles, elephants, buffaloes and many birds such as shoe bills. After the boat ride you will hike on top of the falls on your way to meet your drive then drive back to your lodge, have dinner in the evening and stay overnight.

Accommodation is got from

Luxury: Chobe safari lodge

Mid-range: pakuba safari lodge

Budget: heritage safari lodge

Day 5: Transfer back to Kampala for a drop off and departure

On the fifth and last day of the safari you will wake up early in the morning for morning breakfast, checkout of your lodge and head to the park for an early morning game drive on which you are to encounter many animals such as elephants, lions, leopards, antelopes and many more. After the game drive you will exit the park and embark on your drive back to Kampala which is approximately 4-5 hours, upon reaching Kampala you will have lunch and then be dropped off either at your hotel in Kampala or Entebbe or be dropped off at airport for your flight back home.   

 Safari inclusions

  • Park entrance fees
  • All meals as per Itinerary
  • Accommodation as per Itinerary
  • Bottled water throught the trip
  • A 4×4 tour vehicle with fuel
  • An English speaking guide/driver
  • White water rafting
  • Boat cruise fee
  • Hiking fee
  • Ferry crossing fee
  • And all other activities as per Itinerary

 Safari exclusions

  • Flight tickets and travel Visa
  • Porter fee (if any)
  • Laundry fee
  • Tips
  • All activities marked optional
  • Additional activities
  • Other personal expenses such as Airtime and email services
  • Souvenirs
  • Other drinks and beverages apart from water
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