Short 2-day Murchison Falls National Park safari

Tour Overview:

Embark on an unforgettable Short 2-day Murchison Falls National Park safari, where you’ll be immersed in the raw beauty of Uganda’s wilderness. This brief yet exhilarating journey is designed for those seeking a taste of Africa’s iconic wildlife and landscapes. The tour encapsulates the essence of Murchison Falls National Park, featuring game drives, a boat cruise on the Nile, and a hike to witness the spectacular Murchison Falls. With comfortable accommodation at the Pakuba Safari Lodge, you’ll experience the perfect blend of adventure and relaxation, making this safari an ideal escape for nature enthusiasts and wildlife lovers.


  1. Murchison Falls Marvel: Witness the awe-inspiring sight of the Nile River being forced through a narrow gorge, creating the magnificent Murchison Falls, an experience that epitomizes the power of nature.
  2. Wildlife Encounters: Engage in thrilling game drives across the park’s expansive savannah landscapes. Spot Africa’s Big Five – lions, elephants, buffaloes, leopards, and rhinos – along with giraffes, antelopes, and an array of bird species.
  3. Boat Cruise on the Nile: Navigate the Nile River’s waters on a captivating boat cruise. Observe crocodiles sunning themselves on the riverbanks, pods of hippos lounging in the water, and a variety of waterbirds.
  4. Guided Hike to the Falls: Embark on an exhilarating guided hike to the summit of Murchison Falls. Feel the spray of the cascading water and marvel at the breathtaking panoramic views of the Nile and surrounding landscapes.

Detailed Itinerary:

Day 1: Exploration and Game Drive

– Morning: Depart from Kampala and journey to Murchison Falls National Park. As you venture north, the landscape transforms, setting the stage for your wilderness adventure.

– Afternoon: Arrive at Pakuba Safari Lodge, your charming mid-range accommodation nestled within the park. After a sumptuous lunch, set off for an afternoon game drive. Traverse the vast savannah plains and keep your eyes peeled for the abundant wildlife that roams freely.

Day 2: Boat safari and transfer back to Kampala

– Early Morning: Rise to a hearty breakfast before embarking on a thrilling boat cruise along the Nile River. The cruise promises close encounters with hippos, crocodiles, and various bird species. Marvel at the untamed beauty of the riverine ecosystem.

– Late Morning: Following the cruise, embark on a guided hike to the top of Murchison Falls. Feel the mist on your face as you stand in awe of the raging river below and the panoramic views that stretch before you.

– Afternoon: Enjoy a leisurely lunch at the lodge and take in your final moments in the park’s tranquility.

-Late Afternoon: Bid farewell to Murchison Falls National Park and start your journey back to Kampala, where memories of this wilderness escapade will linger long after your return.

Mid-Range Accommodation: Pakuba Safari Lodge

Nestled on the eastern banks of the Albert Nile, Pakuba Safari Lodge offers an oasis of comfort amid the rugged wilderness of Murchison Falls National Park. The lodge’s well-appointed cottages provide a welcoming retreat, each with en-suite facilities and a private veranda overlooking the Nile. The lodge’s main area boasts a restaurant serving delectable cuisine, a bar for refreshing drinks, and a swimming pool where you can relax and relish the views after an adventurous day.


– Round-trip transportation from Kampala to Murchison Falls National Park

– Accommodation at Pakuba Safari Lodge

– All mentioned activities: game drives, boat cruise, guided hike

– Experienced local guide for the duration of the safari

– Park entrance fees and permits

– All meals as outlined in the itinerary

– Bottled water to stay refreshed during activities


– International airfare

– Visa fees

– Travel Insurance

– Additional beverages and snacks

– Gratuities for guides, lodge staff, and drivers

Getting There

Your journey begins with your arrival at Entebbe International Airport in Uganda. From the airport, you will be greeted by our representatives and transferred to Kampala, the starting point of your safari. The road trip from Kampala to Murchison Falls National Park takes approximately 5-6 hours, revealing Uganda’s diverse landscapes along the way. Enjoy scenic vistas as you journey to the heart of the wilderness.


In just two days, the Murchison Falls National Park safari promises an enriching encounter with Uganda’s natural wonders. From the roaring cascade of Murchison Falls to close encounters with diverse wildlife, this short yet captivating journey offers an immersive experience. With Pakuba Safari Lodge as your base, you’ll relish the comfort of mid-range accommodations that seamlessly complement the untamed landscapes. Book now to embark on a journey that will leave you with cherished memories of Africa’s untamed wilderness.

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