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3 Day Flying Safari to Murchison Falls - 3 Days

Summarized itinerary

  • Day 1: Flying from Entebbe to Murchison Falls National Park and hike to the top of the falls.
  • Day 2: Game drive and boat cruise
  • Day 3: Fly from Murchison Falls National Park to Entebbe airport.

The 3 days flying safari to Murchison falls national park involves flying from Entebbe to the biggest park in Uganda, Murchison falls national park at Pakubaairstrip.

Enjoy a launch cruise to the bottom of the falls on the Victoria Nile. Thrilling game drive in the park’s savannah grasslands. This safari allows you to visit the breath taking Murchison falls at the top of the falls. This safari is an eye opener to sight a number of wildlife like lions, leopards, giraffes, antelopes, Oribis, among others.

Day 1
Day 1: Flying from Entebbe to Murchison Falls & hike to top of the falls

Transfer to Entebbe airport and board the inland flight to Murchison Falls National Park. The guide/driver picks you from the airstrip upon arrival to the lodge. Have lunch and after in the afternoon, go for hiking to top of the falls for an incredible nature experience.

On top of the falls is where River Nile achieves its splendidness. This activity gives you a chance to see how violent Nile is by dipping through a slim gap of fall which is 150 feet down mixing up out a flashy whitewater. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.

Accommodation

  • Luxury: Paraa safari lodge
  • Mid-range: Pakuba safari lodge
  • Budget: Red chili rest camp

Day 2
Day 2: Game Drive and Boat Cruise

Wake up and have a very early morning coffee, then head for a morning game drive to spot some of the big five including lions, buffaloes, leopards, elephants, Antelopes, water bucks, Jackson hartebeest, jackals and giraffes. The morning game drive gives you a chance to spot the nocturnal animals and the hunters before they return to their hideouts as well as the early risers. After the game drive, head to the lodge for breakfast.

In the afternoon after lunch, go for the boat cruise on the Victoria Nile which is a prime spot in this park to view lots of wildlife species at a close and clear range. The wildlife likely to be spotted on a boat cruise range from hippos, elephants, buffaloes, antelopes and many others that come to drink water to refresh themselves off the scorching sun and also to enjoy fresh grass along the banks of the river.

Also spot reptiles like the Nile crocodiles and a number of other bird species. The boat goes to the base of Murchison falls and here you get a chance to see the most lovely and powerful falls in the world. You can either choose to hike to the top of the falls or not then return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation.

  • Luxury: Paraa safari lodge
  • Mid-range: Pakuba safari lodge
  • Budget: Red chili rest camp

Day 3
Day 3: Fly from Murchison Falls National Park to Entebbe Airport

After having breakfast, transfer to Pakuba airstrip and fly back to Entebbe airport. Then the driver/guide takes you to your hotel.

End of the safari

The Trip Cost Includes

  • Pick-up or Drop-off service from and to Airport(in our own vehicle)
  • Transportation to and from!!
  • Food all along the trip(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and a cup of coffee or tea) and accommodations during the trip in hotels with family environment
  • Transportation, food, accommodation and insurance of Guide during the trip
  • Down jacket, all-season sleeping bag, duffel bag and trekking map(in case if you don’t have your own. Down jacket, sleeping bag and duffel bag must be returned after completion of the trip)
  • First Aid Medical Kit(Your guide will carry the Medical Kit but we also advise to bring yourself for your own use, as far as possible)
  • All the required permits and paperwork

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • International Airfare
  • Visa Charges
  • Hotel Expenses(In Kathmandu, some packages do include hotel expenses)
  • Your travel and medical insurance
  • Personal Expenses such as shopping, bar bills, hot shower, telephone, laundry, titbits etc
  • Food and accommodations in Kathmandu
  • Services not mentioned or not promised by the agent/agency
  • Emergency expenses such as expenses on chartered helicopter.
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Frequently asked Questions

How fit do I need to be to do this trek?

Annapurna Base Camp is a Grade B or a moderately difficult trekking route. So any fit person can do this trek, even if you do not have any previous experience. You should be aware of what to expect and mentally prepare for it. Then, as long as you will to, you can.

How long do we walk every day when doing Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

On average, you walk about 4 to 6 hours per day. One or two days can be as less as 3hrs and one or two days can be as long as 7hrs.

What is the highest altitude reached in this trek?

The highest altitude reached is 4190m. This is the elevation of Annapurna Base Camp. ABC is the highest we will climb in this trek.

What about battery charging and hot shower facilities?

Yes, you can charge batteries en route. Charger should be brought. There are hot shower facilities as well. You may have to pay certain amount for both ($1-$2). Negotiate. Also, hot water facility could be free at lower elevation.

Are there ATMs on the way to Annapurna Base Camp?

No. There are no ATMs on this trek route. You will have to draw enough cash in Pokhara or Kathmandu. There are a number of ATMs in these cities. Everything is paid in Nepali rupees. So money should be exchanged before the start of the trek.

What about internet access?

Yes. Internet can be accessed in most places. Sometimes, there might be some technical problems. Internet in Nepal is not as fast as you are used to and at times you can just lose connection.

Is it necessary to hire Guides/trekking agency for Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

Not really. It depends on you. If you want, ABC trekking can be done independently. You could hire a guide and a porter by yourself instead of going through an agency or not hire a guide at all. Although, not having a guide can be a little problematic during off season.

It really depends on you. Is it your first time in Nepal? How confident are you of being able to find your way around? How pressed on time are you? If you go through an agency, it will be costlier but everything will be planned. You will only have to come, trek and return.

How much do guides and porters cost?

For Annapurna region, pay for guides range from $20 to $30 per day and porters take $15 to $25 per day.

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