Experience the best short Uganda tour with this 2 days Uganda birding safari to Murchison Falls National Park. Murchison Falls National Park is one of the prime destinations in the pearl of Africa – Uganda.

Location of Murchison Falls National Park

Murchison Falls National Park is usually the beginning or ending point of many Uganda wildlife tours as it lies in the middle of both the southern Uganda safaris circuit as well as the east and northeastern Uganda tour circuit. Murchison Falls National Park is positioned in the northwestern side of Uganda on the tip of the western arm of the great East African rift valley, it lies is 311km about 5 hours’ drive from Kampala, the Uganda s capital city in the districts of Nwoya, Masindi, Kiryandongo and Buliisa. Murchison Falls National Park is Uganda’s biggest park spanning an area of about 3,893sq kilometers. Together with Bugungu and Karuma Wildlife Reserves, Murchison Falls National Park forms the greater Murchison Falls Conservation Area covering 5,308km2. This vast expanse of conservation land is dissected by the mighty river Nile on its coarse to the Mediterranean Sea where it pours its waters. River Nile leaves a permanent natural landmark in the middle of the park named Murchison Falls which is the most powerful waterfall in the world that you will always encounter while undertaking your Uganda wildlife safaris. Murchison Falls is among the prime safaris Uganda tour products and it is an amazing encounter as you are amazed by splendid views of the Nile River as it squeezes itself to pass through an 8m ravine before falling 43m below to what has been termed as the Devils Cauldron forming a plume of spray that is accompanied by a thunderous roar.

What to look out for on this Uganda safari?

During this 2 days short Uganda tour enjoy a classic birding adventure which puts you on a collision course with over 350 bird species found in this great paradise including specials like the elusive Shoebill Stork, Goliath Heron, Egyptian Vulture, Abyssinian Ground Hornbill, Black Headed Lapwing, African Jacana, Black Billed Barbet, Eastern Grey Plantain Eater, Swamp Fly Catcher, Blue-Headed Coucal, Denham’s Bustard, Piapiac, Silverbird, Grey Crowned Crane

Highlights of the 2 Days Murchison Birding Safari / 2 Days Uganda Birding Safari in Murchison Falls National Park

Commence this birding safari in Uganda in Murchison Falls National Park Uganda with a transfer to Murchison then enjoy an evening birding session on this Uganda tours birding spectacle. Day 2 kicks off with another round of Uganda birding watching safarthat comes in form of a boat cruise over the waters of Victoria Nile.

Detailed itinerary of the 2 Days Murchison Birding Safari / 1 Day Birding Safari in Murchison Falls National Game Park in Uganda

Day 1 of the 2 Days Murchison Birding Safari / 1 Day Birding Safari in Murchison Falls National Game Park in Uganda

Wake up early and ready yourself for an early morning pick up from your hotel in either Kampala or Entebbe by one of our friendly and highly experienced safari guides in any of our wide fleet of safari car hire in Uganda such as 4x4 super customs, 4×4 safari vans, and 4×4 safari land cruisers  that will give you a comfortable ride on this 2-days Uganda safari to Murchison. Begin your mind-blowing short Uganda wildlife safari to Murchison falls which lasts between 5-6 hours but this shouldn’t get you to hold back on what can be a really spectacular Uganda wildlife tour in Uganda because this short Uganda tours is really filled with a myriad of road fascinations to feast your eyes on.

The Nice Road Adventure

These begin with the eye-catching lush green sceneries that blanket most of Uganda’s landscape all around you. On a clear day, you are in for sunrise on the eastern horizon as the sun sheers through the clouds to make its presence known as it accompanies you on this 2 days safari in Uganda to Murchison Falls National Park Uganda. Your first stop is in Kasana at a roadside market place, while here, you will get a chance to meet the natives selling an array of purely organic Ugandan fruits that will definitely tantalize your taste buds to get you energized for the Uganda tours experience that awaits. If you don’t mind trying out new foods, make a second stop at Kafu junction roadside market and enjoy the taste of Uganda’s version of KFC which is roasted chicken on sticks as well roasted cassava which is a delicacy in this part of Uganda. Your final stop comes around at Kabalega Dinners for an amazing Ugandan lunch with an exotic touch to match your preferred taste to complement your tour Uganda experience. Your journey ends with your arrival at you already pre-booked lodge where you are welcomed by the friendly staff here that ensures that you are fully comfortable.

Bird watching Begins

In the evening, begin your Uganda birding safari with a transfer to one of the birding hot spots in this great wilderness for a spectacular Uganda birding watching safari in Murchison Falls National Park and meet several of the 350 birding species that call this place home. Some of the birds that eagerly reveal to yourself during this 2 days tour in Uganda include elusive shoebill stork, goliath heron, Egyptian vulture, Abyssinian ground hornbill, black-headed Lapwing, African Jacana, black-billed barbet, eastern grey plantain eater, swamp flycatcher, blue-headed coucal, Denham’s bustard, Piapiac, silver bird, grey crowned crane  after about 3-4 hours of hardcore birding on this short Uganda wildlife safaris, return to lodge and freshen up as you wait for dinner.

Day 2 of the 2 Days Murchison Birding Safari / 1 Day Birding Safari in Murchison Falls National Game Park in Uganda

Kick off the second day on this 2 days safari Uganda to the chirping of numerous birds that reside that will definitely mellow your heart, listen out for the loud interjections of sounds made by other mammals that call this place home. Enjoy a hearty breakfast to get you energized for the day ahead. Check out of the lodge and head for the Paara jetty to start off your birding boat cruise. Onboarding the boat, transfer to the upper deck and you will be in for a Uganda safari spectacle as you have access to over 360 degrees of amazing views that will leave you breathless. This puts you in a comfortable position to watch numerous of the wildlife biodiversity that exists here that ranges from the water birds to big water dwellers like the prehistoric crocodiles as well as the hippos. If you have a phobia for heights, be comfortable in the lower deck seats as they also pose an advantage of their own which is a close up look at the water dwellers of the Victorian Nile waters.

The  Birds to Lookout on this Boat Cruise 

Keep a lookout for the numerous water birds here such as the kingfisher elusive shoebill stork, goliath heron, Abyssinian ground hornbill, black-headed Lapwing, African jacana, black-billed barbet.  On your approach to the bottom of the falls, you are greeted with a loud sound of the rushing water as it wrestles its way out of the 8m ravine as well as tumbling 46m below to create a dramatic landfall as you have never seen before. Due to this tenacious force of nature at play here, your boat cruise comes to an end a distance away from these tenacious white waters for your own safety. After this cruise, embark on the memorable hike to the top of the falls and this reveals to you why these falls are truly the world’s most powerful falls as the roar of the water only gets louder as well as creating a plume of spray that rises above the gorge to baptize you in case you stand near. This brings your short Uganda wildlife tour to an end with a return journey to Kampala with a lunch stop in Kabalega Dinners.

Where else in Uganda to do get a truly magical Uganda wildlife experience?

Uganda is known as the pearl of Africa and you can decide to extend your Uganda tour to other Uganda safari destinations like Queen Elizabeth National Park Uganda, Kibale National Park Uganda, Kidepo Valley National Park Uganda, Lake Mburo National Park Uganda, Semuliki National Reserve Uganda, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park Uganda and all this can be done by buying any of our safari Uganda packages like