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    $3700 p/p in USD
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Goldrock Safaris

  • Kenya
  • Rwanda
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda



Tour Type

Tour Type

Guided, Large Group, Small Group

Safari Standard

Safari Standard


Tour Overview

Spend time in Uganda exploring Murchison Falls National Park on game drives and a boat trip, seeing wildlife such as buffalo, giraffe, Uganda kob, hartebeest and water buck while birds you might see include goliath heron, Egyptian geese, bee-eaters, kingfishers, saddle billed stork, cormorant, hornbill, and the rare shoebill stork. Continue to Jinja, home to the source of the River Nile and Busowoko Falls.

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Murchison Falls
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Elephant In Queen Elizabeth National Park

General Information

  • Safari types:
    Big Five Safari, Guided Safari, Wildlife Safari
  • You will visit:
    Murchison Falls National Park, Jinja
  • Wildlife:
    Birds, Chimpanzee, Buffalo, Zebra, Hyena, Hartebeest, Sitatunga, Ugandan Kob, Hippo, Crocodile, Oribi, Giraffe, Waterbuck, Warthog, Big Five
  • Activities:
    Game Drive, Game Viewing, Walking Safari, Boat Cruise, Cultural Experience
  • Getting around:
    4x4 Safari Vehicle, Game Viewing Vehicle
  • Start/end:
    Start in Entebbe, end in Entebbe
  • Minimum age:

Itinerary in Brief

Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe International Airport
Day 2: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park
Day 3: Game drive and launch cruise (Explore Murchison Falls National Park)
Day 4: Murchison Falls en-route Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary or chimpanzee in Budondo Forest
Day 5: Source of River Nile exploration and boat rides
Day 6: Tour to Busowoko waterfalls in Jinja
Day 7: Drive back to Entebbe for your flight back home

It’s about 325 km from Entebbe Airport to Murchison Falls National Park. The 3,840km2 national park is one of Uganda’s oldest protected areas. Originally gazetted as a wildlife reserve in 1926, it was upgraded to form one of Uganda’s first national parks in 1952. The 5072 km2 expanse of Murchison Falls NP and the contiguous Karuma and Bugungu Wildlife Reserves are managed collectively as the Murchison Falls Conservation Area. At Murchison Falls, the Nile explodes through an 6m wide gorge and plunges 45m into the ‘Devil’s Cauldron.’ The boat trip along the Nile to Murchison Falls is one of East Africa’s top wildlife spectacles.

Uganda is the source of the Rive Nile – the world’s longest river and where the Nile starts its 4000-mile journey to the Mediterranean Sea through Sudan and Egypt. The source of the River Nile is located in Jinja about 1.5 hours from Kampala, the capital city of Uganda. We offer one day Jinja trips for this excursion from the city. Jinja is a hive of many other tourist activities for anyone interested in a weekend gateway from the bustle of the city including all year white water rafting, kayaking, jet boating, bungee jumping to kiss the Nile, quad biking, horse riding by the shores of the Nile etc. The Nile starts its journey to Egypt from Lake Victoria in Jinja town – eastern Uganda. When you drive out to the source of the Nile, your first encounter are the beautiful gardens in the vicinity. Next is several craft shops with mostly African pieces sourced from all over the country. You can then visit and photograph several monuments which have a historical attachment to the Nile. For example, Mahatma Gandhi requested that some of his ashes be sprinkled in the Nile after cremation along many other rivers in the world.

Price Per Person  – USD

From USD 2900 per person

What's Included

  • Accommodation & full board meals

  • Transport in 4×4 Land Cruiser
  • Service of a Professional English-speaking driver guide
  • Unlimited game drives
  • Park entry fees
  • Drinking water on board

What's Excluded

  • Flights & visas
  • Tips & items of personal nature
  • Any other item not mentioned in Include
  • Insurance
  • Balloon Safari (USD 450 pp)


  • This itinerary is owned and delivered by ‘Goldrock Safaris
  • All prices are ‘From’ and may vary at the time of booking
  • Display price is usually based on two people sharing
  • Goldrock Safaris‘ reserves the right to change the content and price of the itinerary
  • All itineraries are subject to availability

Day by Day Overview

As soon as you reach at Entebbe International Airport, our safari guide will meet and greet you and drive you to Kampala for your overnight stay.

Overnight: Romeo’s Hotel

Entebbe Airport

The magical Murchison Falls, primates, scenery, unique cultures, birds… no visit to Uganda would be complete without a visit to the magnificent Murchison Falls National Park renowned for its scenic beauty and the spectacular Falls, from which the park derives its name. Murchison Falls has abundant flora and fauna to delight the visitor. From rolling savannah and tall grasslands to thick bush and woodlands, the diversity of this park never ceases to amaze visitors and residents alike. They can be viewed from the top where the Nile River narrows from 50 metres to crash through a 7 metre gorge, falling 45 metres to the rocks below.

Overnight and Meals: Red Chill Hideaway

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Wake up early with a snack and set off on a sunrise game drive (about 6.30am) in the Nyamsika plateau. On game drives, Cape buffaloes, Rothschild’s giraffes, Uganda kobs, hartebeest and water buck are commonly seen. You may also spot oribi, bushbuck, Bohor reed buck, shy sitatunga, bush duiker, warthog, and bush pig plus carnivores including lions, leopards, and spotted hyena. Chimpanzee and olive baboons head the list of six primates found in the park. Crocodiles and hippos will be seen along banks of the Nile. Some of the more common birds that can be seen include goliath heron, Egyptian geese, bee-eaters, kingfishers, saddle billed stork, cormorant, hornbill, and the rare shoebill stork.

After the game drive, you will return to the lodge for lunch and thereafter you will relax. Later proceed for a boat trip on the placid Victoria Nile, upstream to the base of the Falls. En route you will see hippos, crocodiles, water bucks and wide variety of birds like unusual shoebill stork. The boat stops just ten meters from the “Devil’s Cauldron”. From here you will disembark and take a hike to the top of the Falls where your vehicle will be waiting for you for pick up. This is an awesome experience, as you will see the majestic Murchison Falls forming into an impressive rainbow. A great to take pictures. Afterwards we shall return to your accommodation for dinner and overnight stay.

Overnight and Meals: Red Chill Hideaway

Elephant In Queen Elizabeth National Park
Murchison Falls

You will wake up with relaxed breakfast and check out of the lodge as you meet your guide for the drive to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for tracking rhinos. Depending on the chosen activity you will drive back to Kampala with lunch en-route to either Ziwa or any place chosen for lunch, reaching Kampala by evening and heading straight to Jiinja.

Overnight: Brisk Hotel Triangl

Murchison Falls
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River Nile

Jinja is approximately 54 miles (87 km) from Kampala, located in southeastern Uganda. It was previously the industrial capital of Uganda. It has Owen Falls Dam, located just downstream from the source of the Nile, and the Nile starts its 4,000-mile journey to the Mediterranean from Lake Victoria. Jinja is best known for the source of the River Nile at the now submerged Rippon Falls, which provides hydro-electric power for Uganda and parts of Kenya. Jinja is the largest metropolitan area in Jinja District and is considered the capital of the Kingdom of Busoga.

Overnight: Brisk Hotel Triangle

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Busowoko Falls is one of the last waterfalls remaining on the upper Victoria Nile. The others have disappeared under its backed-up waters. Busowoko Falls is located downstream on the River Nile, some 19kms from Jinja City in Bususwa/Bukongo village just after Namavundu Forest. You will enjoy the waterfall and water massaging up to lunch time. You will go for a local meal lunch while enjoying the Busoga culture. Busoga is a traditional Bantu kingdom in present-day Uganda. It is a cultural institution that promotes popular participation and unity among the people of Busoga, through cultural and developmental programs for the improved livelihood of the people of Busoga.

Overnight: Brisk Hotel Triangle

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River Nile
Busowoko Falls

This morning we will drive back to Entebbe, which takes approximately 1 hr 45 mins. If time permits it is possible to stop in Kampala for shopping and lunch and a visit to the Mpigi Royal Drum Makers. You are then transferred to Entebbe International Airport to connect with your departure flight. Please note the departure flight must be in the late afternoon or evening, alternatively we can arrange another overnight in Entebbe.

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