3 Days Self-Drive Safari to Murchison Falls

3 Days Self-Drive Safari to Murchison Falls Overview

This 3 Days Self-Drive Safari to Murchison Falls involves visiting Murchison Falls National Park, with a stopover at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary to track the endangered rhinos. After the tracking, later proceed to Murchison Falls National Park and head straight to view the top of the falls. The following day will kick start with an early morning game drive in the park and later head for the boat cruise on the Nile.

Brief 3 Days Self-Drive Safari to Murchison Falls itinerary

Day 1: Pickup from your hotel/airport pickup/transfer to Murchison Falls National Park

Day 2: Game drive and Boat cruise-Murchison

Day 3: End of safari

Detailed 3 Days Self-Drive Safari to Murchison Falls itinerary

Day 1: Kampala>Murchison Falls National Park.

Your safari guide will pick you up from the hotel after breakfast, brief you about the safari, and embark on your journey, passing through Luwero as the guide narrates to you the story of the liberation wars in Luwero and how it led to the rise of the current Ugandan government. On arrival, you will drive to the top of the falls for a brief experience and photography. After this experience, you will drive to the lodge for check-in and overnight.

Accommodation: Twiga Safari Lodge

Day 2: Game drive and boat cruise.

Arise early in the morning, have breakfast, and head for an early morning game drive in the savannah in search of wildlife such as giraffes, buffaloes, lions, hyenas, elephants, kobs, lelwel’s hartebeests, warthogs, and many more and birds like Black-headed Lapwing, Blue-headed Coucal, Giant kingfisher, Swamp flycatcher, Abyssinian ground hornbill, Red-throated bee-eater, Black-billed barbet, Denham’s bustard and others. The game drive is conducted preferably in the northern sector.

After the game drive, you will return to the lodge for lunch and transfer to the boat docking site for another thrilling activity (boat cruise on the Nile). The launch cruise will grant you an eccentric view of the Nile, amidst the encounter of the huge Nile crocodiles, hippos, and several other wildlife and birds’ species on the shores. After the boat cruise, you will return to the lodge for dinner and an overnight stay

Accommodation: Twiga Safari Lodge

Twiga Safari Lodge

3 Days Self-Drive Safari to Murchison Falls

A unique option for travellers who want to try a different style of accommodation. Twiga Safari Lodge provides a contemporary take on a tented camp, combining canvas with solid construction.

Twiga’s accommodation is a blend of safari camping tents and thatched African cottages. Its 8 private cottages are located on the bank of the river Nile in Mubaako Paraa, opposite to the Murchison Falls National Park. Twiga is a five-minute drive from the ferry crossing to Murchison.

The lodge has a great view of the treasures of Murchison. Monkeys, birds, and even grazing hippos are frequently seen around the grounds of the lodge. In addition to offering free high-speed Wi-Fi and parking, the lodge has its own restaurant, bar, and gift shop. The service is exceptional, and the lodge has a relaxed ambience.

Day 3: Murchison Falls National Park>Kampala.

Get up in the morning to a relaxed breakfast, winding up your safari. Check out of your lodge and embark on the journey back to Kampala or Entebbe via Karuma falls and Karuma forest reserve, arriving in time for lunch. After your lunch, optional drop off at your hotel or at the airport for your flight.

Package cost offer includes the following services:

  • Exclusive Safari transport in custom made Safari 4x4WD Land Cruiser with AC
  • Services of English-speaking driver guides
  • Pick-up and drop-off in Kampala
  • Bottled water
  • All Meals included

Package cost excludes the following services

  • International and Visa entry charges to Uganda.
  • All items of personal use i.e. drinks, laundry, telephone calls, gratuities, personal travel insurances, etc.
  • Activities not listed in the itinerary



All visitors to Uganda must have a valid passport with at least 4 consecutive blanks pages.  Any applicable visa and/or relevant documentation are the responsibility of the traveler.  For further information on Visa requirements visitors are advised to contact their nearest Uganda Embassy or Consulate.




GMT +3


220 Volts/AC50Hz. Sockets are UK style, 3 pin square plugs. Power is from the UMEME in the city/major towns and generator with inverter back up in the Safari Lodges and Camps.


Foreign currency must be changed at the Bank, Bureau de Change, and Hotel/Safari lodge/Camp/Resort.   Major Credit Cards, Master card, Visa, American Express, are usually accepted throughout the country.  Where credit cards are accepted, the payment will normally be recorded in US$ regardless of the card’s default currency.


Dress is mainly informal and should be comfortable as well as practical. Something warm should be brought along for early morning and evenings. Safari clothes are available from hotels/lodges/camps.


Where possible, travel light. Baggage space on safari is limited to medium suitcase or soft bag per person plus reasonable amount of hand luggage. There is 15 Kilogram per person limit on all flights to the wildlife sanctuaries. Excess luggage must be stored in your arrival hotel.


You will find many different of opinion of what is safe and what is not. We recommend for peace of mind, to drink local Bottled Mineral water. It is important to drink plenty of water especially during the hotter months. We would recommend that guests drink at least 2 to 3 liters of water per day to limit the effects of dehydration. 


East Africa is a safe and secure destination; however, it is a good idea to take a few precautions.  Kindly consult your GP or local doctor at least 6 weeks before you travel, with regards:

Malaria prophylactics. East Africa is a known malaria area and preventive measures are essential. You are advised to take one of the recommended anti-malarial drugs.  Be sure to wear long sleeved shorts and trousers after sunset and spray the exposed parts of your body with a mosquito repellent spray

Remember to protect yourself from direct sun rays with sunscreen cream or safari hat.


For those guests with specific dietary requirement, please ensure we are notified prior to travel


As a guideline and dependent on how happy you are, we would suggest the following:

The General Hotel/Lodge/Camp Staff – Approximately U$ 10.00 per person per day

Driver Guides – Approximately US$ 15.00 to US$ 20.00 per person per day


Please be careful when photographing public buildings, airports, bridges, the national flag and people in uniform.  Ensure that you have sought permission before photographing local people and their villages.  If in doubt, please check with your guide.

Book a Customized Safari

Read about

10 Things you Should NOT DO on an African Safari.

What to expect on a safari in Uganda.

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

How to Choose the Best Tour Operate for Your Safari in Africa

Lake Mburo National Park

12-Day Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi

East African Safaris

1 Day Jinja Ultimate tour Experience

1 Day White Water Rafting in Jinja

3 Days Bwindi Gorilla Habituation via Rwanda

3 Day Birding Safaris and Photography in Uganda

3 Day Safari to Queen Elizabeth National Park

3 Day fly in Gorilla Trekking Safari from Masai Mara

3 Day Grand Gorilla Trekking Safari

3 Day Grate Lake Mburo Safari

4 Day Chimpanzee and Gorilla Trekking Safari

4 Day Murchison Falls and Jinja tour

5 Days Uganda Primate Tour

9 Days Uganda Safari

Packages with Gorilla Trekking

1 Day Uganda Gorilla Safari

1 Day Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safari from Kigali Rwanda

3 Days Fly in Gorilla Habituation Safari

3 Days Budget Gorilla Safari in Uganda

3 Days Customizable Rwanda Gorilla Tracking Safari

3 Days Gorilla Trekking Experience and Lake Bunyonyi

3 Days Last Minute Gorilla Trekking & Lake Bunyonyi in Uganda

3 Days Mgahinga Gorilla Tour

3 Days Rwanda to Uganda Gorilla Safari

3 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari from Kigali

4 Days Gorilla and Golf Safari in Uganda

4 Days Rwanda Gorilla Adventure

5 Day Gorillas and Game Drive Safari

5 Days Golf and Gorilla Safari in Uganda

5 Days Rwanda Gorillas and Culture Tour

6 Day Uganda Gorilla and Wildlife Tour

6 Days Budget African Safari with Gorilla Trekking

7 Days Gorilla and Chimpanzee Trekking in Uganda

7 Days Uganda Budget Gorillas and Primate Trip

8 Day Gorilla Trekking Safari

8 Days Gorilla Trekking Vacation to Bwindi National Park

8 Days Uganda Gorilla and Chimpanzee Safari

10 Days Rwanda and Uganda Gorilla Safari

14 Days Uganda Rwanda Study Tour & Gorilla Trekking Trip

Best African Destinations Itineraries

Southern Africa Destination Itineraries 




South Africa




Eastern Africa Destination Itineraries 





DR. Congo

Northern Africa Destination Itineraries

South Sudan



Indian Ocean




Add a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

error: Content is protected !!