5 Days Big Five Murchison Falls Safari

5 Days Big Five Murchison Falls Safari
Game Drive in Murchison Falls National Park

5 Days Big Five Murchison Falls Safari Overview

This 5 Days Big Five Murchison Falls Safari presents Uganda major highlights; where the savannah meets the rainforest. Expect to see animals of the savannahs and some members of Big 5, including elephants, lions, leopards and buffaloes in Murchison Falls National Park.

Things to Note before this 5 Days Big Five Murchison Falls Safari

  • Gorilla Trekking Permit USD800
  • Chimpanzee Permit USD300
  • Golden Monkey Trekking USD100
  • Small Group Safari: Max 6 People per Group
  • Tour Can Depart Any Day
  • Tour Can Be Customized
  • Solo Travelers Can Join This Tour

5 Days Big Five Murchison Falls Safari Summary

  • DAY 1: Arrival at the Airport
  • DAY 2: Transfer to Murchison Fall National Park
  • DAY 3: Morning Game Drive and Boat Cruise
  • DAY 4: Nature Walk and Leisure Time
  • DAY 5: Day 5: Transfer to Entebbe via Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary

 Detailed 5 Days Big Five Murchison Falls Safari Itinerary

DAY 1: Arrival for 5 Days Big Five Murchison Falls Safari

Your 5 Days Big Five Murchison Falls Safari begins with a warm reception at Entebbe International Airport, where the vibrant culture and hospitality of the country immediately greet you. As you step off the plane, the tropical air embraces you, setting the tone for the experiences ahead.

From the airport, you’ll be transferred to your chosen accommodation, offering a comfortable sanctuary after your journey. If you opt for the midrange option, The Boma Hotel awaits, located conveniently near Entebbe International Airport. This hotel combines modern comfort with colonial charm, providing beautiful gardens and excellent dining options to unwind and rejuvenate.       

Enjoy the outdoor pool and fine dining options to relax and savor the beginning of your Ugandan escapade. As you settle into your accommodation, glimpses of Lake Victoria offer a tranquil backdrop, hinting at the natural wonders that await you in the coming days.


Budget: Namirembe Guest House

Mid-Range: Acacia lodge

Luxury: Protea Hotel

Meal plan: All Included

DAY 2: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park

After a hearty breakfast, bid farewell to Kampala and embark on a scenic journey to Murchison Falls National Park. This drive will take you through diverse landscapes, from rolling hills to lush forests, offering stunning views along the way.

Arrive at Murchison Falls National Park in time for lunch, ready to explore Uganda’s largest and oldest conservation area. Check-in at Murchison River Lodge, a charming retreat nestled on the banks of the majestic River Nile. Settle into your accommodation and take some time to relax amidst the tranquil surroundings.

In the evening, enjoy a delicious dinner at the lodge, savoring the flavors of Ugandan cuisine prepared with fresh, locally sourced ingredients. After dinner, unwind with a stroll along the riverbank, taking in the sights and sounds of the African bush as the sun sets on another day of adventure.

Main Destination: Murchison Falls National Park


Budget: Fort Murchison

Mid-range:  Pakuba Safari Lodge

Luxury: Paraa Safari Lodge

Meals:  All meals included

Drinks: Not included

DAY 3: Morning Game Drive and Afternoon Boat Cruise

You will have an early breakfast before setting off for a morning game drive on the Northern delta with sightings of Cape buffaloes, Jackson hartebeest, Rothschild giraffes, oribi, bushbuck, bohor reedbuck, warthog, and large carnivores including lions, leopard, and spotted hyenas.

You will return to the lodge for relaxation before setting off on a boat trip on the Victoria Nile in the afternoon. The boat trip will take you to the bottom of Murchison Falls, where you will be rewarded with spectacular views! En route, you will see hippos and crocodiles cooling off on the shores and various bird species.

Main Destination: Murchison Falls National Park


Budget: Fort Murchison

Mid-range: Pakuba Safari Lodge

Luxury: Paraa Safari Lodge

Meal plan: All included

DAY 4: Nature Walk and Leisure Time

We start the day with a walk along the shores of the Nile River with chances of seeing hippos, giraffes, buffaloes, elephants, and various species of birds. Later, we will return to the lodge for breakfast and enjoy some leisure time. In the evening, we will have sunset drinks while watching hippos in the Nile River and hearing the unique sounds as they open their mouth.

Main Destination: Murchison Falls National Park


Budget: Fort Murchison

Mid-range: Pakuba Safari Lodge

Luxury: Paraa Safari Lodge

Meal plan: All included

Day 5: Transfer to Entebbe via Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary

After a delicious breakfast, we will depart with unforgettable memories of Murchison Falls National Park. Next, we will visit the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for an hour-long guided rhino trek. With lunch en route, you will transfer to Entebbe or Kampala.

Main Destination: Entebbe International Airport (Entebbe)

End of 5 Days Big Five Murchison Falls Safari



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 traveller.  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.

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