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Uganda - Murchison Falls & the White Nile

Tigers and dinosaurs - Seek out prehistoric looking creatures and try catching Tiger fish

7 days

from £2,395pp (excluding flights)

Take on Africa’s largest Tiger fish and Nile perch in a park where primeval crocodiles and prehistoric shoebill share their home with the largest troop of chimpanzees in Uganda. 

  • Fly-in Safari, staying in the stylish Bakers Lodge on the banks of the Nile
  • Some of the best (and biggest) Tiger fish and Nile Perch in Africa
  • Big game, Africa’s largest crocodiles and the elusive Shoebill
  • Follow chimps racing through the treetops in nearby Budongo Forest 

Murchison Falls is a Lost World, as befits a park that is home to the largest crocodiles in Africa, where these primeval reptiles unchanged in nearly 150 mill years grow up to 6 metres long, bask on the banks of the Nile, underneath the thunderous falls from which the park takes its name.  Giant Tiger fish and Nile Perch swim silently through waters of the river itself, daring those who take to the waters to test their resolve in the catch and release fishing for which the area is famous. Huge elephant herds are rumoured to contain some of Africa’s biggest tuskers and the holy grail of birds, the 5ft tall, prehistoric Shoebill  Stork, hunts among the reeds in an area famed for its sightings of this enigmatic creature. If this still isn’t wild enough for you, then head to the budongo forest, where chimpanzees crash their way through the canopies as hornbills and fly-catchers take flight.  After all this adventure, crack open a cold beer and relax at the exclusive Bakers Lodge camp, sumptuous dinners are followed by tales around the campfire.

Cost of £2,245 GBP per person includes all internal flights, most activities and international flights. 

For a more detailed itinerary with great ideas on what to do and where to stay, please get in touch with our experts.

Price Excluding Flights £Flight cost from 
£ 2395 £ 750
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what is included

  • All accommodation
  • Internal flights
  • International flights as detailed
  • Sightseeing with private guide as per the itinerary
  • Transfers as detailed

what is excluded

  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Visas

PLEASE NOTE THE COST SHOWN INCLUDES INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS DEPARTING FROM THE UK, BASED ON AN APPROXIMATE AIR FARE. PLEASE ASK YOUR TRAVEL EXPERT FOR AN ACCURATE INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT QUOTE. INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS DEPARTING FROM THE UK ARE ATOL PROTECTED.

Itinerary at a glance

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Day 1

Fly London to Nairobi

Day 2

Fly Nairobi to Entebbe

Fly Entebbe to Murchison Falls National Park


Murchison Falls National Park is Uganda's largest national park and is divided by the Nile. Its landscape varies from dense rainforest in the south west to savannah in the north west. There is prime game viewing here, especially along the Buligi Circuit. You'll also find the world-famous Murchison Falls, where you can see the Nile tumbling 40 metres into a gorge below.


Murchison Falls Boat Trip
Today you will join a shared boat excursion venturing upstream to the base of the falls. Game viewing along the riverside is prolific as well as birding including the possibility to see the unusual shoebill stork found in some areas of the delta. Once at the falls the boat will dock and you will be expected to climb up the path to the car park where your guide and vehicle will be waiting.


You will be staying at Baker's Lodge, Full board

Day 3

Murchison Falls Game Drive
Take a game drive today in Uganda's largest national park, which is cut in half by the Nile. Explore a varied landsape from dense rainforest on the hilly ranges in the south-west to undulating savannah in the north-west. The prime area for game viewing is the peninsula between the Victoria and the Albert Nile's, known as the Buligi Circuit, where the concentration of animals is the highest including an increasing number of excellent lion sightings along with the famous and elusive shoebill stork.


You will be staying at Baker's Lodge, Full board

Day 4

Full day Murchison Falls Activities


You will be staying at Baker's Lodge, Full board

Day 5

Full day Murchison Falls Activities


You will be staying at Baker's Lodge, Full board

Day 6

Fly Murchison Falls National Park to Entebbe

Fly Entebbe to Nairobi

Fly Nairobi to London overnight

Accommodation

Below you can see some of the wonderful places we recommend you stay on your journey.

Baker's Lodge

Baker's Lodge

Named after Samuel Baker, the first European to view and name Murchison Falls, this intimate and upmarket safari lodge sits in a commanding position on the south bank of the Nile River, under shady trees....

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