3 Days Big Five Safari Experience in Uganda (Safari Description)

This 3 Days Big Five Safari in Uganda will take you to one of Uganda’s biggest national park gazetted in 1962 as the first national park in Uganda. The Murchison falls National Park is located in the North western part of the country lying on an area of 3,840 square kilometres. The park boarders with major Uganda towns of Masindi, Pakwach, Karuma, Biso, among others.

On this 3 Days big five safari, we shall first visit the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary located along the Kampala – Gulu high way to have the first big five encounter with the Rhinos at the sanctuary. The tour will takes us about 2 hours with yet more wildlife spotted like bush bucks, warthogs and even the occasional leopards. We shall have our lunch at the Kabalega Dinners surrounded by the whistling accasias. The journey will proceed through Masindi town to the the great Murchison Falls national park. Game drives in search of the 3 or 4 remaining big 5 will be conducted on the second and last day before departure to Kampala / Entebbe International Airport.

Safari Highlights for the 3 Days Big Five safari in Uganda

  • Rhino tracking at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary.
  • Big Five Safari Game Drive in Murchison Falls National Park.
  • Boat ride on the Nile River.
  • Top of the falls Hike.


Our driver will meet with you at your hotel in Kampala / Entebbe at 7:30 am after breakfast, briefing about your safari and start off your 3 days big five safari in Uganda. The journey will lead us through the Kampala / Gulu highway with a stop at the Ziwa Rhino sanctuary for a 2hrs Rhino tracking session. Other wildlife will be spotted like bushbucks, warthogs and occasional leopards. Check out and have your lunch at the Kabalega Dinners.

We will continue after lunch through the Kafu River bridge to Masindi town and head towards the park through the Kichumbanyobo gate. Baboons will usher you in as you penetrate the Budongo forest. After a 1hr drive, arrive at the top of the Murchison falls for relaxation or even photo-taking moments.

Accommodation Plan: Murchison River Lodge, Fort Murchison, Paraa Safari Lodge

SAFARI GAME DRIVE IN MURCHISON (3 Days Big Five Safari in Uganda)

After enjoying your early breakfast, you will head out for the early risers game drive experience in the open savannah grasslands. We shall see lions, elephants, buffaloes, warthogs, leopards, hyenas, hippos, crocodiles, lots of birds and head back to our lodge for realation, have our lunch and wait for the 2:30pm boat ride on the Nile to further spot buffaloes, elephants, hippos in and by the river drinking water.

The black and white colombus monkeys cannot be missed as they jump in the tree branches along the river banks. Crocodiles will be spotted along the rocks in the riverm and finally the magnificent view of the murchison water falls. Head back to our lodge for Dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Plan: As mentioned above (Luxury)


We will wake up to another game drive as we wind up 3 Days Big FIve Safari to the Murchison falls national park. Relaxed as we have seen almost all te animals, we are now using our eyes and a bit of cameras to capture the last moment. Check out and head back to Kampala / Entebbe Airport for your return flight.

Please note that check-in for international flights should be done 2 hours prior to departure of the flight. In the departure hall (after check-in) you will find a small restaurant, a sitting area, and several duty-free shops for your convenience.


  • Park Entrance Fees
  • Big Five Safari Game Drive Experience
  • Accommodation and Meals as per Itinerary
  • 4×4 Safari Transportation to/from airport
  • English Speaking Tour Guide/Driver

Not Included

  • Tourist Entry Visa
  • International Flight Tickets
  • Travel Insurance
  • Laundry, Alcoholic drinks/spirits
  • Tips and Gratuities
  • Any other items not shown or expressly mentioned as included.

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ITINERARY SUMMARY for the 3 Days Big Five Safari in Uganda

Day 1: Arrive & Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park
Day 2: Big Five Safari Game Drive in Murchison
Day 3: Early Morning Game Drive & Transfer to Kampala/Entebbe Airport

Activities To Do

  • Rhino tracking at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary.
  • Big Five Safari Game Drive in Murchison Falls National Park.
  • Boat ride on the Nile River.
  • Top of the falls Hike.

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