5 days Uganda Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary & Murchison Falls Tour

Day to Day Itinerary Details

This tour offers you a wilderness experience in one of the best National parks of Uganda. First the tour takes you to the Rhino sanctuary a home of the only wild rhinos in Uganda. Visiting the sanctuary will give one a wonderful encounter and brings you close and safe distance to these rare endangered magnificent animals.  A visit to the Murchison Falls National Park where the Nile squeezes through a 7m wide gorge plunging with a thunderous roar producing a rainbow. The falls has spectacular scenery with a host of guests within its banks, like the Hippos, giraffes, buffaloes, elephants, the crocodiles, antelopes as permanent residents. Enjoy game viewing in the northern part of the park and a 3hour boat ride to the bottom falls.


Day 1: Arrival Entebbe Airport

Upon arrival at Entebbe International Airport, you will be welcomed by the company representative your driver or guide who will take you to your hotel in Entebbe where you will spend the night. Depending on your time of arrival you may briefly take an Entebbe city tour or just stay at the hotel and relax.


Stay: Papyrus Guest House

Approx. 15minutes Drive

Meal plan: D


Day 2: Entebbe – Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

07:00am Today you drive to the north west of Uganda Murchison Falls National Park; the journey is through different regions in Uganda’s country side. The first stop over will be at the Ziwa sanctuary for Rhino trekking, the guided on foot trekking will ably guide you through this expedition presently home to 32 southern white rhinos. This takes about 1-2hours all depends on the location of the rhinos. Visiting the sanctuary will give one a wonderful encounter and brings you close and safe distance to these rare endangered magnificent animals after you will take a lunch break. In the afternoon take a nature walk to wind up the day at the sanctuary guided through the paths of the sights and sounds of the nature with opportunity of seeing diverse and plentiful wildlife like the Uganda Kob, bushbuck, oribi, warthog, waterbuck, reedbuck, vervet monkey, black and white colobus monkey and many more interesting animals.


Stay: Amuka Lodge

Approx. 4hours Drive to Ziwa

Meal plan: B/L/D



Day 3: Ziwa to Murchison Falls NP

After your breakfast at Amuka Lodge we leave and embark on our drive to Murchison Falls, Uganda’s biggest and one of its best parks. The park boasts 76 mammal species including 4 of the big 5 and the world’s largest population of Rothschild’s giraffes as well as over 450 bird species. The park is named after the magnificent Murchison falls which in turn were christened by explorer and naturalist Sir Samuel Baker. Baker named the falls after the geologist Roderick Murchison. Arrive in time for lunch at the hotel after embark on a 3-4hour game drive looking out for lions, elephants, buffalos and much more. Also look out for special bird species including the Abyssinian ground hornbills, grey crowned cranes, after return to the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight at your reserved hotel.


Stay: Pakuba Safari Lodge

Approx. 3hours Drive to Murchison

Meal plan: B/L/D


Day 4: Game drive & Boat ride

06:00am Today drive to the northern bank of the River Nile for game viewing. You will come across the Giraffe, Antelope, Elephants, Buffalos, Uganda Kob, sometime cats the Lion. Take a lunch break, then in the afternoon you will conduct a 3hour Boat trip on the Nile one of the highlights of the entire tour. The trip takes you to the Bottom of the falls this is the point the Nile River explodes through a narrow gorge and cascades down to become a placid river.  On this cruise look out for hundreds of giant Nile Crocodiles gliding along the surface, Hippos, buffaloes and elephants quenching their thirst at the river banks and a variety of water birds like Herons, Ducks, Bee-eaters, Kingfishers, Skimmers, Fish eagles and sometimes the rare Shoebill. On reaching the bottom of the falls you will get off the boat and start a hike to the Top of the falls meet with your drive guide and drive back to the lodge for dinner and overnight


Stay: Pakuba Safari Lodge

Approx. 2-4hour game drive

Boat ride: 3hours

Approx. 45-1hour walk to the top of the falls

Meal plan: B/L/D


Day 5: Return to Kampala

This makes it the end of the tour depending on your time of departure our representative from the company will transfer you directly to Entebbe International airport or to a hotel/guesthouse where we have arranged a room day use for those taking late flights.


Approx. 6-7hours Drive

Meal plan: B/L


End of Tour!


  • All Accommodation
  • Meals as indicated
  • In-cases where warm lunches are not provided you shall have packed lunch
  • English speaking Tour guide/driver
  • Transport 4×4 Safari Land-cruiser or a Safari Mini-van pop-up
  • all listed activities mentioned like Chimpanzee or Gorilla permit (all subject on availability)
  • Park entrance fees as indicated
  • all relevant government tax
  • Drinking water on safari.


  • Single accommodation upon request
  • Domestic flights upon request
  • International Flights
  • Visa fees
  • Vaccinations
  • Tips
  • Souvenirs
  • Laundry
  • Telephone
  • any soft drinks/alcohol and any personal Items
  • Porter assistance if required for the Gorilla trek US$15
  • Travel insurance
  • Any optional activities or those not included in the program