3 day River Nile Tour

3 Days
From $1,187
Activity Level
4X4 Land Cruiser
Comfort Level

Trip Overview

Day 1: Drive to Murchison Falls national park

Day 2: Game drive, boat ride and sport fishing

Day 3: Return to Kampala


Day 1&2: Welcome to Uganda, drive to Murchison Falls National Park then a Game drive, boat ride and sport fishing

An AA Safaris tour guide will pick you up and welcome you to Uganda. Be driven to Murchison Falls national park where you will take a hike to the swamps and conservation areas surrounding the falls. Trail through the forests of Rabongo and Pabidi that will open for you sightings of birds like the Shoebill, Puvel’s Illaposis (found in no other place throughout the whole of  East Africa) the Chocolate Backed Kingfisher in addition to the White thighed Hornbill and many primates like chimpanzees, white and black Colobus monkeys, baboons, red tailed monkeys. Pabidi forest is a natural forest covered majorly by huge mahogany trees plus ironwood trees where Chimpanzees may be tracked from the Kaniyo Pabidi tourism site that is managed by the Jane Goodall Institute. You can also choose to picnic or even camp by the shores of the stunning river Wairingo. It offers a diversity of bird species, trees in addition to medicinal plants which are all worth exploring.

Take part in an early morning game drive through the park. The park is home to 76 mammal species with four members of the big five, the lion, the leopards, the elephants, and the Buffaloes. Other species include bushbucks, Uganda kob, water bucks and warthogs, giraffes, Jackson’s hartebeest, hyenas etc. Along the shores of the Nile and within the waters you will see lots of hippos and crocodiles among other resident creatures. There also several primates in the Murchison falls national park including baboons and several monkey species. These you will definitely see during the drive.

Enjoy sport fishing where you will catch either Nile perch or tilapia or tiger fish or cat fish. Try to beat the record largest Nile perch of 113 kgs that landed at the water pool opposite the crocodile pool.

Then relax on a boat ride on the Nile as birds are seen on shrubs, animals like crocodile, hippos sit in the water, some animals like buffaloes, hyenas come to drink at the shores. You might be lucky to see a crocodile attack its prey.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Accommodation: Paraa Safari Lodge
Day 3: Return to Kampala

Enjoy a hot local breakfast then drive back to Kampala with a stopover at Kafu for quick shopping from food vendors.

Meals included: Breakfast and Lunch
Accommodation: No accmmodation


This tour is exceptional because it caters to mostly water lovers who are daring enough to spend long time on River Nile, there are fun activities to take part in and also allow for a relaxing game drive and a hike to the falls and through the forest all while at Murchison Falls national park. Enjoy time with activities on water than on land.


Paraa Safari Lodge
Established in 1954, Paraa Safari Lodge is in Murchison Falls National Park. The lodge is located in the north west of Uganda over looking one of nature's best kept secrets, the River Nile, on its journey from its source at Lake Victoria to join Lake Albert – here it is suddenly channeled into a gorge only six meters wide, and cascades 43 meters below.

Availability and Prices

Jan 31 - 31, 2020
Double Occupancy
$ 1,187
Per Person
Single Occupancy
$ 931
Per Person
  • Transfers upon arrival and departure
  • Accommodation as indicated in the itinerary
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Daily activities and excursions as indicated in the itinerary
  • All gratuities
  • Airfare to and from destination
  • Trip cancellation insurance or any other travel insurance
  • Visas
  • Alcoholic beverages