3 Days Murchison Falls AirBalloon Safari

3 Days Murchison Falls AirBalloon Safari


Our 3 Day Murchison falls hot air balloon safari is specially designed for those clients with limited number of days or a weekend out program but would like to explore Murchison Falls National Park in Northern Uganda. Murchison Falls National Park is one of the best National Park where one can have an opportunity to see lions, leopards, giraffes, elephants, hippos, crocodile, antelopes among other. With the introduction of Hot air balloon safaris in this region, tourists have gotten a chance to have an aerial view of wildlife and scenic beautiful places in the Park. Join our 3 day Murchison falls hot air balloon for an experience of a lifetime.

3 Day Murchison Falls hot air balloon safari summary

  • Day 01: Drive to Murchison Falls National Park optional visit to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
  • Day 02:  Morning hot air balloon safari and afternoon boat cruise to the base of the falls
  • Day 03: Drive back to Kampala via the top of the falls


  • You’ll go to Uganda Uganda
  • This tour starts and ends in Entebbe (Uganda)
  • You’ll visit Murchison Falls National Park
  • Activities: Hot air balloon safari, Boat cruise to the Base of the falls
  • Getting around: open-sided 4×4 vehicle & pop-up roof 4×4 vehicle
  • A transfer from and back to the airport (or hotel) is included
  • Additional accommodation before the tour departs and on the last day can be arranged for extra cost

Things To Consider

  • Accommodation is Inclusive
  • Small Group Safari: Max 6 People per group
  • Tour Can Depart any day
  • Tour can be customized
  • Solo travelers can join this tour
  • Age Limit: 10 years and above

Detailed Itinerary


  • You’ll be picked up from the airport (or hotel)
  • Accommodation before the tour departs can be arranged for extra cost

DAY 1: Start your 3 Day Murchison Falls hot air balloon safari.

You will be picked by Encounter Africa safaris guide who will first brief you about your 3 Day Murchison Falls hot air balloon safari. You will then drive north wards through small towns, Nakasongola plains and if you so wish visit Zziwa Rhino sanctuary to track the few remaining Rhinos in this place. Lunch will be served en route  and then proceed to Murchison Falls National Park.

Drive time: Approximately 5-6 hours

Lodging: Baker’s Lodge/Paraa Safari Lodge/Murchison River Lodge

Meal Plan: Lunch and Dinner

DAY 02: Murchison Falls hot air balloon safari and Boat cruise to the base of the falls

You will be picked up to start your Hot Air Balloon safari on the Paraa side of Murchison Falls National Park. If you are staying on the southern bank of River Nile, you will be picked by boat at about 5:00am to join others on the Paraa side. It’s at Paraa Lodge that all will assemble to start your journey to the starting point of your balloon. You, the pilots and the whole crew will be transported to the starting point of your hot air balloon safari. As the Balloon is being assembled, you will be offered a cup of tea or coffee. Once this is done, the pilot will give you a short briefing, get on board and start your hot air balloon safari. Imagine experience of observing all these animals the beautiful rivers, trees and the sun setting some meters above. This whole experience may take from 45 minutes to one hour exploring Murchison Falls National Park. After landing, you will be given certificates and those that would have paid a full hot air balloon package be treated to a full bush breakfast. Transfer to your Lodge for relaxation, lunch and an afternoon boat cruise to the base of the falls. You will set of from Paraa jetty up stream to the base of the falls where water squeezes itself through a small gorge exploding to create what has been called the strongest waterfall on planet earth. The journey to and from the base of the falls will provide an opportunity to see many water and land animals that include buffaloes, crocodiles, hippos, several water birds, elephants among others. Retire to your Lodge of Dinner and overnight

Lodging: Baker’s Lodge/Paraa Safari Lodge/Murchison River Lodge

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

DAY 3: End of your 3 Day Murchison Falls hot air balloon Safari

After breakfast, you will drive back to Kampala/Entebbe at leisure with a choice of visiting the top of the fall to observe it from above. Lunch will be served en route arriving Kampala/Entebbe in the afternoon.

Drivetime: Approximately 5-6 hours

Meal Plan: Breakfast and Lunch

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