Visit Murchison falls national park the-home of the most powerful falls in the world.
Visit Murchison Falls national park one of Uganda’s best kept wildlife park. It offers lots of attractions in ranging from small floras to large faunas. This park is composed of different vegetation covers like the woodlands, wetland, savannah grassland and tropical forest. Murchison falls park has got of the most magnificent waterfalls from which it is named. Visit Murchison falls anytime of the year and enjoy some if not all the exciting activities. Some of the activities to participate in during your visit in Murchison falls national park on your Uganda safari include;
Murchison falls park is one of the best parks to visit because it is home to many of the savannah animals. A game drive through the park is rewading with plenty of animals like see the Rothschild’s giraffe, Leopards, Lions, elephants,cape buffaloes, Kobs and so much more. The best time to go for a gaem drive is early in the morning at 6am when the early risers have not yet seen game drives can also be done in the evening to catch up wit the night dwellers. Some of the animas you expect to spot include owls, leopards and so much more.
Boat cruise along the Victoria Nile.
Boat cruises are organized during the entire day to the bottom of the falls by a number of companies. The ride from the starting point and back takes 3 hours and the we highly recommend you do the boat cruise on the afternoon. This will not only reward you with the water loving animals like the hippos and crocodiles but with also other animals that come to relieve the heat and drink some water. This is also another great way of spotting birds like the Kingfishers, the bee eaters and so much more.
You can also opt to do a Delta cruise on the Nile from Paraa to the wetlands.
Bird watching is another activity that you can do while in Murchison falls. Murchison falls park has over 450 different bird species and therefore we recommend that you spend atleast 3 days in the park searching for birds. Some of the birds you should expect to see include; the spotted Mourning Thrush, Black-headed Batis , the Vitelline Masked Weaver, Green-winged Ptyilia , the Silver Bird, Bluff-bellied Warbler, there are Blue-napped Mousebird, White-rumped Seed-eater , the Chestnut-crowned Sparrow-weaver, the Black-headed Gonolek, among so many others.
Some of these birds are nocturnal bird species and thus an evening searching will be rewarding. Watch out for birds like the Verreaux’s owls, the Nightjars, the Pennat-winged nightjar commonly seen from March – September. Birds like the standard-winged nightjar also commonly seen in November to February. Other birds you should expect to see include; the African Skimmers, White African fish eagle, the long-toed plover, the Gray Crowned cranes, among others. With the above information adding Murchison falls park to your bird watching safari will be rewarding.
Nature/ forest walks can be organized and following the demarcated trails. You can opt to go for a nature walk from the bottom of the falls to the top of the falls. Or go for forest walsk in the forested sector of the park.
A little outside the park is the Kaniyo Pabidi/ Budongo forest area where chimpanzee tracking is done in Murchison falls national park. Chimpanzee tracking is a guided activity that allows you to search for chimpanzees in the forest. Tracking chimpanzees will also reward you with other primates. These include; the black and white monkeys, Red tailed monkeys and others. Kaniyo Pabidi is basically one of the best natural forest Reserve and the chimpanzee trek make you go through the mature Mahogany trees. Chimpanzee tracking therefore is the main activity done in the forest, alongside birds.
This is not so different from the above, however you get the opportunity to participate in the research about chimpanzees. The Habituation experience is the process through which you train and learn more about a chimpanzee group. The Chimpanzee habituation experience just like the gorilla habituation experience, allows you to spend more time with the Chimpanzees. The process starts at 6am, where you rise up with the chimpanzees and spend the entire day following them.
Hot Air Balloon experience.
Fly over Murchison falls national park and get an aerial view of one of Uganda’s largest national park. Have breakfast in the wilderness and search for wildlife from above, viewing animals and also getting a glimpse of the beautiful topography of Murchison falls national park. The hot air balloon prices start from USD 260 per person depending on your citizenship status.
Zziwa rhino sanctuary is located on your way to Murchison falls national park. Therefore a stop on your way to the park is worthy. When you visit the rhino sanctuary , your search for the big five animals is complete. Track the rhinos and learn more about the journey of this conservation process of rhinos.
Last but not least, you can go fishing along the Nile. Fishing is done as a spot along the Nile and therefore are chances of catching a 180kgs Nile Perch in this river. Boats and fishing rods are available for hire if you wish to go fishing in Murchison falls national park.
In conclusion, Murchison falls national park has alot to offer and you need at-least 3 days to participate in some of the popular activities. Check out our sample 3days Murchison falls safari, for longer trips, contact us.