Top tourist activities in Murchison Falls National Park.
Top tourist activities in Murchison Falls National Park.

Top tourist activities in Murchison Falls National Park – Wildlife and game viewing safaris – Boat cruise experience to the Bottom of the falls – Chimpanzee tracking in Murchison Falls

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Murchison Falls National Park is one of the most adventurous destinations in Uganda, the Park is located in the Northern region of the Albertine Rift Valley and North of Kampala and Entebbe. It is endowed with the big five, the lion, the leopards, the elephants, and the Buffaloes. Other species include bushbucks, Uganda Kob, waterbucks and warthogs, giraffes, Jackson’s hartebeest, and hyenas with rhinos very close at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary.

Wildlife species in Murchison Falls National Game Park.

There are several primates in Murchison falls national park including baboons and several monkey species. It is also home to several bird species including the rare shoebill stork for bird-watching lovers. Murchison Falls was named after the mighty waterfalls which are formerly and locally known as Kabalega Falls. It is as well the biggest national park in the country covering a total area of 3,840 sq km, your honeymoon here will be an unforgettable experience. There are many Things to do and see in Murchison Falls National Park

Top tourist activities in Murchison Falls National Park.

Wildlife and game viewing safaris.

Wildlife and game adventure is the highlight of every safari to Uganda.  Murchison Falls National Park is home to different wildlife species, it has over 76 mammals and 451 bird species including Buffaloes, Elephants, Jackson hartebeests, Antelopes, Lions, Kobs, Giraffes, Hyenas, Bushbucks, Shoebill storks Warthogs among others. They are widely spread all over the Savannah grasslands, grazing or hunting for prey. This makes the park’s landscape so amazing for Wildlife viewing/game driving. The game drives can start very early in the morning at around 6:00 am for chances of cats till evening, the game drives can be done at any time of the day and they are normally done in the Northern Part of the Park where the trails are as well as following the Victoria, Albert and Buligi Tracks. All our Vehicles while on this safari have a pop-up roof that allows you to view, even at a distance, and also a great Photograph. You will be driving at a snail’s speed in the park as you enjoy the views and animals in the wild.

Boat cruise experience to the Bottom of the falls

The boat cruise is an interesting activity to do and ideal for your safari in Murchison falls national Park.  Taking the boat trip on the river Nile, and cruising to the bottom of the falls is such a great experience. You will have a chance of seeing the Hippos in water and on the shores, Crocodiles, Birds, and other wildlife on the shores of the river as they drink water or even rest, and other Aquatic animals. Normally Launch Cruises are used and you will join other visitors and the guide will help spot and identify the animals as you take pictures, and record videos. The view of the falls while at the bottom is breathtaking and hearing the Roars of the falls as well.  The cruise takes 2 hours though you can opt to pay more for extra hours. There are two sessions namely the morning session and the afternoon session and you can opt for your best choice. Spend a quality time as you cruise on River Nile and the delta with your partner in Murchison Falls National Park

 Cultural experiences

The cultural encounter is such a unique experience as you get to interact with the cultures, Lifestyles, and languages is one of the things to do in Murchison falls national Park with Kids. You can get to interact with the community by visiting their craft centers in the park, the local cultural groups also perform at campfires of local lodges. By supporting the community, you are improving their standards of living where they can buy produce from local markets, pay school fees, and others.

 Chimpanzee tracking in Murchison Falls National Park

Chimpanzee tracking is among the major activities done in Murchison Falls National Park. Chimpanzee trekking is done in Budongo Forest Reserve which is within the Murchison Falls National Park. The chimpanzee tracking can be done in the morning or afternoon and we can book you the permits and organize this trek for you. Budongo Forest Reserve has about 700 chimpanzees and these have been conserved for years steadily the groups are growing and increasing in Numbers. The chimpanzees in Budongo forest we first studied in 1960 and conservation has been going on to sustain the chimpanzees in the forest thus attracting more visitors to come and see them

Hotels to stay in Murchison Falls National Park.

The lodges range from high Market Luxurious to Budget Lodges. For top Luxurious Lodges include Chobe Safari Lodge, Nile Safari Lodge, and Bakers Lodge. Kabalega Wilderness Camp, Paraa Safari Lodge, and Murchison River Lodge are among the midrange Lodges.  For budget lodges, you can stay at Pakuba Safari Lodge, Pumba Safari Lodge, Red Chili Hideaway Lodge, and many others. Many lodges have swimming pools, spas, and fitness centers, and may offer additional activities, like spa treatments, and hiking. Contact us with a lodge of your choice and we tailor your itinerary or even suggest for you the best option depending on your budget for an ideal safari in Murchison Falls National Park.

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