Murchison falls national park is popularly known as the largest and oldest safari park in Uganda; it is one of the most visited tourist destinations in East Africa featuring the might beauty of Murchison falls. The park is bisected by the Albert Nile to form the northern section and southern section which host a wide range of fascinating attractions of the park. While in the park enjoy the mesmerizing landscape beauty including the vast savannah plains, tropical forests home to numerous primates with chimpanzees being the key attraction in the forest.
Planning to embark on a guided or self drive Murchison falls safari but still not decided what to do in the park, we present to you the top 4 safari activities that will give you that full wildlife experience in Murchison falls park.
Boat cruise in Murchison falls is done on the Victoria Nile and it takes you to experience the fascinating beauty of the magical Murchison falls waterfall. While on a boat trip, at the shores of the Nile grab an insight to observe a diversity of stunning wildlife at the shores such as; many hippos, crocodiles, African buffaloes, giraffes, elephants among others. It is another way to spot a variety of bird species including the African Fish Eagle as you cruise to the bottom of Murchison falls. Upon arrival to the bottom of the falls, delight in a wonderful hike to the top of Murchison falls to catch glimpse of the spectacular waterfalls. Enjoy gazing at the Victoria Nile squeezing itself through a 7 meter gorge with rocks that have given a mesmerizing scenic beauty to the falls. It is paramount to note that this is the major key attraction in the park.
The park has several game tracks including the Buligi game tracks that offer the best opportunity to sight a wide range of wildlife and bird species in the park. There about 76 mammal species and about 451 bird species, we, therefore, guarantee you an amazing game drive experience in the park. Hire a 4×4 safari vehicle with an open roof and grab a chance to delight in clear views of game in the park. Enjoy watching large mammals like the African buffaloes, Elephants, Rothchild giraffes and numerous antelope species, the Uganda kobs, duikers, impalas, waterbucks, hartebeests among other animals. Early morning game drives are the highlight of any Murchison falls safari as you get chance to spot early risers as well night hunters going to hibernate.
If you are a primate lover, beside Kibale forest park, Murchison falls national park features tropical forests like Budongo and Kaniyo Pabidi forests where you can sight impressive number of primate individuals. There are about 800 chimpanzee individuals recorded here. Other primate you encounter in the park include; olive baboons, red tailed mangabey, Pato monkeys among others.
Murchison falls national park is among the top birding sites in Uganda with about 451 bird species recorded. Some of the popular bird species in the park include; King Fishers, Abyssinian ground hornbill, African fish Eagle, weaver birds, Goliath Heron, grey crowned crane among others. On your boat trip and game drive, you get a chance to spot a variety of colorful bird species. You can watch birds during a game drive, nature walk or boat cruise to the bottom of the falls.
Besides the above-mentioned activities, feel free to delight in an optional hike to the top of the Murchison falls, enjoy a guided nature as well community visit which another rewarding experience that supplements on your Murchison falls safari adventure . For further information about a tour to Murchison falls park, simply send us an inquiry on firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on +256700135510 or +256414699459 to speak with the reservations team.