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Murchison falls National Park is the largest national park that is famous home for the great incredible Murchison fall. Murchison fall national park is part of the Murchison fall conversations area together with karuma falls and Bugungu conservation reserve area.
Murchison fall national park is situated in north western Uganda in the districts of Masindi, Nwoya, Bulisa and Kiryadongo district. It is dominated by the open savannah grassland, savannah woodland, riverine woodlands, tropical forest as well as acacia trees which favors the survival of different wildlife species in the park that attracts a lot of tourists to the park.
Murchison fall national park is divided into two sections by the Albertine Nile to form the northern and southern that harbors over 76 wildlife mammals and over 500 birds. Wildlife in the Murchison fall national park is concentrated in the southern sector such as the elephants, Rothschild giraffes, zebras, the lions, leopards, hippos, Nile crocodiles, bushbucks, waterbucks, Oribis, warthogs, as well as primates such as the chimpanzees, the white and black colobus monkeys, the grey checked mangabey, red tailed monkeys, the olive baboons, L’Hoest’s monkeys, blue monkeys among others.
Bird species expected in the park include, fish Eagles, hornbills, kingfishers, shoebill stork, goliath heron, white faced whistling Duck, the secretary bird, Yellow fronted tinker bird, martial Eagle, Senegal thick-knee among others.
The northern and the southern sector have a lot of unique wildlife wonders to offer to all travelers who visit Murchison falls to enjoy a Uganda safari. The park is the best spot to enjoy viewing the big four wildlife animals that were termed by the big game hunters.
Attractions and activities for the Murchison falls national park safari.
Game drive, this is one of the key activities that give travelers an opportunity to explore both the northern and southern sectors of the park. Wildlife animals in Murchison easily be seen on a game drive safari with in the park such as the Rothschild giraffes, the impala antelopes the bush-buck, water-bucks, hippos, warthogs, lions, Oribis, Uganda kobs, leopards, African caped buffaloes among others.
Karuma falls, the waterfall is situated on the eastern border of Murchison fall national park and it is one of the great sight attractions that traveler will see when coming from Kampala. While at karuma falls travelers are able to view different wildlife species and birds such as the olive baboons, Rothschild giraffes, Uganda kobs, waterbucks, buffaloes among others.
Chimpanzee trekking, the activity in done in budongo forest that situated within the Murchison fall national park in the southern sector, chimpanzee trekking experience will give travelers an opportunity to spend one hour with the chimpanzee as you enjoy the de-nesting, observe their lifestyle feeding patterns and how they take care of their babies. Travelers are allowed to take photos and videos of the chimpanzees when they meet with the chimpanzee community that will act as take home memories about Uganda safari in Murchison fall national park. Budongo forest is home to other primate animals that will be seen while enjoying chimpanzee trekking in the forest such as the olive baboons, white and black colobus monkeys, red tailed monkeys, grey checked mangabey, blue monkeys, and L’Hoest’s monkeys among others.
Boat cruise, there are two boats in Murchison fall national park that are found at Paraa jet in southern section of the park. The Nile boat cruise and the delta boat that will give you a ride on the Albertine Nile taking different directions thus giving you an opportunity to explore the park as you enjoy viewing different wildlife feature. The Nile boat cruise takes 3-4 hours and it takes you to the starting point at the bottom of the falls while as the delta boat will take you the downstream to the top of the falls.
Bird watching, Murchison fall national park is one of the birding top destinations that is home to over 500 bird species that can be spotted in the different destinations of the park. Birds can easily be seen while on a boat cruise, guided nature walks and on a game drive safari. Some of the bird species that will be viewed in the park include African skimmer, malachite kingfisher, pre-historic shoebill stork, saddle billed stork, goliath heron, African fisher eagle, giant kingfisher, veracious dove, Abyssinian ground hornbill, African darter, grey crowned crane, throated bee-eater, marabou stork among others.
Other activities that travelers can request the uganda safari experts to include in their itineraries include the guided nature walk, spot fishing due to the fact that Murchison fall is the best spot for sport fishing adventure, hike at the top of the falls so as to have clear views of the Murchison waterfall as Uhuru falls among many more to enjoy when you visit the park.
Where to stay while in Murchison fall national park?
Murchison fall national park is rich in a wide variety of accommodation facilities that ranges from budget options, mid-range options and luxury options which can be used while on your safari depending on the traveler’s interest and need. Some of the accommodation facilities that can be used include Chobe safari lodge, Paraa safari lodge, red chili rest camp, geo lodge, budongo eco-lodge, Pakuba safari lodge, bakers lodge heritage safari lodge, Murchison fall river lodge, Amuka lodge, fort Murchison safari lodge among others. These have got excellent services and well trained African staffs that will offer a service with a smile as you enjoy stay at lodge. The lodges have got incredible restaurants that serve both local and international cuisines with free WIFI, parking space among others.
What is the best time to visit Murchison fall national park?
Murchison falls national park is open to all travelers that would like to enjoy Uganda safaris despite that fact that there is the best season to visit the park. The best time to enjoy Murchison fall national is during the dry season when roads leading to the park are passable and tracks and walking trails are not wet and slippery thus making activities like game drives, chimpanzee trekking, guided natures, among others easy. The dry season is during the months of December to February, June to October and this is the peak season in Uganda when a lot of travelers are coming to Africa.
However during the rainy season in the months of march, April, may, November and mid-October, it is the best time for bird lovers since there is a lot of food and fruits for the birds thus it becomes easy to spot a lot of bird species that may not be seen during the dry season as they will are busy moving from one place to another looking for food with in the park. The rainy season is the best time budget travelers and all travelers who hate crowds of fellow travelers. During the dry season lodges reduce the price rates of their rooms for all travelers that book with them especially in group travelers thus travelers are able to save some dollars. Please contact adventure in the wild safaris to organize your Murchison falls national park safaris for amazing memories.