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Best of Murchison_Falls Park, What_to_do on your Safari in Uganda

game-drive-murchison-fallsMurchison Falls Park which is the largest game park in the country covering 3840 sq km, located in northern Uganda with the Mighty River Nile gently flowing through it, is among the best places to visit during your Safari in Uganda. It offers a number of tourist attractions and activities that you can engage in during your visit.  

Below we have highlighted the best Top Things to See and Do in Murchison Falls Park

Boat-Cruise on the Nile in Murchison-Falls

This is among the highlights activities in the park. The boat ride will take you to the bottom of the beautiful Murchison Falls. During this 2hours boat ride you will see the giant crocodiles, large schools of hippos, plus elephants and buffaloes cooling off in the shallow muddy waters close to the banks, plus some antelopes and birds.

Game-Drive-Safaris (day time) in Murchison-Falls-National Park

The park authority permits game drives either in the morning or in the afternoon and each of these should be guided at all times. And each of these takes approximately 3 hours.

During these you will drive across the different trails in the park and you will have an opportunity to see different animals including: warthogs, Elephants, leopards, Rothschild Giraffes, lions, Buffaloes and different antelopes plus a profusion of different bird species.

Rhino tracking at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary:

Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary is located not far from the Murchison fall park, however as you drive towards this park for your safari, it a perfect stopover where you will have an opportunity to track the rhinos.

You will have a nature walk during which you will also see various birds including the very rare and highly sought after Shoebill Stork and other water-birds.

The Hot-Air-Balloon-Safaris

Today you can enjoy a Hot Air Balloon Safari in Murchison Falls Park and this is the second national park within Uganda in which you can enjoy a hot air balloon Safari. It begins very early in the morning and you will be able to watch the beautiful sunrise and glide above the trees with rewarding sights of different animals such as antelopes, buffaloes, giraffes as well as elephants all in large numbers right below you. At the end of this adventure you will enjoy champagne Bush Breakfast

Nocturnal-Game-Drives Murchison-Falls-National Park

These are very interesting and carried out at night. You will be able to encounter a variety of animals including hyenas, lions, serval cats as well as leopards.  These drives take approximately 2 hours, and spotlights are used on these drives. The biggest challenge is that you may not be able to take nice pictures.

Hike to the top of the Murchison Falls

Murchison Falls is among the most powerful waterfalls in the world. You will take a boat ride to the shores right at the bottom of the falls. Then begin a 45 minutes hike to the top of the falls. The cool mist splashing from the falls will be very refreshing as you ascend the trail.

Several years back Winston Churchill walked this very path, and the trail is part of renowned Baker Trail, which was name after the early explorers Samuel and Florence Baker.

Forest hike in Murchison-Falls

You can enjoy a forest walk in Rabongo forest where you will also have a chance to see different bird species as well as a variety of primates including chimpanzees if lucky.

There are also great walking trips conducted within the chobe area that will certain be very rewarding and worth exploring.

Boat-ride to the Nile Delta

Although this activity is not very popular among tourists thatboat-cruise-murchison-uganda visit the park, its a very amazing adventure that will take you to the very point where the river Nile joins Lake Albert. During this adventure you will see several birds, hippos, and giant crocodiles, birds (shoebill stork among other) in addition to other animals as you sail down the river.

Fish the Nile-Perch

The Nile perch is Africa’s biggest Fresh Water Fish and this can be done right at the shore of the falls. Another great place to catch the Nile Perch in the area around the Karuma falls located close to Chobe Safari Lodge. In the Murchison Falls Park you may also be able to catch the Tiger Fish. You may choose to fish from the river bank or fish while sitting in a boat, however, no matter what method you will be using, you will be accompanied by a very experienced guide.

Bird Watching Safari in Murchison-Falls National Park

You can enjoy bird watching right in the comfort of your safari vehicle or during a nature walk down the banks of the River Nile or on a forest walk. The park offers endless possibilities for bird watching thanks to the varied habitats found in the park.

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