Get to Know Murchison Falls National Park.
Murchison Falls National Park is home to an abundant array of unique and captivating wildlife. Murchison Falls National Park is the Uganda’s largest and the oldest National Park situated in North West of Uganda in Bulisa and Nwoya district. Covering an area of about 5072 square kilometers that combined with the contiguous Karuma and Bugungu wildlife reserves.
Bisected in to two by Victoria Nile where the waters of the Nile flow through a narrow gorge only 7 metres (23 feet) wide before plunging 43 metres (141 feet). The park is holds over 76 species of mammals in the park including huge herds of buffaloes, elephants, leopards, lions, giraffes, Jackson’s hartebeest, bushbucks, jackals, Uganda Kob, waterbucks and warthogs. The primates in Budongo forest host over 800 chimpanzees living in Kaniyo Pabidi and Budongo Forest. Here is the most prolific, iconic palace of rare species.
What to in Murchison Falls National Park.
Game Drives in Murchison Falls National Park.
Get your cameras ready on a game drives in the park. The game drive in the park is done either in the morning or evening around the Buligi game tracks on the Northern bank with a ranger guide. The game drive explore you to savannah grasslands, woodland, acacia and Riverine vegetation and you will have an opportunity to spot such animals the elephant, lion, herds of buffaloes, Jackals, Uganda Kob and among others.
Hike to the top of the Falls.
Before the sun goes done, hike to the top of the Murchison Falls. A rewarding ultimate hike after a boat trip which takes about 2 hours while sailing on rive Nile. Hiking top of the falls starts from the bottom and it takes you through the long hike of approximately 1 hour which characterized by an eternal struggle between rock and water. Let your friendly guide take you to this wild journey through rugged landscape.
Explore the fertile river on a boat safari along the mighty river. The Launch trip begins at Paraa landing area at the point where River Nile enters into Lake Albert and takes you to the bottom of the falls which last for 2 hours and it’s carried out on schedule. The launch cruise gives you unique opportunity to spot wildlife and water birds and lots of aquatic life.
Hot Air Balloon Safari.
Amazing wildlife watching from above. The hot air balloon safari is the thrilling and exciting activity which normally takes place within the Park. The air balloon safari carried out by the professional pilots whichcertified with International Air Transport Association (IATA). The balloon safari takes places in the morning. This is a perfect way to sight wildlife animals such as lions, leopard, cheetahs, elephants, buffalo, rhinos, hippos, crocodiles, Uganda Kob at a closer range.
Best time to visit Murchison Falls National Park.
The best to visit Murchison Falls National Parkcan be visited anytime throughout the year and game viewing is always good but it is best during the dry season December, January and February and June, July, August and Mid-September is the best time to visit the Park and is the peak season to visit Uganda National Parks and the low is March, April, May, October and November (Because of the heavy rains, some parts of the park become hardly accessible by floods.
Where to stay in Murchison Falls National Park.
Paraa Safari Lodge.
Paraa Safari Lodge melds in luxury, a comfortable accommodation situated in within the Park with about 54 beautiful rooms with en-suite bathrooms and the balconies which offer a perfect view of the Nile. Paraa Safari Lodge facilities include: swimming pool, full stocked bar, restaurant, lounge and the beautiful natural gardens on the landscape.
Pakuba Safari Lodge.
Pakuba Safari Lodge amid-range lodge situated on the Eastern bank of the Albert Nile inside the Murchison falls National Park. Pakuba Safari Lodge also offers rooms for special social, corporate and business events for example: weddings, birthday parties, get away and conference facilities.Pakuba Lodge is an iconic ‘pink palace’ in theheart of this remote wildlife sanctuary.
Murchison River Lodge.
Murchison River Lodge inside Murchison Falls National Park with Light, airy and spacious rooms. The facilities of Murchison River Lodge includes wide bar area, swimming pool 300 metres from lodge. Special activations at the lodge include the 24 hour wireless internet connection, free luggage storage. Views are outstanding here.
Chobe Safari Lodge.
Located in the Murchison Falls National Park, this Five Star lodge is undoubtedly the gem in Uganda’s crown of tourism destinations. The breathtaking panoramic views, coupled with the sounds of the River Nile’s magnificent rapids, sets the scene for an adventure that will impress even the most discerning of visitors.
How to get to the park.
By road, the park is approximately 6 hours from Kampalawith about 305 km. The Park has 5 gates which are accessible, they include Chobe, Wankar, Tangi, Bugungu, and Kichumbanyobo gate.
By flight, from Entebbe International Airport to Pakuba Airfield is located in Nwoya District, Chobe Airfield &Bugungu airstrip. Daily flights are on schedule with a morning and afternoon flights.