Murchison Falls National Park
Murchison Falls National Park is located in the North Western part of Uganda covering an area of 748 square kilometres (289 sq mi) i.e Bugungu Wildlife Reserve and the 720 square kilometres (280 sq mi) Karuma Wildlife Reserve. The Park is prominently known to offer amazing Wildlife Safaris overlapping districts i.e Buliisa, Nwoya, Kiryandongo, and Masindi with the prominent Victoria Nile known to have numerous Hippos and Crocodiles. It also comprises of the vigorous Murchison Falls
Safari Activities at the Park
Game Drives in Murchison Falls National Park are one of the most prominent safari activities carried out in the park and this involves transferring with a skilled park ranger guide along various tracks in the park watching wildlife animals wander around their natural vegetation habitat. The wildlife animals you watch include; lions, giraffes, elephants, leopards, buffaloes, warthogs, bushbuck, Oribis, Jackson’s Hartebeest, Small antelope, topis, waterbucks, etc.
Murchison Falls National Park is a birder’s paradise as the park is known to inhabit various species of birds that can be seen by all birders from all over the world. The Bird species you watch here include; the rare Shoebill Stork. Other birds can be spotted in the park and these include the African Darter, Goliath Heron, Yellow-billed Stork, Abdim’s Stork, White-faced Whistling Duck, Secretary Bird, Osprey, Dark Chanting-Goshawk, Martial Eagle, Hugli’s Francolin, Denham’s Bustard, Spotted Thick-knee, Senegal Thick-knee, Rock Pratincole, Black-headed Plover, Long-toed Plover, Black-billed Wood-Dove, Veracious Dove, Long Tailed Nightjar, Standard-winged Nightjar, Pennant-winged Nightjar, Blue-naped Moosebird, Giant Kingfisher, Pied Kingfisher, Malachite Kingfisher, Swallow-tailed Bee-eater, Red-throated Bee-eater.
Launch Trips/ Boat Cruise
Launch Trips are very exceptional in Murchison Falls National Park along the prominent Victoria Nile. These have 2 sessions i.e the Morning session at 8: 30 am, Afternoon session at 2:30 pm watching numerous species of wildlife, birds, hippos, crocodiles and various bird species. The Cruises are exceptional and worth enjoying while on safari in Uganda.
Cultural Encounters are worth enjoying while at Murchison Falls National Park as you look into the traditional Lifestyles of the local Alur in the North West, Banyoro in the South and Acholi in the North East. Explore and have a deep look into the lives of these people as you do Music, Dance and Drama.
Hiking and Nature Walks
Murchison Falls National Park also offers Hiking and Nature Walk adventures as travellers/ hikers follow through various trails in the forest watching stunning species of birds, monkeys, and chimpanzees too. The hikes take place traversing the Kaniyo Pabidi Eco Forest as well as Rabongo Forest and the Delta Area.
For all anglers from all over the world should visit Murchison Falls National Park to enjoy Sports Fishing along the Victoria Nile at the Bottom of the Falls. Interested in sports fishing, carry your own fishing equipment or hire some then proceed to catch the amazing Nile Perch in the waters.