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Get to Know More about Murchison Falls National Park.

This is a wonderful and undisturbed game park along the Western tourism circuit giving a premier experience to wildlife lovers. 

Murchison Falls National Park is Uganda’s largest National Park, and its sites on an area of about 3,840km2 that combined with the contiguous Karuma and Bugungu wildlife reserves that straddle the Ugandan districts of Bulisa, Nwoya, Kiryandongo, and Masindi in North West of Uganda. Murchison Falls National Park was first gazetted as a game reserve in 1926 and later in July 1952 was gazetted the oldest conservation area, hosting 76 species of mammals and 451 birds.

It has been called ‘the greatest wildlife scenes on Earth. Safari Game drive in Murchison falls is the best way to see wild animals through passing in open savannah grassland, woodland, acacia, and Riverine vegetation and this takes place early in the morning or evening and tourists are able to see plenty of game. The night game drive in Murchison falls gives you an opportunity to see traditionally nocturnal animals like the leopard, hyena, hippo, porcupine, genets, civets, bush babies, various reptiles, owls, and nightjars.

Hot air balloon Safari in Murchison Falls National Park is a kind of activity one would love to participate in since it goes as high as 10000ft, above the sea level. It takes place in the morning as the sun rises, this is the best optional to see wild animals in their natural environment, you will be able to have a great view of the Savannah below you teaming with all kinds of wildlife animals such as Elephants, buffalos, lion, giraffes and not forgetting the famous River Nile, Lake Albert and Victoria Nile. Balloon Safari lasts for one hour while in the air enjoying the stunning view and photos for remembrance it’s a kind of lifetime experience which comes with great experience in life.

The boat cruise is an extraordinary experience in Murchison falls and is one of the most interesting activities. The boat cruise takes you to the bottom of the Murchison falls along the Victoria Nile. While on this Launch cruise, you will be able to see lots of wildlife, and the close up look of the world’s most powerful falls.

Chimpanzee trekking in Budongo Forest- Murchison Falls National Park is an excellent spot to track chimpanzees while visiting Murchison Falls. The success rate in seeing Chimpanzees are quite high here and only outdone by Kibale Forest. There are morning and afternoon chimpanzee tracking times and for those visiting Murchison Falls National Park this can be done on the way to or from Murchison Falls National Park adding another activity to your safari there. The ideal plan would be to stay overnight and also do a forest walk while at Budongo Forest.

Bird watching in Murchison fall is one of the top birding destinations in Uganda. Murchison Falls National Park has about 450 bird species present, and 23 are Albertine rift endemics given its location in the western arm of the East African rift valley. The birding spot in Murchison falls includes Budongo forest, Paraa area, delta Nile and among others, such bird species includes the rare shoebill, spotted Mourning Thrush, Vitelline Masked Weaver, Silver Bird, and Bluff-bellied Warbler,   

How to reach Murchison Falls National Park.

Big is beautiful, Murchison falls situated in the north-western part of Uganda, a number of roads can be used to reach Murchison falls National Park. The journey to Murchison falls takes you around 5hours to 6 from Kampala capital of Uganda with about 305 km. By air, Murchison Falls National Park has three airfields which are used to access the Park including Chobe airstrip, Pakuba Airfield and Bugungu airstrip.

Incredible Lodging in Murchison Falls National Park.

Murchison Falls National Park, being Uganda’s premier wildlife paradise is visited frequently each year by international and local travellers, stay in pure fantasy accommodations choices available:-Para safari lodge, Chobe safari lodge, Nile river safari lodge, Bakers Lodge, Fort Murchison, Pakuba safari lodge and Murchison River Lodge.

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