5 Things to Do in Murchison Falls National Park
Murchison Falls National Park is enough evidence that Africa is the pearl of safari game drives. The park was established in 1952 and is situated in the northwestern region of Uganda. Besides, the park’s coverage is over 3800 square kilometers, with a vast vegetation including riverine forests, savanna grasslands and woodland, and swamps. The vast vegetation coverage makes the park home to four African Big Five animals, primates, and over 400 bird species.
We at Across Africa Tours and Travel provides excursion to this park across the year. Here are some activities you should look out for when visiting the park.
1. Boat cruise in Murchison Falls National Park
Being the biggest national park in Uganda, Murchison Falls is home to the Victoria Nile delta that stretches to lake Albert’s shores.
An excursion in Murchison national park would be incomplete if you did try the boat cruise. Two-boat cruise sessions last two to three hours daily to the bottom of the falls. On the other hand, the Nile delta boat cruise that lasts between 4 to 5 hours is also open on different
While boat cruising, enjoys the park’s beautiful scenery and the various animal species. Additionally, be on the lookout for aquatic bird species in search of their next meal.
2. Game drives
Game drives in Murchison Falls National Park is among the most exciting activities giving you the classical safari feeling. The trips are organized in our comfortable 4×4 vans that can traversethe African terrain throughout the year. This is the most popular way to get up close and personal with the African wildlife in their natural habitats.
Nature lovers are also not left behind, as they can experience the African sun while traversing the park. In the Murchison Falls National Park, the game drives are categorized into three main groups: the morning game drive, the afternoon game drive and the night game drive. The morning game drives are interesting as you get to view the animals when they are most active. Some animals you should look for include zebras, warthogs, bushbucks, and buffaloes, as they feed on the park’s vegetation.
Although the afternoon game drive is not thrilling because the animal is hiding from the scorching sun, there is much to do. You can go bird watching and look out for the various bird species.
Finally, the night game drives allow you to view the nocturnal animals under the gaze of the stars. While driving, you should look out for bush babies, lions and hyenas. You can also see grazers such as elephants, buffaloes and elephants.
Remember not to leave your camera behind; capture these amazing African wildlife havens.
3. Bird Watching
Bird lovers are not left behind. The par is home to 450 bird species, including the green crowned crane, pied kingfisher, weaver birds, silver birds and the Abyssinian ground hornbill.
Document this among bird species for future reference.
4. Chimpanzee Trekking
Chimpanzee trekking in Murchison Falls national park is an adrenaline-filled adventure that tests your wits and strength. Additionally, it gives you a chance to experience African mother nature closely.
The chimpanzee trekking occurs in the Budongo forest, in the Murchison national park. Budongo forest is the biggest mahogany forest in east Africa. Before you embark on this exciting journey to find the habituated chimpanzees, you will be briefed on the rules and regulations to follow. The excursion takes between 30 minutes to here hours, depending on the location of the chimpanzees. Once you locate the chimpanzees, our dedicated guides will let you spend one hour with them.
Here, you will learn about the animals and what makes them interesting.
Hiking and nature walk.
Research points out that hiking is among the most interesting activities that improves the whole-body workout. The park is a perfect destination for nature walks and hikes. You can explore the park on foot with the help of an experienced guide. The Rabongo And Kaniyo Pabidi are the best hiking destinations that you try out. You can spot the Columbus monkeys and chimpanzees in the trees as you hike.
Another hiking route is from the bottom of the Falls to the top after the boat cruise. This is one way to keep fit and to enjoy the crashing fall’s water with the spectacular scenery.
So, what is the best time to visit the park?
The good news is that you can visit the park all throughout the year. However, the peak season is during the dry season, June to September, and December to February. The peak season is best because the low rainfalls give you a clear view of the park and the animals.
The wet seasons between May to November and March to May are also favorable times to visit the park as there are low crowds and it’s the birding season.
The Murchison Falls national park is one of the best parks in Uganda. The park offers various activities you can enjoy throughout the year. Across Africa, Tours offers budgeted tours to this destination across the year. Feel free to contact us for a quote today.
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