The state of the art and first class accommodation facilities in Murchison Falls National Park are mostly why thousands of travelers from different parts of the world visit the park throughout the entire year.
The Park isn’t just the largest in the country but still at the same time is the oldest park in Uganda.
Murchison Falls National Park is divided by the world’s longest river, The River Nile which additionally bolsters the rich wildlife.
A visit to Murchison Falls National Park turns out to be really striking when it incorporates the following tourist activities.
Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary visit
Rhinos are characterized among endangered animal species and along these lines, the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary was built up so legitimate care and protection is given to these large animals. The sanctuary is situated in the north part of Uganda in Nakasongora District about 172kg before you reach to Murchison Falls National Park.
The Sanctuary is managed by Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) and Uganda Rhino Fund. In spite of the fact that tracking rhinos on foot are the main tourist activity done in Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, the sanctuary is also home to different bird species, reptiles, and mammals. Around 19 rhinos are kept in this Sanctuary which sits on 70sqkm of land with electric fencing to guarantee maximum protection of the animals.
Most tourists visiting Murchison Falls National Park do an en-route stop in this sanctuary and do rhino tracking before they continue to the park.
Game drives in Murchison Falls National Park
The park is home to over 76 species of mammals including Lions, Antelopes, Buffaloes, hyenas, Giraffes among others. With more than 450 species of birds in Murchison Falls National Park, the park is also considered as a bird lover’s paradise and bird watching is another popular tourist activity done in the park.
The Murchison Falls National Park has such an astonishing scene of Savannah grasslands ideal for munching and while on a game drive through the park, there are high odds of seeing animals prowling in the grasslands looking out for their unsuspected prey.
Tourist can do a game drive in Murchison Falls National Park at any time of year yet are best done amid the dry season when the grass is short and animals can easily be spotted. Both morning and afternoon game drives are done in the national park however the best time is early morning around 6:30am. Evening or afternoon game drives begin at around 4:00pm and can last up to 4 hours.
Boat cruise along the Nile
Boat cruise along the Nile up to the bottom of falls in Murchison Falls National Park leave all the visitors to this park shocked at the beauty of the place. Scheduled trips are run every morning and afternoon beginning from Paraa Jetty on the south bank and continue to see the Murchison Falls, the park’s most interesting and popular attraction. Boat rides additionally offer an incredible chance to view a variety of water-loving birds. Variety of bird species can be seen hovering over the river banks
Variety of animals, for example, crocodiles, hippos, buffaloes, Elephants among others can also be seen while on these boat cruise. Visiting Murchison Falls National Park is such an amazing experience and an incredible chance to take the best photographs from your safari in Uganda.
Top of the falls visit
The visit to the highest point of the wonderful Murchison Falls is surely worth it, At the Murchison Falls, the 50 meters wide River Nile is pressed into a 6-meter wide narrow gorge and after that dove around 45 meters down making it one of the world’s most powerful cascades. The top of the falls visit brings you so near where the activity truly is. The view is enchanted to speak the truth and this visit is ensured to make your safari in Uganda a genuinely vital one.
Hot air balloon safari
Another tourist activity tourists can enjoy in Murchison Falls National Park is the Hot Air Balloon which offers an amazing aerial panoramic view of the national park and the most ideal views. Hot air balloon is made to fly at a lower height to allow the visitors to easily watch animals in the national park. The guides on these balloons are extremely experienced and quick to recognize these animals even when they appear to stow away.
Murchison Falls National Park is indeed one of Uganda’s most beautiful parks and visiting it makes most visitors need to come back to Uganda. There is a lot to see and do in Uganda and it’s always advisable if your not to go for a self-drive trip in Uganda, at least make sure you book with a reliable and registered tour company in order to fully experience all this and more.