Road trip to Murchison falls National Park is one of the best national Parks for safari in Uganda. The park is located in north western Uganda in the districts of Masindi, spreading to the shores of Lake Albert, around Victoria Nile up to Karuma falls. The park is endowed with diverse attractions including over 76 mammal species, the lion, the leopards, the elephants, and the Buffaloes, bushbucks, Uganda kob, waterbucks and warthogs, giraffes, Jackson’s hartebeest, hyenas, Along the shores of the Nile and within the waters you will see lots of hippos and crocodiles among other resident creatures. There also several primates in the Murchison falls national park including baboons and several monkey species.
The Murchison falls, Uganda’s largest national park is also home to over 450 recorded birds’ species including the rare shoebill stork. The park is also home to 23 Albertine rift endemics given its location in the western arm of the east African rift valley. Our Murchison falls birding safaris allow you see many of these bird species with the help of our expert guides. Taking a road trip to Murchison falls, you will explore a lot on the road and in the park.
What activities to do in Murchison falls national Park?
Game drives in Murchison falls National Park will give you chances of viewing lots of wildlife, we normally recommend morning and afternoon game drives to explore the park and get to see more wild. You will be able to see lots of buffalos, elephants, Antelopes, Warthogs, cats depending on luck like Lions, Leopards and many more. Game drives are done in demarcated tracks and going off track is chargeable. Contact us for cheap road trip packages to Murchison falls National Park.
Boat cruise on the Bottom of the falls.
Doing a boat/Launch cruise on River Nile to the bottom of the falls is one of the key highlights when you visit Murchison falls National Park. You will be able to spot Hippos in waters, crocodiles, and other animals on the shores of the river. The boat trip will take you to the bottom of the Murchison falls as they roar from the top, a boat trip with friends are amazing, contact us now to start planning your road trip to Murchison falls national park
Hike to the top of the falls
The hike and visit to the tops of the falls is one the must do activities while in Murchison falls national Park. Hiking the Top of the fall trail is about 45 minutes from the bottom of the falls. The trail is not so steep but very enjoyable and rejuvenating as you have clear views of the falls and the river.
Hot air Balloon experience.
The hot air balloon ride is only done in Murchison falls national park for now. You will Wake up early to catch the sunrise, as you silently fly over the park and have amazing views from above of buffaloes, elephants and enjoy the serene tranquility of the African bush. The Balloon ride can take 45 mins to hours depending on the package that you book. This will complete you safari road trip to Murchison falls National Park
For those interested in seeing chimpanzees while on safari in Murchison falls national park, it is very possible. Chimpanzees are the second popular primates after the Mountain Gorillas, Chimpanzee trekking is a life time experience of seeing the endangered Primates in their natural environment Chimpanzee trekking is done in Budongo forest reserve in Murchison falls, the advantage is that the chimp permits are cheap in Budongo compared to Kibale forest National Park. You will only need to pay park entrance and explore the beautiful Murchison falls national and Participate in all amazing activities.
Both the game drives and the launch trips offer an opportunity for one to come across distinct birdlife, including savannah forest birds, water birds and Albertine Rift endemics. The park’s main birding attraction is the Shoebill, best sighted mostly in dry season. The commonest species found in the plains include the Marabou Stork, Abyssinian Ground Hornbill, Secretary Birds, Black-bellied Bustards, Open-billed Storks and Widow Bird.
Closer to the river where there are more thickets and woodlands, the commonest bird varieties include the Swallow-tailed and Red-throated Bee-eaters – particularly in the Nyamusika Cliffs; Woodland, Pied, Giant and Malachite Kingfishers; Francolin; Hornbills, Grey heron; Hamerkop; Shrikes; Flycatchers; Cuckoos; Woodpeckers; Crombecs and Warblers. The riverbanks are also home to ducks, geese, stilts and plovers.
Where to stay in Murchison falls National Park?
There are many accommodation choices to stay in while on your safari in Murchison falls national Park. The lodges range from luxury to Budget Lodges. Safari vacations and travel services will recommend the best lodge as per your budget and interest. The luxury lodges include Chobe Safari Lodge, Nile Safari Lodge and Bakers Lodge. Kabalega Wilderness camp, Paraa Safari Lodge, Murchison River Lodge are among the midrange Lodges. For budget lodges, you can stay at Pakuba safari Lodge, Pumba safari Lodge, Red Chili Hideaway lodge and many others. Contact us to organize your road trip to Murchison falls National Park
Getting to Murchison falls National Park
For all our road trips, we use 4×4 safari vehicles that are comfortable and well serviced for you to have an amazing experience. Our professional’s guides will drive you to the Park for you to do all the activities as per your package. The park is located north of Kampala and while driving its approximately a 4 hours’ drive to the park. The roads to the park are all the way tarmac expect for those inside the park for reasons of conservation and protecting the environment in its natural state.
Why book a road trip to Murchison falls National Park with safari Vocations and travel services?
Safari Vacations& travel Services is a local travel agency based in Uganda and offering gorilla trekking, chimpanzee and wildlife safaris in Uganda, Rwanda and Congo. We strive to provide affordable and memorable safari experiences. Contact us to start planning your road trip to Murchison falls National Park and other tourist destinations.