Road trip to Murchison Falls National Park is one of the best national Parks for safari in Uganda. The Park is located in northwestern 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, 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 are 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 bird 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 to 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.
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 wildlife. You will be able to see lots of buffalos, elephants, Antelopes, Warthogs, and 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.
Doing a boat/Launch cruise on the 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 water, 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 is amazing, contact us now to start planning your road trip to Murchison Falls National Park
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.
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 also have amazing views from above of buffaloes, and elephants and enjoy the serene tranquility of the African bush. The Balloon ride can take 45 minutes to hours depending on the package that you book. This will complete your 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 most popular primates after the Mountain Gorillas, Chimpanzee trekking is a lifetime 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 for the park entrance 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 the 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 Birds.
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.
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 also include Chobe Safari Lodge, Nile Safari Lodge, and Bakers Lodge. Kabalega Wilderness Camp, Paraa Safari Lodge, and 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
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 guides will drive you to the Park so you to do all the activities as per your package. The park is located north of Kampala and while driving it’s approximately a 4-hour drive to the park. The roads to the park are all the way tarmac except for those inside the park for reasons of conservation and protecting the environment in its natural state.
All in all, Safari Vacations& Travel Services is a local travel agency based in Uganda that offers 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.