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Safari in Uganda Murchison Falls

Off the chilly shores of Lake Albert, within the northwestern Albertine basin lies Murchison Falls National Park; the largest park in Uganda. It stretches for about 3,893 square kilometres from the nearby shores of Lake Albert, devouring the Victoria Nile in its wake to the popular Karuma falls further north.

Moreover, Murchison Falls National Park promises raw wildlife bliss to about four districts in the northwestern plains of Uganda; Buliisa, Nwoya, Kiryandongo and Masindi owing to its unshakable beauty and the majestic Murchison Falls. A safari to Murchison Falls national park will serve to reassure you that it is quite the popular safari in Uganda Murchison Falls destination.

Also known as the Kabalega falls, the Murchison falls are a majestic drop of water occurring on the Victoria Nile within Murchison Falls National Park. The site is famous for its thunderous roar of large amounts of water (about 300cubic meters per second) gushing through a 7-meter gap between rocks before falling 43 meters into the river below.

Standing at about 43meters (141ft) high and 7m (23ft) wide, the Murchison falls were discovered by Europeans John Speke and James Grant while on their expedition in 1862. However, they were named after a geologist, Roderick Murchison by Sir Samuel Baker and his wife during an exploration trip to Uganda.

Murchison Falls National Park is home to some elusive birding specials like the great blue Turaco, Denham’s Bustard and Shoe-billed stork among others. The entire Murchison Falls Conservation Area along with the surrounding reserves is home to about 76 mammal species including some members of the Big 5 making it a worthy safari in Uganda Murchison Falls destination.

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Travelmonke is a registered local operator in Uganda with 10 years of excellence in operating safari in Murchison falls National Park. At Travelmonke, we prioritize unique eco-friendly tours aimed at offering back to local communities in Murchison falls National Park and other destinations to include; Kenya safaris, Tanzania and Rwanda.

Our tailored tours are designed to fit all travelers interests from single to big groups with major emphasis on the finest hotels, amazing guides and good safari vehicles. Our service has proven excellent over the years as indicated by our safari travel reviews. Booking a Murchison falls safari with us offers you an opportunity to travel in style enjoying life-changing safari experiences on a fairly priced safari well designed and fitted to your preference.

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Safari Activities

Murchison Falls Safari Things to do
Game Drives
Hiking & Nature Walks
Sports Fishing
Hot Air Balloon
Budongo forest
Nile Boat Cruise
Birding
Rabongo & Kaniyo Pabidi forests
Bomu Cultural Village Experience

Wildlife Game Drives

Murchison Falls National Park offers visitors an opportunity to explore the lush green of the park and its intriguing occupants through a series of guided game drives in a comfortable 4*4 wheel vehicle offering unobstructed views of the park and wildlife. The game drives are conducted at different time intervals to provide, each a different view of the park and the wildlife.

The tourists embark on a memorable safari with their guide who points out animals and outstanding features for about two to four hours with a chance to spot 76 mammals including members of the Big 5. Visitors to Murchison Falls National Park can opt for either morning or late afternoon game drives.

Game drives are often carried out following trails like the Buligi Game Area, Waterfall and Nile delta trails and morning game drives are especially perfect for tracking following fresh trails and observing them as they exit their nests and go out to find food. This game drives often kick off early and you can enjoy animals like Hippos, Lions, Leopards, hyenas and several primates.

While on an afternoon safari in Uganda Murchison Falls, tourists can expect to spot animals gathering around the Nile to quench their thirst amidst the scorching heat while crocodiles wait by the shores to grab a bite or two. On this drive, animals like Jackson hartebeests, Antelopes, Kobs, Giraffes, bushbucks and Warthogs are more common.

Hiking and nature walks are quite a thrilling safari in Uganda Murchison falls adventure that you ought not to miss out on. Murchison Falls National Park gives you the chance to explore the park on your terms with their elusive guided hiking and nature walks package. Tourists are accompanied by a game ranger who will ensure they do not miss out on anything.

The Murchison falls trail is the commonest hiking trail that is undertaken by tourists on safari in Uganda Murchison Falls. The trail opens up at the base of the falls, at the baker point, where you get to put your physical fitness to the test by trekking through the lush green riverine forest to the top of the falls for a breathtaking yet humbling sight of nature and authentic bird life.

Alternatively, tourists can also opt to enjoy a swamp walk that leads through the open savannah plains of Murchison Falls National Park to the Nile delta. This trail promises the most views of wildlife as you will come across some animals in the plains and some water dwellers by the river banks like crocodiles, Monitor Lizards and the Shoebill Stork.

The Rabongo and Kaniyo Pabdi forest trails for a safari in Uganda Murchison Falls nature walk adventures are the perfect opportunities to enjoy a varied range of primate species like monkeys, bushbabies, Chimpanzees among others. While on this trail, you could plan a light Chimpanzee trek of your own to add some spice to your Murchison Falls safari.

Safari in Uganda Murchison Falls hiking and nature walk adventures in Murchison Falls National Park are completely safe once you are accompanied by a game ranger. The game rangers often carry ammunition to use in case need arises. Also, they are experienced enough to avoid paths that are often used by predators to further ensure your safety.

Off the southeastern shores of Lake Albert in western Uganda at the base of the rift valley, lies a small village, Kibiro, famous for sport fishing. Kibiro is strategically located within the Albert basin thus enjoying a fresh supply of a variety of fish like the Nile perch, catfish and tiger fish spinning off Lake Victoria through River Nile.

To fully enjoy a safari in Uganda Murchison Falls fishing adventure, tourists are encouraged to carry their fishing equipment and also wear the appropriate fishing attire. The fishing spots can easily be accessed by boat on Lake Albert, by foot after some light hiking or using a 4*4 wheel vehicle.

Apart from fishing, Kibiro is famous for its rich salt deposits as a result of its location at the base of the rift valley. When visiting Murchison Falls National Park, tourists come here to watch women gather, process and sell salt. The salt production process is mainly carried out by the Banyoro women in an attempt to earn a living.

Salt in Kibiro village in Murchison Falls National Park is produced locally without major production equipment as you will observe. The water in the area is mainly salty so what the women need to do is only pour dry soil over the moist soil in the water channel and the result will be lumps of salt that are filtered and burnt to make salt crystals.

Additionally, while at Kibiro, you will realize that Murchison falls isn’t the only breathtaking water wonder in Murchison Falls National Park. In Kigorobyo Sub County, on the outskirts of Lake Albert, you will find an intriguing hot spring that shoots up extremely hot water of about 100 degrees Celsius before creating a stream that flows into Lake Albert.

Although Hot Air Balloon safaris and adventures are quite a new safari activity on the tourism scene in Uganda, it has captured the interest of many a tourist on safari in Uganda Murchison Falls. Sadly, however, throughout the entire country, you can only enjoy a hot air balloon safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park and Murchison Falls National Park at the moment.

Hot Air Balloon safaris are completely safe as they are carried out by Dream Balloons, a company that was certified by the Uganda civil Aviation Authority, NEMA, UWA and the Uganda Communications Commission. Also, both parks are large enough and offer plenty of mind blowing vistas for any one that embarks on a Hot Air Balloon safari.

Murchison Falls National Park is a natural Uganda wonder of its own and we guarantee a blissful moment as your guide points out animals and stunning features from 10,000 feet in the air. The experience often kicks off very early in the morning where tourists are briefed about the precautions to take before springing high up in the air.

After about an hour of enjoying an aerial view of the park, you proceed to receive your certificates and enjoy a bush safari in Uganda Murchison Falls breakfast with a bottle of Champagne. Tourists should note that only persons above 6 years of age are allowed to participate in the activity since it might be a bit frightening to children.

Safari in Uganda Murchison Falls Hot Air Balloon experiences in Murchison Falls National Park can be conducted in two phases; the morning Balloon safari so that tourists get to break with the day or evening Balloon safari where tourists get to enjoy the sunset. You should note however, that evening safaris do not come with a bush meal or Champagne.

Budongo forest is not only the largest habitat for Chimpanzees in Uganda but it is also the largest Mahogany forest throughout East Africa. These two distinctive properties have earned it a soft spot in many tourist’ hearts thus making it a must-visit for a safari in Uganda Murchison Falls adventure.

This 115 kilometre stretch of Mahogany and ironwood trees is situated along the eventful drive to Murchison Falls National Park about 3 hours from the capital, Kampala. Budongo forest is a hiding place for various wildlife including Lions, Leopards, Buffaloes and about 9 primate species and the most popular being Chimpanzees.

The impressive wildlife biodiversity of the forest is supported by a network of streams and the main one being River Waiga. Between 24 mammal species, 360 bird species and 465 tree species. Budongo forest is bound to put on quite a safari in Uganda Murchison Falls show at the observing points including Kaniyo Pabidi and Busingiro ecotourism sites.

Chimpanzee trekking happens to be one of the most sought after activity in Budongo forest. This is simply because the forest is home to the largest population of Chimpanzees in Uganda. So while you plan a trip to Murchison Falls National Park make time to track down these intriguing primates and gain some enlightenment on how they live.

Without a doubt, Budongo forest is as equally enchanting as the Murchison Falls. This is simply because of its uncommon beauty, unique wildlife and endless natural charm. You will learn that it is still in this forest that you can find rare birds like the Yellow-footed Flycatcher and Illadopsis puveli that cannot be seen anywhere else in East Africa.

The Victoria Nile boat Cruise

Your safari in Uganda Murchison Falls brings with it an opportunity to explore Africa’s longest river, the River Nile. On its way to Lake Albert, river Nile flows from Lake Kyoga to Murchison falls National Park as the Victoria Nile where it falls off a 43-meter high cliff; forming the thunderous Murchison falls.

Murchison Falls National Park offers a relaxing two-hour boat cruise on the Nile starting from the river’s banks to the base of Murchison Falls. The cruise offers the time of your life with a blend of the serene free-flowing river and a series of moderate and violent rapids as you navigate through the splendour of the Nile.

Arriving at the base of the Murchison Falls while on your safari in Uganda Murchison Falls, you should best grab onto your wits lest you get blown away by the water’s roar. Most people when faced with the might of the Murchison falls and having to look at it close up find themselves awe-stricken. Your guide will bring you closer to the devil’s cauldron for further inspection.

As you make your way back to the river bank after your moment with the Murchison falls, remember to watch out for hippos, buffaloes and crocodiles lying about while waiting for their prey. Some birdlife is present at river banks as well. Boat cruises are often done in two phases; the afternoon phase and the late evening phase.

Murchison Falls National Park is one of Uganda’s top birding destinations mostly because it is home to about 451 bird species. The bird diversity in the park is comprised of endemic, rare, occasional and common bird species making it a definite “go-to” for a birder’s safari in Uganda Murchison Falls birding adventure.

There are several birding sites within Murchison Falls National Park and each provides for a unique and fun experience of its own. For example; along the river’s banks and the swampy areas expect to enjoy some birds while you cruise like the Shoebill stork, Grey-crowned crane, swamp flycatcher, Goliath Herons and Black-headed lapwings among others.

The pristine forests of Kaniyo Pabidi, Rabongo and Budongo in Murchison Falls National Park provide unique vistas of rare, endemic and eccentric birds like the yellow-footed flycatcher, Ituri batis, white thighed hornbill, Puvel’s Illaposis and Chocolate backed Kingfisher among others. Weavers, mousebirds and silver birds are more common in the Paraa region.

Other birds you can enjoy within Murchison Falls National Park include; blue Turaco, Black-billed Barbet, Malachite Kingfishers, Abyssinian Ground Hornbill, Denham’s Bustard, Dwarf Kingfisher, African Quail Finch, Black-bellied bustard, Marabou stork, Osprey, Veracious Dove, Rock Pratincole and long-tailed Nightjar among many other birds.

Although birding in Murchison Falls can be quite a fun activity, tourists are advised to fully prepare for it so that they can have the best time possible. Always make sure you have enough drinking water, a pair of binoculars, a birder’s guide book, a pointer, hiking boots, a hat and sunglasses to protect from intensive sunlight.

In addition to the thrill of the Murchison Falls, Murchison Falls National Park offers yet another expedition to fully engulf the beauty of the raw natural wilderness. Kaniyo Pabidi forest is an 8 kilometre stretch of Mahogany and ironwood forest that straddles the boundary of Murchison Falls National Park and Budongo forest.

Kaniyo Pabidi forest is not only a fun place to see and visit but it is of quite ecological importance to the entire country since it is home to some of the rarest bird species like Puvel’s Illaposis, chocolate backed kingfisher, white thighed Hornbill, yellow-footed flycatcher and Ituri batis. Some of these birds are only found here in the whole of East Africa.

Furthermore; Kaniyo Pabidi forest is a top destination for a safari in Uganda Murchison Falls Chimpanzee trekking. The activity is managed by the Jane Goodall Institute at the Kaniyo Pabidi tourism site. Chimpanzee trekking also gives you better odds at viewing some other primates like monkeys as well.

Rabongo forest is an ancient patch of natural forest spinning off from Budongo Forest in Murchison Falls National Park. The forest appears as an isolated haven dominated by gigantic Mahogany trees that stretch up to about 60 meters high and ironwood trees amidst open savannah plains. Other tree species include; spiky faraga trees and parasitic strangler figs.

The forest offers guided nature walks to see primates like black and white colobus monkeys, red-tailed monkeys, blue monkeys, baboons, pottos and some buffaloes. Rabongo forest is also very popular for wild camping in Murchison Falls National Park. Tourists pitch up tents in the middle of the forest to spend a night with nature while on Safari in Uganda Murchison Falls.

Cultural safaris in Murchison Falls National Park are carried out at the Bomu cultural village to offer tourists a chance to enjoy an authentic day in the life of a Ugandan native. The Cultural experience is provided to tourists on safari in Uganda Murchison Falls by the Boomu women’s group.

The Boomu women’s group was founded in 1999 to improve the livelihoods of the natives by providing employment and income-generating trades to women and their households. One of the missions of the centre is for each household to raise enough money to put their children through school and sustain their education.

The center is meant to help women support their families but it is jointly run by both men and women and thus; you are bound to find plenty of men working there as well to earn a living and support their families. The village also provides bandas for tourists who wish to spend the night while on this Boomu Cultural Village Experience.

Some activities carried out at the center include; arts and crafts, preparation of herbal medicine and special native cuisines and music, dance and drama sessions. You will have the chance to meet the locals, see how they grow and harvest their food and perhaps purchase some souvenirs as well.

Frequently Asked Questions

All you need to about Murchison Falls Uganda Safari

Where is Murchison Falls found?

Murchison Falls National Park is one of Uganda’s and East Africa’s, at large, most prized wildlife safari destinations. Away from the noisy chaos of urban life, the park has been naturally hidden away from prying eyes within the wake of River Nile in northwestern Uganda covering the four districts of Buliisa, Nyowa, Kiryandongo and Masindi.

It is uniquely established off the shores of Lake Albert, within the outskirts of the northern Albertine Rift Valley. Murchison Falls National Park is defined by the Victoria Nile as it ravages through its open savannah plains from east to west before eventually cascading off a cliff to create the famous Murchison falls on its way to Lake Albert.

How to get to Murchison Falls?

If you are eager to enjoy a safari in Uganda Murchison Falls but are anxious about getting there; do not be. Murchison Falls National Park can easily be accessed by road via the Kampala – Masindi road which takes about 4 and ½ hours to cover 282 kilometres. The Kampala – Hoima road is longer and takes about 5 and ½ hours to reach the park.

Alternatively, tourists can access Murchison Falls National Park by air by flying into the country to Entebbe International airport. From there, a local flight can be chartered to the Kajjansi airstrip and then to Chobe airstrip near the park. From here, our dedicated staff can pick you up to transfer you to the park entrance.

How big is Murchison Falls National Park?

Murchison Falls National Park, also known locally as Kabalega National Park, is Uganda’s biggest National Park. It covers a total area of 3840 square kilometres (1483 square miles) and occupies four north western districts in Uganda; Buliisa, Nyowa, Kiryandongo and Masindi.

What wildlife should I expect on my Murchison Falls National Park safari?

If your goal is to have a phenomenal safari in Uganda Murchison falls wildlife escapade, look no further than Murchison Falls National Park as it is richly diverse in this area. There are about 451 bird species in the park with 23 Albertine rift endemics and rare birds like the yellow-footed flycatcher and Puvel’s Illaposis that you will not find elsewhere.

Murchison Falls National Park in conjunction with the neighbouring wildlife reserves is home to about 73 animal species including four members of the Big Five except for Rhinos. The park is also home to ¾ of the world’s population of Rothschild’s Giraffes. Other animals include; Uganda kobs, Zebras, Warthogs and 9 primate species among others.

What to pack on my Murchison Falls Uganda safari?

You must have the right gear and personal items to maximize the fun of your safari in Uganda Murchison Falls. First of all, you ought to have the proper documentation including a valid Visa, passport, yellow fever vaccination certificate and other necessary documents. Always ensure that you have all personal medications packed.

Other essentials might include; safari clothes that are dull to blend in with the wildlife, long-sleeved clothes and trousers, comfortable hiking shoes, a backpack, hat, sunglasses, insect repellant, sunscreen, camera, a pointer and a birder’s guide for tourists on a birding adventure. Personal sanitary products are also necessary.

Is it possible to do a Murchison Falls safari with other destinations?

Yes, it is possible to combine a safari in Uganda Murchison Falls with other destinations and safari activities. Murchison Falls is uniquely situated within reasonable proximity to other intriguing and popular Ugandan Safari sites like Queen Elizabeth National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Kibaale Forest National Park among others.

What are the accommodation options around the park?

Murchison Falls National Park offers a variety of accommodations to choose from after your safari in Uganda Murchison falls ranging from budget facilities like Red Chilli camp at Murchison falls to mid-range cottages like Nile, Paraa, Simbaya and Chobe safari lodges ranging from USD 50 to USD 500.

For tourists that prefer a safari in Uganda Murchison Falls experience, luxury accommodations like hotels are available. Some lodges like Paraa offer both midrange and luxury facilities. Irrespective of the budget of your safari, you will always find a comfortable place to rest at Murchison Falls National Park.

What is the best time to visit Murchison Falls National Park?

Uganda is a warm country and therefore a great destination for safari all year round. However, there is still a most ideal time to enjoy a safari in Uganda Murchison Falls and this is in the dry seasons of December to mid-February and June to July. Birding can be most enjoyed during some moderate weather in April.

What other safari destinations can I visit while on a Murchison Falls safari tour?

Popular destinations to merge with a Murchison Falls Safari tour

Uganda is the best place to mish-mash a number of destinations into one safari; simply because it posses such a tremendous introduction into African wildlife and culture. With a great possibility to see some of the most sought after sights on the planet ranging from mountain gorillas, the tree climbing lions, Chimpanzees and golden monkeys; Uganda is a definite visit!

Treat yourself to a journey with us across the country as we source out the best spots to visit after a couple of days on a trip to Murchison Falls. You have the perfect opportunity to see great destinations like Lake Victoria; which happens to be the largest tropical fresh water lake in the world and Lake Bunyonyi; alleged to be the second deepest lake on the continent.

If you are looking to spice up your Murchison Falls tours, here are some epic destinations you must definitely check out:

  1. Bwindi Impenetrable national park:

Located on the tip of the western arm of the East African Rift Valley in southwestern Uganda, Bwindi Impenetrable national park is one of the best places to be in Uganda. Walk the fresh 321 square kilometer spread of botanical diversity set against a misty background of rolling hills and endless streams that flow into Lake Edward.

When it comes to supplementing a Murchison Falls safari, gorilla trekking is the perfect activity to try in this park. These apes are extremely rare in that they exist in only 3 countries in the world; Uganda being one of them. It thus goes without saying that Bwindi is a must visit while you are still in Uganda!

  1. Queen Elizabeth National Park

Are you yet to experience what it feels like to watch a Lion hanging from a tree? Well you are about to find out! Queen Elizabeth National Park is one of Uganda’s most visited national parks and this is partly due to the unusual behavior of the Lion residents who have taken to climbing trees to escape the ground heat and ants.

This 1,978 square kilometer safari land is equally popular for offering an endless repertoire of safari adventures other than the Lions. For instance; you could opt to enjoy an afternoon voyage upon the Kazinga Channel; a fresh water canal joining Lakes Edward and George. Other prominent activities include; game drives, birding and Hot Air Balloon Ventures.

  1. Kibale National Park:

For any nature loving visitor that has taken a liking to primates, Kibale is the perfect place to be! If you loved the Chimps in Budongo after your safari Uganda Murchison Falls National Park, then you will definitely love this 795 square kilometer game reserve that harbors almost 80% of the country’s Chimpanzee population.

Coincidentally, Kibale National Park is located on the floor of the rift valley, sprouting some of the most exotic plant species that are believed to be about 200 years old! Still not convinced that you must visit this place? You have the opportunity to walk the primate life with 12 primate species apart from Chimpanzees.

  1. Kidepo Valley National Park:

If there was such a thing as the “wild west” in Uganda, Kidepo Valley would be just that; except it is located in northern Uganda. Set within the outskirts of the Karimojong region, this safari gem feels isolated which makes safaris here even the more intimate. Enjoy a private game drive on a land with 76 mammals including some rare wildlife that you cannot find elsewhere.

As temperatures rage on and the dry earth spreads beneath your feet, head down into the Kidepo Valley lined with borassus palms and a seasonal river that tends to convert into a dry bed of white sand under extreme weather. The park gives off a relaxing yet adventurous feel of safari, wildlife, nature and a people intertwined with such rich culture.

  1. Mgahinga gorilla national park:

Although one of the smallest national parks in Uganda, Mgahinga gorilla national park is a perfect spin off from a Murchison Falls safari tour. It covers an area of 33.9 square kilometers in south western Uganda and is the only other place to see mountain gorillas in Uganda aside from Bwindi Impenetrable National park.

As you plan for a gorilla trek in this park, save some energy to track some golden monkeys as well. These elusive primates are extremely rare and cannot be found just anywhere other than in Uganda and Rwanda! In addition, it is the perfect destination for birding, a cultural encounter with the ancient batwa and a volcano hike upon the Virunga Mountain range.

  1. Lake Mburo National Park:

Lake Mburo National Park is conveniently located along the wildlife corridor that connects Kampala to the national parks of south western Uganda. It is a relatively small game land that was once covered in open savannah but is currently covered in woodland vegetation since there aren’t any Elephants to tame the vegetation.

Aside from the beautiful woodland, Lake Mburo forms a 50km stretch of a wetland system along with other 13 lakes. As you journey to this park while on your Murchison Falls tours, prepare to be mind blown by a boat cruise along the Lake, some beautiful birding opportunities of pink flamingoes and breathtaking scenery over the horizon.

  1. Sipi falls:

Off the western flank of Mount Elgon is Sipi waterfall, the longest and one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Africa. Sipi falls follows a trail over rocky landscape before cascading down the mountain in a series of drops; the longest being 100 meters. Each of the three divisions of the waterfall are nothing but magical.

After a careful inspection of the Murchison Falls, your next agenda should be to visit Sipi. The hike is a bit heavy and requires individuals who are in great physical shape but the experience is definitely worth it. Carry your camera for this trip because you are definitely going to need to capture these once in a lifetime moments.

  1. Lake Bunyonyi:

Lake Bunyonyi is a fresh water lake nestled between Kisoro and Kabale. It lies within a depression covered by free falling hills crowned with green tea plantations and riparian forest. It is officially 40 meters deep although some claims have been made that it is about 200m deep; which would automatically make it Africa’s second deepest lake.

After a joyous trip to Murchison Falls, explore the 20 islands of this lake inside a dugout canoe as you take in the magnificent scenery surrounding the lake. The swampy outcrops along the water’s edge are often a hideout place for the Shoe billed stork. Other activities to try include; Swimming, Quad biking and cultural encounters.

  1. Lake Mutanda:

Within the cozy depression at the base of the Virunga Mountain range, Lake Mutanda continues to capture many hearts. It is an isolated fresh water lake near Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga gorilla national park in the extreme most south western region of Uganda in Kisoro district.

After your Murchison Falls safari, you will need a quiet, laidback and intimate destination like Lake Mutanda! The scenery surrounding the lake is absolutely fabulous in that you can see the three Virunga volcanoes; Sabinyo, Gahinga and Muhavura from the lake shore. This rare contrast of still blue waters against a blue sky and green vegetation is a must see.

  1. Rwenzori Mountain range:

The Rwenzori mountain range was named “mountains of the moon” for one specific reason; snow! If you are looking to find some snow for safari Uganda Murchison Falls National Park, then the Rwenzori Mountains are the perfect destination for you. Spend a number of days hiking to its summit for a memorable safari experience.

The higher you climb, the more you encounter beautiful vegetation such as giant lobelia, heathers and groundsel.  The mountain also makes for some light game viewing of animals such as red duikers, bush pigs and some primates. There is no greater adventure in Uganda than standing at the highest point in the country!

  1. Mt Elgon National Park:

Mount Elgon National Park is located along the border of Uganda and Kenya with the national boarder dissecting the park into two parts; a 1,110 square kilometer stretch in Uganda and a 169 square kilometer area in Kenya. The park is without a doubt one of the most beautiful and cool places you will ever be.

You definitely need to come to this park for a volcano hike on Mount Elgon after your Murchison Falls tours. Feel the cold breeze of the moist ever green forest on your cheeks as you make your way to the summit of the world’s largest volcano base. We recommend a good camera and comfortable hiking boots.

  1. Ssese Islands:

Set on the north western shores of Lake Victoria, the Ssese Islands are a string of rather splendid islands. Not only do they offer mind-blowing scenery but are perfect for a relaxation day after a safari Uganda Murchison Falls National Park. Picture yourself having a drink besides the water’s edge as you bond with your friends.

  1. Lake Victoria:

Lake Victoria is the largest tropical fresh water lake in the world and Africa’s most prized possession owing to the fact that it is the source of River Nile. Make a trip to Lake Victoria part of your Murchison Falls safari tour because you will carry these memories with you for life; and what better way to explore the lake than with a boat cruise?

  1. Semliki National Park:

For any bird lover visiting Uganda, Semliki National Park is a must add to a Murchison Falls safari. Although relatively small, the park is home to about 40% of Uganda’s endemic species. It derives its diversity from East African and Congo biome species and all these are at your disposal upon arrival at the park.

  1. Kampala:

Welcome to Uganda’s capital where everything is set to take off. Amidst the busy hustle of daily life, get ready to mingle with some locals and visit interesting sites around the city such as Kasubi tombs, the Uganda museum and many more. It is also the perfect plan to taste some iconic meals such as the “Rolex” after a few days on a trip to Murchison Falls.

  1. Jinja:

Jinja! The tourism capital of the east! Believe that you do not want to leave Uganda without visiting Jinja. It is the perfect place to test your adventurous side and get naughty after a calm boat cruise on a safari Uganda Murchison Falls National Park. With the source of the Nile located here, only expect the best of adventures.

Gather a bunch of your friends to try out exhilarating water sports such as white water rafting, bungee jumping, Kayaking and jet boating. Other adventures to try out include; Quad biking, Swimming and even fishing! So while you plan to close off your safari in Uganda, make it a point to visit Jinja first.

Aside from the exotic wonders of safari Uganda Murchison Falls National Park, there are a number of destinations that you can take up to spice your safari in Uganda such as; Bwindi Impenetrable national park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Jinja, Kampala, Sipi falls, Lake Bunyonyi and Ssese Islands among other destinations.

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