Murchison Falls National Park happens to be Uganda’s largest national Park covering an area of 3,893 square kilometers in four districts, that’s is; Nyowa, Buliisa, Kiryandongo and Masindi in the north western region of Uganda. It is also one of the oldest national parks in Uganda together with her counterparts Queen Elizabeth and Bwindi Impenetrable National parks.
Many tourists travel from far and near to be part of the safari goodness that beckons you to this part of the country and might wonder what a safari package for Uganda safari Murchison Falls National Park will entail, well we bring you a sneak peek into what your safari package will cover and what you might get to see.
With safari in Murchison Falls, it can never be a dull moment as everywhere you turn will prove adventurous with any of these activities
There is a massive population of Chimpanzees in Murchison Falls National Park coming to over a total of 400 individuals. This obviously makes it a top chimpanzee tracking destination after Kibaale National Park within the forests of Budongo, Kaniyo Pabidi and Rabongo.
A typical safari tour package in this park will give you the opportunity to trek through large patches of Mahogarny and Ironwood trees in a group of 8 people to spend about 2 hours observing the scenery for Murchison Falls Chimpanzee tracking. So, while you plan a safari in this park, look forward to a light hike in the forest.
Yes, a Uganda safari Murchison Falls National Park tour package will involve a game drive through the vast plains of the park to see the vibrant wildlife. Out of the 76 mammal species in the park, expect to see some of the Big 5 such as Lions, Elephants, Buffalos and Leopards and specials like Patas monkeys and Defassa Waterbuck.
Game viewing can be enjoyed in the Buligi area and Paraa following designated trails that explore the savannah area, the woodland and the river banks. Other animals to see on this adventure are; Rothschild’s giraffes, Warthogs, Hippos, Crocodiles, Chimpanzees, Olive baboons, Blue monkeys and black and white Columbus monkeys.
The voyage of a lifetime is now; as you enjoy a cold drink on the course of River Nile to the base of Murchison Falls National Park. A boat launch at Murchison Falls always starts off at Paraa for a wildlife starter at the river banks and to the base of the waterfall. Enjoy a light hike to the top to see how the falls are formed.
Alternatively, you could opt to sail to the Albert Nile delta; a point where the River Nile splits into various streams pouring into Lake Albert and leaving behind patches of land with papyrus; the shoebill’s paradise. Experiencing the life within nature in the evening at the delta point will be a memory you will carry for life.
Murchison Falls National Park tour packages will allow you to meet the birds of the north western region of Uganda. The park has an impressive bird count of over 400 birds including rare species like the Shoebill stork, Papyrus gonolek, Yellow footed Kingfisher, White thigh ground hornbill and Puvel’s Illadopsis.
Other birds that you might see on a Uganda safari in Murchison Falls National Park are; Grey crowned crane, Goliath Heron, Abyssinian ground hornbill, Red throated bee eater, Black billed barbet, Marabou Stork, Giant Kingfisher, Open billed stork, Pied Giant Kingfisher, ducks, geese and Malachite Kingfisher among others.
Another chapter in the safari tour packages book happens to be a fishing safari in the waters of the Victoria Nile. Carry your fishing equipment with a chance to catch species like the Nile Perch, Catfish and Tiger fish from the comfort of your boat along rocks lining the base of Murchison Falls.
Meeting the local people and mingling into African culture is very much part of a tour package in Murchison Falls National Park. Enjoy a warm afternoon walking through the Boomu community to meet the local traditional healer, local banana farmers and to taste local cuisines and perhaps purchase a souvenir to carry back home.
Yes, you can have a Hot Air Balloon safari in Murchison Falls National Park. This activity is quite new to the safari world and you can only find it here and in Queen Elizabeth National Park. Spend your morning soaring over the park after which a bush breakfast will be arranged for you and your counterparts.
It is indeed very relaxing to walk the land of natural wonders with Murchison Falls National Park tour packages. Following safe trails through the forest, a UWA guide will lead through large Mahogany and Iron wood trees spotting primates, other mammals and plenty of forest bird species.
When it comes to a Uganda safari in Murchison Falls, there is so much you can fit into a tour package to fully maximize the potential of a wildlife safari. From all these activities to choose from, it always comes down to what you have always wanted to try your whole life.