Murchison falls national park Uganda.
The Lake Albert Delta is a home to rare shoebill storks. There are game fish in the cascades of Karuma Falls. Murchison Falls National Park is the largest park in Uganda covering an area of 1,503 square miles as well as having the most powerful waterfall in the world.
After Roderick, Sir Samuel Baker.
Every second, the equivalent of 200 bathtubs full of water is forces through a gorge less than seven places wide. The pressure is so great that the ground trembles around it. Later on, it was again explorer Samuel Baker and his wife Florence Baker who named it Murchison falls after the geologist Roderick Murchison in 1863 to 1864 and who was the president of the Royal Geographical Society by then.
Murchison Falls, at a glance! First founded as a wildlife reserve in 1926, people travel from all over the world to witness 76 species of mammals including four of the “Big Five and 451 species of birds” seen while on the Uganda wildlife & activity holidays.
Wildlife in Murchison falls
- Uganda Kobs
- hyenas mention but a few.
other primates in the Budongo forest
Apart from the big five, there also primates in the park including chimps, baboons, vervet monkeys among others. You’ll find them in Budongo forest reserve. The reserve lies in the southern extension of Murchison falls National Park, which is considered the largest & biggest national park Uganda has, covering over 3,840sqkm. The Nile corridor offers permanent water for these animals and lots of water birds which include the rare shoebill stork as well as Uganda’s biggest population of Nile crocodile.
Yet the African elephant can grow up to 14 ft. in height and 30 ft. in width, they mainly live in tropical forest, savannah, woodlands, rivers and wetlands, they provide homes for 76 different mammal species and 450 different bird species of Murchison falls national park. The elephants in Murchison falls park live in large groups of about 100 animals called herds. The herds are led by a female member; something different in the wild.
Activities in Murchison Falls National Park
There are so many activities that will make your Uganda tour a memorable one. Among these include bird watching, the Launch cruise and game drives. The Boat trip around Lake Albert will give an opportunity to see all the different types of bird species more particularly the rare shoebills. The Rabongo Forest and Budongo Forest are spots for Chimpanzee Tracking Safaris and guided Nature walks. Due to the good road conditions within the park, tourist will enjoy the game drive especially during the best time to visit Murchison Falls National Park and this will give you a memorable experience. The most common activities are;
Boat cruise tours in Murchison falls park.
Birding tours in Murchison falls national park.
Hiking to the top of falls.
Nature Walks & hiking.
Hot air balloon safaris in Murchison Falls Park.
For any visitor interested in a full package, you’ll simply continue to the bush breakfast location secured by UWA armed rangers. Thereafter, you’ll proceed for this full package trip that ends at around 9:00-10:00 am. However, you’ll move back to your pick up location. Meanwhile, the Sunset program starts at 1600hrs and ends at 1800hrs without bush dinner.
Sport fishing.# Murchison falls national park
Game drive tours in Murchison falls park.
Attractions in Murchison falls park
- Paraa is one of the top attractions in Murchison falls national park where all routes connect both northern and southern banks. Paraa derives its name from a local Luo word meaning “home of hippos”. other attractions include;
- large mammals
- Karuma waterfall
- kaniyo Pabidi forest
- Budongo forest
Uganda Safari Lodges and Accommodation
The safari lodges come in luxury, mid-range and budget facilities. Some of the accommodations are on top of the falls, while others are in the Conservation Area. They include Nile, Paraa, as well as Chobe safari lodges in Murchison falls national park.
There is a number of hotels near Murchison Falls National Park such as Masindi Hotel. For the budget travelers there is budget accommodation available among which are Kaniyo Pabidi Camp.
Paara Safari Lodge
Simbiya Safari Lodge
Nile Safari Lodge
Red Chilli Rest Camp# Murchison falls national park
Red Chilli rest camp is well known to be a financial plan camp, that is located within Murchison falls national park adjacent to the south bank of the River. The camp is mainly for budget travelers.
Geo Lodges Shoebill Camp Site
Yebo Safari Camp# Murchison falls national park
Chobe Safari Lodge
Murchison Safari Lodge# Murchison falls national park
Boomu Women´s Group Bandas
Budongo Eco lodge# Murchison falls national park
Mama Washindi Lodge (Pakwach East)
Heritage Safari Lodge Pakwach East# Murchison falls national park
Murchison Falls Bamboo Village (Murchison Falls National Park)
Bugungu Wildlife Reserve is 34 km from the accommodation, while Paraa is 9 km from the property. A high quality Lodge in the middle of Murchison Falls Park. Bamboo cabins are awesome with great design, great showers and great views. Amazing service.
Twiga Safari Lodge (Murchison Falls National Park)eatures a restaurant and a bar, with free Wi-Fi and river views. The property is 11 km from Kasenyi and 13 km from Kimoli. Bugungu Wildlife Reserve is 33 km from Twiga Safari Lodge, while Paraa is 9.2 km away.
nevertheless, it’s a fantastic place near the river with fine swimming pool, the food, the breakfast, & friendly personnel’s as well as comfortable & clean tents with good beds, & decent bathrooms attached, do make your visitation alive.