Uganda is home to all the Big 5 animals that is Rhinos, Lions, Leopard, Buffaloes and Elephants, are you interested in the Big 5 Photography Safaris in Uganda, yes this is possible. On this safari you will visit Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary to trek the Rhinos, then you will see the rest of the big 4 animals in Murchison falls National Park, Kidepo Valley National Park and Queen Elizabeth National Park. These give you an opportunity to see the big 4 animals and other wildlife.
Murchison falls National Park is a home to different wildlife species; over 76 mammal and 451 bird species including the Buffaloes, Elephants, Jackson hartebeests, Antelopes, Lions, Kobs, Giraffes, Hyenas, Bushbucks, Shoebill stork and Warthogs among others. They are widely spread all over the Savannah grasslands, grazing or hunting for prey. This makes the park’s landscape so amazing for Wildlife viewing making the game drives in Murchison Falls National Park worth the money.
The game drives start very early in the morning at round 6:00am for chances of cats till evening, the game drives can be done at any time of the day and they are normally done in the Northern Part of the Park where the trails are as well as following the Victoria, Albert and Buligi Tracks. All our Vehicles while on this safari have a pop-up roof that allows you to view clearly, even in a distance and also great Photograph. The driver guide will help you in Identifying the animals and birds as you drive on a snail speed.
How are game drives in Murchison Falls National Park
What you pay as entrance fees for the Game drive in Murchison Falls National Park is an investment in yourself given the fact this gives you an opportunity to see wildlife as you enjoy the beautiful African wilderness sceneries which is an amazing experience. The money paid also helps in conservation of wildlife and their natural habitat in Murchison Falls National Park which makes the money spent on the game drives worth it.
Money spent on the game drives in Murchison Falls National Park and park entrance fees to the park also helps to benefit the local communities that leave near and within Murchison Falls National Park this in turn encourages the local communities to conserve and protect the wildlife in the park since their importance is known by the local communities through the 20% money they receive every year off the park entrance fees paid by tourists who visit Murchison Falls National Park. This money goes to the local communities directly through payment of the local communities who are on the lead committees and indirectly through infrastructure and projects that help contribute to a better life of the local communities through construction of schools, hospitals and practicing agriculture, this thus also makes the money spent on the game drives in Murchison Falls National Park worth it.
What is the cost of game drives in Murchison falls National Park?
A Game drive in Murchison Falls National Park can be done on different schedules of the itinerary you booked. You can opt to do Morning, afternoon, evening and night game drive to fully explore the Park but this will require more days of stay. You will be required to Pay Park entrance fees of USD40 per person for Non-foreign residents to be allowed to do game drives in Murchison falls National Park. The night game drives cost USD40 per person per day for Foreigners and UGX 40,000 per person per day for the East Africans while the day game drives cost USD 30 for foreigners per person per day and UGX. 30,000 shillings for East Africans per person per day. The charge is paid to Uganda wildlife Authority at the Park headquarters or at the head office.
Best time to book the Big 5 Photography Safaris in Uganda
The best time to do Big 5 Photography Safaris in Uganda is during dry season from June to September and December to February every year. The park can as well be visited all year around and you will be able to see the wildlife and do a safari in Murchison Falls National Park, dry seasons offer great sighting of wildlife compared to wet seasons.
Where to stay in Murchison Falls National Park
Murchison falls National Park has a variety of accommodation choices where you can stay while on your safari. The lodges range from high Market Luxurious to Budget Lodges. It is always advised to choose Lodges depending on the airstrip you are flying too for easy accessibility. For top Luxurious Lodges include Chobe Safari Lodge, Nile Safari Lodge and Bakers Lodge. Kabalega Wilderness camp, Para Safari Lodge, Murchison River Lodge are among the midrange Lodges. For budget lodges, you can stay at Pakuba safari Lodge, Twiga Tales safari Lodge, Red Chili Hideaway lodge and many others. Contact us with a lodge of your choice and we tailor your itinerary or even suggest for you the best option depending on your budget.
How to get to Murchison Falls National Park
By Road; You can get to Murchison Falls National Park via the main road circuit of Kampala-Masindi highway and then connect to the park, another option is Kampala-Gulu highway and then connect to the park via Pakuba.
By Air; Daily scheduled flights to Murchison Falls National Park can be organized for one interested in visiting this park by air. Aero Link Uganda Limited and Fly Uganda are one of the domestic airlines offering scheduled flights to Murchison Falls National Park. Flights either depart from Entebbe International Airport or Kajansi Airfield; you will fly to Pakuba or Chobe Airstrip from where you will start the drive to your lodge in Murchison Falls National Park which will take you approximately 1-30minutes depending on which you lodge you will be staying at.
Why book Big 5 Photography Safaris in Uganda with Eco Adventure Safaris?
Eco Adventure Safaris takes pride in customizing tailor made safaris in Murchison Falls National Park. It has a very diligent and trust worthy team. Your queries are answered within 30 minutes by our team of professional tour consultants. These consultants will make you a travel plan for you, answer to all your questions and make sure all your services are booked in advance for you to avoid inconveniences. We also have very knowledgeable safari guides depending on your language preferences. It all depends on your preference. Feel free to contact us here about more details for the Big 5 Photography Safaris in Uganda.