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Are you interested in a Helicopter Safari to Murchison Falls National Park, below is a detailed itinerary for this short helicopter trip to visit Murchison Falls National Park? This is the largest National Park in Uganda with an area of 3840 km2. The River Nile divides the park into the north and south sectors and forms fall where it flows over the western rift valley escarpment. Here, the river is forced through a 6-metre gap in the rocks and cascades into a boiling pot 40 meters below. A boat cruise up-stream to the falls provides an unforgettable experience! Visitors are able to watch a variety of animals. These include elephant, buffalo, giraffe, lion, hippo, crocodile, several antelope species and many species of bird life along the Nile as the boat travels along.
On this Helicopter Safari to Murchison Falls National Park, you will stay at Pakuba Safari Lodge (Mid-range), nestled on the Eastern Bank of the Albert Nile in Murchison Falls National Park overlooking the spectacular River Nile. The lodge location affords panoramic views of the mighty River Nile, sweeping vistas of the surrounding riverine forest below and captivating surrounding wilderness where travelers get the chance to sight Giraffes, Elephants, Antelopes and occasionally Leopards that pay regular visits to the lodge. Our tastefully furnished rooms offer comfort, style and serenity
You will be picked up from Entebbe or Uganda and drive to Murchison Falls National Park, the drive is approximately 4-5 hours. You will have a stop along the way at Ziwa Rhino sanctuary for on foot Rhino tracking and lunch en-route. You will arrive at the park for afternoon boat cruise to the bottom of the falls and Hike to the top of the falls.
The next day After breakfast, you will go for your morning game drive that will provide you an opportunity of spotting wild game that may include, giraffes, buffaloes, antelopes, hippos and if lucky cats such as lions and leopards. Return to the lodge for a lunch break before proceeding to the pier for your two hour boat cruise to the bottom of the falls to witness how river Nile squeezes itself in a narrow gorge before exploding out producing an experience of a lifetime. You will then do a hike to the top of the falls.
Morning Delta cruise and evening game drive
This morning you will embark on a cruise downstream with breakfast on-board on the cool, calm morning water. Home to a wide variety of wetland and papyrus endemic bird species, including the elusive shoebill stork, this three to five hour cruise offers a unique opportunity to spot rarely found birds and animals such as hippo, elephants and large crocodiles. Travelling through the center of Murchison Falls National Park, guests can experience the constantly changing scenery of the Nile River as it winds its way to Lake Albert. 2nd Game Drive – North Bank After lunch, or if you wish in the late afternoon, head out for one more game drive to try and spot any species you missed the first time around.
Best time to do the Helicopter Safari to Murchison Falls National Park
The best time to do the Helicopter Safari to Murchison Falls National Park is during dry season from June to September and December to February every year is the best time to visit Murchison Falls National Park great time when animals are very common on the shores of the channel. 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 on Helicopter Safari to 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 the Helicopter Safari to Murchison Falls National Park with Eco Adventure Safaris?
Eco Adventure Safaris takes pride in customizing tailor made safaris in Uganda. It has a very diligent and trust worthy team. Your queries are answered within 20 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 and you will be able to feel the worth for the money you will spend your boat cruise to the bottom of the falls in Murchison Falls National Park. 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 booking the Helicopter Safari to Murchison Falls National Park.