Are you organizing a safari to Murchison falls National Park? Eco Adventure Safaris will provide you with incredible itinerary ideas for a perfect and unforgettable safari. Things to do and see in Murchison falls National Park is one of the adventurous destinations in Uganda, the Park is located in the Northern region of the Albertine Rift Valley and North of Kampala and Entebbe. It is endowed with several attractions including over 76 mammal species with four members of the big five, the lion, the leopards, the elephants, and the Buffaloes. Other species include bushbucks, Uganda Kob, waterbucks and warthogs, giraffes, Jackson’s hartebeest, hyenas etc. Along the shores of the Nile and within the waters you will see lots of hippos and crocodiles among other resident creatures.
There are also several primates in the Murchison falls national park including baboons and several monkey species. It is also a home to several bird species including the rare shoebill stork for bird watching lovers. Murchison falls was named after the mighty waterfalls which are formerly and locally known as Kabalega falls. It is as well the biggest national park in the country covering a total area of 3,840 sq km, your honeymoon here will be an unforgettable experience. There are many Things to do and see in Murchison falls National Park
Things to do and see in Murchison falls National Park?
Wildlife adventure is the highlight of every safari to Africa, Murchison falls National Park is a home to different wildlife species, it has 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/game driving. The game drives can 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. You will be driving on a snail speed in the Park as you enjoy the views and animals in the wild.
Boat cruise experience to the Bottom of the falls
The boat cruise is an interesting activity to do and ideal for your safari in Murchison falls national Park. Taking the boat trip on the River Nile, cruising to the bottom of the falls is such a great experience. You will have chance of seeing the Hippos in water and on the shores, Crocodiles, Birds, other wildlife on the shores of the River as they drink water or even rest, and other Aquatic animals. Normally Launch Cruises are used and you will join other visitors and the guide will help spot and identify the animals as you take Pictures, record videos. The view of the falls while at the bottom is breathtaking and hearing the Roars of the falls as well. The cruise takes 2hours though you can opt to pay more for extra hours. There are two sessions namely morning session and afternoon session and you can opt for your best choice. Spend a quality time as you cruise on River Nile and on the delta with your partner in Murchison falls National Park
Hot Air Balloon Experience
The hot air balloon rides above the savannah in Murchison falls National Park one of the most exciting, romantic and memorable experiences to do on your safari. You will be able to view wildlife, the vegetation and the scenic beauty of the Park. The Balloon carries 8 passengers and can fly up to 10,000 ft above sea level. The Hot air balloon has an airworthiness certificate and is serviced after every flight and regularly maintained by a certified specialized hot air balloon Engineer as per manufacturer’s regulations and is inspected by CAA on regular basis. You can as well opt for Private Ride and sunset rides, the Hot Air balloon ride takes 60-45 minutes as you sip champagne at sunset.
The cultural encounter is such a unique experience as you get to interact with the cultures, Lifestyle, and languages is one of the things to do in Murchison falls national Park with Kids. You can get to interact with the community buy visiting their craft centers in the Park, the local cultural groups also perform at campfire of local lodges. By supporting the community, you are improving their standards of living where they can buy produce from local markets, pay school fees and others.
Hike and Visit to the top of the fall.
Visit the amazing falls is also among the top safari experience on your to do list in Murchison falls national park. You will take a boat cruise to the start of the trail for the hike to the top of the falls which can take you about one hour walk. You will be able to see the amazing falls from a great view point and have clear pictures of the Murchison falls as well as the Uhuru falls.
Chimpanzee tracking in Murchison falls National Park
Chimpanzee tracking is among the major activities done in Murchison falls National Park, you do not have to miss this primate experience. Chimpanzee trekking is done in Budongo Forest reserve which is within the Murchison falls National Park. The chimpanzee tracking can be done in the morning or afternoon and we can book you the permits and organize this trek for you. Budongo Forest reserve has about 700 chimpanzees and these have been conserved for years and steadily the groups are growing and increasing in Numbers. The chimpanzees in Budongo forest we first studied in 1960 and conservation has been going on to sustain the chimpanzees in the forest thus attracting more visitors to come and see them
Hotels to stay in Murchison falls National Park?
The Park has an array of accommodation, safari Activities to do in Murchison Falls National Park from cozy tented camps to traditional wooden lodges with private balconies overlooking the bush, to exclusive hotels with panoramic views on the shores of River Nile. During each stay, you’ll be treated to outstanding hospitality, delicious meals and fine local wine, all under the sizzling African sun on an African Safari.
The lodges range from high Market Luxurious to Budget Lodges. For top Luxurious Lodges include Chobe Safari Lodge, Nile Safari Lodge and Bakers Lodge. Kabalega Wilderness camp, Paraa Safari Lodge, Murchison River Lodge are among the midrange Lodges. For budget lodges, you can stay at Pakuba Safari Lodge, Pumba safari Lodge, Red Chili Hideaway lodge and many others. Many lodges have swimming pools, spas, and fitness centers, and may offer additional activities, like spa treatments, hiking. 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 for an ideal safari in Murchison falls National Park.
Why book with Eco Adventure Safaris your safari to Murchison falls National Park?
Eco Adventure Safaris offers amazing top safari Activities to do in Murchison Falls National Park, the rest of Uganda, and the East African region as a whole. Contact us for our discounted packages and also tailor-made safari in Murchison falls National Park. Our magic in organizing authentic experience stems from the fact that we have over time assembled a team mixed with young and energetic staff guided by well-experienced mature managers and directors who are Ugandans and passionate about what they do. Eco Adventure Safaris is highly rated and reviewed on trip Advisor and safari bookings to help you learn on the experiences of the other travelers who have traveled with us.