Murchison Falls National Park
Uganda’s largest national park nearly 4000 square meters takes its name from a narrow descending gap along River Nile. This where the river thunders out to drop nearly 50m, making it the strongest waterfall in Africa and dividing the park in half on its way to the Mediterranean Sea
The sound it makes is deafening with endless sprays of water sting at the face even as your head gets pounded with the rhythm. It is easy to become emotional at the falls as the spectacle of glorious tribute to the forces of nature or perhaps Kabelaga’s anger against the British colonialists.
Arguably one of the best and exciting destinations in East Africa, Murchison Falls gives the visitor an opportunity to engage in a number of activities including wildlife viewing, boat safaris and many more.
Birding in Murchison
With over 480 bird species including; the spotted morning thrush, Silverbird, buff bellied warbler, red-breasted bee-eater, yellow-breasted apalis and many varieties of kingfishers making birders consider this park as a paradise. With their frequent loud calls and chirps, most tropical birds have vibrant colours which only add to their graceful movements as they steak across the skies.
The birding experience is enhanced by the abundant wildlife and scenic landscape which present mesmerizing game drive encounter.
Searching for the big five, it is at Murchison that you are assured of meeting a lot of wildlife in their natural habitat including the African Buffalo as one of the most social animals of the plain, the giant African Elephants and the tall giraffes, the exorbitant hippopotamus, the cheerful antelopes, kobs, impalas, waterbucks and the mighty lions.
Most visitors will secretly wish to see lions hunting but it is a very rare privilege since lions like to laze about during the day and prefer hunting at night and very early in the morning. Visitors can also watch butterflies emerge from their chrysalises, dry their wings and prepare for their very first flight. Enjoy a game drive, birding and primates’ view along Budongo Forest.
Enjoy a boat ride to the bottom of the falls and this has rendered these boat safaris an essential on safari to Murchison Falls National Park to view the Mighty Murchison Falls. This is a wonderful way to see hippos, buffaloes and crocodiles at their ease along the banks of the River Nile.
Visitors are always entertained by local troupes at the entrance and exit of Murchison Falls National Park alongside souvenir items and pictures for a keepsake of this memorable journey.