To the north west of Uganda, there lies a magical classic game park whose beauty and wonders are far beyond those of other ordinary Uganda safari destinations.
The Murchison Falls National Park accessed from different corners of
Uganda including the country’s capital Kampala at 311km distance that
lasts 5 hours of drive presents a typical wilderness encounter that
matches that of Masaai Mara and the great Serengeti while beating them
on other myriad of wonders that are typically absent in the listed
destinations making it not only a must visit on safaris in Uganda but also at a regional level.
The Protected area stretches to 3,840km2 sheltering extensions of open
savannah intercepted by patches of borassus palm, savannah thicket and
savannah woodland, the extensions of riverine vegetation, dense forests
not forgetting the sections of open water presenting an ideal habitat
for diverse species.
The Park is bisected by the mighty Nile River
which stands as the longest on the global scale and it is with in
Murchison Falls National Park that the Victoria arm of the Nile empties
into Lake Albert giving birth to the Albert Nile. The River amazingly
leaves behind a magnificent waterfall that is notably the most
significant natural feature to ever happen on the course of the Nile.
Surprisingly, the Murchison Falls is recorded as the most powerful water
fall in the world. It is a historical moment to encounter the Nile
River squeezing itself to pass through a less than 7m ravine as it falls
43m below to the famous regarded Devils Cauldron generating a
thunderous roar that is covered by a plume of spray and a trademark
rainbow on your safari to Uganda.
Besides the falls, the river presents the magical River cruise ever in
Uganda. The views of the globe’s second largest Reptile – the Nile
crocodile, the Hippos along with prehistoric shoe-bill stork derive
remarkable memories on safari in Uganda.
The extensive open savannah grassland and the savannah thicket in the
northern section of the park presents magical wildlife views that can
never disappoint. The four of the big five except the Rhinos which got
extinct but now thrive in the adjacent Ziwa Sanctuary thrive in the
park. The other sights of Rothschild Giraffe with Murchison Falls
sheltering the greatest count of these species in the whole world, the
stretched Jackson’s Hartebeest, the herds of Uganda Kobs, the views of
the Oribi mark the exciting sights on your game drive in the park.
For birders, Murchison Falls National Park is a real Paradise. With 451
species of birds, Murchison Falls National Park is by no means an
ordinary birding destination. The birders like it for its diversity of
savannah birds and the swamp dwelling species including the Shoe-bill
stork that is highly sought after on Uganda birding safaris.
The adjoining Kaniyo Pabidi Forest is magical. It presents the groups
of habituated Chimpanzees making the only chimpanzee trekking site in
the whole of the north. Travelers on Uganda safaris have found it ideal to combine an exciting moment with chimpanzees on their wildlife safari to Murchison Falls National Park.
All these combine to justify your visit to the Murchison Falls National Park while on safari in Uganda.