How to get to Murchison Falls National Park : Murchison falls national park is the largest National Park in Uganda that you should not miss out on during your Uganda safari. The park is famous for the world’s most powerful waterfalls the Murchison falls that can be seen when you visit the park therefore for travellers interested in watching the falls then they can choose to visit the park and there are a number of way you can get to Murchison falls national park to take part in the different activities to make your safari quite memorable.
Murchison falls national park is located in Masindi district which takes you approximately 305 kilometres which will take you about 4-6 hours and while making your way to the national park, you will have a number of stopovers and among the main ones you should not miss out on is luwero district the fruit district where you will get to feast on a number of organic fruits like the water melons, mangoes, pineapples that can be purchased at a cheap price.
As you finish the purchase and feasting on the organic fruits, you can make your way to the ziwa rhino sanctuary where you can find the white rhinos in Uganda for travellers interested in having the ultimate big five animals in Uganda Safaris experience, they should make their way to the sanctuary where you can participate in on- foot rhino tracking which involves walking along the tracks in the wild to access the different rhino families which you will spend time observing a number features of the rhinos in the wild and after the stopover you will make your way to Murchison falls national park. The most direct route to the park is through the southern gates that is kichumbanyobo and the Masindi south gate but you can also use the northern gates that is purongo or takigate- packwach which will take you to a number of rewarding sections in the park.
You can also make your way to Murchison falls national park is by chartered air craft or by using scheduled flights from kanjansi airfield. Interesting about accessing the park by air is the fact that the flight can be under one hour which will give you more time to participate in a number of activities while you will get to it.
Once you make your way to the park, there are a number of activities you can participate in and these include the boat cruise in Murchison falls national park which will give you the chance to watch the bottom of the falls and the clear view of the park from the bottom, you can also participate in the in the top of the falls hike which will give you a clear view of the top of the falls which are the most rewarding attractions in Murchison falls national park.
During the boat cruise you will get to see a number of different bird species like; African Darter, African Wattled Lapwing, Blue-cheeked Bee-eater, Common Squacco Heron, Crowned Lap wing, Eastern Grey Plantain-eater, Great Egret, Pockefellers’s sun bird, Chapin’s flycatcher, Rwenzori Batis, strange weaver, red throated alethe, ; the Marabou Stork, Abyssinian Ground Hornbill, Secretary Birds, Black-bellied Bustards, Open-billed Storks and Widow Bird, the Swallow-tailed bee-eater, Red-throated Bee-eaters, Pied, Giant and Malachite Kingfishers, Francolin, Hornbills, Grey heron, Hamerkop, Shrikes, Flycatchers, Cuckoos, Woodpeckers and Warblers. that can also be seen when you participate in birding as part of the activities in Murchison falls national park
Participate in the game drives in Murchison falls national park where you will get the opportunity to watch a number of rewarding animal species like four of the big five animals in the wild you will get to see the different herbivores like the elephants, oribi, you can also participate in the hot air balloons which will give you the most rewarding experience as you enjoy the views of the park from an aerial view. You can also participate in sport fishing in the park for an amazing experience during your Uganda safari.