Map of Murchison Falls National Park : Murchison falls national park is the largest national park that has over 69 mammal species, over 350 bird species and a number of landforms like the powerful falls in the world, different vegetation zones that make the park one of the different national parks in Uganda that you should not miss out on your Uganda wildlife safaris. for travellers interested in visiting in the park you can either access the park by road or by air depending on your budget.
By road from Kampala which will lead you to the southern gates kichumbanyobo and Masindi south gate and through the northern gate; Purongo and Taki gate Pakwach side although they are far compared to the northern gates but both of them will lead you to the most interesting sectors in the park that will lead you to a number of rewarding attractions to make your Uganda safari experience quite memorable.
By using air transport, you can book a direct flight from Entebbe that will link you direct to the park at either Chobe or Bugundu, as compared to road transport which can take you about 4-6 hours, air transport is the fastest and it can only take you one hour.
Activities in Murchison falls national park
When you make your way to Murchison falls national park, there are a number of rewarding activities that you should not miss out on to make your Uganda safari memorable.
While visiting Murchison falls national park, you can either take part in the morning boat cruise or the evening boat cruise which will give you the chance to get an up-close look at the most powerful falls in the park.
The ride takes you 2 hours making you explore the beauty in the park from the mammals and marine species that can be seen during the ride. Among the notable wildlife species that can be seen include the elephants quenching their thirst from the river banks, you will watch the baboons, buffaloes and the hippos in the water taking dips, the king fishers can also be seen catching their prey from the water sources as you enjoy the cool breeze. Before you take part in the activity, you will take part in the briefing session of the activity and life jackets to ensure the safety of the activity, Map of Murchison Falls National Park.
You can participate in the morning game drives to get the chance to watch the early risers in the park catching their first bite for the day. Among the different species that can be seen include; the elephants, buffaloes, waterbucks, bushbucks, grazing within the plains, a number of different bird species can be seen as you drive along the water sources in the park include; African Darter, African Wattled Lapwing, Blue-cheeked Bee-eater, Common Squacco Heron, Crowned Lap wing, Eastern Grey Plantain-eater, Great Egret as you make your way in the different trails in the park. you can also watch a number of carnivores in the park during the evening game drive catching their prey which includes a number of herbivores like the Uganda kobs, impalas and many more the activity is quite intense but memorable at the same time.
Top of the falls hike
Are you interested in watching clearly the falls then the top of the falls hike will give you the most rewarding experience.
The hike takes about 45 minutes and because it is not so steep anyone can hike it, you will enjoy the cool breeze and also get to enjoy the sound of the water in the background as you make your way to the top of the falls which will give you the opportunity to watch a number the top of the falls at a clear view watch how the violent falls make their way through a 7 paces wide gorge which is quite fascinating to watch, Map of Murchison Falls National Park.