Activities in Murchison Falls National Park
Activities in Murchison Falls National Park: Murchison falls national park is a home to four of the five big five animals in Uganda which is one of the major reasons why a number of tourists visit the park to see the four big animals however there’s a lot in the park that you’ll find interesting during your Uganda safari. Being the biggest national park in Uganda, it should be noted that there are a number of activities in Murchison falls national park that will ensure you have an amazing time as you engage with nature. For tourists interested in seeing the 69 mammal species, 318 bird species, a number of primate species, the Victoria Nile, the Albert Nile, and the Kabalega falls among other attractions in Uganda’s biggest National Park that take part in the different activities that the park has to offer
Game drives are among the activities in Murchison Falls National Park that will offer you rewarding experiences during your Uganda Safaris. The park is a home to a number of attractions including the famous Murchison falls, four of the big five animals including the lions, elephants, buffalos and the leopard which are among the 76 mammal species in the park among other attractions that you will have a chance seeing in either the morning or evening game drives. Game drives in Murchison Falls national park are carried out in the Buligi peninsula where you will have exceptional views of lake Albert and the Victoria Nile and interesting about the area is the fact that lions in the park are commonly sighted in the area hunting for prey which is commonly the Uganda Kobs, you will also see a number of animals in the park quenching their thirst from the water sources like the hippos, elephants, a number of antelope species which is quite rewarding.
Birding in is also among the most rewarding activities in Murchison falls National park that birders will get to see a number of bird species from the endemic migratory and a number of water birds given that the park is a home to over 300 bird species which can be seen during launch trips, guided nature walks, game drives where you will see a number of birds species however during birding in the park you will get to see bird species like the endangered shoe bill stork however there are other bird species that can be seen within the park and these include; 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; Crombecs and Warblers. The riverbanks are also home to ducks, geese, stilts and plovers.
Launch trips are other amazing activities in Murchison falls where you will also have the chance to see rewarding views and attractions for instance during the upstream launch trip from Paraa you will see a number of animal species grazing in the plains of the park like the buffaloes, elephants, zebras among other animal species frontal views of the falls in the park where you can take pictures of the attractions and the numerous bird species in the park and during the sundowners launch trip, you will have an amazing experience watching the sunset as you watch a number of animal species catching their last bite of the day as the carnivores in the park come out from their hiding spots to catch prey for dinner.
Nature walks are among the memorable activities in Murchison falls national park carried out along the different trail s that lead to Kaniyo Pabidi and Rabongo Forests where you will see a number of attractions within the park like a number of primate species like the black and white colobus monkey, vervet monkey, red tailed monkey, mona monkey, Dent’s Monkey, silver monkeys among other primate species during the nature walks along the Nile delta, you will also see a number of bird species like the shoe bill, Amur falcon, booted eagle, red faced barbet, sooty falcon, bunting, crested barbet, western reef heron, grasshopper buzzard among other bird species.
Sportfishing is another rewarding activity in Murchison falls national park that tourist can engage in during their Uganda safari and this is carried out at the base of the falls where a number of fish species can be caught for example Nile Perch, Cat fish, Tiger Fish, electric cat fish, Nile tilapia among other fish types and after the activity you will get to keep the fish caught as a reward for your participation in the activity. During the activity, you’ll get the chance to see a number of bird species like Blue Quails, he Lesser and Great Swamp Warblers, Chubb’s and Caruthers’s Cisticola Black Crake, Common Squacco, Striated, Black-headed, Herons White-headed and Black-billed Barbet, Greenwood Hoopoe, Blue-breasted Shining-blue Kingfishers, you will also get to see a number of animal species quenching their thirst from the shores and river banks,
HOT AIR BALLOONING
There are a number of activities in the park that will ensure you have an amazing time engaging in them but among them, you should not kiss out on participating in the hot air ballooning which involves having the chance to see the park from an aerial view after you book your hot air balloon.
The activity will give you the opportunity to see different animal species in the park like common duiker, defassa waterbuck, oribi reedbucks, impalas, buffalos, bush pigs, giraffes, eland, and zebras, Uganda kobs, bird species like Blue Quails, he Lesser and Great Swamp Warblers, Chubb’s and Caruthers’s Cisticola Black Crake, Common Squacco, Striated, Black-headed, Herons White-headed and Black-billed Barbet, Greenwood Hoopoe, Blue-breasted Shining-blue Kingfishers can also be seen flying over the hot air balloons which will be rewarding n the park which will be quite memorable in the park. for tourists interested in the activity, they should book with Para safari lodge which is organised by Jobihani Dream Balloons in order for you not to miss out on the mesmerizing adventure.