What Activities Are Done In Murchison Falls National Park? Murchison falls National Park is a good destination to travel to while on a Uganda Safari and it is located in the Northern region of the country in Masindi district. This national park is considered to be among the oldest national parks in the country because it was first gazette as a game reserve in 1926 and then later it was established as a national park in 1952. Murchison falls national park is known to have derived its name from the Murchison falls that are found within the park were happened to be named by Sir Samuel Baker.
Tourists exploring through Uganda while on a safari always find interesting to visit in Murchison falls national park where they tend to have a remarkable and successful adventurous safari due to the fact that it is a home to over 76 mammal species that tourists can be able to sight see while touring around the national park and some of these include; lions, Zebras, leopards, hyenas, Nile crocodiles, bush duikers, bush bucks, antelopes, buffalos, elands, giraffes and primate species like; blue monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys and many others. More so, this national park also harbours around 451 bird species such as; Nightjars and the rare shoebill stork among others.
Murchison falls national park also consists a number of many tourist attractions hence recommending it as a fascinating destination for many people to visit and some of these attractions include; the Murchison falls which is considered to be among the greatest attraction found within the park, Paraa, Karuma falls, Budongo forest, Kaniyo Pabidi forest, Rabongo forest, wildlife species and the Nile-Lake Albert Delta among others. More so, exploring through Murchison falls national park also blesses tourists with great opportunities to engage in so many interesting activities where they to create good memories and learn new experiences while on their tour. Therefore, some of these activities include;
Murchison falls national park is considered to be a birders paradise whereby tourists, most especially the bird lovers touring within this national park can always get chances to sight see at very many beautiful bird species due to the fact that this game park is a home to over 451 bird species such as; the blue- breasted kingfisher, the African Dwarf king fisher, the black-eared ground thrush, the Cassin’s hawk, the crowned eagle, olive breasted greenbul, the yellow throated woodpecker, chocolate-backed kingfisher, the little green sunbird, white spotted fluff tail, Cassin’s spine tail and many others. However, tourists are encouraged to visit areas like the Budongo forest in order to sight see these bird species in large numbers, What Activities Are Done In Murchison Falls National Park?
Chimpanzee trekking is also one of the main activities that is commonly done within Murchison falls national park because this national park is a home to over 800 chimpanzees and trekking these chimps always goes for about 2 to 3 hours depending on where they are located and this activity always begins at 7:00am. However, before the trekking, tourists are always encouraged to arrive an hour before at the Kaniyo pabidi eco-site where they go through a registration process and they are always encouraged to represent their trekking permits which are charged at a cost of about 85 USD per person and then later they are given short briefings about the rules and regulations that they should follow during the trekking such as; do not eat and drink while in the presence of the chips, avoid maintaining a direct eye contact with the chimpanzees, keep a distance of at least 7 meters between them and the chimps and disable the use of the flashlight in the phone and cameras while recording and taking pictures of the chimps in order to avoid any harm. Then later, the trekkers are being put in different groups with a maximum number of six people depending on which chimpanzee group they are willing to trek and each of these groups is being assigned to with a park guide whose role is to guide and lead them through different trails during the trekking.
Apart from the mentioned above, Tourists should note that there are so many activities that they can do while exploring within Murchison falls national park while during their free time such as; hiking to the top of the falls, however this activity requires only individuals who are physically fit and are in a good health shape because it tends to be abit tiring, guided nature walks, cultural encounters, Game drives where tourists get to see very beautiful wildlife species, sport fishing where tourists be able to catch many fish species like; electric cat fish, the Nile perch, tiger fish, tilapia fish among others. More so, they can embark on hot air balloons, boat cruises that are always done in two sessions in the morning and in the evening and always begin at Paraa as the landing area and community visits among others.
Contact our trusted tour operators in case of any more inquiries about the activities done in this game park and then Book with our tours and travel companies such as; Achieve Global safaris who offer the best tour packages while on your adventurous safari in Murchison falls national park.