Best Area for Wildlife Viewing in Murchison Falls National Park

Best Area for Wildlife Viewing in Murchison Falls National Park is the area where travelers can not miss out on seeing the wildlife species they want. Murchison Falls National Park is Uganda’s largest national park a home to big 5 mammals among the 76 mammal species, over 500 bird species. The park derives its name from the mighty Murchison falls famously known as the devil’s cauldron which sounds like the world’s strongest waterfalls. The park offers travellers with a great chance of adventuring the big five cats on wildlife safari to Uganda, though the Rhinos which make up the big 5 mammals cannot be found in Murchison falls but can be seen or trekked on visitor’s way to Murchison falls national park where you can have a stopover at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, the only place in Uganda to encounter in Rhino trekking. The park was established in 1952 has a gazetted area for game reserve on land covering an area of about 4000square kilometres characterised with open savannah grasslands, rift valley, wildlife, waterfalls, acacia woodland, rivers, swamp and many more.

Best Area for Wildlife Viewing in Murchison Falls National Park

Best areas for wildlife viewing

Murchison falls national park is rich in biodiversity with various established game tracks in the park that all offers spectacular wildlife viewing experience but other areas can be better than other areas depending on the traveller luck to that natural wilderness.

Perhaps, of all the areas that provide the best wildlife viewing, Nyamsika gorge is one of the best wildlife viewing areas in Murchison falls national park. Where you have a high chance of seeing the largest concentration of animals in the area especially in dry seasons. The boat cruise activity also provides the best wildlife viewing of aquatic animals and other streamlined at the river banks.

The Northern sector of the park offers the best wildlife viewing adventure in Murchison falls national park ,the area which includes Buligi game track the commonly used area for game drives. The track  covers 7kilometers long found in the north of paraa area. Some of the animals to be seen by the tourist in Murchison falls national park include ; leopards, elephants, lions, antelopes, hartebeests, warthogs, hyenas, bushbucks, giraffes, buffaloes, reedbucks, waterbucks, bush babies, crocodiles, bush duikers, hippopotamus, gazelles among others.

The Game drives done in Murchison falls has two section the morning and evening game drive but they can take up to five hours and starts early enough at 6:30 am in local time. The morning game drive gives you a high chance to see nocturnal animals like hyenas returning back to their dens from night hunting. The park can be visited throughout the year but the best visited months in a year are the dry months of June to September and December to January when the number of animals are seen concentrating on the permanent water source and when the park’s savannah grassland is shorter and the vegetation is not thick thus making the wildlife viewing easier and rewardable experience.   

Travellers visitation to Murchison falls national park offers to you comfortable accommodation facilities and good customer services, the various lodges and hotels which are located inside and outside ranges from luxury, mid-range and budget accommodation to sleep in while on your wildlife viewing in Murchison falls national park such accommodation include; Red chill safari lodge, Paraa safari lodge, Sambiya River lodge, Chobe safari lodge, Nile Safari Lodge, Murchison River lodge, Geo lodge Nile safari lodge, Pakuba Safari Lodge, Amuka Safari lodge, Kalolo Cottage inn, Masindi Hotel among many.

Best Area for Wildlife Viewing in Murchison Falls National Park
Lions along the Buligi Game Track

Murchison falls national park can be accessed by both Air or Car, by road is approximately 4 to 5 hours’ drive which starts from Kampala the main city.

By Air: Alternatively, a traveller can reach the park by means of Air transport using a charter flight from Entebbe International Airport or from Kajjansi Airfield lasting for 1hour and 20 minutes to land to one of the Airstrip in the park, it might be pakuba, Bugungu or Chobe Airstrip.

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