Game Drive Safaris in Murchison Falls National Park 2024/2025 : Murchison national park is Uganda’s best game drive destinations boasting on its large ground surface area and beautiful savannah grassland not forgetting the fairly levelled terrain. Murchison falls national park is found in the north western part of Uganda and spans in the districts of Nyowa, Kiryandongo and Masindi. Murchison falls national park boasts to be home to the world’s most powerful waterfall Murchison falls from which the national derives its name. Murchison falls national park is filled with numerous wildlife species both land and water species, bird species, lush vegetation, beautiful sceneries that surround it the scattered trees, hills and savannah grass lands. Murchison falls was first gazetted as a game reserve in 1926 and later established as a national park in the year 1952 it was formerly also known as Kabalega game reserve.

Game drives at Murchison falls national park are the greatest tourist activities carried out. This involves tourists exploring the different wildlife, plant life and bird species of Murchison falls national park while in a Safari van. They are usually escorted by well-trained tour guides and 4 x 4 cars are used as it can navigate through all types of roads. Game drives can be carried out on individual basis or in a group which even makes it more fun. While on games drives, tourists get the opportunity to view the different wildlife species at Murchison falls that include; Lions, elephants, buffaloes that move in herds, leopards, crocodiles, chimpanzees, hippopotamus, Nubian giraffes, Jacksons hearte beast, Uganda Kob, sitatunga, warthogs, bush bucks, water bucks, hyenas, monkeys, oribis, Rhinos which are at Ziwa Rhino sanctuary, baboons, fish to mention but. All these wild animals can be viewed at Murchison falls national park which indeed makes ones Murchison falls national park wildlife safari beautiful and memorable.

Game drives at Murchison falls national park can be carried out during day and night . During the night drives get the chance to view nocturnal wildlife species. There are numerous tracks that are followed by the safari vehicles while on game drives in Murchison falls national park such as Albert, Victoria and Buligi tracks. These game drives have indeed made it possible for tourists to fulfil their Uganda wildlife Safari expectations and desires.

Besides game drives, many tourist activities can be carryout at Murchison falls national park such as;

Bird watching; Murchison falls national park is a birders Haven as this large national park is filled with numerous bird species of over 350. some of the bird species at Murchison falls national park include; Abyssinian ground hornbill these usually migrate from other country, blue-headed coucal, swamp flycatcher, African fish eagle, silver bird, Senegal thick-knee, Goliath heron, malachite kingfisher, African jacana, yellow-fronted tinkerbird, black –billed barbet, giant king fisher, Black –headed gonolek, Denhards bustard, malachite kingfisher, speckle-fronted weaver, silver bird, shoe bill, osprey, weaver birds, African jacana, African qualifinch, piapiac, osprey to mention but a few which has made it possible for Bird lovers to at least spot a number of bird species that makes their Uganda birding safari at Murchison falls national park interesting and fun.

Game Drive Safaris in Murchison Falls National Park 2024/2025
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Cultural tours; While at Murchison falls national pack one can visit the neighbouring Acholi, Alur or Banyoro people. These group of people have beautiful stories about the origin and activities at the national park and the tales of the then Kabalega of Bunyoro and how the name of Murchison falls national park changed from Kabalega to Murchison falls. Community tours can be carried out while taking nature walks in the out skirts of the national park. While on these community tours, tourist can a chance to participate or even engage in viewing the different traditional dances and songs of these wonderful group of people that surround Murchison falls national park. Besides these tourists can purchase different craft pieces from the local community markets.

Hiking and nature walks; Murchison falls national park is also filled with numerous walking trails that tourists can use to walk through the savannah grasslands in the national park. It should be noted that these nature walks must be guided meaning they should be carried out in the presence of a trained tour guide who are usually armed to be able to protect tourists from any form of harm especially from wild animals. Guided nature walks also give tourists the opportunity to connect with nature and closely view certain plant and tree species, view birds to mention but a few. While on a guided nature walk safari at Murchison falls national park, one should always put protective clothing such as long sleeve shirts and trousers not forgetting safety boots.

Game drives at Murchison falls national park are much fun during the dry season especially from December, January, February, June, July and August so as to prevent distraction of game viewing by the heavy down pours.

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