Murchison Falls National Park
Murchison Falls National Park
Murchison Falls National Park
The Falls lie in the largest protected area of Uganda being part of the greater Murchison Falls conservation area. This includes the Budongo Forest which spreads for miles and miles and is yet to be explored. The broad stretches of the River Nile are squeezed into a narrow gap of the Rift Valley Gorge and the water roars through the narrowed gap creating the most spectacular falls in East Africa.
Daily boat cruise / launches from Paraa take visitors along the river shore and sightings of Hippos, crocodiles and all types of waterbirds including the shy shoebill, are generally plentiful.
The entire park lies lower than most of the other tourist areas in Uganda and is accordingly much hotter at certain times of the year.
North of the river, elephants are seen frequently but not in the numbers of the 1960s when herds of up to 500 were reported and the area was considered to have the highest density of elephant in Africa. All the wildlife has increased significantly in numbers since the 1990s and the park has a good, recovering population of Rothchild's giraffe (scarce anywhere else in Uganda). There are good numbers of Uganda Kob, buffalo, Jackson's hartebeest and warthog.
The vegetation in this area consists mainly of long grass interspersed with borassus palms, riverine woodlands and acacia trees (hence the giraffe).
South of the river the vegetation is mainly denser woodlands. The Budongo Forest includes the forest reserves of Budongo and Kaniyo Pabidi. This is a premier area for bird watchers and has the most varied forest fauna in East Africa. Of particular note is what is known as the "Royal Mile", the stretch of road connecting Nyabea Forestry College to the main research station and thought to be the best single birdwatching site in Uganda. Some of the more unusual bird species include the yellow footed fly catcher, ituri batis, lemon bellied crombec, white thighed hornbill, black eared ground thrush and chestnut capped flycatcher.
There are around 800 chimpanzees reported in the area and one of the best Chimpanzee tracking sites in Uganda is found in Busingiro. Other primates found in the forest include red-tailed monkey, blue monkey, black and white colobus monkey, potto and various galago species. The forests are also a first class area for tracking down the 250 butterfly species for which Uganda is famous.
Specialist guides are available for trips to see the butterflies as well as the 465 plant species found in the forest.
Cruise down the River Nile on a boat tour and marvel at Murchison Falls, go Chimpanzee in Kibale Forest and gorilla trekking Bwindi National Park, gaze upon the only wild rhinos in Uganda at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, enjoy game, track golden monkeys in Volcanoes crowned with a Kigali City Tour
This 14 days Uganda discovery is a 2 weeks Uganda adventure visiting 6 national parks in Uganda for wildlife and primate viewing safari. This safari takes you to Kidepo valley national park one of the least visited destination in Uganda, Murchison falls national park, Gorilla trekking in Bwindi, Kibale forest Chimpanzee trekking, Queen Elizabeth national park a home to tree climbing lions as well as the Kazinga channel and Lake Mburo national park, the smallest savanna park.
This 3 Days Murchison Falls Safari starts from Entebbe or Kampala with a stopover at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary- the only place in Uganda where you can see rhinos in the wilderness, in Murchison Falls will enjoy game drives, boat cruise to see the falls from the bottom, hike to see the falls from the top.
With Luxury Uganda Wildlife Exploration you will visit the major tourist sites of Uganda, Track Rhinos in Ziwa Sanctuary, see the mighty falls, game viewing, gorilla trekking and chimpanzee trekking plus boat cruises.
On a Unique Uganda safari you will track the white Rhinos at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, Enjoy a game drives, trek chimpanzees in Kibale forest, search for the tree climbing lions in Ishasha, trek golden monkeys in Mgahinga, Hike Muhabura or Sabinyo and crown the Unique safari with Gorilla Trekking adventure with time spent at leisure in Lake Bunyonyi.
This best Uganda safari 10 days is a great way to explore Uganda in a short time. This Uganda safari is the perfect package to explore all the best attractions because it highlights the most visited national parks in Uganda along with interesting activities like mountain gorilla trekking, Chimpanzee trekking, wildlife viewing, nature walks and a whole lot more.
Situated at the equator, Uganda enjoys a tropical climate with very little temperature variation throughout the year. If you are planning a trip to Uganda as a birder, the main factor determining your timing will be a pattern of rainfall. In the southern part of the country, the wettest month is April with the rainy season stretching from April to May and October to November. The wet season in the North is from April to October with the rest of the year fairly dry with low humidity. Whilst travelling might be easier in the dry season, bear in mind the fact that bird activity is much higher during the wetter months when most of the breeding takes place.
Birds that may be seen - The birds listed below are birds that occur along the route at various times of the year. As with any trip, one cannot guarantee that every bird mentioned will be seen.
On this Uganda Luxury Holiday - by air, Uganda Fly-in Safari you get the opportunity to go gorilla trekking - twice! A rare chance to see mountain gorillas in the wild on two treks into the rainforest, in one safari!
Uganda Mountain Gorillas and Wildlife Trip is designed for those seeking exposure to all the diversity of Uganda's ecosystems. From the rolling plains of Murchison Falls, the chimpanzees of Kibale Forest, to the lush crater highlands, to the wildlife rich savannahs of Queen Elizabeth National Park, to the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest home of the Mountain Gorillas.
Explore remote places in Uganda where Giraffes lurk, Elephants roam and Primates swing through the treetops of tropical rainforests. Take a boat cruise to see the most spectacular falls in the Africa, Hippos, Zebras, Buffalos, the rare shoebill, tree climbing lions and many more wildlife and bird species on the Ultimate Uganda Safari.