Safari at Murchison falls National Park

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Pick up from Kampala and take a panoramic drive north-west through the famous Luwero Triangle to the most beautiful protected area in Uganda – Murchison Falls National Park.

Optional visit to Rhino sanctuary and continue to the park.

Visit the top of the falls, Here you will view the mighty Nile as its being forced in to a seven meter crevice to thunder 45 meters below in a series of cascades that can be viewed at different points.

Dinner and overnight stay at either:

Baker’s Lodge

Paraa Safari Lodge

Pakuba Safari Lodge

Red Chilli Rest Camp

Drive Time: 5 to 6 Hours

ABOUT MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK

Murchison Falls National Park sits on the shore of Lake Albert, in northwest Uganda. It’s known for Murchison Falls, where the Victoria Nile River surges through a narrow gap over a massive drop.

Park wildlife includes elephants and hippos, and there are chimpanzees in the Kaniyo Pabidi mahogany forest. The Lake Albert Delta is home to rare shoebill storks. There are game fish in the cascades of Karuma Falls.

Full Itinerary

After a morning breakfast, with a professional guide drive through Delta and buligi game tracks in search of wild game. You may view Elephants, Lion, Buffalo, Giraffe, Hartebeest and many more species. After lunch, proceed for a boat trip to the bottom of the falls. En-route you will see large resident population of hippos, crocodiles and a variety of bird species.

ABOUT MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK

Murchison Falls National Park (MFNP) is a national park in Uganda and managed by the Ugandan Wildlife Authority. It is in north-western Uganda, spreading inland from the shores of Lake Albert, around the Victoria Nile, up to the Karuma Falls.

Together with the adjacent 748 square kilometres (289 sq mi) Bugungu Wildlife Reserve and the 720 square kilometres (280 sq mi) Karuma Wildlife Reserve, the park forms the Murchison Falls Conservation Area (MFCA).

The park straddles the Ugandan districts of Buliisa, Nwoya, Kiryandongo, and Masindi.[2] The driving distance from Masindi, the nearest large town, to the Kibanda area of the national park is about 72 kilometres (45 mi). This area is about 283 kilometres (176 mi), by road, north-west of Kampala, the capital and largest city of Uganda.[5] The coordinates of the park near the Kibanda area are 02�11'15.0"N, 31�46'53.0"E (Latitude:2.187499; Longitude:31.781400).

The explorers John Speke and James Grant were the first Europeans to visit the present day MFCA in 1862. It was more thoroughly explored by Samuel and Florence Baker in 1863-4. Baker named the falls Murchison Falls after the geologist Roderick Murchison, then the president of the Royal Geographical Society.

Between 1907 and 1912, the inhabitants of an area of about 13,000 square kilometres (5,000 sq mi) were evacuated due to sleeping sickness spread by tse-tse flies. In 1910, the Bunyoro Game Reserve was created south of the River Nile. That area roughly corresponds to the part of the MFNP that is in the districts of Buliisa, Masindi, and Kiryandongo. In 1928, the boundaries were extended north of the river into the modern-day Nwoya District.

In 1952, the British administration established the National Parks Act of Uganda. The area described above became Murchison Falls National Park.

MFNP is Uganda's largest national park. It measures approximately 3,893 square kilometres (1,503 sq mi).[3] The park is bisected by the Victoria Nile from east to west for a distance of about 115 kilometres (71 mi). The park is the location of the Murchison Falls, where the waters of the Nile flow through a narrow gorge only 7 metres (23 ft) wide before plunging 43 metres (141 ft). Also in the park, adjacent to the Masindi-Gulu Highway, are the Karuma Falls, the location of the 600 megawatt Karuma Power Station, which will be Uganda's largest power station when it comes online circa 2018.

MFCA and the adjacent Bugondo Forest Reserve have 76 species of mammals as well as Uganda's largest population of Nile crocodiles. 450 bird species are present ranging from easy variety of waterbirds, including the rare shoe-billed stork, Budongo's 59 "restricted range" species, dwarf kingfisher, Goliath heron, white-thighed hornbill and great blue turaco. Since 2005, the protected area is considered a Lion Conservation Unit.

Kampala is the capital and largest city of Uganda.

The city is divided into five boroughs that oversee local planning:

  • Kampala Central Division,
  • Kawempe Division,
  • Makindye Division,
  • Nakawa Division, and Rubaga Division.

Surrounding Kampala is the rapidly growing Wakiso District, whose population more than doubled between 2002 and 2014 and now stands at over 2 million.

Kampala was named the 13th fastest growing city on the planet, with an annual population growth rate of 4.03 percent by City Mayors and has been ranked the best city to live in East Africa ahead of Nairobi and Kigali by Mercer, a global development consulting agency based in New York City.

Safari Inclusions  

All activities in the Itinerary, transport and accommodation.



Safari Exclusions  

Personal expenses.

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