Murchison Falls Park is by far the largest and oldest national park in Uganda. It is famous for chimpanzee tracking and the Murchison falls which are pretty the center piece of the park. It is a destination that everyone interested in Uganda Safaris should have on their itineraries.
ling to Murchison falls is quite easy because the park is very accessible.
Murchison falls can be reached by a number of routes by road.
The main entry point into the country is Entebbe International airport, found about 26km from the Uganda Capital, Kampala. Murchison Falls National Park is a 5 hours drive from Kampala.
There are public transport buses, that go up to Masindi which is the nearest town to park, from there you can hire a car to take you all the way to the park.
There are a couple of charter flights available; information about these can be acquired from your tour operator. There are a few air strips near the park that accommodate chartered flights these include Pakuba, Chobe, and Bugungu airstrips.
Information about airlines and ticket prices can be got from Skyscanner or Expedia.
Information about entry requirements such as visas and passports can also be acquired from tour operators and travel agents.
There are various accommodations facilities such as lodges and camp near the park and some hotels in Masindi. There is something everyone depending on your budget.
Murchison Falls National park is the largest and oldest national park in Uganda. It was gazetted as a wildlife reserve in 1926. The park hosts about 77 species of mammals and 460 bird species, making it very rich with wildlife. It is surrounded by a number of attractive physical features that together with the game reserve make it a very popular destination for tourists on Uganda safaris.
Predator in action…
There are several activities and sites to enjoy in this park. There is chimpanzee trekking that attracts a lot of tourists, there are guided walks through Rabongo and Kaniyo Pabidi forests, there are guided swamp walks, sport fishing on the banks of the River Nile, boating that offers good opportunities for bird watching, and of course game drives where you could get to see some of the “big five”.
Interesting things and places to visit and see include the Murchison falls, Karuma falls, The river Nile, the “big five”-lion, elephant, rhino, leopard and buffalo, and a number of rare bird species.
A visit to this park will be a truly memorable adventure.