Murchison Falls National Park is found in the northern part of Uganda, one of the hottest regions in the country. The park has tropical climate with a dry and wet season.
General temperatures in the area reach a maximum of about 29°C mostly in December to February which are the hottest months.
Day time temperature are usually about 25-32°C, and drop to about 18°C at night. Although the area is predominantly hot, and quite dry, the rainy season is often characterised by torrential rains.
The best time to visit the park, especially for game viewing and chimpanzee tracking is during the dry season. The dry season usually runs from December to January and later from June to September. The animals are usually easier to observe during this season because they are drawn out of hiding in search of water and often congregate around the water sources. Some decent bird viewing can also be done in January and February.
The rainy season on the other hand, though relatively good for game viewing and tracking chimpanzees, is best for bird watching adventures especially from March to April. There is quite a lot of bird activity going on during this time, there are migratory birds in the park, and many of the birds are in breeding plumage. The months of the rainy season are March to May, and October to November. Although there is some little rainfall all around the year.
Murchison Falls National Park if located on the northern side of the Albertine rift valley. The River Nile cuts through it over the rift valley wall forming the magnificent Murchison Falls.
The park has a number of physical attractions that make it a worthwhile Uganda safari destination. Some of these attractions are;
The River Nile;
The stream of the river Nile that cuts across the park provides a serene ambiance which makes exploring Murchison falls national park such a lovely experience.
The Murchison falls;
The magnificent waterfalls are a visual war between water and rock. The water falls down an altitude of about 45m through a 7-8m wide gorge. It is such an amazing sight to behold.
The Karuma falls;
Although not as powerful as Murchison falls, the Karuma falls, is a beautiful sight all by itself. Found in the north eastern part of the park, the roaring waterfalls are a perfect spot for Bird watching and game viewing.
Rabongo and Kaniyo Pabidi Forests;
These forest eco-systems harbour a variety of wildlife, birds, exotic plants and so much more.
They are home to primates such as the colobus monkeys and the blue monkeys, lions, buffaloes, elephants, and habituated chimpanzees which make the park a good chimpanzee trekking destination.
All of these attractions and so much more make Murchison Falls national a park a perfect safari destination if you are looking to experience a true Africa safari adventure. There is wildlife, birds, great rivers and waterfalls to see in just on Park.
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