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Why Visit Murchison Falls National Park on your Safari in Uganda?

murchison falls activitiesTraveling in the northwestern direction of Uganda, you find Murchison falls national park the largest in Uganda. Below I have pointed out a number of reasons why the Murchison Falls National Park is worth visiting on your Safari in Uganda

Thrilling Game Drives: This is a wonderful wildlife habitat that offers very rewarding game drives during which you will see various wild animals on your Safari in Uganda. During the game drives you will see several animals

such as lions, antelopes, buffaloes, Uganda kobs, elephants, giraffes, warthogs among others

Easy Access: This national park is easily accessible by air or road transport. It is only 311km from the capital city of Kampala (approximately 5 hours drive), and using air you can arrive at Pakuba airstrip in the park setting off Entebbe International Airport (A 35 minutes flight). The Murchison Falls Park offers a true wilderness experience and may be matches to the famous Serengeti or Masaai Mara game reserves; this ranks the park among the top regional national parks to visit on you safari.

Variety of Wildlife Habitats: The Park covers an area of 3,840 sq km comprised of open savannah with patches of savannah woodland, borassus palm and savannah thicket, sections of riverine vegetation, thick forests as well as open water thus providing a good variety of wildlife habitats.

The Powerful Murchison Falls: This national park is bisected by the great River Nile – the longest river in the world. Along its path are the beautiful yet powerful waterfalls – the Murchison Falls. It is a very beautiful scenery watching the waters of the Nile force their way way through a tiny 7 meter gorge, these then thunderously drop below over a 43 meter distance forming a water spray that forms a rainbow. The falls are very breathtaking and worth visiting.

The Boat Ride / Nile Cruise: there are boat cruises on the Nile to the bottom of the falls. These take two hours and will offer you an opportunity to see the different wildlife living along the banks of the Mighty Nile. Some of the wildlife you should expect to see are the giant Nile crocodiles, large schools of hippos, loner buffaloes and some elephants, plus a great profusion of different types of birds like the Shoebill stork

Bird watching Safaris: those interested in watching birds, the Murchison Falls National Park is a good birding Paradise. With more than 450 types of birds, Park is a must-visit-destination for birders. Some of the unique species here is the highly sought after Shoebill Stork.

The Ziwa rhino Sanctuary: this is found close to the park and it is home to the endangered Rhinos. By visiting this place, you will get the opportunity to take part in tracking rhinos.

Chimpanzee Tracking: in the nearby Kaniyo Pabidi Forest you will have an opportunity to see some primates. Worth mentioning here are the chimpanzees which a man’s closest relative surviving. There are chimpanzee trekking safaris organized here and these are worth joining. Make your reservation today with AA Safaris & Tours today for a memorable adventure on your safari in Uganda.

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