Safari Activities in Murchison Falls National Park

The main safari activities experienced in Murchison falls national park on any Uganda safari trip, Include; Game drives, nature walks, and boat cruises. Game drives are mainly done in the early morning and evening hours. Boat cruises are always experienced in the afternoon hours because that’s when animals go to the river to take water after grazing in the morning.

Bird watching is also good in the morning and evening because that’s when the birds get time to look for food. Because of the hot sunny weather, they do not go for feeding during the day.

The most exciting yet expensive activity is sportfishing at the victoria Nile, only a few get this chance because of it being costly. Plan a visit to Murchison Falls National Park this season with Acacia Safaris Uganda.

Safari Activities Experienced in Murchison Falls

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Wildlife Adventures

Murchison Falls National Park has over 76 species of mammals that call this park their home including four of the big five this makes the Wildlife Adventures a lifetime experience. To have a complete big 5 list, you would need to pass by the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary on the way to the park.

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Game Drives

Uganda Wildlife Authority has demarcated tracks on the northern bank of the river Nile for game drives. On your safari in Murchison falls national park, you will take the game drives in the custom-made tour vehicles with an open roof so that you can easily spot the animals.

Murchison Falls Uganda

Bird Watching

Murchison falls national park has varied habitats for birds making bird watching a famous activity in this park which has over 450 species of birds. The park is home to many migrant birds and those that are there all year round. The different bird habitats found in this Murchison falls park 

Cultural Encounters

Cultural Encounters

The Boomu women’s Group right outside the park is a worthy visit for someone who wants to engage with the local community experiences and cultural encounters. Take the scenic village tour as you learn about the residents’ everyday lives, farming, visiting the blacksmith.

Boat Cruise at the Victoria Nile

Boat Cruise Safari

The boat safaris in Murchison Falls National Park are on the Victoria Nile towards the falls. The Nile boat safari is your ultimate experience of water, animals, birds, and great scenery. Here you look out for animals coming to water and those resident/semi residents in water; Crocodiles

Chimpanzee tracking in Murchison falls

Chimpanzee Tracking in Budongo

Kaniyo Pabidi is a section of Budongo forest located in the boundaries of Murchison falls national park. You can track chimpanzees from Kaniyo Pabidi a section of Budongo forest, which is home to numerous other primates like baboons, red-tailed monkeys, black-and-white colobus monkeys

sport-fishing in Murchison falls

Sport fishing at the Victoria Nile

The waters after the falls on the Victoria Nile provide some of the most exciting challenges to anglers with the presence of Nile Perch. The largest Nile perch recorded is 108kg, what a catch! Fishing is permitted in designated sites and places which require prior booking.

Cultural Encounters

Nature and forest walks

Most of the nature walks happen through the forests, Kaniyo Pabidi and Rabongo forest where you have opportunities of watching primates such as Chimpanzee, black-and-white colobus monkeys, red-tailed monkey, and numerous bird life. The Hike up the top of Murchison Falls 

Murchison Falls Uganda

Visit to Murchison Falls

Murchison Falls is characterized by an eternal war between rock and water. The waters violently compress through a narrow gorge, spraying misty droplets along their wake over a 50m radius. This creates a permanent rainbow over the battlefield and causes a continuous roar.

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