Watching Wildlife In Murchison Falls National Park

Watching wildlife in Murchison Falls National Park is a special experience. Murchison Falls National Park is largest Uganda National Park. The Nile River flows through the middle of the park creating the impressive Murchison Falls which is the park’s major attraction. The landscape features dense rainforest, undulating savannah, and diversity of abundant wildlife. Visitors can enjoy prime game-viewing along the Buligi Circuit.

The forests inside Murchison Falls are home to numerous primates, including Chimpanzees, and near the river, buffalo, elephants, and Rothschild-Giraffes can be seen. Other commonly spotted wildlife include lions, antelope, waterbucks, hippos, and crocodiles. It’s a huge habitat for a wide range of birds – more than 600 different species – and some exciting mammals on land and cetaceans in its seas.

Stretching from the shores of Lake Albert that also touches the Ziwa Rhino Wildlife Ranch, situated in the Nakasongola district. The Ziwa Rhino and Wildlife Ranch is comprised of a 70-square-km expanse of pristine wilderness. This exceptionally beautiful savannah and wetland area is home to Uganda’s only wild Rhinoceros. Visitors can look forward to a range of outdoor activities such as rhino trekking, bird watching, and guided nature walks here.

Game drive in Murchison Falls National Park.

The park is popular for wildlife watching, at any game drive, the main areas of the drive are the Delta, Buligi Peninsula, and the southern section which is known as the heart of Murchison. The Delta allows visitors an opportunity to see Lions, while the triangle of grassland in the Buligi Peninsula provides an opportunity to see elephants, buffalo, antelopes, and giraffes. This grassland is bound by the Victoria Nile entering Lake Albert with the Albert Nile flowing out of it. Lions, leopards, and water birds along with hippos can also be spotted here. Much of the southern part is populated with dense bush and forest, where lions and giraffes can also be seen.

Murchison Falls Boat Trip.

Launches run from Paraa to the base of the fall.  The three-hour return journey is for many a highlight of a trip to Murchison. Along the river, there are thousands of hippos, enormous crocodiles, amazing birdlife a possible sighting of the rare shoebill.

A boat trip from Paraa to the Delta where the Victoria Nile enters Lake Albert offers excellent game viewing and birding opportunities and takes about five hours.

Murchison falls national park with no doubt the best wildlife park in Uganda. Visitors are urged to complement their visit to other places in Uganda, to Bwindi forest national park, popular for gorilla trekking in Uganda, or a visit to Kibale forests for chimpanzee trekking safaris in Uganda. Connect directly with local safari experts in wildlife tours to assist you in planning a perfect Uganda safari.

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