Flights to Murchison falls national park; Murchison falls national park is the largest national park located in northwestern part of Uganda in Kiryandongo, Bulisa, Nwoyaa and Masindi districts. The park covers a total land area of 3,893 square kilometers and harbors 76 mammal species including the big four of the big five mammals which include buffaloes, lions, leopards, elephants, other animals like giraffes, Uganda kobs, Jackson’s hartebeest, oribi, waterbucks, bushbucks, warthogs, primates like chimpanzees, blue monkeys, red tailed monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys, olive baboons and over 450 bird species including the elusive shoebill stork, red throated bee-eater, African quail finch among others.
Flights to Murchison falls national park
Murchison falls national park is one of the national parks in Uganda that can be accessed by air transport means. The national park has three airstrips namely Pakuba airstrip which is located in the northern part of the park and recommended for tourists who will be staying in the northing sector of the park, Bugungu airstrip which is located in the southern part of the park and recommended for tourists staying in the southern part of the park and Chobe airstrip which is recommended for luxury tourists that will be staying in Chobe safari lodge.
There are various companies that offer domestic flights which operate daily schedule and charter flights to Murchison falls national park for example Bar aviation, Aerolink Uganda limited among others. Scheduled flights to Murchison falls national park with bar aviation operate daily and depart from Entebbe international airport or Kajjansi airfield at 12:05pm and arrive at Pakuba, Bugungu or Chobe airstrips at 13:05 pm while flights from Pakuba, Bugungu or Chobe airstrips depart at 13:20pm and arrive at Entebbe international airport or Kajjansi airfield at 16:30pm. Upon arrival in Murchison falls national park, our driver guide will be waiting for you to transfer to your lodge by road. Using air transport means to access Murchison falls national park is the best option in that it’s easy, quick and less tiresome for tourists who don’t like travelling long journeys. Domestic flights to Murchison falls national park can be booked by your trusted tour operator like Achieve Global Safaris.
While in Murchison falls national park, tourists can connect to other national parks like Queen Elizabeth national park, Bwindi impenetrable national park and Semuliki national park. Flights to these destinations depart from Pakuba, Bugungu or Chobe airstrips at 13:20 pm and arrive at 14: 25 pm.
There are a number of interesting activities that tourists can engage in upon arrival in Murchison falls national park including hot air balloon experience where you will explore the park in a hot air balloon, sport fishing, cultural tours,
Game drives/ game viewing
Game drives in Murchison falls national park can either be done early in the morning or in the evening with a professional driver guide following different game tracks. During the game drives which are mainly done in the northern sector, you will be able to view animals like buffaloes, elephants, waterbucks, bushbucks, warthogs, giraffes, Uganda kobs, Jackson’s hartebeest, oribi, view predators like lions and leopards, different bird species among others.
Boat cruise to the bottom of the falls
Boat cruise to the bottom of the falls is done in two schedule that is the morning schedule which starts at 9:00am and the afternoon schedule which starts at 2:00pm. Each boat cruise session takes about 2 to 3 hours and it gives you an opportunity to view hippos and Nile crocodiles in water, view buffaloes, warthogs, elephants, giraffes among others drinking water along the shores, view aquatic bird species among others.
Murchison falls national park also offers Nile delta boat cruise which starts at 7:00am and takes about 4 to 5 hours. During the Nile delta boat ride, you will be able to enjoy views of the beautiful scenery, animals along the shores, variety of bird species among others.
Chimpanzee trekking is an interesting activity in Murchison falls national park where tourists get an opportunity to move on foot into the tropical rainforest in search of the habituated chimpanzees and once found spend one hour with them. Chimpanzee trekking in Murchison falls national park is done in Budongo forest and it starts early in the morning with a briefing about the rules and regulations to follow during trekking. After the briefing you will start trekking in the forest which takes about 30 minutes to 4 hours depending on where the chimpanzees are located because they like to move from one place to another in search of food. During Chimpanzee Trekking , you will be able to view other primate species, view different bird species, plant and tree species among others and once the chimpanzees are found, you will be allowed to spend one hour with them in their natural habitat which gives you a chance to learn about their behaviors, watch them carry out their daily activities, take photos and record videos.
Murchison falls national park is a home of over 450 recorded bird species including water birds, forest birds, migratory birds among others which makes it one of the best birding destinations. During bird watching in Murchison falls national park, you will be accompanied by an experienced bird guide who will help you to sport different bird species such as black headed lapwing, Abyssinian ground hornbill, black billed barbet, Denham’s bustard, malachite kingfisher, goliath heron, palm nut vulture, white browed sparrow weaver, silver bird, squacco heron, eastern grey plantain-eater among others.
Nature walk/ hiking
Nature walk is an exciting activity where tourists will be able to explore the park on foot with the company of an experienced park guide and park ranger to protect you from any danger. During the guided nature walk which is done in Rabongo forest, Kaniyo Pabidi forest and albert delta area, you will get up-close and person with different wildlife species, view different primate species, birds, colorful butterflies, listen to sweet sounds of bird species singing in trees among others.
Where to stay in Murchison falls national park
Murchison falls National Park has a wide range of accommodation facilities where you can stay upon arrival at Pakuba, Chobe or Bugungu airstrips. The accommodations range from luxury, midrange and budget including Chobe Safari Lodge, Paraa Safari Lodge, Nile Safari Lodge, Pakuba Safari Lodge, Fort Murchison Safari Lodge, Amuka Safari Lodge, Murchison River Lodge, Heritage Safari Lodge, Twiga Lodge, Bwana Tembo Safari Camp, Kabalega Wilderness Lodge, Parkside Safari Lodge, Masindi Hotel, New Court View Hotel, Budongo Eco Lodge, Red Chilli Rest Camp, Bar Lyec Safari Lodge, Global Village Guest House, Yebo Safari Camp, Kalalo Cottage Inn among others.
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