TRAVELLER’S GUIDE TO MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK
Traveller’s Guide to Murchison Falls National Park : Are you planning to visit Murchison falls national park or you’ve already booked your trip to the park? Are you confused on what to park for your safari, the right travel agency to use, what to expect on your safari in the wild? Worry not because this travel guide has all the information you need to have the most memorable experience in Murchison falls national park the largest national park in Uganda. There are a number of national parks in Uganda that are endowed with a number of attractions from the mountain gorillas in Bwindi impenetrable national park and Mgahinga national park, the tree climbing lions in queen Elizabeth national park to the chimpanzees in Kibale and many other attractions that can be seen during your Uganda safari. With this three days’ safari guide to Murchison falls national park, you will have the most amazing adventure that will offer you an amazing time in the park
If you’re interesting in having three days’ safari to Murchison falls national park, you will have the most memorable experience with this custom 3 days’ safari that will give you the chance to know the different activities you can take part in, which hotels to visit for the most comfortable safari and the packing list or the lists of items to pack for you to have a memorable experience in the country.
ZIWA RHINO SANCTUARY
As you travel from Kampala the capital city of Uganda where you will have the chance to participate in the Kampala city tour safari that will open up a Drive to Masindi town and make a stopover at Ziwa rhino sanctuary for an amazing experience in the park, you will get to visit the endangered white rhinos for tourists interesting in watching the big five animals in Uganda whereby the rhinos will be seen in the sanctuary and the other four of the big five animals when you participate in the game drives in queen Elizabeth national park, Murchison falls national park and Kidepo national park.
As you make your way to Ziwa you will make a stopover you will also have a stopper in Luwero for some organic fruits and roasted meat whose aroma fills the entire place. Luwero is a district that is famous for its organic fruits that are grown on large scale that can be purchased alongside the roads where you will get to see fresh fruit in the fruit market. Once you each Ziwa rhino sanctuary you will stop at the park entrance where you will have security check points for any threats to the endangered species and here you will present you identification cards for proper identification in the park.
Before participating in rhino tracking in Ziwa rhino sanctuary, you will participate in the briefing session which involves the rules and regulations to follow while taking part in the activity because you will be dealing with wild animals in the sanctuary. Once the briefing session is done, you will be offered a bottle of water to help with you trek in the sanctuary because the activity can be quite straining. Ziwa rhino sanctuary is a privately owned area where you will find the endangered southern white rhinos because they are bred there this is because they are being extinct in Uganda but with the efforts of the rhino fund they were able to bring in the rhinos and this has also helped to increase the number of the species there and there has been the birth of a one Obama whose parents were imported from Kenya and the united states of America thus Traveller’s Guide to Murchison Falls National Park.
Interesting about the activity is the fact that the activity is carried out on foot which helps you to engage much more with nature although less animal life is seen at the sanctuary on your way to track the rhinos, walking through the acacia trees with stinging nettles so consider putting on long sleeves clothes and consider putting on perfect hiking shoes. When you get to the rhinos you will observe the different group that consist about 4 or more rhinos that you will get to see carrying out the different activities like playing in mud, resting and also have the chance to take pictures of the species and as you take part in rhino tracking, you will understand the reason why you participate in the briefing session before taking part in the activity because the rhinos are quite sensitive animals and strong animals that can be fatal with their attacks.
As you make your way through the area you will come across the dung midden which the rhinos use as a restroom and they can be seen defecating and they use their waste as a form of communication to tell whether they are ready for mating or not, a rhino from a different group will also use the waste to tell whether there’s a strong male in the group to either evade or to keep their distance away from the group. Once you finish taking part in the activity, you will make your way to Murchison falls national park to take part in the top of the falls hike.
TOP OF THE FALLS HIKE
You will hike through the trails that lead you to the top of the falls, as you make your way to the falls, you will hear the flow of water and when you get to the falls you can see the most powerful falls in the world, Murchison falls that will offer amazing views that are worthy of taking pictures. You will also get to see the devil’s cauldron the 7 meters narrow gorge where the water of the Nile squeezes its way to the bottom of the falls, while viewing from the viewing spot, you will get to see and hear the thunderous roar which is quite rewarding and you should not miss out on. After the top of the falls hike you will make your way to any of the accommodation facilities that you booked from that will cater for and be within your budget.
DAY TWO GAME DRIVES
While you wake up to a delicious breakfast at the different hotels in the park, you will make your way to the different areas of the park to participate in the morning game drives and the evening game drives depending on your preference thus a must read Traveller’s Guide to Murchison Falls National Park.
During the morning game drives you will get to see a number of early risers in the park catching their first bite for the day, like Uganda Kob, oribi, Impala four of the big five animals like the elephants going to water sources like. For birders they will get to see a number of bird species like a number of water birds and migratory species like; African Darter, African Wattled Lapwing, Blue-cheeked Bee-eater as you make your way to the different sources in the park. During the evening game drives, you will have the chance how the different wildlife species interact at night.
You will have the chance to see the carnivores in the park catching prey in the park which is quite intense and thrilling at the same time. Some of the animals you will get to see include the lions, leopards, hyenas trying to catch their prey which is usually the different herbivores in their different hiding spaces. Alternatively, instead of participating in the evening game drive in the park, you can opt for the evening boat cruise for a rewarding experience as you make your way to the bottom of the falls as you watch the sunset.
Boat cruise/ launch trips
The boat cruise in Murchison falls national park is one of the most anticipated activities in Murchison falls national park that tourists from all over the world visit the park to see the most powerful waterfalls in the world. You can either take part in the morning or evening boat cruise which will give you the chance to see a variety of wildlife species.
During the upstream launch trip from Paraa you will see a number of wildlife species grazing in the plains of the park like the buffaloes, elephants, zebras among other animal species frontal views of the falls in the park where you can take pictures of the attractions and the numerous bird species in the park and during the sundowners launch trip, you will have an amazing experience watching the sunset as you watch a number of animal species catching their last bite of the day as the carnivores in the park come out from their hiding spots to catch prey for dinner.
While participating in any of the boat cruise you should consider carrying insect repellent because there are a number of tsetse flies that might bite you and for the clothing you should opt for neutral colors because dark and bright colors attract the tsetse flies thus Traveller’s Guide to Murchison Falls National Park.
For the most memorable experience in the parks, you should put in consideration to your budget for hostels to make your safari quite comfortable. There are a number of different classes of hotels in the park that will ensure you have an amazing time because all the different lodges will offer the most amazing experience during your stay. Some of the different hotels I can recommend include park side safari lodge, with a very hospitable manager the highlight of the first night was their three course meal which was made with a lot of love we even sighted an elephant while we were having dinner by the camp fire which is one off the most memorable experience in our entire trip in the park because it was so near us but with the security at the park there was nothing to fear. Other lodges you can visit include Pakuba safari lodge a midrange lodge with a swimming pool and Wi-Fi, Paara safari lodge for high end tourists that can also get to see the queen’s cottage where the queen of England Elizabeth, slept when she visited Murchison falls national park in 1959.