Experience game drives, nature walks and chimpanzee trekking on a once-in-a-lifetime safari to Murchison Falls National Park in Uganda. Being the largest national park in Uganda, the diverse range of vegetation supports a great variety of wildlife.
Wildlife to spot on safari in Murchison Falls National Park
A wildlife safari to Murchison Falls National Park will bring you to the northwest of Uganda. The park together with the Bugungu Wildlife Reserve and the Karuma Wildlife Reserve, forms the Murchison Falls Conservation Area. The park is bisected by the Victoria Nile from east to west and is also the location of the Murchison Falls, where the waters of the Nile flow through a narrow gorge, creating one of the world’s most powerful waterfalls.
You will be able to observe a great variety of wildlife in the park on your vacation to Uganda, including 75% of the world’s population of Rothchild giraffes and countless other species like elephants and buffalos. The Nile is populated by great pods of hippos and crocodiles.
In the southeast part of the park, the Rabongo Forest is home to several chimpanzees and other rainforest creatures.
Birders will delight as there are 450 known bird species in the Murchison Falls National Park, including the rare shoe-billed stork, dwarf kingfisher, Goliath heron, white-thighed hornbill and great blue turaco.
Activities and experiences in Murchison Falls National Park
Discover Murchison Falls National Park on the safari of a lifetime to Uganda with activities like game drives, chimpanzee trekking and a variety of hikes and nature walks.
Game drives usually take place in the northern section of the park and you will have the chance to spot any number of the 76 mammal species, like hippos and giraffes, while the skies are criss-crossed by hundreds of different birds.
Include chimpanzee trekking in Murchison Falls National Park as part of your Uganda vacation itinerary. Observe the antics of the habituated chimps in Kaniyo Pabidi and Rabongo Forest as you spend a couple of hours with these enigmatic primates.
For those seeking a more adventurous activity on a Uganda safari, hiking to the top of the Murchison Falls is a definite must-do. Walk through the rolling hills and marvel at the astonishing scenery and array of wildlife.
A safari to Murchison Falls National Park with Jenman
Explore some of the most beautiful locations that Uganda has to offer on the 11-day Highlights of Uganda safari package. Scan the incredible landscape of Murchison Falls National Park in search of wildlife such as elephant, buffalo, giraffe, hartebeest and oribi.