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Weekend Escape to Murchison Falls National Park

Weekend Escape to Murchison Falls National Park

  • Posted: Oct 03, 2017
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I recently spent a weekend in Murchison Falls National Park which is known as Uganda’s most diverse game park for luxury and budget safaris. Having been on a 4 day gorilla and wildlife safari to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Queen Elizabeth National Park, I had more 3 days free in Uganda and decided to enjoy the many tourist activities in Murchison Falls, Birding, chimpanzee tracking, game drives, hiking, launch cruise, sports and cultural encounters. Like other wildlife parks, Murchison falls is a home to the big 5 and other attractive animals that make your day wonderful all through.

Accommodations

Paraa Safari Lodge is wonderful places to stay if you visit Murchison falls on luxury safari arrangement. Besides the lodge restaurants over look the Nile River and the pool, the food is just what you need, ambience cool and much more. You will love everything about Paraa safari lodge but the wide range of delicious dishes, deserts served is something you can never forget. The great pool cools you off on a hot day making you stay fabulous. Other luxury lodges to check out are Chobe safari lodge, Nile safari camp etc.

For travelers taking budget safaris in Murchison Falls National Park, Red chill Campsite, Murchison River Lodge, Sambiya River Lodge are the best option well known for every budget. All are close to the south bank of the river but red chili and Murchison River are more convenient. Red chilly is mainly for budge travelers but Murchison River lodge caters for both budget and mid-range travelers. They have a swimming pool and other great facilities that make you stay very comfortable feeling like another home in the wilderness.

What I love in Murchison Falls

Among the many tour activities that we enjoyed during our Uganda safari in Murchison falls, the afternoon launch cruise and a hike to the top of the falls is one thing you will enjoy and love for life. You may have seen different kinds of wildlife during the morning and evening game drive but those spotted during the boat ride look very attractive and charming giving you nice photo captions and videos to cherish for life. Looking at the fight of the water and rocks is another amazing moment that makes Murchison falls very unique and outstanding. The fresh winds make you get immersed in nature and birders get a chance to spot popular bird species like the Shoebill stock and others. On your way back the Rhino Sanctuary is another interesting sanctuary that every Murchison falls visitor should check out.

Getting Around the Park

Murchison falls is a shining example of great wildlife parks in Uganda and you will definitely be impressed by every you see and experience. However, being a home to several wild animals, birds and primates, it’s better to use a private safari vehicle to explore the park because most park habitats are wild. If you on a very tight budget, would recommend you to join budget group tours to the park that run often by different tour companies hence cutting costs. You may decide to re discover the park primates in Budongo Eco Forest another interesting tour adventure for primate lovers.

5 Days Holiday in Uganda – Alternative Safaris to Take

5 Days Holiday in Uganda – Alternative Safaris to Take

  • Posted: Jan 14, 2017
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There are plenty of great attractions and landscape around Uganda but the 5 days gorilla tracking tour is second to none. Start your five days in Uganda with a gorilla trip to Bwindi forest, home to one of Uganda most famous prime attraction and track gorillas twice, and also meet the first moving primates “chimpanzees” in kibale forest. This is one of the greatest safaris in Uganda as it hits only the cream attractions of the country. I believe you would like to embark on relaxing ride after an overnight stay in the one of Uganda trip start cities with Kampala as the finest. Breakfast is a must before heading out with your driver guide but charge your camera to take photos of the beautiful ride and later have an exhibition inside which rewinds back all the memories and amazing moments of your Uganda holiday.

Kibale forest is sited just 3 hours from the Kampala and chimpanzees will be waiting for you in the afternoon. Kibale national park contains one of the loveliest most varied tracts of tropical forests, and harbours the greatest variety, concentration of primates found anywhere in East Africa and research confirmed that not less than 13 different species reside here.

Not more than three countries in Africa have been awarded as top gorilla trekking destinations but Bwindi forest in Uganda offers superb gorilla viewing encounter with 99% guarantee of meeting the rare mountain gorillas. Besides, Bwindi national park has no introduction; it’s a home to rare mountain gorillas and easily accessible by road for any gorilla trek. There is more than gorilla trekking in Bwindi Forest like culture history of the Batwa people, Waterfalls walks and hikes, forest nature walks, Bird watching, etc. Around Bwindi there are many community projects and retreats that have changed lives of many locals with healthy problems, school fees and social well being. Why not ride a $10 bike and support the life of a local woman or visit Bwindi hospital and give hope to the sick. Besides, the local Bwindi community children will smile and take you as a here friend if you give them a book and a pen or pencil to use in class. You can also visit private homes and even take part of their day to day home activities. The truth is Uganda is the best place to track gorillas and get close to locals and their cultures and Bwindi forest is a perfect destination to experience the best gorilla trek and culture.

5 Days Bwindi Gorillas & Queen Elizabeth Wildlife Safari

Alternatively, you can choose to spend the entire five days in only bwindi forest and Queen Elizabeth national park. In this option tree climbing lions of Ishasha are a must see, wildlife in Kasenyi plains, katwe salt works, chimpanzees in kyambura gorge and Kalinzu beautiful kazinga channel , mountain gorillas, Batwa people among others. Main trip activities include Morning and evening game drives, Bird watching, Chimpanzee trekking, cultural tours, Launch cruise or boat cruise, gorilla tracking, forest walks , waterfall hikes among others. Both parks have variety of incredible flora and fauna and are acknowledged to be habitats to main Uganda prime attractions. The various park species make trip experiences unbelievable giving tourists a reason to visit over and again. However, in five days you can visit your favorite parks in Uganda as well as other interesting attractions.

Wildlife Safari vs Gorilla Trekking in Uganda

Wildlife Safari vs Gorilla Trekking in Uganda

  • Posted: Mar 09, 2015
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You have worked as an accountant for over forty years and have always done right by your family. You remember when the kids were little and money was tight. It was not difficult at all to sell your prized convertible to get the money to use for bills and food. That was what a man was supposed to do and you did it well. You always had dreams of your own but you suppressed them as they were not convenient and too expensive. So you labored on the kids grew up and moved away and tragically your spouse died. You are very heartbroken but she lived a happy long life and you know there will be a reunion with her one day. So you have the rest of your life to live in retirement and knows instantly what you want to do first. You have always dreamed of going on safari in Africa and you find the information you need at Uganda Safari. They help you customize your trip to only see what interests you and this makes you very happy indeed. You can’t wait to do.

Gorilla Trekking safaris refer to a special type of nature tour that can only be found in the countries of Uganda and Rwanda. In the mountains in the south western portion of Uganda and across the border to the west in Rwanda live several hundred mountain gorillas. This species of gorilla is under the pressure of extinction. In this entire area there are less than six hundred. They do not exist anywhere else in the wild and they are not found in captivity. Tourists can pay money to see these gorillas in the wild and a portion of that money goes toward protecting them. Both countries offer these tours and they are done almost exactly the same. Once the tourists are given special instruction, a guide leads small groups of eight or less into the jungles. Once the guide tracks down these gorillas people are allowed to observe them for fifteen to twenty minutes from a distance as close as seven yards