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.
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.