This is the largest parks in Uganda split into two parts by the famous Biblical River Nile- the longest river on earth.
This park was named after the most captivating waterfalls you have ever seen, Which got it’s name from once the president of the Royal Geographical society, that sponsored sir Samuel Baker a 19th century British explorer.
As earlier stated it’s divided by the longest river on earth. From the southern bank to the margins of Budongo forest( largest mahogany forest) to the shores of Lake Albert, were royal hunting grounds of Bunyoro- a kingdom that was so influential in the shaping of present day Uganda. From lush Mosaic woodland both in the Albertine rift valley and;on the Bunyoro escapement to the top of Murchison falls where water cascades through a narrow 7 meter gorge, falling 45M down the escapement creating energy beyond explanation to form the devil’s caldron. The only place where it “rains from down”, where rainbows are a standard mark throughout the day.
The Northern part of the park comprises of open savannah and dotted with borassus palm, and whistling thorn acacia, with wide stretching aquatic vegetation on the Victoria Nile Delta area. All this harbor variety of animals and bird life. This is an area for game viewing and photography.
Game drives to Nile delta open savanah dotted with Borasuss palm are enchantingl, Plus a three hour launch cruise from Paraa the bottom of the falls, is an ecstasy and enjoyable, where you will see hippos, crocodiles, elephant waterbucks and many water birds, you wrap the excercise with a hike to the top of the falls with great breath taking scenic views and feel the power of the mighty Nile squeezing through a 10 meter gap tumbling to the rift floor.
Bird watchers who love to hear and see different birds singing, swimming, eating, playing, nesting and relaxing have to take a special boat towards the associated swamps along the Albert delta and to Pakwach Bridge following the Nile.
Paraa safari lodge, Kabalega wilderness lodge, Baker’s lodge, Pakuba lodge, Nile Safari lodge and Sambiya River lodge offer descent, classic accommodation. Budget travelers are accommodated at Red Chilli Hideaway.
This park can be accessed by air, and road,
The road Safari begins from Kampala/Entebbe. Our driver/guide picks you at 07:00hrs( local time) from your Hotel, Drives you across several districts north of Kampala.Before Murchison fall in Nakasongola, there’s a Rhino sanctuary (the rhinos in Uganda where poached to extinction)so this is a sanctuary is breeding them for reintroduction in Uganda, we incourage our clients to track them, this boasts reproduction work, Then we will enjoy lunch at Amuka lodge,then continue to Paraa through the grand royal drive of Budongo forest Kaniyo pabidi sector, before you pop out to the, vast Albertine rift valley viewpoint.
See, feel and photograph the beauty of the spot as you relax around, before you continue to in the park for dinner and overnight. A taste of evening game drive for at least one hour is a lifetime experience as you may encounter carnivores begining their night patrol and huntinting. Return to your lodge for dinner and overnight.
Begin your day with a cup of African coffee ready for a game drive, bird watching and sightseeing across the open savannah dotted woodland, borassus palm, acacia and riverine vegetation along the Nile and Albert delta. Here expect to meet elephants, giraffes, buffalos, lions, leopards, waterbuck and a countless population birds, return to the lodge for breakfast and lunch. After lunch, a three hour boat trip along the Nile gives you assured chance to see the falls from the bottom just close to the devil’s cauldron. Hippos, crocodiles, antelopes, and aquatic birds can be seen along the shores of the River. Then enjoy a breathtaking hike to the top of the falls, where you will be picked and taken back to the lodge, WE have a non rewardable sunset photo competition.
Wake up at 6:00am prepared to take a photograph of the African rising sun in the morning and enjoy African breakfast. Visitors booked for Paraa have to cross with the ferry back to Masindi using the same route for lunch. Return to Kampala at leisure where you are dropped to a place of your choice.
OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES DURING YOUR STAY IN MURCHISON
Bird watching and sightseeing along Albert Delta & Nile to look for rare shoebill, African fish eagle, Egyptian goose, Hammack, crested crane, Pelicans, Ibis etc.
Sport fishing to catch the biggest Nile perch and other fish species along the Nile river.
Forest walk to see the chimps and other primates.
Relaxing from Hotel.
NOTE: It’s advisable to spend extra day(s) if need arises to enable you accomplish the above optional activities.
Optional activicties are Rhino tracking At Ziwa Rhino sanctuary and Budongo forest walk in Kaniyo Pabidi ($65 and $50).
The safari package to include:
• Transportation by a 4×4 station wagon.
• Full board accommodation as per the itinerary
• Three-hour boat trip along River Nile.
• Park fees
• Ferry crossing
• Professional Driver/guide
• Enroute lunches
The package to exclude expenses of personal nature like: drinks, laundry, tips, telephone, cigars, etc.