3 Days Murchison Falls Big 5 & Big Cats Tour
Spot some of Uganda’s rarest wildlife species on this multi-day safari expedition to Murchison Falls National Park and Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary.
Murchison Falls National Park on a private tour and you will be greeted with fantastic sweeping views of the oldest and largest conservation area of Uganda.
This national park is divided by the Victoria Nile and to see the way it plunges 45m over what is left of the rift valley wall and forming Murchison Falls is magnificent. Taking a sightseeing tour to see the Murchison Falls is a must as it is regarded as the world’s most powerful waterfall.
From the powerful waterfall comes a calm and tranquil stream that flows into Lake Albert. Here is where you can do many boat tour safaris and see the spectacular wildlife along the shores.
The range of wildlife you might see on these boat tours include elephants, buffaloes and giraffes. The more permanent residents that you will see are Nile crocodiles and hippos.
Bird watchers are in for a treat when they come to Murchison Falls National Park as there are over 450 bird species.
So, the type of activities that can be done in Murchison Falls National Park are too numerous to list but here are a few examples:
in Budongo Forest track some chimpanzees on safari, take a game drive safari tour in 4x4 and see as many of the big five as you can ( you won’t see any rhinos) around the delta, sightseeing tours of the Murchison Falls or boat tours on Lake Albert.
Some trivial information; Humphrey Bogarts movie ‘The African Queen’ was filmed on Lake Albert and the Nile in this national park and famous people to visit the park include British Royals, Winston Churchill, Ernest Hemingway and Theodore Roosevelt.
Murchison Falls National Park can be visited at any stage throughout the year as there are always amazing sights to see on safari tours. If you are looking to do 4x4 game drive safari tours then it is best to avoid the rainy season as some of the tracks get waterlogged, December to February is a good time. Bird watchers should come during January to March because there tends to be lots of activity.
Like all National Parks, the prices of Murchison Falls National Park’s various safari tours, sightseeing tours and any other tour differs from season to season. The dry season is the most expensive time but then the weather is ideal and you get to see fantastic things. The rainy season is the cheapest, but you are not guaranteed to see as much and some days could possibly be a washout with torrential rain.
Research the weather for the time you are planning to visit and always pre-book any extra private tours you want to take when you are in Murchison Falls National Park. During the dry season, bring cool clothing for the daytime and an extra cardigan for nighttime. Make sure you have plenty of sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat. There are lots of insects so have a lot of bug spray and mosquito deterrents.
The temperatures are very much the same throughout the year, averaging around 30-31 degrees Celsius during the daytime and around 18 degrees Celsius during the night. The weather seasons are divided into a dry or rainy season. However, there is some rainfall almost every month. August to October is when the heaviest rainfall is, the driest month is January and the wettest is August on average.