Murchison falls national park is the largest and old park in Uganda. Have you seen the top of the Nile, done a boat ride on River Nile or been on a game drive to see all the big five in a glance. Join me on my Murchison falls safari in Uganda.
We set off from Kampala very early in the morning for Murchison falls located in masindi district. The road is comfortable since it’s all tarmac throughout.
On the way, you will pass different stopovers to grab a bite, stretch your legs or freshen up. We made a stop at Kafu Bridge a place I highly recommend for all travelers given the scenic beauty.
We were welcomed to different food delicacy in Uganda from roasted chicken and beef to plantain.
We finally arrived at Murchison falls park our guide had already pre purchase our entrance tickets at $40 per night.
Entering the national park is like a mini game drive to see a monkey, baboon or a chimpanzee.This provides you with a guarantee that you are getting to the wild.
The accommodation is on the other side of the park so a treat by the ferry. Your ride on the ferry adds a thrill to the entire experience of a wonderful glimpse of the sunset.
I was driven to my accommodation of the night at Parara safari lodge known as the jewel of the Nile.
The ambiance reception after several hours on the road was absolutely welcome. My room costed $250 for bed and breakfast.
Paraa Safari Lodge offers a unique blend of comfort, relaxation and adventure. Each of the rooms is a haven of style and serenity, complete with balcony and private bathroom.
For Dinner, Treat yourself to the mouth-watering menu of local and international specialties produced by their experienced chefs. You can choose to eat inside or outside on the balcony which will sweep you off with spectacular views of the Nile…
However, there other accommodations to stay at while in Murchison depending on your budget.
The next day was about exploring the Murchison falls grazers and the intense falls in the world.
At exactly 6:30am I headed out to see more animal sighting with my driver guide(Paul) for a game drive in Murchison falls.
This was worthy the sleep lost cause their was a handful of wildlife to see. I saw a wide range of animals from giraffes, kobs, antelopes,bush pigs buffaloes, elephants, heart bis and much more.
Murchison falls vegetation is Savannah woodland and the habitat is fine for most wildlife.And that wasn’t all I got to see, the king of the jungle having breakfast of a kob since we were driving in his corridor.
There is more to see than animals but the beautiful view of Lake Edward even without paying an extra fee.
The game drive takes 2 hrs in total and have the rest of the day to to spare. After Paul surprised us with a wild breakfast in Murchison falls Np. AS we kept on sipping on the tea, this was another wildlife encounter at our comfort.
Later we headed back to Paraa safari Lodge for refreshing up and enjoying the safari lodge amenities.
In the afternoon, I took a boat ride at exactly 2 pm EAT to see the mighty falls another attraction on my bucklist.
Under the stewardship of my guide, we sail off the Nile and in case you didn’t go on a game drive you will still see animals.
On our way I saw crocodiles, over 650 bird specie , hippos and much more. The breath taking scenery as you get closer to the Nile.
You will view two falls and the first will be Murchison falls locally known as Kabalega falls. The adrenaline venture as you go to the top of the Nile to see the second falls known as Uhuru falls.
This will involve getting off the boat and take a walk of 30-45 minutes to get on top of the falls.
AT THAT POINT AT LEAST for my experience you feel your entire being giving way. Don’t hesitate to take rest since your body will demand for it.
The one thing that I guarantee whether 45 minutes later, It will be worthy the pain when you see the top of the falls.
After such physical exhaustion relaxation is a must, for me it was Chobe Safari Lodge with its scenic beauty.
AN ideal trip to Murchison falls should be 3 nights minimum in terms of a variety to see. Why start with Kenya or Rwanda.
Tip: Use a 4WD car and carry a camera to make memories