How to plan a 1-day safari to Murchison Falls National Park
Ranked as the most popular visited safari park in Uganda, Murchison Falls National park is situated in the northern end of the Albertine rift valley in northern Uganda’s districts of Nwoya, Kiryandongo, Bulisa and Masindi. Being the largest national park covering about 3,840sqkm (1,503sqmi) and bisected by the Nile river, the park has numerous activities that tourists on Uganda safaris can undertake.
The concern about what to do in Murchison Falls National Park is related with the time a tourist has to spend at the park. However, no matter the time one has, there’s always an amazing activity to be done. In just one day a traveler can enjoy more than 2 activities. A 1-day safari to Murchison Falls National Park is possible when one is within the park districts and can access the park as early as 7:00am.
The 1day safari to Murchison Falls National Park activities break down
The day starts as early as 7:00am with a morning game drive (a drive through the park for close wildlife viewing). From either the northern or southern sides of the park, gates are opened at 7:00am. From the southern gate entrance, there’s need to cross by ferry at 7:00am therefore the game drive starts a bit later. If a tourist is already inside the park for instance they spent a night inside the park at either Paraa safari lodge or Pakuba lodge, the game drive can start as early as 6:00am. The game drive lasts for about 3-4 hour.