Murchison Falls National Park is Uganda’s oldest and largest conservation area covering 3,840sqkm (1,503sqmi). It’s the most popularly visited park situated in the northern end of the Albertine rift valley in northern Uganda where the massive Bunyoro escarpment merges into an expansive palm-dotted savannah of Acholi land. With the vast plains, a game drive in Murchison falls national park is a memorable one.
On a Uganda wildlife safari, one of the obvious activities in Murchison Falls National Park is the game drive literally described as a drive through the wild for close wildlife viewing. The animals that thrive in the beautiful savannah plains of Murchison include the big four which are the Buffaloes, Elephants, lions and leopards. The Rhinos can be sighted in the adjacent Ziwa Rhino sanctuary to have a complete sighting of the big five African game. The other wildlife attractions in Murchison Falls National Park include warthogs, giraffes, jackals, waterbucks, Ugandan kob, oribi, hartebeest, sitatunga, bushbucks, duikers and any other wild specie that you could run in to.
When is the game drive done?
A game drive can be done in the morning from 6:30 am and in the evening from 4:00pm. Choosing the game drive depends on your schedule and where you stay a night before the game drive. There’s a variety to choose from on where to stay in Murchison Falls National Park so choose the best place or get advice from your tour operator. A game drive lasts for about 3-4 hours.