Situated in North Eastern Uganda, Murchison Falls has for long been known as the world’s most powerful falls. Murchison falls National Park is the largest and most popular Uganda safari tour destination. It is in fact the only place in Uganda that gives you the chance to see a rainbow all day. Have you had a chance to see a real rainbow? Great if you have! If you have not yet got a chance to see it, then safari Uganda/Tour Uganda to Murchison Falls National Park to see this for yourself. We are an expert Uganda safari company that tailors short Uganda safaris, short Uganda wildlife safaris, Long Uganda safaris, and Long Uganda wildlife safaris to Murchison Falls National Park. These packages include a 2 Days Murchison Falls National Park safari, 3 days Murchison Falls Park Safari in Uganda, 4 Days Uganda wildlife safari, 6 Days Uganda safari, 7 days Uganda wildlife tour and many more.
Murchison falls along the river Nile in Uganda is a true masterpiece of nature. In a small space, a million cubic meters of water from the Nile squeeze themselves through the Albertine gorge as they make their way towards Egypt. The thunderous spectacle is one not to be missed by anyone with the means because no words can explain the spectacle. The mighty Murchison Falls is formed by the Nile River as it squeezes through a 7-meter 2(3ft) gorge falling 45m below to what is known as the devil’s cauldron making a thunderous sound and an all-day rainbow. The fall forms a thunderous sound that can be heard meters away by those around the falls or tourists on Uganda wildlife safaris. A 7-meter gorge makes the water squeeze in space so small for water flowing from the Nile River-the world’s longest river as it meanders its way to the north. The pressure it releases is what causes the thunderous sound due to the speed the water comes with.
After crossing the gorge, the water pours down falling freely 45m below creating a strong water spray on which the rainbow is formed. The pressure exerted by the water causes the waterfall to be powerful and therefore the fact that Murchison Falls becomes the most powerful falls.
Location of Murchison Falls
Murchison Falls is one of Uganda safari outstanding attraction found in the northern part of the country within Murchison Falls National Park. This is Uganda’s oldest and largest national park host to a diversity of wildlife that calls for the abundant wildlife safaris in Uganda to the park.
Have a wonderful game drive in Murchison Falls National Park
A morning game drive at Murchison Falls park starts your day from 7:00 am within the vast savannah plains of the park. The elephants, lions, leopards and buffaloes alongside many more wild species are possible sightings of the morning. The game drive within wildlife natural habitat lasts 2-4 hours then after return to your lodge for lunch or have packed lunch.
In the afternoon at 2:00 pm, you go for a boat cruise/launch trip to the bottom of the awe-inspiring Murchison falls where you look out for numerous schools of hippos, crocodiles and water birds at the bottom of the falls. At the boat set off point, you have a chance to experience the traditional music and dance from the local people of this community. The boat cruise to the bottom of the falls offers a start point for the hike to the top of the magnificent Murchison falls that takes about 40mins to 1hour. You find your driver-guide waiting for you at the top of the falls for a drive back to your lodging facility.
Explore Murchison Falls itself
To best explore the falls, a tourist has to take a boat cruise to the bottom of the falls. A boat cruise also known as a launch trip is a short cruise/sail on a water body. For safari purposes, a boat cruise is a sail on a water body for a close view of the water animals in here including hippopotamuses, crocodiles, water birds and other animals that come to the shorelines to quench their thirst. A boat cruise as by the name is basically a cruise while sitting on the boat with no chances of getting out of the boat to the water. This is the only way of getting close to these aquatic animals compared to any other Uganda tour activity. Murchison falls National Park boat cruise takes you to the bottom of the mighty Murchison falls for a close look at the falls and wildlife along the Nile banks including crocodiles and hippopotamuses.
Let’s take a boat cruise to Murchison Falls
At Murchison Falls National Park, boat cruises are undertaken at different intervals starting from the jetty at Paraa. The boat that goes upstream from Paraa gives a memorable frontal view of the falls departing at 9 am and 2 pm. On-demand, the boat cruise also sets off at 08.30am, 11.00am and 2:30 pm according to client requirements. If you are spending the night at the southern banks of the Nile river, a pick up by boat is pre-arranged to reach you to the cruise start off point at Paraa.
In case you are on a Uganda birding safari to Murchison Falls National Park, the best way of seeing the shoebill stork is by taking the boat that goes downstream to the Nile Albert delta. The entire boat cruise lasts 3 hours from when you set off at the jetty. The boat that goes downstream for the search of the shoebill stork lasts 4-5hours.
Enjoy sport fishing
Sport Fishing in Murchison Falls National Park is such a rewarding safari activity for avid anglers. When it comes to Uganda safaris to Murchison Falls National Park many tourists think of the big 4 animals (Lions, Leopards, Buffaloes and Elephants) but then anglers too can have the best sportfishing experience. Fishing in Murchison Falls National Park is done mainly as a sport and is among the main activities in Murchison Falls National Park along the Nile. Fishing is mainly done along the Victoria Nile which involves catching fish along rocky surfaces, the bottom of the falls mainly the Devil’s Cauldron, and at the banks of the Nile by anglers alongside experienced guides.
There are great opportunities to land a large Nile Perch or Cat-fish. Other fish species there include Tigerfish, Electric catfish and Tilapia. The record largest Nile Perch was 113 Kgs landed at the water gauge opposite the crocodile pool, and the largest cat-fish was 45 Kgs landed near the Nyamusika Cliffs
For unrivaled safaris in Uganda, many tourists tailor their tours to other safari destinations like Kidepo Valley National Park in the far north Eastern Uganda. Uganda gorilla trekking safaris can also be embedded in, to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park or Mgahinga Gorilla National Park for a glimpse of the rare mountain gorilla. You may also extend your tour in Uganda/ trip in Uganda to other parks like Kidepo Valley National Park, Lake Mburo National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Murchison Falls National Park, Semuliki Valley National Park, Kibale Forest National Park, Mount Elgon National Park and Mount Rwenzori National Park
It is also possible to supplement your trip in Uganda with a birding safari Uganda on your Africa tour or short Uganda gorilla safari, a Uganda chimpanzee trekking safari, Uganda wildlife safaris, Uganda gorilla safaris, Uganda chimpanzee trekking safaris, Uganda hiking safaris, Uganda Rwanda cycling safaris, a Jinja city tour or 1 Day Jinja city tour, 1 Day Lake Mburo National Park, 1 Day Sipi Falls Day Tour, 1 Day Ngamba Day Tour a 1 Day Kampala city tour or a 1-day Kampala city excursion, a Uganda cycling safari depending on your choice of safari in Uganda.