What Is The Name Of The Biggest National Park In Uganda? Murchison falls national park is the biggest national park in Uganda covering a total surface area of about 3,840 square kilometers and it is also considered to be among the oldest national park in the country because it was first gazette as a game reserve in 1926 and it was later officially established as a national park in 1952. This national park is located in Masindi district in the Northern region of Uganda and it takes a drive of about 300 kilometers from Kampala city to access the park. Murchison falls national park crosses over some districts like; Nwoya, Kiryandongo, Buliisa.
More so, Murchison falls national park is one of the best destination where tourists on adventurous safari in Uganda can always opt to visit because touring around this park gives you chances to see many wildlife species because it is a home to over 76 mammal species such as; elephants, cheetahs, lions, buffalos, chimpanzees, hyenas, Nile crocodiles and primate species like; black and white colobus monkeys, blue monkeys, red-tailed monkeys, pasta monkeys among other. It also has around 55 reptiles, 51 amphibians and it also harbours around 451 bird species that tourists most especially those who are bird lovers can see such as; Abyssinian birds, illadopsis, yellow-footed flycatcher among others.
Attractions in Murchison falls national park.
Murchison falls National Park also has many tourist attractions, which lead many people to travel from many parts of the world and visit within the park. therefore, some of these attractions include; the Murchison falls which act as the main attractions whereby touring around this falls always marks your trip a successful one hence it provides visitors with breathe taking views and these falls are between two stunning water bodies such as; lake Albert and Lake Kyoga. More so, there are the Karuma falls which are found within the northern part of the park in Chobe and this park is surrounded with a good swamp vegetation and savannah grasslands, dense forests which all act as good natural habitat to many wildlife species which is always an exciting moment to see such as; elephants, zebras, lions, Uganda kob and cape buffalos among others. there is also the Ziwa Rhino sanctuary which is famously known as the place in the park where tourists can be able to spot the black rhinos and stunning water bodies like; lake Victoria which is known to be the largest lake in Uganda, river Nile among others.
Activities done in Murchison falls national park.
Tourists exploring around Murchison falls national park always get great opportunities to engage in very many interesting activities where they gain new experiences and learn about many stuff. Therefore some of these activities include; Game drives which are done in different sessions for example in the morning and in the evening hence giving tourists chances to choose what time they prefer and during the drives around the park tourists get to capture classic views of many animal species which are always seen while they move around the park searching for food, bird watching which is best done in Rabongo forest which covers about 4 square kilometers where they get to see birds like; widow bird, great cormorant, grey heron, giant king fisher, yellow billed stuck among others.
More so, tourists can also opt to embark on boat cruise activities which are best done on the Nile and they are normally done in different sessions such as; in the morning at 9:00am, afternoon at 2:00pm and in the evening at 5:00pm, sport fishing where individuals who participate in this activity are able to catch different types of fish like; tilapia fish, Ngara fish, electric cat fish, tiger fish, Nile perch and many others. individuals can also take guided nature walks where they are always accompanied with the park guides whose role is to ensure the safety of both the animals and the people and lead them through, cultural encounters where they always get chances to learn more about the culture and history of the boomu women’s group, community visits where they get the interact with the local people within the Mubako community, hiking to the Murchison falls, hot air balloon safaris, chimpanzee trekking which is best done within Budongo forest and many others.
In addition, the best time to visit within Murchison falls nation Falls Park is during the dry season, which is between months of June to September and from mid-December to February when there is always less rains, which enable people to continue with their daily programs without any distractions and many others.
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