Murchison falls national park is situated in the northwestern part of Uganda boasting as the country’s oldest and largest national park gazetted in 1952, the park covers an area of 3,985 kilometers squared filled with dramatic landscapes, savannah grasslands, forests, rivers and wildlife.
The magnificent river Nile that bisects the park attracts exceptional wildlife and its also home to the worlds strongest waterfalls.
Buligi game tracks
The Buligi game tracks are situated in the golden Savannah grasslands dotted with acacia in a semi deciduous area. The Buligi game tracks also offer stunning views of the great rift valley, the rolling neighboring Congo hills and Lake Albert.
Game drives in Buligi area of Murchison falls exposes tourists to various animals like lions, hyenas, hartebeests, buffalos, elephants, crocodiles, jackals, giraffes, Rothschild’s, hippopotamus, water bucks, warthogs, bush bucks, leopards, bush hicks and so much more. The Buligi game tracks stretch up to about 160 kilometers between Victoria Nile and the Albert Nilelasting for about 3-4 hours of encountering the true African wilderness.
One of the best ways of exploring wildlife in this area is by taking a hot air ballooning safari, the balloon safaris reveal wildlife to you other than on a game drive. Watch how predators attack and kill their prey, meet nocturnal animals coming returning to their dens after night hunting. Night game drives can also be done at Murchison falls national park on request however, Buligi game tracks are not the only gaming tracks in Murchison falls national park there are also other tracks like Victoria gaming track and Albert tracks.
One of the most memorable ways of viewing wildlife in Murchison falls national park is by taking a boat cruise mostly in the dry season when the animals are concentrated at the water sources in the park streamlined in the river banks you will also be able to see hippopotamus and crocodiles. For bird lovers, Murchison falls national park is also a birders paradise endowed with over 451 bird species found in the park. Some of the birds at Murchison falls are malachite kingfishers, marabou stork, Abyssinian ground hornbill, Osprey, rock frantacole, yellow fronted tinker bird, Goliath heron and many others.
Tourists visiting Murchison falls national park can sleep in lodges such as; Chobe safari lodge, paraa safari lodge, Bwana tembo safari camp, Boomu women’s group, UWA campsite, shoebill campsite, red chili camp, Nile safari lodge and many others.
Budongo forest bordering Murchison falls is also home to chimpanzees, tourists can trek chimpanzees and also view various primate species in the forest canopy. Murchison falls national park can be reached within 5-6 hours drive from Kampala, tourists can also book with domestic standard chattered flights in Entebbe international airport or Kajjansi airfield.