Murchison falls national park was established as a national park in 1952 and the park covers an area of 3,893 square kilometers characterized with 76 mammal species, 450 bird species, primates, woodlands, golden savannah grasslands, swamps, water falls and rain forests.

Hiking and Nature Walks at Murchison Falls National Park

Murchison falls national park is bisected by the world’s strongest river and the renowned devils cauldron which is the world’s strongest waterfalls.

There various hiking and nature walk trails established at Murchison falls national park this can be seen below:

Rubongo forest

Rubingo forest is located about 1 and half hour drive from paara area of Murchison falls, there are various hiking and nature walk trails in this area tourists can be sure to spot primates, birds, butterfly species and various plant species some of which are used for medicine.

Swamp trail

The swamp trail is in the swampy area and offers great opportunities of birding watching you will encounter birds like the rare shoebill stork, this walks normally take about 1-2 hours tourists can walk along river, Nile delta and the river banks.

Kaniyo pabidi walk.

The main activity at Kaniyo pabidi is chimpanzee trekking, here tourists can get close to mans close relatives and have an hour observation after finding the chimpanzees. Kaniyo pabidi forest is 8 kilometers from Kichumbanyo gate of Murchison falls. While trekking chimpanzees tourists can see other primates and different tree species.

Hike to the top of the falls

This is one of the most commonly done activities at Murchison falls national park, you will enjoy dramatic views of wildlife streamlined at the river banks and end up at the mighty devils cauldron then disembark and have a 45 minute hike to the top of the falls for breathtaking views.

Hiking and nature walks are not the only things to be done while at Murchison falls national park tourists can enjoy things wildlife watching and see animals like buffalos, elephants, giraffes, warthogs, hippotamus, crocodiles, warthogs, water bucks and so much more.

Murchison falls national park is also gifted with over 450 bird species this makes it a birders paradise tourists can spot the rare shoebill, ituribatis, yellow footed catcher and so much more.

Other activities like cultural experience and fishing can also be done in the park

Tourists visiting in Murchison falls can sleep in accommodation units such as paara safari lodge, shoe bill campsite, Bwana tembo safari camp, Geo lodges Nile safari lodge, Sambiya river lodge, Budongo eco lodge and Murchison safari lodge among the rest.

The best time for visiting Murchison falls national park is during the dry season from December to February and June to September, though the park can be visited all year round that’s the most convenient time.

Murchison falls national park is 5-6 hours drive from Kampala.

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