Murchison falls national park is one of Uganda’s leading national parks established in 1952 covering an area of about 4000 kilometers squared. Murchison falls national park is located in the north western part of the country. Murchison falls national park gives tourists a taste of a real wilderness experience from the 451 species of birds, 76 mammal species, various plant species, different types of butterflies and primate species.
List of airstrips
Murchison falls national park has got three airstrips that can be looked at below;:
Chobe airstrip in Murchison falls is positioned near Chobe safari lodge, it’s a private airstrip owned and operated by Chobe safari lodge which is one of the most luxurious lodges in Uganda. For tourists who would love to enjoy luxuriously then book with Chobe safari lodge and they will organize tour flights to the park and accommodation
This is the best airstrip to be used by tourists getting accommodation from the northern sector of the park, Pakuba airstrip is located in the northern sector of Murchison falls national park with some of the best game tracks.
Bugungu airstrip is located in the southern sector of Murchison falls national park, this can be used by tourist looking for accommodation in the southern sector of the park like Pakuba safari lodge. Tourists can be picked at the airstrips of Murchison falls by taxis or by the respective hotels they will sleep in. There are domestic standard chattered flights operated by aero link and air Uganda operating from Kajjansi airfield and Entebbe international airport.
Murchison falls national park can also be reached by road transport from Kampala in about 5-6 hours drive from Kampala. Murchison falls national park is also an ideal place for wildlife viewing, tourists can go on game drives in different game tracks established or opt for a balloon safari a more unique way to watch wildlife some of the examples of animals found in Murchison falls are; elephants, leopards, lions, hartebeests, giraffes and so much more.
Murchison falls national park is also a birders paradise where bird enthusiasts can spot different species of birds from the 451 species found in the park. The best birding areas in Murchison falls are at the ricer banks, Kaniyo pabidi forest, Budongo forest and Rabongo forest.
One of the famous tourists activities in Murchison falls national park is the famous launch boat cruise, the three hour lunch boat cruise takes you on the flora and fauna of the stunning river Nile while viewing some aquatic birds and animals and arriving to the magnificent devil’s cauldron. Murchison falls national park is Uganda’s priceless gem, please visit Uganda for a unique wildlife experience.