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Amazing Game Drive in Murchison Falls National Park – Uganda

Game watching drives in Murchison Falls National Park take about 4 to 7 hours depending on the tourist desires and interest.

The Park is the largest national park in Uganda found in the northwestern part of the country on the shores of Lake Albert and seemingly the most wonderful considering about that the world’s longest river, the Nile River crosses the National Park and the strong Murchison Falls from which it gets its name is found there.

Game drive in this park can take over 5 hours depending on the tourists’ desires and interests. On the game drive among the animals you will watch in the park include; giraffes, warthogs, buffaloes, mongoose, leopards, lions, waterbucks, kob, hartebeest, oribi, bushbucks, sitatunga, hyenas, duikers, jackals, genet, elephants among others.

Renting 4×4 safari car in Uganda is perfect for a tour to Murchison Fall National Park for game drive due to the fact that the game drive routes in the park are in bad condition and they can get slippery during the wet season. 4×4 Safari vehicles with pop-up rooftops help the visitors getting a perfect view of the animals and other wildlife in the park.

Driving off-road searching for animals or sometimes called going off track this means leaving the set routes and in the park is not allowed in light of the fact that the vehicles may get stuck in hard to reach areas of the national park. There are assigned routes for game drives that are followed all through the park.

Visitors who need to explore the park easily can employ a ranger guide that knows all parts of the park and the most interesting wildlife sighting areas. These ranger guides can help you locate some animals in the park and have all the information about the wildlife in the park, so when you hire one just feel free to ask him/her anything.

Game drives in all national parks in the country are done mostly in the morning (morning game drive) when animals are still in the open grazing and afternoon (afternoon game drive) when some animals are retreating to their hideouts. In some national parks like Queen Elizabeth National Park and others the Uganda wildlife Authority (UWA) introduced the night game drive to spot night animals. There are additionally a lot of wildlife species in Murchison Falls National Park which can be spotted during the game drives.

Most tourists some time combine and flavor up their wildlife safari to Murchison Falls National Park with Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest which is the most interesting tourist activity in Africa and also Chimpanzee tracking experience in Kibale Forest Park.

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