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Activities in Murchison Falls National Park

Murchison Falls National Park is a hub for safari activities and participating in these activities will surely make you get the real Africa Safari experience. The activities vary implying every type of safari explorer will never be disappointed.

Choose to take a trip with Aga Safaris and find yourself introduced to a memorable Africa Safari Activities.

These activities includes; classic game drives, boat cruise, birding, hiking, cultural tour, guided safari walks.

Game Drives

This is probably the best activity in this Park. With over 109 different species of mammals, 451 bird species teeming up with undulating and striking landscape that sweeps from the southern sector to the northern sector of the Park will amaze you. The game drive will introduce you to the four of the Big five-Lions, Leopards, Buffaloes, and Elephant. Alongside many other Park residents like spotted hyenas, Rothschild giraffes, waterbucks, Uganda Kobs, warthogs, hippos, hartebeests, jackals, bushbucks Oribi…to mention but a few.

Depending on your luck, you might even encounter the Known Park predators-Lions, Leopards, Hyenas in action.

The game drives are normally conducted early mornings and early evenings by our well informed driver guides.

Watch out for amazing close wildlife encounter when you book your trip with Aga Safaris

Boat Cruise Safari

For those who wants to experience the beauty and charm of Murchison Falls National Park, boat cruise on the Nile River is the most perfect adventure for you. A part from viewing the endless breath taking scenery of the Nile Basin, the cruise will enable you encounter with fresh water aquatic and non-aquatic dwellers like Hippos, the Giant Nile Crocodiles-‘the incredible water masters’ busking along the River Basin, Buffaloes, Elephants, Antelopes and others who have come to quench their thirst, together with bird species like herons, pied and malachite king fishers, African Fish eagles, egrets, storks, bee- eaters, African Skimmer, pia piac as well as the elusive Shoebill.

Just imagine cruising for over 3 hours viewing stunning scenery before reaching the bottom of the Falls at the head of Fajao Gorge.

Another even more thrilling adventure during this boat cruise is to witness the Nile water explode from a narrow gorge to form the most powerful falls on the planet.

The boat cruise safari is surely something you wouldn’t wish to miss if you want to enhance your Africa Adventure. There are many boats at Paara jetting stations and you may choose according to your preference. You may choose to go for smaller boats or bigger ferry. The cruise are available in schedule and non-schedule trips and the trips are normally during mid-morning and afternoons.


Murchison Falls National Park is not only famous for the big game but also a home to diverse range of birdlife. Birding is superb activity to indulge yourself in during your trip to Murchison Falls National Park. Indeed the destination is blessed with over 451bird species of which some are not found elsewhere in Africa. For bird lovers, This Park has all to amaze you. More exciting is to meet the migrant species which fill the Park during the wet season.

Among the species are, Dark Chanting-Goshawk, Martial Eagle, Hugli’s Francolin, Denham’s Bustard, Spotted Thick-knee, Senegal Thick-knee, Rock Pratincole, Black-headed Plover, Pennant-winged Nightjar, Blue-naped Moosebird, Giant Kingfisher, Pied Kingfisher, Malachite Kingfisher, Swallow-tailed Bee-eater, African Darter, Goliath Heron, Yellow-billed Stork, Abdim’s Stork, White-faced Whistling Duck, Secretary Bird, Osprey, Long-toed Plover, Black, billed Wood-Dove, Veracious Dove, Long Tailed Nightjar, Standard-winged Nightjar, Red-throated Bee-eater, Northern Carmine Bee-eater, Black Scimitarbill, Abyssinian Ground Hornbill, Rare and elusive Shoebill…Having many birding points, the list seems endless.

The above list includes savannah birds, forest birds, water birds as well as Albert rift endemics. And spotting most of the species is best during the dry season.

 Nature Safari Walks and Hiking

Nature walks gives you an opportunity to experience the other side of nature on foot and indeed Murchison Falls National Park will provide you with the best atmosphere to conduct nature walks.

We carefully select best spots to conduct nature walks. Theses rich areas will enable you to closely encounter with Park residents. Among the common residents you are likely to encounter are Uganda Kob, buffaloes, warthogs, and hippos as well as countless bird species including the elusive Shoebill along the Victoria Nile delta. During this activity, our well informed guide will be able to acknowledge you about animal behavior and habitat, trees, insect and plant life, as well as viewing all the other species of game found in the Park.

Nature walk safari is normally conducted in the morning and evening hours because these are the hours which the Park game are more active. The activity may go for about 3 hours depending on the weather.

You may also choose to take a nature walk in Kaniyo Pabidi forest to track primates and other forest ecosystem including forest birds. The incredible forest walk will enable you meet closest human relatives- the Chimps along with the known L’Host, Black and White and Vervet monkey-famous residents of this forest.

Hiking to the top of the falls is something you can never do away with whenever you visit the Park. The glories of this famous Park can be seen through hiking the top of fall where you will be able to witness how the Nile River finds its way out through a narrow 7-m gorge to fall a gap of about 150 ft down churning out a deafening roar of white water to form one of the most powerful falls in the world.

Cultural Tours

If you’re a cultural lover, the communities around the Park has it all for you. Bubako and Boomu community people have unique cultural norms, beliefs and way of life which will make you enjoy your trip and leave you with a memory that is hard to wash away …what will amaze you is the perfect performances, dances from them.

We will take you to visit friendly local community people with strong rich cultures living side by side with wildlife. Aga Safaris will make you interact with them as you learn their ways of life and even participate in some of their cultural activities.

In your cultural tours, you will dip your toe into Bubako homesteads…..“one of the small indigenous groups neighboring the Park with very strong cultural values”. When you are with them, you will get the depth of an eclectic blend of experiences to help you piece together what it means to be a local.

Aga Safaris tries to make every trip custom made and therefore unique, we will try to give you the most authentique cultural experience beyond the reasonable doubt.

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