Murchison falls national park is Uganda’s largest national park established in 1952 covering an area of 3,840 kilometres squared, the park is one of the beautiful national parks in Uganda bisected by River Nile. The vegetation of Murchison falls national park is characterised by savannah grasslands, woodlands and riparian forests.
Kabalega wilderness lodge
Kabalega wilderness lodge is situated in Mubaku village alongside river Nile in Murchison falls national park, the lodge is situated in Murchison conservation area meaning you are likely to spot some wildlife like monkeys, hippos and birds within the lodge premises.
Kabalega wilderness lodge provides accommodation in deluxe cabins surrounded by the bush overlooking the park and the mighty river Nile. The rooms are privately set with a river view bath with also a private deck where you can relax from after a long day with beautiful sunset views.
The lounge and dining area are located on the highest point of the river bank giving you uninterrupted views of the great Murchison falls national park, they serve delicious international and local cuisine meals. There is also a sun downer deck where you can sip a cold drink from the well stocked bar as you watch the sun set.
Murchison falls national park is home to various wildlife species you can take a game drive or air balloon to explore the park and some of the common animals seen are Lions, Elephants, Oribis, Hartebeests, Bush bucks, Waterbucks, Giraffes, Leopards, Ugandan Kobs and Chimpanzees in Budongo forest.
You can take a boat cruise in the longest river in the world while at Murchison falls national park where the Nile river forces itself through a very narrow gorge cascading down into a spectacular waterfall flowing in a placid stream to Lake Albert. The river banks are flooded with wildlife quenching thirst while you spot crocodiles and hippos close to your boat.
Murchison falls national park is home to 450 species of birds, bird enthusiasts can come along with binoculars and spot different species such as; the rare shoebill stork, Abyssinian grown hornbill , Senegal thick knee, grey crowned crane, black headed lapwing, African jacana, palm nut vulture, red throated bee eater, African quail finch, giant kingfisher and goliath heron among the rest.
Best time to visit Murchison falls
Murchison falls national park can be visited all year round but the best time for wildlife viewing is from June to September and December to February when the vegetation is not thick and the best time for birding is in November to April when migratory birds from Europe and North Africa are present in the park.
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