Murchison Falls National Park Has Been Chosen as One of the Best Places to Visit in 2020 By Rough Guide
Murchison Falls National Park has been chosen as one of the best places to visit in 2020 by Rough Guide. Murchison falls has had quite a challenge with the government’s green light to the proposal by a South African firm Bonang Energy Firm Pty Ltd to conduct a feasibility study about constructing a hydroelectric power dam below on the adjacent Uhuru falls.
However as fate would have it, Murchison falls is in the spotlight for all the right reasons after being nominated as one of the best places to visit in 2020 by UK’s travel guide Rough Guide . Rough Guide is one of the famous nature guides that publishes yearly best destinations to visit every year.
In their own words, rough guides choose Murchison falls National Park as one of the best destinations to visit next year because “The future of Murchison Falls National Park in Uganda has been in question this past year. Proposals to build a 360-megawatt power plant were revealed in June. This raised concerns about the survival of the park’s wildlife, ecosystems and tourism prospects. Thankfully, in August 2019, the plans were rejected by the government and Murchison’s wildlife saved from a potentially damaging project. So there’s no better time to show your appreciation for all this gorgeous national park has to offer.”
What does Murchison falls have to offer to you?
Murchison Falls National Park is one of the prime destinations in the pearl of Africa – Uganda. Murchison Falls National Park is usually the beginning or ending point of many Uganda wildlife tours as its lies in the middle of both the southern Uganda safari circuit as well as the east and northeastern Uganda tour circuit. Murchison Falls National Park is positioned in the northwestern side of Uganda on the tip of the western arm of the great East African rift valley, it lies is 311km about 5 hours’ drive from Kampala, the Uganda s capital city in the districts of Nwoya, Masindi, Kiryandongo and Buliisa. Murchison Falls National Park is Uganda’s biggest park spanning an area of about 3,893sq kilometres.
Together with Bugungu and Karuma Wildlife Reserves, Murchison Falls National Park forms the greater Murchison Falls Conservation Area covering 5,308km2. This vast expanse of conservation land is dissected by the mighty river Nile on its coarse to the Mediterranean Sea where it pours its waters. River Nile leaves a permanent natural landmark in the middle of the park named Murchison Falls which is the most powerful waterfall in the world that you will always encounter while undertaking your Uganda safari adventure.
Murchison Falls is among the prime Uganda safaris tour products and it is an amazing encounter as you are amazed with splendid views of the Nile River as it squeezes itself to pass through an 8m ravine before falling 43m below to what has been termed as the Devils Cauldron forming a plume of spray that is accompanied by a thunderous roar. A Uganda safari tour to Murchison Falls National Park gives you an opportunity to have an encounter with the wild game that freely roams the plains of Murchison falls national park and these include 4 out of 5 of Africa’s big five game which are lions, leopards, elephants, buffaloes. Other wild game you will find here include the plain zebras, the Rothschild’s giraffes, Uganda kobs, oribi, bush backs, Jackson’s hartebeests and waterbucks. This tour also give you chance to draw close to the world’s most powerful fall as you get to enjoy a boat cruise to the bottom of the falls and a hike to the top of the falls.
Besides Uganda tour to Murchison falls park, you can still enjoy fantastic encounters of wild mammals when you make Uganda wildlife safari to some of Uganda wildlife safaris destinations such as Queen Elizabeth National Park, Lake Mburo National Park and Kidepo Valley National Park will give you an encounter with some of the finest African savanna mammals like you have never seen before. Many of these destinations have 4 or 5 out of the big five Africa game which include African bush elephants, cape buffaloes, lions, leopards and rhinos. On top of these expect to encounter numerous other mammals such as Roth child giraffes, Burchell zebras, elands, Jackson hartebeests, topis, and wide variety antelopes.
Uganda the land of apes
What makes Uganda a country that you should never miss your Africa safari adventure, is the ability to experience a multitude of epic safari adventures and these include a thrilling gorilla trekking Uganda tour. Yes, you can experience a magical Uganda gorilla safari when you make a memorable gorilla trekking safari Uganda to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park or Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. During gorilla safaris Uganda, you are awarded with an hour to gaze and photograph these magical beings in their natural habitat as they go about their daily rounds. Gorilla tours Uganda also offer you a chance to site several of the 350 bird species in this tropical paradise. Take a memorable nature walk as you explore this pristine jungle during this Uganda gorilla tour, also don’t miss out on an epic Batwa cultural mash-up during this out of the world gorilla safari in Uganda.
When you make your Uganda safari to this pearl of Africa, you will come to realize that mountain gorillas are just a part of what really Uganda has to offer. Uganda still has more attractions you will encounter in case you decide to make a Uganda wildlife safari. After a really spectacular encounter with the gorillas, Uganda gives you an opportunity to meet another great ape species and this is the chimpanzee. With a Uganda chimpanzee safari to Kibale Forest National Park Uganda, you are assured for a memorable encounter with the chimpanzees that will definitely fascinate you with their high levels of intelligence. However, as you search for the chimpanzees in Kibale you have an opportunity to meet 12 other primate species and these include the black and white colobus monkeys, the grey-cheeked mangabeys, the l’hoest monkeys, the olive baboons, vervet monkeys, red-tailed monkeys, patas monkeys and many more.
Uganda the home of birds
Birds, when you speak of birds in Africa, Uganda should be your first priority because a Uganda birding safari is to any of the numerous birding safari destinations in Uganda such as Semuliki National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kidpeo Valley National Park and Kibale National Park is a totally unique experience that gives you an opportunity to encounter several of the 1070 bird species that call Dear Uganda home. This makes Uganda home to over 50% of all the bird species that are found on the African continent.
Uganda is a country that is heavily blessed with a myriad of attractions and if you you’re in for thrill-seeking, you can visit Jinja source of the Nile and enjoy a 1 day Jinja tour in Uganda or Jinja source of the Nile tours to see various attractions in Jinja source of the Nile which include the source of the Nile, Itanda falls, birds, Lake Victoria. Engage in various safari activities in Jinja source of the Nile which include bungee jumping, white water rafting, horse riding, quad biking and kayaking. If you decide to have an overnight stay in Jinja, the town has various accommodations in Jinja source of the Nile you can choose from and these include Explorers River Camp, Nile River Camp, Jinja Nile Resort, Samuka Island Retreat, Source of The Smile Hotel and Guesthouse. Prime safaris have distinguished itself as one of the best companies that offers Jinja day trips/ 1 day Jinja source of the Nile tours/ 1 day Jinja tour in Uganda.
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On top of an epic Uganda safari adventure to many of these savanna parks, you have an opportunity to encounter mountain gorillas. Yes, a Uganda gorilla tour experience is very possible when you visit gorilla trekking Uganda destinations Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. A Uganda gorilla safari to any of these parks gives you an opportunity to meet any of the 19 gorilla families that have been habituated to give you nothing but the ultimate Uganda gorilla tours experience, you can ever think of.
If you’re interested Uganda gorilla safaris these are available in both short Uganda gorilla safari packages such as 3 days gorilla tours in Bwindi and 4 days Bwindi gorilla tour and wildlife in Lake Mburo. There are also long Uganda gorilla tours that run from 6 days to as many as 18 days while featuring many other things along the way to the gorillas. After a magical gorilla tour in Uganda, you can always visit Lake Bunyonyi Uganda and enjoy the stunning views of this magical lake. A visit to Lake Bunyonyi gives you an opportunity to experience a boat ride on Africa’s second deepest lake.
Rwanda is also another gorilla destination you wouldn’t want to miss out on, hence if you are planning for a Rwanda gorilla safari package, check out some of our Rwanda gorilla tours packages which also come in form of short Rwanda gorilla gorilla safaris for those that have got only a few days in Rwanda but those that have got more days, then Long Rwanda gorilla trekking safari packages will do you good as they also give you a chance to visit other Rwanda safari attractions.
Congo as well is another gorilla destination and we have numerous Congo gorilla safari packages that will take you on a Congo gorilla tour adventure to either Virunga National Park for an encounter with mountain gorillas or Kahuzi Beiga National Park where you will encounter Eastern lowland gorillas. Besides gorilla safaris and wildlife encounters in Uganda, you can still explore Uganda’s diversity using any of our wide range of day trips that visit other sites that are near the capital city Kampala or Entebbe international airport such as a Mabamba birding day trip to Mabamba island Kampala city tour day tour Jinja day tour and 1 day Ngamba island chimpanzee safari. Check out our great east Africa safari to such as Kenya safari tours and Tanzania safari tour that take you on an Africa wildlife safari adventure to Kenya and Tanzania respectively.
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