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Safari Activities at Murchison Falls National Park | What to do on a safari | Activities to do on an African safari

Murchison Falls National Park offers a variety of safari activities that allow visitors to explore the park’s stunning landscapes and observe its abundant wildlife. Here are some popular safari activities you can enjoy at Murchison Falls National Park.


Game Drives

Game drives are a fantastic way to explore the park and encounter its diverse wildlife. Experienced guides will take you on a safari drive in a 4×4 vehicle, where you can spot animals such as elephants, lions, giraffes, buffalo, and more. The park’s open savannahs provide excellent opportunities for wildlife sightings.


Boat Safaris

Taking a boat safari along the Nile River is a unique experience at Murchison Falls National Park. You can cruise along the river, witnessing animals like hippos, crocodiles, elephants, and various bird species along the banks. The highlight of the boat safari is reaching the base of Murchison Falls, where the Nile River squeezes through a narrow gorge, creating a spectacular waterfall.


Hiking to the Top of Murchison Falls

For the adventurous souls, a hike to the top of Murchison Falls is a must-do activity. Guided hikes will take you on a trail that leads to the summit, offering breathtaking views of the Nile as it plunges down the falls. It’s an exhilarating experience to witness the sheer force and beauty of the falls up close.



With over 450 bird species, Murchison Falls National Park is a paradise for birdwatchers. You can go on birding walks or accompany an experienced birding guide to spot various avian species, including the iconic shoebill, African fish eagles, Goliath herons, and many more.


Chimpanzee Tracking

The Budongo Forest Reserve, located within Murchison Falls National Park, is home to a population of chimpanzees. You can participate in guided chimpanzee tracking excursions, where you have the opportunity to observe these fascinating primates in their natural habitat.


Nature Walks and Forest Exploration

Murchison Falls National Park offers guided nature walks and forest exploration activities, allowing you to discover the park’s rich biodiversity on foot. Accompanied by an experienced guide, you can explore different ecosystems, learn about the flora and fauna, and encounter smaller animals and bird species.

It’s important to note that some activities, such as chimpanzee tracking and hikes to Murchison Falls, may require permits and advance booking. It’s recommended to check with Monumental Expeditions and Safaris for specific details and arrangements.