Murchison Falls NP, part of the Murchison Falls Conservation Area (MFCA), provides an outstanding view of wildlife. In particular, as you walk to the top where the huge force of the Falls is better appreciated, the Victoria Nile splits up the park and boat trips to the spectacled Murchison Falls.
Four of the Big Five can be spotted, but there’s no rhino. Big herds of elephants and buffalo are popular and lions are easily seen. some of the Antelope found in Murchison falls national park comprises Jackson’s hartebeest, the waterbuck, and the Uganda kob. The large herds of Rothschild’s giraffe are a specialty. Chimpanzee and many other primates can be found in the Budongo forest in the south of the Murchison Falls Protected Area.
The scenery in Murchison Falls National park
The park is steeped in the very scenic Victoria Nile. A boat ride takes you to the base of the Murchison Waterfall, where you can see the Nile pressed into a narrow canyon before diving into the Devil’s Cauldron. North of the canal, there is a savannah ecosystem dominated by grassland dotted by Borassus palms. South of the dam, the habitat transitions to the woodland with forest areas.
Weather & Climate in Murchison Falls National park
Murchison Falls has a reliably hot atmosphere, with limited temperature variation due to the equatorial nature of the park. It does though, gets significantly hotter during the comparatively short dry season (December to February). A soft rain is an order of the day in the Rainy season (March to November), with sporadic storms passing in. Temperatures are also influenced by large differences in altitude throughout the park.
Perfect Time for Visiting Murchison Falls National park
Wildlife spotting is the easiest in the dry season (December to February) when animals gather in waterholes and there is no undergrowth to hide in. But wear a full-length hat and plenty of sunscreens to fend off the fiery sunshine. Most people prefer to go hunting for lions, elephants, and other wildlife from June to September when it’s colder and the rain isn’t that bothersome.