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Best African National Parks

Best African National Parks

Best African National Parks, the hidden treasure of Africa National parks with a variety of unique habitats and lots of wonderful African birds make a visit to Best African National Parks a must-see for every birder. the birding experience here is greatly enhanced by the abundant African wildlife and scenic landscape, not least the spectacular of African falls for which the park is named Uganda largest and the most visited national park endured greatly at the hands of poachers and hungry soldiers during the late 1970s and 1980s, but not anymore.

7 facts about African National Park – Murchison Falls National Park

Currently it prides itself in it attractions. its vegetation has been benefited greatly from reduced grazing pressure and populations of small mammals and birds are healthier than ever.

Why Murchison Falls National Park is the Best African National Parks

African Birding

Wildlife viewing

Top of the falls

Boat cruise / launch trip

Sundowner/sport fishing

Hiking the top of the waterfalls

Chimpanzee tracking

The park headquarter are situated at Paraa on the southern bank of the Victoria Nile. a stroll through the dry thorn scrub between the Red chili Rest Camp and the ferry crossing should produce blue naped mousebird, spotted morning thrush, silver bird buff bellied warbler, black-headed basis, black gonolek, chestnut vitelline masked weaver, crowned sparrow weaver and green-winged pytilia. this is probably the most reliable site in Uganda for the localized white dumped seedeater.

How to get to the National Park and accommodation

the park can be accessed both on-air and road, by road it can take about 5 hours drive from Kampala capital city of Uganda. 305 Km by road via Kachumbanyobo gate. the park has two airfields within the park, Bugungu gate airfield is just located on the southern sector of the park and Pakuba airfield are on the northern bank of the Victoria Nile.


Paraa Safari Lodge and Chobe Safari Lodge, are top of the end accommodation facilities, Nile Safari Lodge has a luxury tented camp. the lodge can arrange a short boat trip to see the shoebill.

Sambiya River Lodge, is situated 15Km from the top of the waterfalls just off the Masindi Paraa road. it offers 20 thatched cottages within the heart of the park and situated on the southern bank of the park.

Red Chilli Rest Camp, Budget accommodation some with ensuite shower others with shared hot baths, there is some traditionally built hut with bedding and mosquitoes nets provided a tented camp and a camping ground. they have a canteen that serves basic meals and cold drinks.

Murchison River Lodge is situated on the southern bank of the River Nile overlooking the northern largest national park, Murchison Falls National Park. From the vantage point of the lodge bar and restaurant you are treated to panoramic views of the park and the infamous River Nile as it flows downstream between papyrus islands and pods of hippos.

Murchison River Lodge encourages gentle engagement with nature without compromising on comfort – something we sought from the very beginning. Highlights of the lodge include budget and mid-range accommodation options, attentive staff, swimming pool, pool lounge, home-made meals, wifi area, nature walk, well-stocked bar, and play areas for children.

Sustainable conservation combined with the empowerment of the Mubaku community is something Murchison River Lodge has, in recent years, spent time focusing on. We offer staff training programs at Mubaku Bright Future Nursery and Primary School host a women’s group, work closely with the Ugandan Wildlife Authority and the Mubaku Community Conservation organization. Never has it been more important to be aware of our impact on the world than now.

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