How to organise a fly-in safari to Murchison falls? – Big five safaris
Great Adventure Safaris – organise a fly-in safari to Murchison Falls National Park which is one of the adventurous tourist destinations in Uganda the Pearl of Africa. The National Park is located in the North-Western part of Uganda and it is endowed with several attractions including 76 mammal species with 4 members of the Big Five.
Other species include bushbucks, Uganda kob, waterbucks, and warthogs, giraffes, Jackson’s hartebeest, hyenas and many more. Along the shores of the River Nile and within the waters you will see lots of hippos and crocodiles among other creatures. There are also several primates in Murchison Falls National Park including the baboons and several monkey species.
This National Park is also a home to many bird species including the rare Shoebill stork. Murchison Falls National Park was named after the mighty waterfalls which are formerly and locally known as Kabalega falls. It is as well the biggest National Park in the country covering a total area of 3840 square kilometres.
Murchison Falls National Park Airfields
Murchison Falls National Park has got three main Airstrips where you can land while on your safari to this National Park. The Airstrips include: Pakuba Airfield which is in the Northern part of the Park and greatly recommended when you stay in the North of the Park, Chobe Airstrip which is mostly used by luxurious visitors who would like to stay at Chobe Safari Lodge and the third Airstrip is Bugungu which is very accessible for people staying in the Southern part of Murchison Falls National Park.
Flights to Murchison Falls National Park can depart from Entebbe International Airport and Kajjansi Airfield. You can as well fly-in from other Airstrips around the country and connect to this awesome National Park. Great Adventure Safaris can tailor for you domestic flights to every National Park while on your safari to see the Mountain Gorillas, Chimpanzees, Wildlife viewing, Mountain hiking and cultural experiences.
Aerolink is the leading flight company that operates daily flights from Entebbe International Airport to Murchison Falls National Park as well as connecting to other National Parks and major destinations in Uganda. They operate morning and afternoon flights to all Airstrips in the National Park and Aerolink can take up to eleven passengers at one go.
The other Air companies are Eagle Air and Fly Uganda that operates from Kajjansi Airfield to Murchison Falls National Park. These companies can as well operate scheduled and charter flights. For a great adventure, our professional, experience and trained English speaking driver guides will be waiting for you upon arrival at either Airstrip for all the transfers and activities in the National Park. Great Adventure Safaris only uses 4×4 safari vehicles for your comfortability and memorable safari experience.
What to do on a Fly-in Safari to Murchison Falls National Park?
Fly-in Safari to Murchison Falls National Park is one of the most adventurous destinations while in Uganda. There is a lot to do and see here starting when you are on your flight with a beautiful scenery views of Northern Uganda. The major activities include:
Game Viewing in Murchison Falls National Park
This National Park is a home to different wildlife species which include: 76 mammal species, 450 bird species, animals such as Buffaloes, Elephants, Jackson’s hartebeests, different species of Antelopes, Lions, Leopards, Uganda kobs, Bushbucks, Warthogs, Giraffes and Hyenas and many more. They are widely spread all over the Savannah grasslands grazing or hunting for pray.
This makes the National Park’s landscape so amazing for Wildlife viewing on your game safari. The game safari can start early in the morning for chances of cats till evening, the game drives can be done at any time of the day and they are normally done in the Northern part of the park where the trails are as well as following the Victoria, Albert and Buligi tracks. All our safari vehicles while on game safari have pop-up roof that allows you to view clearly, even in a distance and also great photograph. The driver-guide will help you in identifying the animals and bird species as you drive on a slow pace.
Boat Safaris to the bottom of the falls
A boat safari on the Nile to the bottom of the falls is such a great experience. You will have a chance of seeing the Hippos in the water and on the shores, Crocodiles, Bird species and other wildlife on the shores of the River as they drink water or even rest and other aquatic animals. Normally on boat safaris you will join other visitors and the guide will help you spot and identify the animals as you take pictures record videos.
The view of the falls while at the bottom is breath-taking and hearing the roars of the falls as well, and it takes 2-3 hours though you can opt to pay more for extra hours. There are two sessions one in the morning and in the afternoon and you can opt for your best choice. Contact Great Adventure Safaris on email to customise your flying safari to Murchison Falls National Park.
Hot Air Balloon Experience
This most exciting and memorable experience is a not miss activity on your fly-in safari to Murchison Falls National Park. You will be able to view the wildlife, the vegetation and the scenic beauty of the National Park. The Balloon operating in Murchison Falls National Park is an ultra-magic type M-160 manufactured in Spain and registered with Civil Aviation Authority under registration mark 5XJBH.
The Hot Air Balloon has an airworthiness certificate and is serviced after every flight and regularly maintained by a certified specialised hot air balloon Engineer as per manufacturer’s regulations and is inspected by the Uganda Civil Aviation Authority on a regular basis. The pilots operating the balloon are licenced by Egyptian and Uganda Civil Aviation Authority and have experience of 1000+hours of flying. You will have a great adventure safari experience when in this Hot Air Balloon.
.Hike to the Top of the falls
Hiking to the Top of the falls is among the top activities on your day to do list. You will take a boat safari to the start of the trail for the hike to the Top of the falls which can take you about 1 hour walk. You will be able to see the amazing falls from a great view point and take clear pictures of Murchison Falls as well as the Uhuru Falls. Contact Great Adventure Safaris to organise fly-in safari to Murchison Falls National Park with a handoff of amazing safari activities.
Chimpanzee Tracking in Murchison Falls National Park
Chimpanzee tracking and Chimpanzee habituation is among the main activities done in this National Park. This is done in Budongo Forest Reserve which is within the Park. The Chimpanzee tracking can be done in the morning or in the afternoon and we can book you the Chimpanzee permits and organise this trek for you. To participate in all mentioned activities, you will need more time to spend in this Park and have a great memorable experience. Contact Great Adventure Safaris and we share all the details and we tailor this for you as per your interests.
Bird Watching Adventure
Murchison Falls National Park is among the best places for bird spotting with over 450 bird species which include: Albertine rift endemic bird species, and Savannah bird species. Viewing birds in the scenic landscape, River Nile Swamps and amazing wildlife of Murchison Falls National Park is among the most interesting experience while on a fly-in safari in Uganda. Some of the bird species include: Shoebill stork, Grey-crowned crane, Giant Kingfisher, Giant Heron, Abyssinian Ground Hornbills, and Secretary Bird among others.
Where to stay on your fly-in safari to Murchison Falls National Park?
Murchison Falls National Park has a variety of accommodation choices where you can stay while on your fly-in safari to Murchison Falls National Park. The Lodges range from high Market Luxurious to Budget Lodges. It is always advised to choose lodges depending on the Airstrip you are fly-in to for easy accessibility. The top luxurious lodges include: Chobe Safari Lodge, Nile Safari Lodge and Bakers Lodge. Kabagala Wilderness Camp, Paraa Safari Lodge, Murchison River Lodge and Pakuba Safari Lodge are among the mid-range lodges. Red Chilli Hideaway and many others are the Budget lodges. Contact Great Adventure safaris about the lodge of your choice and we tailor make you an itinerary that fit your time, interest, budget and interests.
Reduce the drive time as you organise a fly-in safari to Murchison Falls National Park. You can choose to travel by road on your return journey and take a chance to trek the Rhinos in the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary on your way back to Kampala or Entebbe. Contact Great Adventure Safaris by email to book your flight and all the activities and services as per your planned safari.