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Best Game Tracks in Murchison Falls National Park

Best Game Tracks

Murchison Falls National Park has some of the best game tracks and it stands as one of Uganda’s most beautiful parks and the largest since its establishment in 1952.

It covers an area of 3,893 per square kilometers (1,503 sq mi) on the shores of Lake Albert.

Additionally, the park further stretches inland Northwest of Uganda.

Therefore, creating Murchison Falls Conservation Area (MFCA) with the 748 square kilometers (289 sq mi).

Bugungu Wildlife Reserve and 720 square kilometers (280 sq mi) Karuma Wildlife Reserve are the surrounding reserves.

Best Game Tracks in Murchison Falls National Park
Safari Vehicle waiting for Rothschild’s giraffes to cross.

John Speke and James Grant were the first Europeans to visit the present day Murchison Falls Conservation Area. They were British explorers.

This was in 1862, its exploration was completed by Samuel and Florence Baker in 1863-1864

Baker later named the falls Murchison Falls after the geologist Roderick Murchison, the then president of the Royal Geographical Society.

Below are the game tracks to consider while in Murchison Falls National Park.

Buligi tracks

These tracks are located in the northern sector of the Murchison Falls National Park top.

They top as the best tracks in the park with several of the park’s game in a savanna grassland.

Its wilderness consists of antelopes, elephants, buffaloes, lions, leopards, hyenas.

Several primates make the game drive a conveniently resourceful here.

Early morning risers stand a chance of spotting the nocturnal animals such asthe lions, leopards and the hyenas.

This is the time they return to their dens from a night hunt.

An evening game drive makes you feel the reality and existence of beautifully attractive game along the tracks.

Albert tracks

The Albert tract also hosts several of the park’s game like the buffaloes, crocodiles, hippos, antelopes and elephants among others.

It is primely located within the Lake Albert delta and Victoria Nile.

This makes it a great spot for sport fishing though a few tourists take part in this beautiful activity.

Victoria tracks

It is also located north of River Nile and Lake Albert Delta.

It offers the visitors a refreshing look of the park and its Aquatic birds, Nile perch and Tiger fish in the Victoria Nile.

Watching birds like Goliath heron, Great Egrets, and African fish eagles and the most looked out for rare shoebill.

Photography and filming are some of the other activities visitors can engage themselves in while in the Northern sector.

Honeymoon tracks

The name derived from a couple who spent their night together here in 1950s on top of the falls in the southern sector.

But these wild animals were said to be shy by 2015 because of the isolation they had experienced.

It should be noted that the honeymoon tracks were neglected for about 20 years which made 80% of the tourism activities take place in the Northern sector.

It was re-opened, the ceremony was presided over by the former Executive Director of the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA), Dr. Andrew Seguya in 2015.

He was accompanied by Murchison Falls Conservation Area Warden for Tourism, Agnes Nakidde, and several lodges are located within this sector including:

  • Sambiya River Lodge
  • Murchison River Lodge
  • Nile Safari Camp
  • Bakers Lodge
  • Kabalega Wilderness Camp
  • Red Chili Camp
  • Budongo Eco-Lodge.

Accommodation wise, the park has sleeping facilities ranging from luxury, midrange to budget therefore catering for all the visitors who spend their nights in the park.

Check out our 2 days Murchison Falls National Park Itinerary and 3 days Murchison Falls National Park Itinerary here


Willaim Wright

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