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Flights to Murchison falls national park

Flights to Murchison falls national park : Are you intending to this park and you would want to fly on your safari? Yes! It is very possible

Flights to Murchison falls national park

Flights to Murchison falls national park: Are you intending to visit Murchison falls national park and you would want to fly on your safari? It is very possible to access this national park by using air transport as different airline companies organize flights to this famous national park. The national park is home to the famous Murchison falls, over 76 mammals, 13 primate species, and 460 bird species.

Murchison falls national park situated in the northwestern part of Uganda is one of the protected areas which can be accessed using air transport. There are three airstrips in Murchison falls national park that travelers who want to fly to the park can use. These include Pakuba airstrip and Chobe airstrip in the southern sector of the park as well as Bugugu airstrip in the southern side of the park.

Flights to Murchison falls national park

Flights to Murchison falls national park are done by different airline companies within the country among which include Bar Aviation Uganda, Fly Uganda, and Aerolink Uganda. They do have flights to different national parks within the country including Murchison falls national park. Flights to Murchison falls national park are done once a day from Entebbe international airport pr Kajjansi airstrip to Pakuba/Bugugu/Chobe airstrip.

The flights start at 1200 from Entebbe international airport or Kajjansi airstrip and land at 1300 at Pakuba/Chobe/Bugugu airstrip. These flights take only 1 hour to get to Murchison falls national park which is less compared to road transport which takes 4-6 hours. On landing on these airstrips, the driver guide will be ready to welcome you and take you to your booked accommodation.

Booking flights to Murchison falls national park

Travelers that would love to travel by air transport to Murchison falls national park need to inform their tour operators to make early booking for their flights. This is because one must book their seats to be assured of a flight to the park on the day of the safari. Booking a flight to Murchison falls national park with a tour operator is cheaper because these people are given rates.

Booking  flights to Murchison falls national park, you will need to contact the airline company or a local tour operator with the dates of the month and year you want to visit the park and they will check for the availability of the seats. Once the seats are available, you will be contacted via email to pay or book your seats using the different banking details that will be shared. Once you are done sending money and the proof of payment, your seat shall be booked and you will be able to fly to the park.

Best time to fly and visit Murchison falls national park

Are you wondering what could be the best time to fly to Murchison falls Murchison falls national park? Well, travelers can fly and visit Murchison falls national park at any time of the year however there are months that are better than the rest. The dry months from June to September and December to February is the best time to fly and visit Murchison falls national park because they are characterized by little or no rainfall which favors flights to the park, the vegetation inside the park is short and thin with good views of the animals, the game trucks are dry and passable and the roads connecting to the lodges from the airstrip are in good conditions.

Travelers can still fly to Murchison falls national park in the rainy season of March to May and October to November because the park is always open. Those who will visit Murchison falls national park in the rainy season will enjoy huge discounts on accommodation facilities. The rainy season is however characterized by too much rainfall that can delay flights when the rain is too much, the vegetation in the park is very tall with unclear views of the animals, and the roads from the airstrip to the lodge are in poor conditions.

Where to stay on a flying safari to Murchison falls national park

Murchison falls national park is one of the protected areas with enough accommodation facilities for its travelers. The accommodations with in Murchison falls national park range from budget to mid-range to luxury options and therefore where to stay depends on a traveler’s budget. Accommodation includes Paraa Safari Lodge, Nile Safari Lodge, Baker’s Lodge, Murchison River Lodge, and Budongo Eco Lodge among others.

Activities to do on a flying safari to Murchison falls national park

Game drives: his is a major activity done in Murchison falls national park and therefore tourists on a flying safari to this park don’t have to miss it out. The national park has over 13 primates, 76 mammals species, and 460 bird species and it’s believed that tourists can spot most of these by taking a game drive.

Game drive activities in Murchison falls park are done in the northern sector of the park and gives tourists an opportunity to see animals such as waterbucks, bushbucks, warthogs, lions, elephants, topis, oribis, duikers, leopards, buffaloes, hyenas, hippos, baboons, monkeys, several bird species, and the famous River Nile.

Boat cruise: Travelers on a flying safari to Murchison falls national park can be part of the boat cruise which is done on the River Nile. The boat cruise can either take you to the Victoria Nile delta or to the bottom of the falls where you will see the Murchison falls. During the boat cruise, one will be able to see different water animals such as hippos and crocodiles, fish and then park animals along the sores grazing or drinking water, especially in the dry season.

Chimpanzee trekking: Chimpanzee trekking is one of the most interesting activities that can be done by travelers who fly to Murchison falls national park. Done in Budongo forest a home to over 700 chimpanzees, chimpanzee trekking enables travelers to be around these apes for 1 hour and this gives them an opportunity to learn about their habits, take photos and watch them do daily activities.

Sport fishing : Are you a good angler planning to visit Murchison falls national park? Well you can be part of sport fishing done on River Nile inside Murchison falls national park. The sport fishing activity is done on catch and release method where participants get to catch fish such as Nile perch, tilapia, and catfish among others.

Birding: Fly to Murchison falls national park and be part of the birding activities where you get to see over 460 bord species that have been recorded in the park. Birding activities are guided inside this park and they are done in different areas which are believed to have a high concentration of birds.

On a birding exercise in Murchison falls national park, one will be able to encounter birds such as shoe bill stork, rock pratincole, striated herons, standard-winged nightjar, yellow-billed oxpecker, denham’s bustard, giant kingfisher, grey crowned crane, African quail finch, Senegal thick-knee, white-bellied night heron, African shrike flycatcher, and northern red bishop among others.

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