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Lake Albert delta in Murchison falls park

Lake Albert delta in Murchison falls park

Lake Albert delta in Murchison falls national park is a stretch of water where the River Nile joins Lake Albert from Lake Kyoga. The Lake Albert delta is a pool of fresh water at the end of Murchison falls national park as water from Lake Kyoga joins lake albert. The Lake Albert delta is located in the western part of Murchison falls national park about 2 hours from Paraa.

Lake Albert delta is a very important area in Murchison falls park famous for being home to numerous bird species. The area is among the best birding sports in Murchison falls national park and tourists always visit this place for birding activities on a boat cruise or during nature walk activities.

The Lake Albert delta is a water catchment area surrounded by different vegetation covers which are homes to a number of bird species, and food for different wild animals that live within the park. Tourists who want to see Lake Albert delta can always take a boat cruise from Paraa ferry terminal which is 32km away or walk if they are staying in the lodges nearby.

The Lake Albert delta in Murchison falls national park is a region of so many attractions within the park and these include animals, birds, and primates. A visit to the area in the morning and evening will give you an opportunity to encounter animals that come to drink water or even graze in the dry season.

The animals at the Lake Albert delta include hippos, and crocodiles which are always in the water, and park animals in the vegetation around the water such as Uganda kobs, elephants, buffaloes, waterbucks, topis, bushbucks, monkeys, and many others. Tourists can see these animals during the day or night hours if they are to camp around the delta because it is allowed as long as you have armed ranger guides to protect you.

Activities to do on the Lake Albert delta in Murchison falls national park

see the Red- throated bee eater in the Albert delta

see the Red- throated bee eater in the Albert delta

Birding: One of the best birding regions in Murchison falls national park is the Nile delta. The Nile delta is a habitat of many bird species among which include the water birds, and the migratory birds. Tourists can always take a boat cruise to this Lake Albert delta or walk to the delta if they are staying in the lodges around the areas.

Birds to watch out for at the Lake Albert delta include the shoebill stork, black billed bustard, marabou stock, grey crowned crane, shoe bill stork, Abyssinian ground hornbills, giant kingfisher, giant heron, long toed plover, osprey, black headed lapwing, red-throated bee eater, blue headed coucal, African jacana, piapiac, white-browed sparrow-weaver, black billed barbet, grey crowned crane, eastern grey plantain-eater, and African fish eagle.

Other bird species to see in the delta in Murchison falls national park include saddle billed stork, pel’s fishing owl, malachite kingfisher, African pied wagtail, African sacred ibis, Egyptian goose, Senegal thick-knee, pink-backed pelican, sandpipers, denham’s bustard, squacco herons, long-toed lapwing, and yellow-fronted tinkerbird among others.

Boat cruise: The boat cruise is another major activity that is done at Lake Albert delta in Murchison falls national park. The bat cruise starts down Paraa dock and goes westwards to Lake Albert delta on a big boat. During the boat cruise, tourists will be able to move for over 3 hours along the River Nile and this time gives them an opportunity to explore the Nile.

The Lake Albert delta boat cruise gives tourists an opportunity to explore the River Nile, go through different vegetation cover, hippos, crocodiles, encounter different monkey species, wild animals on both sides of the river, and water birds such as shoe bill stork, king fishers, grey crowned crane, African jacana, and African fish eagle among others.

Nature walks: Nature walks in Murchison falls national park can be done anywhere depending on what the tourists want to see. One of the places where nature walks can be done in the park are the areas around the delta on the western side of the park. Nature walks are always guided to protect tourists from any danger and getting lost.

During the nature walks around the delta, tourists will be able to see the river Nile drop its waters into Lake Albert while coming from Lake Kyoga. Tourists will also be able to see some of the Virunga volcanoes, several park animals grazing around the delta like elephants, buffaloes, giraffes, and antelopes among others.

During the nature walks, bird lovers will encounter several bird species that live in the riverine vegetation around this region. With a help of a pair of binoculars, tourists will be able to see birds such as shoebill stork, black-headed lapwings, goliath herons, grey crowned cranes, giant kingfisher, and African jacana among others.

Game drives in Murchison falls national park

Game drives in Murchison falls national park

Game drives: Game drives in Murchison falls park reach the Lake Albert delta to enable tourists to encounter as much wildlife as they can. At Lake Albert delta, safari vehicles and tourists step out of the cars and move to the lake to see different attractions. A game drives to the delta comes with opportunities of seeing different animals, primates and most importantly birds.

Best time to be at the Lake Albert delta in Murchison falls national park

Tourists to Murchison falls national park can visit the delta at any time of the year however there are certain months that are better than the rest. The dry season is the best time to visit the delta in Murchison falls national park and this is because there is always little or no rainfall which leaves the water levels very low for the boat cruise, and the animals around the delta trying to drink water and graze.

Tourists can still visit delta in Murchison falls national park in the rainy season of March to May and October to November to see different attractions with n the region. The rainy season is characterized by too much rainfall which increases the water levels hence delaying or postponing the boat cruise on certain days. During the rainy season, tourists won’t see as many park animals as they can because water and food are everywhere in the park.

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