Activities while at Pakuba safari Lodge.

Wildlife Game Drives:

Game Drives take a Uganda Wildlife Authority Ranger on board – between our driver-guide and the UWA Ranger there is not much that you will miss on a game drive in Murchison Falls Wildlife Reserve There is nothing like a sunrise or late afternoon game drive with its Rothschild Giraffes, Elephants, Buffaloes, antelopes, lions, leopards, warthogs, Savannah birds and more. Game Drives are about three hours in length – not too long if you are on a family safari with small children.


Nocturnal Game Drives:

This is one of the highlights that is not to be missed. On Nocturnal Game Drives you can see the predators of the night out on the prowl such as Lions, Leopards, Hyenas, and serval cats.

The Nocturnal Game Drive is about two hours in length and it takes place at dusk or after darkness has set in This is something we suggest not to miss. you might have a hard time taking pictures but the pictures and images in your mind.

Spotlights are used for the Night Game Drives in Murchison Falls Park – this way there is not much you can miss.


Nile River Boat Safari:

Another highlight of any safari visit to Murchison Falls National Park is the boat ride up to the falls, you will be seeing hippos frolic in the water (they do not swim but bounce off the bottom of river or lake),

Nile Crocodiles mouths wide open basking along the banks, elephant herds coming to bathe and water, Buffaloes in numbers, various species of antelopes and many water birds, one cannot imagine the scenic shoreline you will see on a boat safari up the River Nile.

On the Murchison Falls Boat Safari up to the falls, you have the choice to disembark at the bottoms of the falls and hike up to the top of the falls or return on the boat downstream for more wildlife viewing.


Murchison Falls – Top of the Falls Hike:

One can take the boat safari up to the falls and disembark at the bottom of the falls. Take the 45-minute hike up to the falls and be refreshed by the mist, feel the ground shake and vibrate under your feet – a most amazing experience.

The waterfall hike is a guided hike and the trail is also part of the famed Baker Trail, named after Samuel and Florence Baker. There is another fall in the distance and that is Uhuru Falls. The Falls hike has become a favorite with visitors to the park.


Birding in Murchison Falls

Birding can be done from a safari vehicle or on a nature walk along the Nile or through one of its forest. The possibilities are endless here and there are numerous spots where with a guide you will make some rewarding discoveries and see why Murchison Falls Park is one of the best birding location.

Murchison Falls Park includes various landscapes such as Savannah, Riverine Forest, the large Budongo Forest, all areas where the avid birder will spot a wide of variety of Bird Species by boat, vehicle or on foot.

Murchison Falls Park is a must visit for birders.  Birders will delight in the wide variety of birds found here – Savanna Birds – Water – Birds and various species of Forest Birds – all in one Park – Murchison Falls Park.