This morning, you venture into the northern section of the park where most of the larger mammals inhabit, animals such as Elephants, Giraffes, Hippos, Lions, etc. You have a full day to enjoy a morning game drive and an afternoon river cruise in search of the animals and birds that live in the many different habitats that make up this stunning national park. You have the chance to explore the entire national park, especially the Lake Albert delta area, where you search for the many predator species such as Lions and Leopards, and other popular mammals such as Giraffes (Murchison being one of the very few places in Uganda to spot Giraffes in the wild), Elephants, Cape Buffaloes, Hippos, Warthogs, Defassa Waterbuck, Bushbuck, Jacksons Hartebeest, Uganda Kob, etc.
This afternoon, you enjoy a boat trip on the River Nile giving you the opportunity to explore the park from a different perspective. Stirring upstream towards the falls, you search for the animals and birds that inhabit this lush riverine area. You might encounter large schools of Hippos in their hundreds and huge Nile Crocodiles, some of the largest in Africa, basking along the riverbanks. Elephant are frequently observed playing in the water, often within a few metres of the boat. Defassa Waterbuck, Warthog, Bushbuck, and Cape Buffalo frequent this area. Troops of Olive baboons and Black and White Colobus monkeys can make an appearance from the riverine forest.
In sight of the falls, you have the opportunity to depart the boat at the base of the falls to begin a hike to the top of the falls (an approx. 1½hr hike). This is a breath-taking natural spectacle. The Victoria Nile plunges and explodes through a narrow ravine in the escarpment creating a deafening roar, a revitalising mist and an almost permanent rainbow. It is the most powerful single concentration of water in the world (300 cubic meters per second). The walk takes you along a footpath that offers spectacular face-on views not only of Murchison Falls, but also of another large waterfall rarely spoken about.