Murchison Falls National Park Uganda – All You Need to Know Before You Go

Murchison Falls National Park, located in northwestern Uganda, is the country’s largest and oldest national park, covering an area of over 3,840 square kilometers. The park is bisected by the majestic Nile River, and its centerpiece is the breathtaking Murchison Falls, where the Nile is forced through a narrow 7-meter gorge, creating a powerful and mesmerizing cascade. The falls are a spectacular sight and a prime attraction for visitors, offering stunning views and a unique opportunity to witness the force of the Nile up close.

What to Adventure in Murchison Falls National Park?

The Iconic Murchison Falls

Apart from the iconic waterfall, Murchison Falls National Park is renowned for its diverse and abundant wildlife. The park is home to all of Africa’s Big Five – lions, elephants, buffalos, leopards, and rhinoceros (both white and black rhinos). Visitors can embark on thrilling game drives across the savannah landscapes, providing ample opportunities to encounter these majestic creatures along with a variety of other wildlife species, including giraffes, antelopes, and crocodiles.

Bird Watching

The park’s birdlife is equally impressive, making it a haven for birdwatchers. Over 450 bird species have been recorded in Murchison Falls National Park, ranging from the elusive shoebill stork to various species of eagles, herons, and kingfishers. The delta area where the Nile River flows into Lake Albert is particularly rich in bird diversity, creating a paradise for ornithologists and nature enthusiasts.

Murchison Falls National Park

7 Days African Wildlife Safari

Boat Cruise along the Nile

For a unique perspective of the park, visitors can take a boat cruise along the Nile, offering opportunities to spot hippos, crocodiles, and a variety of water birds. The boat trip also allows tourists to appreciate the picturesque landscapes and witness the concentration of wildlife along the riverbanks. Additionally, the park offers the option of trekking in the Budongo Forest, home to chimpanzees and other primates, providing a well-rounded safari experience for nature lovers.

Murchison Falls National Park represents a harmonious blend of captivating landscapes, powerful waterfalls, and diverse wildlife. Its strategic location along the Nile River, combined with the wealth of flora and fauna, makes it a must-visit destination for those seeking an unforgettable safari experience in Uganda.

Uganda Wildlife Safaris to Murchison Falls National Park

5 Days Big 5 Uganda Kidepo Safari

15 Days Uganda Big Five Safari

These 15 Days Uganda Big Five Adventure Safari starts and ends at Entebbe International Airport. Meet eye to eye with the amazing gorillas and chimpanzees

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4 Days Uganda Safari

11 Days Discover Western Uganda Safari

This 11 Days Discover Western Uganda Safari takes you to three of Uganda’s most amazing national parks. You will trek chimpanzees in Kibale Forest National Park.

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Africa Adventure Tours

6 Days Kidepo & Murchison Falls Tour

This 6 Days Kidepo and Murchison Falls Wilderness Tour takes you through rugged and semi-arid terrain with a rewarding experience of beautiful landscapes.

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Pearl of Africa Adventure Tours

5 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari

Prepare yourself for an encounter with one of Bwindi’s Mountain gorillas of the 5 Days Gorilla Safari. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest has mountain gorillas…

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Africa Adventure Tours

7 Days African Wildlife Safari Holiday

Arrive in Entebbe, pick up, and transfer to Murchison Falls National Park to start the 7 Days African Wildlife Safari Holiday. Expect a game drive/safari.

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Africa Adventure Tours

9 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari Tour

This 9 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari Tour includes viewing wildlife species, cultural encounters, and tracking the chimpanzees.

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Africa Adventure Tours

9 Days Primate and Wildlife Safari

This 9 Days Primate and Wildlife Safari Uganda takes you to the misty Bwindi, which is home to more than half the population of the remaining.

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4 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking

12 Days Uganda Affordable Safari

This 12 Days Affordable Uganda Safari Gorilla and Primate Track, “The pearl of Africa” will expose you to significant African safari experiences.

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5 Days Fly In Uganda Safari

11 Days Uganda Safari

On arrival for 11 Days at Uganda Wildlife and Gorilla Trekking Safari, transfer from Kampala in the morning to Entebbe. Drive to Uganda Wildlife.

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