Murchison Falls National Park in Uganda

Murchison Falls National Park is Uganda’s largest National Park. The park is bisected by the Nile and its landscape varies from dense rainforest on the hills in the South-West, to undulating savannah in the North-West. The forest shelters many primate species, including Chimpanzees, while the river attracts various antelopes, buffalo, giraffe and elephant. Rhino are being re introduced.

The world-famous Murchison Falls are a must for any visitor to Uganda. The view from the top is very impressive, here the Nile forces its way through a seven-meter gap in the rocks and tumbles 40 meters down. A path leads from the parking above the falls all the way to the bottom and offers spectacular views of the foaming waters rushing into the gorge, with a deafening roar. Beyond the Falls the pacified river winds its way towards Lake Albert.

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WHY VISIT Murchison Falls National Park

  • Excellent year round game viewing on land and water
  • See the rare Whale Headed Stork
  • Very scenic park
  • Good variety of activities on offer

ACCOMMODATION IN Murchison Falls National Park

There is world class accommodation here in all categories, your choice of hotel, lodge or camp will depend on whether you are after a romantic stay or something more family orientated. Our consultants can guide you on the best options for your budget and aspirations.


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SAMPLE TOURS

There are currently no pre-designed tours visiting Murchison Falls National Park. Please note that we display these more for ideas and work closely with our clients to create tailor made safari holidays. Please call our expert consultants who will be happy to create something unique to your interests.



PLACES TO GO IN Murchison Falls National Park

The prime area for game-viewing is the peninsula between the Victoria and the Albert Niles, known as the Buligi Circuit. The concentration of animals is highest in this area, and the lush patches of forest along the waterways. The borassus palms, dotting the ridges and valleys in-between, add to the attraction of the park\'s landscape.

The Murchison Falls themselves are also a huge attraction for guests coming to Murchison Falls national park and should not be missed



WHEN IS THE BEST TIME OF YEAR TO GO?

The park is open year round and can be visited at any time.

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DRY SEASON

The best time to visit Murchison Falls is during the dry season from December to late February and from June to September. Wildlife sightings are generally improved as the animals become reliant on the permanent sources of water.

January to March is the best time for those who are keen birders to visit, with plenty of bird activity and fewer tourists.

green SEASON

The rains begin in March, with an increase in rainfall seen in April and May.   Temperatures remain warm with an average of 30oC.

August sees the start of the wetter months with a rainfall peak in October. It’s worth noting that the rain is often sporadic although heavy storms can be expected.

SHOULDER SEASON

Uganda only really experiences two types of weather conditions with the rainy season and the dry season.



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