Murchison Falls National Park

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Day 1- Arrival at Entebbe

Arrival at Entebbe airport and met by our tour guide.

Day 2- Kampala to Murchison Falls National Park (4-5hrs)

An early morning pick-up from your overnight accommodation in Kampala and proceed to Murchison falls National Park, in the North Western part of Uganda, with a stop over at the Ziwa Rhino Santuary. You will cross the ferry to Paara, at the top of the falls where you will be able to see the River Nile.

Day 3- Murchison Falls

After an early morning breakfast, you will head for a game drive to the plains on the northern bank of the river Nile where you have chances of viewing Lions, Giraffe, Buffalo and Elephant as well as several antelope species. In the afternoon, go for a boat trip to the foot of Murchison Falls or down river to the delta where the Nile empties into Lake Albert. You may see huge Nile Crocodiles, big Pods of Hippos and other wildlife like different bird species like Shoebill Stork, Red Fronted Bee Eater, Blue Manted Coucal and the Silverbird.

Day 4- Chimpanzee trekking at Kaniyo Pabidi

Early morning breakfast, and then proceed to Budongo forest for a half day Primate walk at Kaniyo Pabidi. During the walk, you may see the Chimpanzee which is the main attraction here, Black and white Colobus monkey; Red tailed monkey, Baboons, Grey cheeked mangabeys. You will also be able to see different bird species in the forest and also enjoy the good green scenery of the forest. After head to Masindi for lunch and later transfer to Kampala.


Welcome to Murchison National Park information. This information will greatly assist you in your preparations to Murchison visit Murchison Falls, finding where to stay, safari companies, map, getting there and so much more. Murchison Falls Conservation Area ( MFCA ) comprises of Murchison Falls National Park, Bugungu and Karuma Falls Wildlife Reserves. This is where the Nile explodes through a narrow gorge and cascades down to become a placid river whose banks are thronged with hippos and crocodiles, waterbucks and buffaloes. The vegetation is characterized by savannah, riverine forest and woodland. Wildlife includes lions, leopards, elephants, giraffes, hartebeests, oribis, Uganda kobs, chimpanzees, and many bird species

About Murchison Falls

Climate when to go History about the park, area, flora and fauna, attractions and information from Uganda Wildlife Authority

Paraa safari tour

‘Paraa’ a word from the local Luo language means ‘the place of hippos’ , and is among the most prominent attractions within the park as it supports the largest concentration of wildlife in the entire park. Furthermore the remarkable Murchison Falls have the great diversity of not only wild animals but birds as well. See lions, buffaloes, leopards and elephants, in addition to giraffes, Uganda Kobs, Hartebeest, antelopes, crocodiles, oribis plus many others.

Budongo chimpanzee safari

This is the biggest Mahogany forest found in the whole of East Africa as well as habitat to the largest number of chimpanzees throughout Uganda. The major tourist sites within this forest are: the Kaniyo Pabidi Ecotourism site, Busingiro Ecotourism site and Kaniyo Pabidi Ecotourism site which are located at boundaries to Murchison Falls National Park and dominated by Mahogany and Iron-wood trees.

Karuma Falls

These roaring waterfalls found on the beautiful Victoria Nile are among the most impressive and leading tourist attractions in Uganda. Locally called the Karuma Falls, the name was derived from a notion that Karuma, a great spirit, positioned the stones which break the waters of the river.

The Nile Cruise in Uganda

The Murchison has a magnificent view once on a Nile cruise, it enable you to see nature its natural setting and the animals resting on theshores of the lake. The boat has a fixed time and that is 09.00 and 14.00 everyday. It’s a three hours ride around the lake. Besides thecruise, there is another boat trip that you will take you around from Paraa to Papyrus delta to up to Lake Albert. It’s a 4-5 hours. Rabongo and Kaniyo Pabidi

Birdwatching safaris Uganda

Kaniyo Pabidi forest covers an area of about 8km within the heart of Kichumbanyobo gate. Its offers all visitors the chance to track the chimpanzee as well as other primates that are discovered in mahogany trees. It’s a habitant for so many bird species for example Ituri batis,white thitghed hornbill along with yellow-footed flycatcher. Some tourists love Uganda safari nature walks and Rabongo forest offers the best.

The Murchison Falls, also referred to as the Kabarega Falls, is a waterfall found on the course of the great Nile. It actually breaks the stunning Victoria Nile, that flows across Uganda’s northern region from the vast Lake Victoria to the deep Lake Kyoga and continuing to the northern tip of Lake Albert within the western arm of the great East African Rift. right on the peak of the Murchison Falls, the waters of the Nile force their way through a small slit within the rocks, which is just 7 meters or 23 feet wide, and topples to 43 meters or 141 feet below with a thunderous roar forming a residual water stray that forms a beautiful rainbow; the view is very breathtaking! From here it then continues its westward into the stunning Lake Albert.

The Lake Victoria outlet sends about 300 cubic meters per second or 11,000 ft³/s of water to these falls and all this volumes squeezed through this gorge that is actually less than 10 meters or 30 feet wide. These waterfalls are located within the Murchison National park which was actually named after these eye- catching waterfalls. The park is located in the northern region of the Albertine Rift Valley. This is the area where the huge Bunyoro escarpment joins together into the vast Acholi plains. The park is recognized as one of the best National parks in Uganda and as well it is well visited. When you visit Uganda, MFNP is a must go for Uganda safaris. In 1926, the park was a game reserve established to shelter the savannah grassland which was pointed out by Winston Church chill in the year 1907 as the grand Kew Gardens together with the wildlife combined on and confined land.

Murchison Falls National Park Gallery