The national park has returned to being Uganda’s finest game viewing area. Its 3840km2 are split by the river, with the game-rich northern side accounting for a third of the land, but 80% of the animals. Healthy populations of Ugandan kob, elephant, giraffe, lion and other plains game make it a great safari destination, which can now be enjoyed by boat, vehicle and even hot-air balloon.
The 45m waterfalls are impressive to see from both top and bottom, with the latter coming at the end of a really enjoyable boat safari along the game and bird filled banks of the River Nile.
One of Africa’s largest Shoebill populations is resident in the swamplands which can be reached by vehicle, or better still by riverboat.
Birding (especially Shoebills)
Boat trips on the Nile
Hikes to the top of the Falls
HOW LONG TO STAY
We’d recommend at least two if not three nights. Clients can use scheduled flights from Entebbe to Murchison which eliminates a 5+ hour road journey, although this can be broken up with a visit to the ziwa Rhino Sanctuary.
WHAT WE SAY
Our most recent trip to Murchison changed our perspective – game numbers have dramatically increased under UWA’s expert control. It’s a fabulous area with sweeping vistas and much to enjoy.
For general info on Murchison Falls, click here.
For accommodation available in Murchison Falls, see the list below, or if you prefer you can jump straight to the Murchison Falls Accommodation Dropbox folder, which contains all the individual resource folders for all accommodation in Murchison Falls.
Murchison Falls offers the following type of experience. For other locations in Uganda offering this experience, please click on the button below.
Birding Primates Game Viewing Lakes & Rivers