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Murchison Falls National Park

Murchison Falls National Park, part of the greater Murchison Falls Conservation Area, offers excellent wildlife viewing. The Victoria Nile bisects the park and boat trips to the spectacular Murchison Falls are a highlight – especially if you hike to the top where the immense power of the falls is best appreciated.

Wildlife & Animals – Murchison Falls National Park

The park supports four of the Big Five; only rhino is absent. Buffalo and elephant are particularly common. There is a very healthy population of lion that likes to prey on the abundant Uganda kob. Other antelope found here are oribi, Jackson’s hartebeest, defassa waterbuck, grey duiker and bushbuck. The Victoria Nile teems with crocodile and hippo.

Large herds of the localized Rothschild’s giraffe are found in the park and leopard, though far from numerous, is most likely to be seen in the vicinity of Pakuba Lodge. Troops of the rare patas monkey can sometimes be spotted on the grassy plains, and chimpanzee can be tracked in neighboring Budongo Forest.

Best Time for Wildlife Viewing

Murchison Falls National Park can be visited throughout the year, but the best time for wildlife viewing is the Dry season (from December to February) when animals congregate around the Victoria Nile and other reliable water sources.

3-Day Explore the Murchison Falls

This safari takes you to the mighty Murchison Falls. Expect Big Five sighting but the highlight is the boat trip to the base of the falls and a hike (if you like) to the top of the falls. A safari to Murchison Falls offers the opportunity for Big Five sightings in Uganda. Enjoy the roar of the Murchison Falls and depart for your outbound flight in Entebbe.

Activities & Transportation

  • Activities: game drivesnature hikes/walks & boat trip

  • Game drives: pop-up roof 4×4 vehicle & pop-up roof minivan

  • Getting around: pop-up roof 4×4 vehicle, pop-up roof minivan & boat

  • transfer from and back to the airport is included