Murchison Falls National Park is also known as the Kabarega National Park. This park is known for its very powerful waterfall that emits a volume of over 300 cubic meters per second and very powerful pressure that trembles the surrounding.
The Park was gazetted in 1927 and is the largest park in Uganda. Murchison covers an area of ,840 square kilometers (1,483 square miles). It is rich in wildlife.
Murchison Falls National Park, Bugungu and Karuma Falls Wildlife Reserves combined make up Murchison Falls Conservation Area (MFCA).
This lovely park is located in northern-west Uganda close to Lake Albert and is crossed by River Nile. Murchison Falls were named so by Sir Samuel Baker who was among the first explorers to visit Africa.
All the 'Big Five' that is, the buffalo, the leopard, the lion and the elephant are found here except the rhino. 75% of the existing population of the endangered Rothschild giraffes in the world are found in Muchison Falls National Park.
The population of Uganda Kobs has doubled. There are several primate species living in Rabongo Forest and Budongo Forest among them over 610 chimpanzees. It is one of the most affordable places to track chimpanzees.
In addition, there are over 451 bird species, making it very attractive to bird watchers. There are hundreds of bird species including the incredible shoebill which weighs 6 kilograms, is 5 feet tall with a 20centimeter bill, the largest among birds.
The main attraction of the park from which it draws its name, is Murchison Falls. Large volumes of water gush through a seven-meter wide crevasse known as Devil’s Cauldron to plug 45 meters below. The fall is thunderous and the splashing mist creates a cloud of fog hovering over the falls forming a beautiful rainbow.
Visitors to Murchison Falls are allowed to do walking safaris unlike other parks and reserves in Africa. Enjoy a leisurely boat cruise to the falls as you do game viewing floating on River Nile.
Explore Murchison Falls National Park on one of our itineraries. It is easy to combine with other Uganda destinations like Queen Elizabeth National Park or go gorilla trekking at the legendary Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Talk to us to get the best combinations.
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Highly recommended! Joseph created a fantastic, customized tour for my family. He listened to our many criteria and put together a wonderful package. He was always available and very responsive. Since we were on a safari that utilized flights within Kenya, there was no opportunity to enjoy Joseph's company (as others have commented). However, he made it a point to come to the airport at the start of our adventure and make sure we were all set. This was a small gesture that epitomized his character (I don't think this would have happened with a large tour provider). March 2023
This was our first safari and such an unforgettable experience. Communication with Joseph, the tour operator, was quick and easy. The proposed itinerary he provided was informative and we were able to easily modify it before finalizing everything. We enjoyed all the places we stayed at and there was something unique about each one. The game drives were just wow (super sawa sawa!). The tour guides/drivers (John in Kenya and Rajam in Tanzania) put in a lot of effort in finding the animals at the top of our list (leopard, rhino, calves, as well as a cheetah hunt and the most awesome selfie with an elephant). Each game drive was unique. There were so many encounters that left us awestruck—we’re still ooh ahhh-ing over our pictures and processing everything we experienced. Joseph was with us for the whole trip; he was quite knowledgeable about birds, which was a bonus. He also assisted with logistics (providing documents quickly for visas needed prior to arrival, getting us through border crossings, and arranging dinner reservations at a restaurant we wanted to go to prior to taking us to the airport). This was one of the best experiences we’ve ever had and we have White Plains Safaris to thank for that. They are reliable, prompt, friendly, and well worth the money. February 2023
Our experience with White Plains Safaris and Joseph was amazing! The service was impeccable since the very beginning: during the reservation process, Joseph was extremely helpful, flexible and very honest. After booking, he supported us in any way he could, including paying for our Visas as we had some issues doing that online by ourselves! He was also very helpful in creating the itinerary, which proved to be amazing as it offered great game drives and diversity of landscape. Things kept being perfect throughout our trip; the accommodations he had reserved were very nice and always positioned perfectly, to avoid extra driving. During the game drives he was very accommodating and always asking for our feedback to make sure we had the best time. He brought us in amazing spots thanks to his unstoppable Land Cruiser and we got to see many animals including 3 leopards from very close! We also enjoyed his company very much and he was always able to answer our questions and providing interesting insights on the animals, the parks and Kenya in general. We always felt safe and well taken care of, so I would (and will) strongly recommend Joseph and White Plains to anyone looking for a good time in Kenya and Tanzania. January 2023
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