Murchison Falls National Park

Murchison Falls National Park

Visit Murchison Falls National Park

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.

Best Time to Visit

This is an all year-round destination. However, the dry season, December to

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  • Boat Cruise: A 2-hour trip that begins at Paraa and offers an opportunity to see
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The park supports four of the Big Five; only rhino are absent. Buffalo and

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How to get there

Murchison Falls NP is located 305km/190mi north of Kampala. The

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