Murchison Falls National park is situated in the northern part of Albertine Rift Valley, place where the massive Bunyoro escarpment amalgamate into the enormous plains of Acholi land. It is well known to be one of Uganda’s ancient conservation areas. In 1926, it was known as a game reserve set up to protect the savannah grassland that was talked about by Winston Churchill in 1907 as the great Kew Gardens along with the wildlife blended on a restricted land .
The park is acknowledged for receiving prominent international visitors. Winston Churchill is a great man who is accredited for having done activities such as boat cruise, hiking as well as cycling along the Nile corridor of the falls. Later on, he was followed by his predecessor who is believed to have spent a lot of money around US$1.8m on his hunting safari in Uganda.
In 1951, a movie was shot with background scenery of the Murchison falls that was Humphrey Bogart in John Huston’s prominent movie. Another movie was the African Queen which was shot on the vicinity of the Murchison Nile along with Lake Albert. Other vital visitors include the Prince of Wales, Edward VII in 1930, Queen Mother in 1959 and the British royals
In 1954, Ernest Hemingway also visited the park. The aim of his visit was to enjoy the adventure waterfalls although his plane got a problem on his way to venture the beautiful scenery of the Park. Hemingway and the wife survived and were taken to Butiaba hospital for some treatment.
The park covers an area of about 3,893km2 and its known to be one of Uganda’s well protected area. This area is an addition to Murchison falls thus covering an area of about 5,072km2 including Bugungu as well as Karuma wildlife reserves.
The Albert Nile corridor is on the low plains of about 612m at delta point. The temperatures tend to be hot with a maximum of 29 degrees Celsius and the affected months are December,mid February, June as well as July. The rainy season is between April and November.
Besides the wildlife safari in the northern part of the park where game such as lion, giraffes, elephants, buffalos, bushbucks among others are seen roaming in the vast savannah, Murchison Falls National Park also covers a big part of Budongo Forest which is a hub for various primates. Chimpanzee tracking, which is one of the most exciting primate tracking adventure after gorilla tour is done here in Budongo Forest.
Murchison Falls National park, formely known as Kabalega National parkderives the name from Murchison Falls, which is a 7 meter Canyon where the mighty Nile river forces itself from this narrow gorge powering down with a thunderous roar. These falls are the most powerful falls in the world and are amazing to watch and take video shoots.
The Delta area which form part of Murchison Falls national park is the best place to see the rare shoebill stock. A boat cruise to the Delta area where the shoe bill is sighted offers great opportunity to see game as hippos, crocodiles, lots of bird species among others.
Murchison Falls National Park was formerly full of Rhinos but were depleted in 1970’s due to bad governance. The Rhinos have now since been bled and conserved in Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary pending reinstating in Murchison Falls National park. A visit to this park offers an opportunity to pass by Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary to see the Rhinos in their natural environment.
There are different cultural set ups around the park and cultural walks to these unique cultures always offer insight into the different cultures in Uganda.
Murchison Falls National park is thus, the most inclusive park which offers best of wildlife safari in Uganda which can be combined in three days.
For our safaris contact us;
For ready safaris. Check through
3 Days Gorilla tracking in Southwest Uganda. Meet and greet mountain gorillas in their natural environment, the stunning afromontane forest of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. [jgm-preview-badge]
Discover the rich biodiversity of Uganda in Queen Elizabeth National Game Park. This Safari whisks you to this Site for the most immersive safari experience
Enjoy a wonderful safari to Uganda's largest game park and see the most powerful falls in the world. Experience four of the Big Five: lions, elephants, leopards, and Cape buffalos, and a boat trip on the Nile. Rhino sanctuary option available
Glimpsing Uganda’s famous wildlife can be tricky for time-limited travelers in the capital. Optimize your time on 2-day tour to Lake Mburo National Park, with round-trip transportation from your Kampala hotel ensuring seamless transfer.
This combined 5 Days Uganda Primates & Wildlife Safari will offer you the best sightings of several mammals including the tree-climbing lions, primates including gorillas, birds such as shoebills, reptiles like lizards, butterflies, and plenty of savanna grassland and tropical forest.
This luxury 3 days Kidepo safari will let you have a glimpse of one of finest Uganda’s national park. Kidepo Valley National Park harbors a lot of wildlife that can’t be found elsewhere in Uganda making it one of the best places for wildlife viewing in the country. This national park is still virgin and has a lot to offer to tourists. See itinerary below
The 9 Days Rwenzori Mountain Climbing Trip in Uganda is a full package mountaineering adventure tour, hiking to all the thrilling peaks of the Rwenzoris. The Rwenzori Mountains, previously called the Rwenzori Range and sometimes the Mountains of the Moon
The 7 Days Culture Safari in Uganda with Gorilla trekking commences in Kampala and can end in Kigali or Kampala depending on the traveller’s preference. The 7 days of Culture feature a blend of wildlife and gorillas.
This 10 days Uganda Gorillas safari, Chimpanzee trekking & wildlife safari offers Gorilla trekking, Chimpanzees tracking and wild life game drives coupled with amazing game scenery- the highlight of an African safari in Uganda.
A Day Trip To Source of Nile and Itanda falls is one of the shortest Uganda Safaris tours that a traveler can engage in as they decide to explore the Nile in the Pearl of Africa.