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6 Top Reasons Why You Should Visit Murchison Falls Park

6 Top Reasons Why You Should Visit Murchison Falls Park

Famously known as the oldest and largest reserve area in Uganda is Murchison falls national park. The safari park is a popular home to the magical Murchison waterfall- one of the most beautiful falls here in the Pearl of Africa. It is one of the most-visited safari destinations due to a number of fascinating facts including the natural wonders worthy to experience on a Uganda Safari. Here below, we provide you the 6 reasons why you should safari Murchison falls national park this season;

Experience the Might Murchison waterfalls.

This is one of the fascinating natural wonders situated in Murchison falls national park, it is famously known as one of the most charming waterfalls in Uganda that is formed as a result of the Nile River forcing its way through a narrow gorge of about 6-7 meters wide featuring big rocks which have given the waterfall an eye-catching appearance. Maybe you have heard or experienced the Niagara falls in Zimbabwe or the Victoria falls in Zambia and concluded how powerful they are, in the Pearl of Africa, we present you the magical Murchison waterfall, on visiting these falls groove on the thunderous roar making sound made the waters of the Nile as its forcefully squeezes itself through a the gorge. Many travelers love to visit Murchison falls national park just to witness the magic of this magnificent water on their Uganda safari.


Sights Of The Big 4

Being the largest and oldest conservation area, Murchison falls national park hosts a diversity of impressive wildlife including the big 4 animals like lions, leopards, buffaloes, Elephants plus other species. It is the perfect place to see a good number of Rothchild giraffes though other stunning wildlife includes; the antelopes, warthogs, hippos, Nile crocodiles, waterbucks, oribis among others. To tour to Murchison falls national park definitely guarantees you a unique wildlife experience.


 Close to the Rhino Sanctuary

To make your big five tour complete in Murchison falls national park, then don’t miss out to take a visit to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary- the only places you will see Rhinos in the wild, this rhino ranch is strategically located in Nakasongola on your way to the park from Kampala. You can tour the places either enroute from the park or when coming back thus this is one of the top reasons why you need to visit Murchison falls national park so that you can delight in this double wildlife experience.


Explore the Word’s longest River Nile.

Besides experiencing the powerful Murchison waterfalls, Murchison falls national park is divided into two sections by the world’s longest River – the Nile River, a safari to this park offers a chance to enjoy an awesome boat cruise on the Nile River and this is another way to explore the beauty of the park plus catch glimpse of the intriguing wildlife on the river banks namely the huge numbers of hippos, Nile Crocodiles, elephants, buffaloes plus other animals trying to quench off their thirsty.


Visit/ hike to the top of the falls.

Hiking to the top of Murchison Falls is extremely charming and it is one of the most done activities by almost all travelers that take a tour to Murchison falls national park. This can be done upon arrival in the park and a take drive to this point with your driver-guide or enjoy a boat cruise to the bottom of the falls, get off the boat and begin the hike to the top of the falls. While enjoy gazing at the might power of the magnificent waterfalls and after the breath-taking adventure return back to the lodge.


Easy accessibility

Besides lake Mburo national park, Murchison falls national park is one of the thrilling safari destinations close to the city. From Kampala capital city, it is about 5 hours drive to the park including the stopover points for lunch and it is about 311 kilometers on road traversing through a well tarmac road network. You can choose to enter the park through different corners like; Mubako, Tangi gate, Wankwar gate or Chobe in the northern section. For travelers coming from the south say Kampala, you can use the southern entrances from Masindi. This is the most interesting with incredible sceneries i.e from Masindi to Bugungu gate. On this note easy accessibility is among the main reasons why you should visit Murchison falls national park.


In case you are planning a safari to Murchison falls national park this season, we hope the above information will be of help to assist to achieve a rewarding safari experience. To book Uganda safari to Murchison falls national park with us, simply get in touch with our reservations team by sending an email on or call us on  +256-700135510 / +256 414-699459 to speak directly to our reservations team.

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