Murchison Falls National Park

This is the only park in Northwestern Uganda and is also the largest of all the parks in Uganda. The Park is only about 5 hours’ drive from the capital city of Kampala and its name was taken from one of the world’s powerful waterfalls which squeezes itself in a narrow gorge of almost 7 metres before plunging to about 43 metres down.

Murchison Falls Naational Park was also designated in 1952 just like Queen Elizabeth National Park and it covers about 3840 square Kms. This Park encompasses Bugungu and Karuma Wildlife Reserves as well as the Budongo Forest Reserve. Its strategic location allows visitors to explore the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary en-route from Kampala or Entebbe. Murchison Falls National Park is also bisected by the Victoria Nile which pours into Lake Albert. The park’s diverse habitat supportsa variety of wildlife species that includes the Rothschild Giraffes, Lions, Leopards, Buffalos, Elephants, Warthogs, Waterbucks, Orbis, Uganda Kobs, Jackson Hartbeests, the playful Olive Baboons, Chimpanzees, black and white Colobus Monkeys, Patas Monkeys and the red-tailed Monkeys.

Other attractions in this park include:-

  • Chimpanzee Tracking
  • Hiking to the top of Waterfalls
  • Boat Cruising
  • Sport Fishing
  • Hot Air Balloon Safaris
  • Nature Walks
  • Cultural Experiences

Recommended accommodation facilities while on safari in this park are as follows:-

  • Chimpanzee Guest House
  • Isunga Guest House
  • Kibale Forest Camp
  • Primate Lodge
  • Papaya Lake Lodge