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Murchison Falls National Park info

Murchison Falls waterfall

Here we give you Murchison Falls National Park info to get your safari planning started. This park is a very popular destination for short safaris in Uganda. But it also fits in well during a longer safari through Uganda. Get safari planning tips and facts below.

Murchsion Falls National Park animals & nature

The northern part of Murchsion Falls National Park

In the northern part of Murchison Falls National Park we find a savannah landscape. This is the part of the park where you head out for game-drives to see giraffes, elephants, buffaloes, Jackson’s Hartebeest and other interesting wildlife. The search for lions and leopard brings excitement to a game-drive. It is possible to go on a boat-cruise on the Nile that runs through the park. During a boat-cruise you see animals like crocodile, hippo and buffalo along the banks of the Nile.


Murchsion Falls

The park gets it name from the majestic Murchison Falls water fall where the Nile is pushed through a narrow gap. A highlight during a visit to the park is a visit to the top of the falls. During such a visit you see, hear and feel the power of the water!. It is possible to either hike from the bottom of the falls starting from the boat-cruise or travel by car to the view point at the top of Murchison Falls.

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The southern part of Murchison Falls National Park

In the south of the park is Budongo forest where it is possible to go chimps trekking or birding for even more variation to your Murchison Falls National Park safari. There is a bridge over the river Nile so you easily connect between the southern and northern part of the park.


Accommodation by Murchison Falls National Park

As you explore the park it is perfect to stay at our Hornbill Bush Lodge just 5 min from Tangi gate. Set in a bush style setting we get regular visits from elephants and views of the mighty river Nile.

Activities in Murchsion Falls National Park
  • Game-drive
  • Boat-cruise
  • Birding
  • Chimpanzee trekking
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Buffalo in Murchison Falls NP
Prices Murchsion Falls National Park

Park entrance: 45 usd for adults & 25 usd for children

Boat-cruise: 30 usd

Visit to top of falls: 10 usd

Hike to top of falls: 15 usd

How many days are needed for a safari to Murchison Falls National Park?

We would recommend to allow 3 days for your safari to Murchison Falls National Park to not have to rush. During a 3 day Murchison Falls safari you have time for game-drives, a boat-cruise to the bottom of the falls as well as a visit to the top of the impressive falls. If you wish to go for chimpanzee trekking it is as well possible within a 3 days safari to the park. Along the way to the park we recommend that you make a stop at Ziwa Rhino Sancturary to have the chance to tick off “the Big 5”.


At Woodland Lodges we offer friendly service at comfortable safari style lodges in close to nature locations in Uganda. With our affordable rates you get great value for money!