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Murchison Falls National Park

Address: Murchison Falls | P.O.Box 455, Masindi, Uganda
Phone Number: 41 4355000
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Masindi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Waterfalls, Nature & Parks
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Type: Waterfalls, Nature & Parks
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San Francisco, California
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78 reviews 78 reviews
8 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

I loved our visit to Murchison Falls. Seeing the falls is worth the trip alone but there's much more to see and the scenery is outstanding. We saw a great many giraffe and lots of other animals, but I enjoyed the scenery almost as much as the animal sightings.

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Racine, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We took a boat ( which in Uganda there can be a lot of down time and waiting but if you know this in advance it is easy to be patient) down the River Nile to the falls area, got off for the hiking tour and had the most amazing hike up this beautiful trail to the top of the... More 

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Jonkoping, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Started from Kampala; Rhino-tracking 1rst day, 1/2 day game drive (lots of animals!), Nile cruise and hike to Murchison falls 2nd day. Chimp-tracking 3rd day. Excellent hotel 1rst night: Paraa Safari Lodge. Basic but nice accomodation 2nd night: Budongo Eco-Lodge. Don't go with 'Travel 256 Ltd' / 'Go Uganda Tours' though, choose a more reliable tour operator!

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Perth, Australia
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

The open Savannah allows for excellent game viewing- lots of antelopes and Rothschild giraffe ( endangered?) and even a golden monkey . It was a bit depressing to see the deforestation and the prolific palms- introduced but elephants escaping the war, but one hopes that UWA will address these issues with local people sooner rather than later.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

It's a safari for beginners here..the guided tours are half a day... Pretty much guaranteed are spammalopes warthog buffalo monkeys baboons giraffe hippos crocodiles....if you take the boat trip from parra you will probably see elephants.... We didn't meet anybody who had met anybody who had seen zebra or lion or rhino... The wild frontier boat trip company is the... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

We visited Murchison falls as part of our recent 13 days tour to Uganda with Elite safaris and had a chance to visit the top of the falls on our first day - it's such a great sight to catch and our next day's cruise took us to the bottom of the falls and the sight and sound of huge... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

We did early morning safari by vehicle then did a boat safari on the Nile in the late morning. The morning safari was OK - you see lots of giraffes and antelopes, some elephants, and buffaloes, but we went in November when the grass is taller, so, no lions seen. The highlight of the day was the boat safari on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

i enjoyed the boat launch, i was able to view the mammals like the buffalols, giraffre, the school of hippos and the variety of bird species. the guide was wonderful too. i did enjoy my stay at the hostels because as a group we enjoyed cooking for ourselves.

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Wadebridge, United Kingdom
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Murchison is safari heaven, such a shame the roads in and out are so poor (at least they are in the rainy season!). Trip up the Nile to the falls is excellent, great wildlife, great scenery and the magnificence of the Nile itself. Worth travellng to the falls themselves, either via the boast, which can drop you off about half... More 

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Worongary, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

We have visited many national parks in Africa and we thoroughly enjoyed Murchison Falls NP. While we didn't see lions (I'm crazy for lions) they are there but we had a fabulous time enjoying the buffaloes in their hundreds, seemingly almost just as many giraffe - never seen so many giraffe! Ugandan kob, Defassa waterbuck, hartebeest, the tiny oribi, hippos,... More 

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