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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 things to do in Masindi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks, Nature & Parks
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Type: National Parks, Nature & Parks
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Long Island, New York
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95 reviews 95 reviews
40 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

The park is bisected by the Nile, giving the option of two very different wildlife viewing experiences, river viewing and savannah viewing. And of course, fall viewing! I highly recommend that you avail yourself of some history of the exploration of the area, if not before, then during your visit. I learned the history later and so missed the signifigance... More 

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Osthammar, Sweden
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34 reviews 34 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Easy to drive around on your own, not many other cars. Presented lots of different kind of animals, moneys, elephants, giraffs, hippos, hyena etc.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Lots of animals but few predators. Jacksons Hartebeest, Savannah monkeys and Oribi are all good to see. The bird list is extensive. But.... if you are looking for lions, leopards and cheetah you will be dissapointed.

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San Francisco, California
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123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

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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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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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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107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
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
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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