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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, Outdoors
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Type: Waterfalls, Outdoors
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Oslo, Norway
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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kampala
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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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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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Kampala, Uganda
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Murchison Falls National Park is one of the best wildlife national parks I have been lucky enough to visit. The park boasts of a variety of wildlife ranging from elephants, buffalloes, leopards, giraffes, lions, kobs, crocodiles, baboons, hippopotamuses, monkeys and many others plus hundreds of beautiful birds A drive through the park will give you a chance to see some... More 

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Vienna, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Murchison Falls National Park is no doubt one of Uganda's premiere tourism highlight; while the national park cannot match the size and numbers of some of Africa's most visited safari destinations, it still offers a spectacular mix of savanna plus Nile river wildlife close up. I'd even argue that having to actually search for the lions or elephants, which could... More 

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Kampala, Uganda
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Murchison Falls is doable as a two day journey from Kampala. I usually go up one day and sleep at Boomu Women's Group located one kilometer before the south gate entrance. Then we have the entire second day to go on a game drive and take the boat down the Nile to the falls and the walk to the top... More 

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Kampala, Uganda
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

It was an amazing experience,we enjoyed the nature,viewed birds of different kinds,and when it came to the falls, it was unforgettable experience one should never miss.imagine hiking to top of the falls and the calmness of the water viewing buffaloes,hippos and many more.Oh My God the beautiful cliffs a habitat of birds.What a lovely place.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We spent two days and two nights here. Our lodge was on the Nile and we could hear all the wildlife at night, especially the hippos. The game drives were spectacular, including crossing of the Nile at sunrise. We visited the falls by boat and by road, and both were great experiences. Too many amazing details to describe here. Just... More 

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