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Murchison Falls National Park

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Murchison Falls | P.O.Box 455, Masindi, Uganda
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Reviewed 2 days ago

what a place stunning savannahs and the mighty nile. We enjoyed so many species of birds and mammals in a couple;e of days, world class.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have Enjoyed Murchison with Airways Tours and Travels and services were fantastic. I always felt they are going to ask me much more money because services were exceptional. Thank you Richards at Airways Tours, I bless You Much More bookings.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Elizaphiona
Reviewed 1 week ago

You see the Nile falling and also see two regions of Uganda by crossing the River , also a walk safari in the Park amazing , Hotel again Madhvani flavours to spoil you we had plenty of Vegetarian and Vegan choices if you inform prior...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Murchison is a wonderful Game Park. Lots of biodiversity, fauna and flora... All in one place. That's all sorts of eco systems. Grasslands, woodlands, semi-arid areas, etcetera. The best times to do game drives would be early in the morning, say beginning at 7am or...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank V8200TYmichaeln
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did the game drive on the northern bank of the Nile River. If you are staying on the southern bank, you'll need to take the 7am ferry across the river. The game drive was really excellent. We really enjoyed the giraffes, elephants, lions, shoebills...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank KilburnPost
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was after 45 years that some of our group members were visiting the park again. We set off early at five in the morning so as to see the animals by the river. With our park rangers guidance we must have travelled for 2...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 60Rajesh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Even the most experienced game viewer can find something new to see in this park - for starters, crossing the river on the bright yellow ferry as the sun rose over the Nile is a pretty unique experience. There was an abundance of wildlife but...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Helen H
Reviewed November 22, 2018 via mobile

Tour Murchision falls National park with Airways tours and Travel. Best Price Guarantee . We arrange your private trip together and you will love our expert team because you will feel the excitement even before your trip flight. Reach on WhatsApp +256700879264

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 19, 2018 via mobile

This place really leaves upto the expectations, the gals are very powerful and marginal to see on a boat cruise that takes about 2 hours. Enroute the cruise one can spot various wildlife including hippos, Nile crocodiles, elephants, several bird species and Buffalos. There is...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 7, 2018

We visited this national park for 3 days after a prepaid contract with Prime Safaris. Their driver/guide picked us up at 8 AM at Kampala's Holiday Express Hotel, then drove 7 hours north to Twiga Tales Lodge. With the park's Tangi Gate less then 2...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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MariahK74
January 11, 2019|
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Response from Airways T | Reviewed this property |
Yes, Murchison is an attraction and we make it happen, Reach out to us and we will craft that itinerary for you! Since its valentines, We will care about your stay and experiences, Alert us a price friendly trip
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Alethea K
June 2, 2018|
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Response from Beviec | Reviewed this property |
Hi I dont know if you’ve been already. Sorry. It depends on the time of year, we went in March and it was very hot. It’s steep too, so take water and a fan. I thought I was going to die lol. Our driver went around in the... More
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Chris G
March 20, 2018|
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Hi Chris Thanks so much for having showed interest in visiting Uganda, especially Murchison Falls National Park, about the walk is in both side, you can do a hike to the top of the falls, there is another route near paraa... More
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kyunbit
Portland
6 days Uganda/Rwanda trip (31 Replies)
I have 6 days at my disposal after my Kilimanjaro hike. I would like to see the silverback gorillas, raft the Nile. Reading through the trip reports on the forums, it seems I should not also miss Murchison Falls National Park. Given the short time, is it feasible? Based on various trip reports, my current plan is the following: 31 Aug night: reach Kigali 1 Sep: see Kigali Genocide memorial and catch bus to Ruhengeri 2 Sep: Gorilla trek and back to Kigali. Catch the 730PM flight to...More
May 04, 2015|
Response fromTravelergirl998|
Your schedule is exhausting to read let alone carry out I think you have way too much planned in each day that you will need to allow more time for. You trip needs to be twice as long for all that you have planned. This is Africa, things dont move as quickly in the west due to bad roads, insame traffic and difference concepts of punctuality meaning something you could do in 1 hour in the west may take 5 hours there. I do not think the 730 plan is doable because you have to get back to...More
A-Man90
Melbourne, Australia
More time with gorillas or not? (9 Replies)
I have planned a 12 day tour in Uganda and now i'm thinking of extending it by 3-4 days. this is my original itinerary. Day 1: Arrival – Ziwa sanctuary Day 2: Ziwa- Murchison Falls Day 3: Murchison Falls National Park Day 4: Murchison falls – Kibale Forest Day 5: Full day Chimpanzee Habituation Day 6: Kibale Forest – Queen Elizabeth Day 7:Queen Elizabeth National Park Day 8: Queen Elizabeth – Bwindi National Park Day 9: Gorilla Trekking Day 10: Bwindi to Lake Mburo National park ...More
November 06, 2015|
Response frommfuwe|
It is always worth having two treks to the gorillas. It will be a different experience each time. You could do both with different groups around Buhoma or the second one up at Ruhija. Even consider walking from Buhoma through the forest to Nkuringo and doing a Gorilla trek from there the next day. Sabinyo would be interesting but the Gorilla group there can be unreliable as it moves into DRC sometimes. You itinerary as shown looks fine if a little rushed. 3 - 4 days more will slow the pace...More
moh424
Entebbe, Uganda
Murchison Falls National Park trip from Kampala on our own (2 Replies)
Hey all, I'm staying in Kampala and I wanted to do a trip to Murchison falls, is it possible to do all the arrangements by myself " Car hire, park entry and accomodation etc..." or do is it better to do it through a tour company? and if so what is the best tour company if im on a tight budget? Thanks!
May 05, 2014|
Response frommfuwe|
The best tour company is one that gets you there and back safely, at a fair price without problems, provides a friendly and knowledgeable guide who does not put the arm on you for a large tip. Part 1. Yes you can hire a vehicle, see other posts, drive yourself there and back, book your own accommodation and pay your park fees at the gate. Just don't get lost and do remember that Wildlife has the right of way. Small mammals will step aside but don't expect a Bull Elephant to do so if he...More