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Murchison Falls National Park

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Murchison Falls | P.O.Box 455, Masindi, Uganda
+256 41 4355000
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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 5 weeks ago

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
Thank Gene R J
Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

Loved being back in safari and seeing lots of wildlife here in the park on land and on boat tours on the Nile River! The Murchison Falls, fed by Lake Victoria, are awesome and majestic!

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed September 17, 2018 via mobile

The strength of the water fall at the top of Murchison falls was enough to satisfy my visit to the national park. Though you can also have a variety of wild life during the game drive and a boat cruise on the Nile River... I...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed August 28, 2018

Stunningly beautiful, especially in the eve. We walked down the hill side and saw it that way aswell as taking a boat trip up the Nile. At the top, the noise of the water is so so loud a must see place

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed August 22, 2018

I've seen most of Uganda's interesting places and this park is definitely one of the most beautiful places to visit. It's rich for the amount of animals . I have seen everything, large herds of elephants, almost scary to see so many together with cubs...More

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

We stayed at the Murchison river lodge for 2 nights. We did 3 game drives in the park (2 morning + 1 afternoon game drive). The landscapes are stunning in the park, you have a beautiful delta, the falls, savannah plains, some forest vegegtation. The...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed August 11, 2018

You have to make this trip incase you are planning a safari in Africa. We booked a tour to this park and the most memorable thing is the top of the falls view overlooking murchison falls. The sounds and the sight of the water struggling...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

A great place to visit and see animals. If you stay in the southern part you need to cross the river early in the morning with the ferry .Get up early and be among the first,because it takes time and you will miss the houres...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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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
Chris G
March 20, 2018|
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Response from odyekfred5 | Reviewed this property |
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
December 2, 2017|
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Response from FaithA79 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, Fumi, Murchison Falls national park is open all year through. There are different type of accommodations. High budget, medium budget and low budget. For ease of booking, use a tour operator to organize your trip. I... More
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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
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
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