Murchison Falls National Park

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Murchison Falls National Park

Murchison Falls National Park
4.5
6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Sandra Favor
Kampala, Uganda3 contributions
Couples
Great service....,it was our first time in Uganda, me and wife booked a wildlife tour to Murchison falls National Park, at the time of inquiry, we received a shift reply from Exceptional Uganda Gorilla safaris team, responsing quickly to all our questions.
Gerald who was our guide made the entire Murchison Falls tour exceptional ,,, trust me we don't regret every dollar spent on our trip, the quality service we got right away from the time of arrival at the Entebbe airport until the end of the safari was morethan worthy our money.
I recommend this company to anyone planning a Uganda safari this season!!!

Cheers
Charlotte Favor
Written May 19, 2022
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Daniel J
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Beware Beware....

The Nile Rises.

This one goes out to the general public but likely the many residents and expats who might venture to Murchison in the coming weeks and months. Like myself you may be driving yourself and assume that like before you could drive your car onto the ferry and cross the nile. That is no more. The conclusion I heard is that the North side ferry landing is so flooded that it is impossible to make a solid landing for the Ferry. Our hopes lie in the benevolent Chinese who are working day and night to complete a sturdy looking Concrete bridge to cross the nile.

What that means is that if you stay on the south of the nile at one of the non flooded lodges you either drive around to the north side and enter at Pakwach, leave your car at the North Side Paara landing and shuttle across in a boat. Otherwise you drive to the south side lodge, boat across and hire a vehicle and driver to do your game drive. I know I was ignorant but disappointed that I could not do my own game drive and had to take on an added $160 USD expense to see Giraffes and what not.

Please plan ahead and don't disappoint yourself in this amazing park. Staff are professional and helpful in spite of and uncontrolled flooding.
Written December 3, 2020
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Israel Reiselei... U
Tel Aviv, Israel1,317 contributions
With ranger Emanuel, called Emma, we had a top guide, very considering to photographing need, giving first class explanations about eco system and wildlife, very respectful towards the wildlife.
After beiing 3 weeks in Uganda, I rate this as no. 1 wildlpark.

However, I am highly worried about the future, as oil drilling by the Chinese starte.
There will be a tarmac road through the northern wildlife section. In the southern bushland it is completed, and cars, including tourist vehicles are racing at speed of 80 kmh and more, the road kill is visible. The 40 kmh speed limit is ignored by everyone. Several rangers shared my concern, but are hoping for the best.
Written August 17, 2021
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Jasmine38Chichester UK
Chichester, UK1,736 contributions
We visited both Murchison Falls and Queen Elizabeth NP. IMO Murchison offers much greater opportunities for game viewing and it also has the benefits of the Falls themselves.

I recommend taking the 3 hour return boat trip up the channel close to the Falls and also viewing the Falls separately from the top on a hike with a guide (mandatory). You are also likely to see a variety of interesting birds, elephants, hippos and crocodiles.

We took two day time game drives and spotted all the big animals, except a leopard, which we missed by about 20 seconds! We also saw hyena, mongoose, lions stalking, hippos grazing on land and a gennet cat on a night time drive.

The Pakuba Safari Lodge is a great place yo stay within the park and I've reviewed separately.
Written February 19, 2022
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Christine Mukobe
Kampala, Uganda14 contributions
Friends
Deep in the pearl of Africa...

Murchison Falls National Park is famously known for having the most powerful waterfall in the world, where the longest river in the world squeezes through a 7-meter gap and then drops down 45 meters.

#murchisonfalls #murchisonfallsnationalpark #visituganda #pearlofafrica #ugandazaabu
Written July 9, 2022
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Teopista N
Kampala, Uganda71 contributions
Couples
Murchison falls National Prak gives you that refreshing time for breathing . Everything stops to right there as you look and hear the sound of the thunderous waters .

After a long game drive a hike to the top of the falls is a must do .
Written March 17, 2022
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Mark Dante Kiyimba
Entebbe, Uganda24 contributions
Friends
Once you step in the park all your body parts will be open up
It was a wonderful trip because we got what our interrest was..
Our interrest was to see the climbing lion and other wild animal
And ofcourse we got it..
So it made everyone to get satisfied since we feed our interrest with what we wanted..!
And also when we went to an afternoon boat ride, it again made it wonderful because we saw the Aquatic animals, Hippos, Crocodiles and other birds species on the shores of nile
Murchison falls National park..
Its a life time, wildlife game safaris i would recommend anyone to go to.. And unwind him or her self..
With an Experienced guide called Mark dantee kiyimba
Contact/ Whatsapp +256753616294/+256778616294
Written February 8, 2020
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JKH_GA_USA
Canton, GA162 contributions
The wildlife is abundant: elephants, lions, giraffe, multiple species of antelope, hippos, Patas monkeys. If time is short, skip Queen Elizabeth NP and go to Murchison. The game drives here were the most productive, most exciting of any of our trip. Stay at Pakuba and you get a game drive enroute to your lodge.
It's a must that you take the short hike to the top of Murchison Falls for the best views. The power and massive quantity of water flow is incredible. If you're mobility is impaired, you still can see the massive falls with a little help along the mostly flat walk.
The river cruise to the base of the falls was also fun. You can drink a Nile beer on the Nile! We saw elephants, hippos, crocodiles, and lots of birds.
We also went fishing for Nile perch. It was exciting to fish within yards of hippos. We snagged two fish, but lost them both while trying to get the fish into the boat. Those fish are big.
Warning: soapbox follows: I suggest you go sooner rather than later. Unfortunately for those of us who love nature unspoiled and natural, oil was discovered in Lake Victoria. The Chinese in conjunction with the Ugandan government are now constructing a massive road through the park with plans to drill for the oil under the lake. At some point, there will be an oil spill and tragic deaths of those beautiful animals who live in or depend on the water. The highway is not being built on stilts so the animals will surely have to alter their migratory path.
But, best park for now

Written August 3, 2021
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Cristianne
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We visited Murchison Falls NP as part of our Uganda adventure and it was incredible. Our guide from Gorilla Trek Africa prepared us to high water levels everywhere due to a very intense rainy season this year. Crossing the "normal" bridges to cross the Nile was not possible, so our drive had to be longer that originally expected. Having an experienced guide along, though, meant we knew this and we're prepared. We stayed at the Pakuba Safari Lodge, right in the park, which was amazing. So we were able to do a little bit of a game drive towards the end of the day to get to the lodge, experience going to sleep and waking up to wildlife right outside our window, and enjoy the magnificent views of the Nile from the pool. In the morning, we headed on a game drive and saw a lot of animals, it is hard to describe the numbers, we kept trying to take pictures just to remember what it looked like to see so many giraffes, buffalos, elephants, Kobs, etc, all at once. We even saw two buffalos fighting!! IT was an incredible experience. WE also were able to do a cruise down the Nile to head to the Falls. Again, we saw first hand the high level of the water when we got to the place where boats leave from and saw the flooding, it reminds you pf the power of nature. We had the boat to ourselves but had a very friendly, knowledgeable captain, and were able to see hippos, and crocodiles, as well ad beautiful birds. The falls are really cool and powerful, we were not able to go vey close to them or see them from the top because of the water conditions, but it was still really worth it!
Written December 27, 2020
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Bob Oganga
Kampala, Uganda20 contributions
Friends
The thought of celebrating my birthday last year in the wild was an idea I always had and Murchison Falls National Park didn't disappoint.

Eddy the tour guide prepared us for the visit by giving us a brief in what to expect an how to behave while in the wild.

The site of the Lions, Giraffes, Elephant, Buffalo's, Rhinos and the so many bird species was breath taking. Talk of that beautiful sunset view.

Eddy new when to catch the action like animals hunting for prey at dusk. We hadn't planned to be there for long but the experience was amazing.

If you want to have a blast, plan for more days like a week or more and make sure Eddy Odong is your guide (+256704891370) He's very knowledgeable, a good time keeper, he's hospitable and very down to earth with a good sense of humor
Written April 15, 2020
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