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Murchison Falls National Park

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About Murchison Falls National Park

Country found in: Uganda
Parks total area: 3480 km² (1345 mikm²)
Year established: 1952
Park wildlife: 12 animals listed
Anti-malarial: Absolutely!

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Murchison Falls National Park highlights

  • Big four
  • Trekking inside Kaniyo Pabidi forest to track chimpanzee and other primates
  • Fishing
  • Bird watching

Also known as Kabarega falls; Murchison Falls National Park is the largest park in Uganda. The National park is managed by Ugandan Wildlife Authority. The park covers an area of 3,840 km² (1,480 mi²). Together with Karuma Wildlife Reserve and the Bugungu Wildlife Reserve that are adjacent to it,  Murchison Falls National Park form the Murchison Falls Conservation Area that has an area of 5,308 km² (2,049 mi²).

The park lies in north western Uganda stretching from Lake Albert shores spreading inland around the Victoria Nile. The park wildlife is improving tremendously from the poaching menace it faced during the era of Dictator Idi Amin.

Wildlife of Murchison Falls

Murchison Falls National Park is home to four of the big five that include elephants, buffalos, leopards and lions. Also in the park are wild animals such as hippopotamus, giraffes, crocodiles, antelope, Uganda Kob, hartebeest, oribi, amongst other wildlife. The park has an amazing variety of water birds that include shoe-bill stork.

In 2005 Rhino Fund Uganda re-introduced rhinos in Murchison Falls National Park after their extinction in 1983 due to excessive poaching.

The park offers an astounding experience from its activities such as trekking into the forest to get a good track of the chimpanzees and other primates in the Uganda’s biggest mahogany forest. Also there are great bird watching sites and an amazing waterfall view.

When is the best time to visit Murchison National Park?

The best season to visit the Murchison National park is from December to February, as the weather tends to be drier and the animals easier to spot. he months of June through August also sees drier conditions and lower temperatures. These months are considered peak time for tracking gorillas. January to March is the best time for bird watching.

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Tour by: Crystal Safaris Ltd.

African Wildlife, Rhino Tracking, Boat cruise on the Nile and the Top of the falls Hike

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10 days Uganda Luxury Tour

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Tour by: Gorilla Tour Booking Safaris

Day 1: Arrival for Rwanda and Uganda Bird watching Safari Day 2: Birdwatching Nyungwe Forest Reserve of Rwanda ...

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Tour by: Uganda Safari Holiday

Enjoy the great river Nile to its fullest! Explore one of the most stunning parks in Uganda as well as marvel at...

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Tour by: Gorilla Tour Booking Safaris

This tour takes you to the most popular national parks of Uganda including Murchison Falls, Kibale Forest, Queen...

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Tour by: Pearl of Africa

Set out on a 9 days & 8 nights safari in five wildlife parks of Uganda - Murchison Falls, Kibale Forest, Queen E...

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Tour by: Afri Tours and Travel

5 Days Murchison Falls and Kibale Forest National Parks Safari

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Tour by: African Wild Tours

Gorilla trek, chimpanzee trek, white water rafting,rhino tracking,game drives, boat trips and culture encounte...

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