Murchison Falls National Park

Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda's largest protected area, delivers a classic safari experience with a touch of adventure. Game drives across vast savannas teeming with elephant herds, giraffes, and predators like lions. Scenic boat cruise on the Nile, navigating towards the base of the thunderous Murchison Falls. Over 450 bird species. The nearby Ziwa Rhinos Sanctuary makes the Safari Big Five encounters possible.


Murchison Falls National Park, in northwestern Uganda along the Nile, is one of the most popular destinations for safari travelers in Uganda. Even though Uganda is most famous for gorilla trekking in mountainous rainforests, a safari extension to Murchison Falls National Park has much to offer. Located near Lake Albert in northwest Uganda, the park features a classic savannah safari where visitors can see elephants, hippos, giraffes, buffalos, lions, leopards, spotted hyenas, and occasionally cheetahs.

The park is divided in two by the Victoria Nile, which is also the park's greatest attraction. The Nile creates a spectacular waterfall, the Murchison Falls, as it tumbles along a rocky canyon and squeezes through a 7-meter-wide fissure. Visitors can enjoy river cruises to witness the dramatic falls, spot hippos, and crocodiles, and indulge in bird watching thanks to the park's bird list of over 500 species.

Murchison Falls National Park is also a sanctuary for several primate species, such as baboons, colobus monkeys, and chimpanzees. Visitors can track chimpanzees up close in their natural surroundings by heading to the park's Rabongo Forest or the neighboring Bundongo Forest Reserve. Murchison Falls is one of the few places in Africa where you can safely and easily observe chimps.

If you're interested in exploring Murchison Falls National Park, there are several packaged itineraries available. The park offers comfortable accommodation, and it's easy to combine your visit with other great Uganda destinations, such as Kibale Nationa Park for chimps trekking, Queen Elizabeth National Park or Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, where you can go gorilla trekking. Talk to us to learn about the best combinations.

Wildlife Safaris

Activities in Murchison Falls National Park

Accommodation - Where to stay

Murchison Falls National Park offers diverse safari accommodation options, ranging from luxurious lodges with stunning Nile River views to comfortable tented camps and budget-friendly guesthouses, catering to various preferences and budgets. Here are some options for you.