Safaris in Murchison Falls

Uganda's largest national park, Murchison Falls is split by the gushing waters of the River Nile and is home to a rich population of big game and primates. Located in the northwest of Uganda, this region may be more off the beaten track but with wildlife like elephants, hippos, chimpanzees and giraffes on show, Murchison Falls packs quite the safari holiday punch.

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Why we think you’ll love it

  • Over 80% of the park's game lives in one third of the park, meaning game drives are packed full of wildlife.
  • The safari guides in Uganda are some of the best in Africa and their knowledge of animal behaviour and the local topography can make all the difference to your safari holiday. Lucky for you, we know all the very best safari guides so you get the most out of your time amongst the game.

Murchison Falls Safaris: The Detail

Rather than making the usual journey south-west of Entebbe, head north-west to the fertile lands of Murchison National Park. Here you'll find stunning vistas and lush bushland as far as the eye can see.

A highlight of any trip to Murchison is undeniably the falls themselves. The narrow seven metre wide canyon sees the mighty Nile cascade thunderously into the gorge 40 metres below - forming what is the world's most powerful waterfall. When the waters calm further downstream, enjoy a boat safari and spot birds and hippos flocking to the river banks.

A favourite hangout of Winston Churchill and Agatha Christie, the park has a long history of delighting visitors with its vast beauty and varied wildlife. With healthy populations of Ugandan kob, elephant, giraffe, lion and more, game drives here are some of the best in Uganda.

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