Murchison Falls National Park is the largest national park in Uganda that forms part of the Murchison Falls Conservation Area (MFCA), famous for its 43 meters - tall waterfall, River Nile and wildlife such as Hippos and crocodiles among other resident creatures. The park is hosting 76 mammal species with four members of the “big five” (the lion, the leopards, the elephants, and the Buffaloes), bushbucks, Uganda Kob, waterbucks and warthogs, giraffes, Jackson’s hartebeest, hyenas and 451 species of birds. Our trained team of professionals will ensure your venture into this naturally gifted African wilderness is once in a lifetime experience.

Best known for game drives & wildlife viewing experiences and Boat cruise safaris, Murchison Falls National Park is located in the North-Western part of Uganda, covering a total approximate area of 3,893 square kilometers and stretches through the districts of Buliisa, Nwoya, Kiryandongo and Masindi. It is approximately 300km from Kampala, Uganda's capital city. Book with us, we'll take you to Murchison Falls for a wildlife safari, featuring boat cruise and luxury safari accommodation lodge. 


There are a number of fascinating attractions to view on your safari to Murchison Falls National Park including; Murchison Falls & Karuma Falls for the beautiful scenery, River Nile & Victoria Nile – Albert Delta for Boat cruising, Buligi Game Tracks, the big five mammals (the lion, the leopards, the elephants, and the Buffaloes within the park, and rhinos at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary), and Budongo Forest, Bugungu & Karuma wildlife reserves for chimpanzee tracking.

Things to do

There are various experiences to enjoy and things to do in Murchison falls including; Game Drives and Boat Cruises, hiking the top of the waterfalls, birding, Chimpanzee tracking in Budongo Forest, hot air ballooning, and visiting local community groups. Below are Trafeka’s top 5 things to do;

1. Sport Fishing 

Nile Perch and tiger-fish are among the fish species that excite anglers. Sport fishing is more suitable in the river sections above and below the falls. Usually the number of people carrying out spot fishing has to be regulated on the different designated spots and this requires those interested in this activity to make an earlier booking. Our trained team will go through your travel requirements to create you the perfect itinerary.

2. Game Drives

An early morning game drive following the Buligi, Albert and Queen’s tracks is highly rewarding with high concentrations of wildlife and birds, including the eye-fluttering Abyssinian ground hornbill, majestic grey-crowned crane, the localized Denham’s bustard, saddle-billed stork, the handsome black-headed and spur-winged lapwings and the Senegal thick-knee.

3. Nature Walks

Walking on foot with one of our professional guides is interesting in the Murchison falls protected area. This offers you a chance to see a variety of animals and birds at an up-close angle. Nature walks in Murchison Falls are common in the areas of Rabongo Forest, top of the falls and Kaniyo Pabidi in Budongo Forest.

4. Launch Cruise on the Nile

One of the highlights of Murchison Falls National Park safari is a launch cruise on the Nile. This launch cruise takes off from Paraa to the foot of Murchison Falls (17 km). The banks of River Nile are crowded with Hippos, crocodiles, elephants, buffaloes, waterbucks and a variety of birds like herons, cormorants, ducks, bee-eaters, fish eagles, and kingfishers, and at times the uncommon shoebill. 

5. The Top Of The Falls Trail

This path takes you around the top of the falls and proceeds right up to the water’s edge. You'll hike to the top of the falls and get close to the narrow gorge through which the river explodes into the falls. Campsites, picnic sites, and walking safaris are provided here and we help you with all these arrangements. 

Accommodation: Where to stay in Murchison Falls National Park

Are you looking for places to stay in Murchison Falls National Park? Contact us! We are available 24/7 to help travellers make their travel more enjoyable with our concierge and personal assistance. We'll reserve you a luxury safari lodge in Murchison Falls National Park, with other options available for budget and mid-range accommodations.

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