Is Murchison Falls Worth A Visit?

Is Murchison Falls Worth A Visit? Murchison falls national park is famously known as the largest national park in the country compared to all other game parks in the country and it covers a total surface area of about 3,840 square kilometers. This national park is located in Masindi district in the Northern region of Uganda. more so, Murchison falls national park is considered to be among the top destinations in the country where one could ever choose to visit while on their safari in country because it is good place with a calm environment and good atmosphere that enables you to relax off the stress and the noise within the cities due to the fact that it surrounded with a beautiful nature of stunning waterbodies such as; beautiful lakes and rivers, and the Murchison falls themselves that act as one of the main tourist attractions within the park. Exploring within Murchison Falls Park gives you opportunities to have a great experience hence making your visit worth it.

Reasons to visit Murchison falls National Park.


Murchison Falls national park is ranked to be among the best destinations that provides tourists with a satisfactory Uganda safari because touring around this park gives them chances to sight see very many unique and beautiful wildlife species due to the fact that it is a home to over 76 mammal species that tourists always get see during game drives and also most especially when they opt to take guided nature walks around the park. Therefore, some of these species include; hippos, lions, African elephants, buffalos, elands, antelopes, duikers, leopards, chimpanzees, Uganda kob, Giraffes, Nile crocodiles among others. more so, it is always worth for bird lovers to visit Murchison falls national park because they get chances to overlook at large numbers of beautiful bird species due to the fact that this park is a home to over 451 bird species such as; Open billed storks, flycatchers, the fancolin hornbill, the king fishers, the grey heron, Abyssinian ground hornbill, woodpeckers, the secretary birds, the back bellied bustards, the open billed storks and many others.

Hiking to the top of the Murchison falls.

Hiking to the top of the falls is considered as the main activity done by many tourists who happen to be exploring around the park. more so, this activity is always exciting whereby tourists when they reach at the top of the falls it grants them an opportunity to capture classic views of the park however, it is noted that hiking is always best for individuals who are physically fit and in a good health condition whereby they are free from diseases like; pressure, conical heart problems and must be free from other air borne diseases like; flue and cough among others.

Cultural encounters/ community visits.

Exploring around Murchison Falls national park is always worth it because it blesses tourists with opportunities to associate with the local people while during their visits within the neighbouring communities. therefore, during these visits they get to interact with the Boomu women’s group and also with the Mubako community where they get to learn more about the daily lifestyle of these individuals, learn more about their history as they attention during the story telling part, they also watch their interesting traditional dance performances, listen to their traditional folk songs, learn how to speak the local languages of the local people for example how they greet and how they ask for food among others.

Game drives.

Embarking on game drives activities is also one exciting way that tourists can get to enjoy their tour around this national park because while on these drives that are always done in to sessions for example; in the morning hours and in the evenings. While on the game drives, individuals happen to be blesses with opportunities to sight see at many mammal species such as; hartebeests, elephants, Zebras, antelopes, Nile crocodiles, leopards, lions and many others.

Is Murchison Falls Worth A Visit?
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Hot Air Balloon Experience.

Hot air balloon experience is one of the unique activities that attracts many tourists to travel from all over different parts of the world to world to enjoy the beautiful moment while in the sky. More so, there are only two hot air balloon safaris that are being offered in Murchison falls national park and these include; the morning hot air balloon safaris and the sunset hot air balloon safaris. During these hot air balloon safaris, tourists always get capture classic views of the beautiful sun as it rises and it as it sets.

Apart from the mentioned above, there are many other more reasons that are worth visiting Murchison falls national park and some of these include; it will give tourists opportunities to engage in more activities like; sport fishing, chimpanzee trekking which is best done in Budongo forest, bird watching, guided nature walks and many others. more so, Murchison falls national park also offers its gests with the best accommodation facilities where to have their stay such as; Paraa safari lodge, Twiga safari lodge, Heritage safari lodge, Murchison river lodge, Nile safari lodge, Heritage safari lodge, Tangi safari lodge, Red chilli rest camp, and many others.

Contact our trusted tour operators for more information about if visiting Murchison falls national park is worth it and Book with our trusted Tour companies such as; Achieve Global safaris who offer the best tour packages while on your safari in Murchison falls national park in Uganda. 

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