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Discover the MajesticMurchison Falls National Park: Kenya's Premier Wildlife Sanctuary

Experience the Majesty of Murchison Falls National Park

Nestled in the picturesque landscapes of Uganda’s wilderness, Murchison Falls National Park stands as a beacon of unspoiled natural beauty. As an integral part of Uganda’s diverse ecological tapestry, this iconic park beckons adventurers from across the globe to immerse themselves in its wonders. Celebrated for its abundant wildlife and stunning vistas, Murchison Falls offers an unmatched safari adventure.

Discover the Legendary Murchison Falls

One of the most captivating features of Murchison Falls National Park is the legendary Murchison Falls itself. Here, the mighty Nile River is forced through a narrow gorge, creating a powerful cascade that resonates with the pulse of the African wilderness. Visitors have the opportunity to witness this awe-inspiring natural phenomenon up close, marveling at the sheer force and beauty of the falls.

Encounter Uganda’s Diverse Wildlife

Murchison Falls National Park is a haven for a diverse array of wildlife, including the renowned Big Five: lions, elephants, buffaloes, leopards, and rhinoceroses. These magnificent creatures roam freely within the park’s boundaries, offering visitors unforgettable wildlife encounters. Additionally, Murchison Falls is home to an abundance of other species, such as giraffes, antelopes, crocodiles, and hippos, ensuring every safari experience is filled with excitement and discovery.

Immerse Yourself in Adventure

Embark on an exhilarating adventure within Murchison Falls National Park through thrilling game drives that penetrate deep into the heart of the wilderness. For a unique perspective, consider a bird’s-eye view of the park’s landscapes with a scenic hot air balloon safari. Beyond wildlife encounters, visitors can also delve into the vibrant culture of Uganda by engaging with local communities and learning about their traditions, enriching their safari experience with meaningful connections.

Plan Your Unforgettable Safari

Whether you’re a seasoned safari enthusiast or embarking on your first adventure, Murchison Falls National Park promises a journey filled with remarkable sights and experiences. From witnessing the powerful spectacle of the falls to encountering Africa’s iconic wildlife and immersing yourself in local culture, every moment in Murchison Falls is a testament to the untamed spirit of Uganda’s wilderness.Embark on your expedition to Murchison Falls National Park and unlock the treasures of Uganda’s premier wildlife sanctuary.

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Murchison Falls National Park Fees Guideline

Murchison Falls National Park Entry Fees
– For Non-Residents
  • Peak Season (July to December): Adults: USD 200 per day, Children/Students: USD 50 per day.
  • Low Season (January to June): Adults: USD 100 per day, Children/Students: USD 50 per day.
Entry Fees for Residents and Citizens
  • Peak Season: Adults: KES 3000, Children/Students: KES 1000.
  • Low Season: Adults: KES 1000, Children/Students: KES 1000.
Camping Fees

For overnight stays, camping fees vary based on residency and campsite type. Private campsites require a booking fee of KES 10,000.

Vehicle and Other Fees
  • Vehicle Entry: Charges vary based on vehicle capacity, ranging from KES 400 to KES 5,000.
  • Ranger Fees: Game drives longer than 6 hours incur a fee of KES 3,000, with additional charges for shorter drives and full-night camp security.
Payment Modes

Entrance fees can be paid in cash (USD or KES) at entry gates. Cashless payments (Visa/Mastercard or Mpesa Mobile Money) are required for the Mara Triangle – Mara Conservancy area, while other gates accept both cash and cashless modes.

Additional Notes
  • The revision of park fees aims to cover the increasing costs of conservation, emphasizing visitors’ role in ensuring the park’s sustainability.
  • Visitors must carry identification and proof of residence to qualify for resident rates and adhere to park regulations for a safe and enjoyable experience.

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FAQ About Murchison Falls National Park

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What is Murchison Falls National Park known for?
    • Murchison Falls National Park is renowned for its spectacular waterfall, Murchison Falls, where the Nile River explodes through a narrow gorge. It's also known for its diverse wildlife, including lions, elephants, leopards, giraffes, hippos, and numerous bird species.
Where is Murchison Falls National Park located?
    • The park is situated in northwestern Uganda, spreading inland from the shores of Lake Albert, around the Victoria Nile.
How do you get to Murchison Falls National Park?
    • Visitors can get to the park by road from Kampala, Uganda’s capital, which takes about 5 to 6 hours. Alternatively, chartered flights can be arranged to the park's airstrips.
What activities can you do in Murchison Falls National Park?
    • Activities include game drives, boat safaris on the Nile to the foot of the falls, hiking to the top of the falls, bird watching, and cultural encounters with local communities.
What is the best time to visit Murchison Falls National Park?
    • The best time to visit is during the dry seasons from December to February and June to September when wildlife viewing is at its peak.
Is Murchison Falls National Park safe for tourists?
    • Yes, the park is safe for tourists. The Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) manages the park and ensures the safety of both the wildlife and visitors.
What kind of accommodation is available in Murchison Falls National Park?
    • Accommodation ranges from luxury lodges and tented camps to budget-friendly guesthouses and campsites, catering to all preferences and budgets.
Can you see the Big Five in Murchison Falls National Park?
    • Yes, four of the Big Five animals (lions, leopards, elephants, and buffalo) can be seen in the park. Rhinos are absent from the park itself but can be seen at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary nearby.
Are there guided tours available in Murchison Falls National Park?
    • Yes, there are many guided tour options available, ranging from day trips to longer safaris, including boat trips, game drives, and nature walks.
What conservation efforts are in place in Murchison Falls National Park?
    • The park is involved in several conservation efforts, including anti-poaching patrols, community education programs, habitat restoration projects, and wildlife monitoring to ensure the protection of its ecosystems and biodiversity.

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