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Discover iconic Uganda Destinations Murchison Falls National Park


Area 3,893 km2 (1,503 sq mi)
Established 1952
Location: Uganda
How to get there: The most direct way to travel is by scheduled flight from Entebbe International Airport. There are daily flights to and from Murchison Falls, and the aircraft will stop at Pakuba, Chobe or Buganda. The flight is one hour.
What to do there: Game Drive, Boat Cruise, Bird Watching, Chimpanzee trekking, Nature Walks/ Hiking.


Murchison Falls National Park (MFNP) is a national park in Uganda and it is managed by the Ugandan Wildlife Authority. It is located in north-western Uganda, spreading inland from the shores of Lake Albert, around the Victoria Nile, up to the Karuma Falls.


Together with the adjacent 748 square kilometres (289 sq mi) Bugungu Wildlife Reserve and the 720 square kilometres (280 sq mi) Karuma Wildlife Reserve, the park forms the Murchison Falls Conservation Area (MFCA).



Murchison Falls National Park is situated at the northern end of the Albertine Rift Valley, where the sweeping Bunyoro cliff tumbles into vast, palm-dotted savanna. First gazetted as a game reserve in 1926, its Uganda’s very largest and oldest conservation area.

The park is bisected by the Victoria Nile, which dives into 45m over the remnant rift valley wall, creating the dramatic Murchison Falls, the centrepiece of the park and the final event in an 80km stretch of rapids. The mighty cascade drains the last of the river’s energy, transforming it into a broad, placid stream that flows quietly across the rift valley floor into Lake Albert. The river is spread over one of Uganda’s most remarkable wildlife’s glimpses. Regular visitors to the riverbanks include elephants, giraffes, and buffaloes; while hippos, Nile crocodiles, and aquatic birds are permanent residents.


Murchison Falls is particularly inhabited with over 144 mammals, 556 Bird species, 51 reptiles and 51 Amphibians and also with a great number of African elephants. Murchison falls is remarkable all year round. Midair survey of the Murchison Falls noted over 900 individuals and 1,330 and is at an increase. Historically Giraffes exclusively inhabit the northern sector of the park. Buffalo populations have spiked to over 10,000 while Uganda kobs have leaped to more than 35,000.