Murchison Falls was one of the first national parks to be gazetted in Uganda and today it remains one of the best options for safari in Uganda. And if you’re the sort of person who’s into facts and figures, Murchison Falls has one very impressive stat: here the Nile River funnels through a mere 6 metre gap at 300m3 of water each second. If you want to fully appreciate this, hike up the gorge for the best view, or climb down and hop on a boat.
On a more leisurely note, a boat safari along the river reveals elephants moving silently to water, and extraordinary shoebill storks amongst the marsh reeds. For the ultimate in exclusivity, have a private boat meet you at your lodge, or take a sundowner cruise. You’re on safari, so game drives are a must. Head around the delta loop to look out for lion and rare Rothschild giraffes clustering near the water- and if you’re seriously interested in conservation, we can arrange a trip to the ranger post to learn about anti-poaching projects. In the far south, track chimpanzees in Budongo Forest, and if you’re driving up to Murchison (most of our travellers do), stop at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary along the way.
Our pick of places to stay at Murchison Falls: