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Protected Area Murchison Falls National Park

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Located in Uganda :: Uganda
Category: Protected Areas :: Protected Area

Description [ correction ]

Murchison Falls National Park, established in 1952 covers approximately 3 893 kmĀ² and is one of the largest National parks in Uganda. The park lies in the northern part of Albertine Rift Valley, spreading inland from the shore of Lake Albert around the Victoria Nile. It is Uganda's largest and oldest conservation area, hosting 76 species of mammals and 451 birds. The park's main attraction is the unique Murchison Falls as well as the River Nile. An entrance fee is payable by all the visitors and also depends on the mode of transport visitors will be using. (Updated Jan-19).

Contact [ correction ]
Address :  Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda.
Contact :  Uganda Wildlife Authority
Tel :  +256(0)39 217 7904
Tel2 :  +25690)75 375 0983
Cell :  +256(0)78 867 2363
Cell2 :  +256(0)70 261 3081
Email :  Click Here
Website :  Click Here

Directions [ correction ]

Not available

Time Information [ correction ]
Best Time to Visit :  Dry season from December to mid-February, and June to July while bird watching

Rates and Payment [ correction ]
Updated for :  2022
Comments :  US$40 per person entry, US$50 per foreign registered vehicle, Uganda registered vehicle 10,000 shillings (approximately US$3)
Payment Methods Accepted :  Cash
Types of Foreign Currency Accepted :  US$
Fee/s :  Entrance Fee: Foreign Residents (East Africa): USD30pp (Adults); USD10pp (Child); East Africans: USD6pp (Adults); USD2pp (Child); Foreign Non-Residents: USD40pp (Adults); USD20pp (Child)

Destination Information [ correction ]
Facilities :  Shops, Lodging, Camping, Restaurant, Airstrip

Facilities [ correction ]
Safe Parking Available

Activities [ correction ]
Game Viewing, Game Drives, Tours and Excursions, Hiking Trails, Guided Walks, Fishing, Boat Trips, Bird Watching, Hot-air Balloon Flights
Game to View :  Buffaloes. Elephants. Leopards. Lions. Giraffes. Hartebeest. Bushbucks. Uganda Kobs. Waterbucks. Warthogs. Hippos.
More Activities :  Tour the Murchison Falls. Nile-Lake Albert Delta for bird watchers. Buligi Game Tracks. Kaniyo Pabidi Forest and Rabongo Forest. Cultural Encounters.
Notes on Activities :  (Some activities are offered nearby).

Travelling Information

Self Drive Access :  Yes
Vehicle Type :  ALL

On the Northern sector of the park there is the Chobe gate accessible from Paraa and Karuma falls where the visitors will cross the Nile with a vehicle ferry working throughout the day; Wankar gate on the northern sector near Purongo, 10km from the Main road; Mubako gate accessed by crossing the Nile River from the Karuma falls bridge along Kampala pakwach road.

On the Southern sector of the park entrance is through the Kichumbanyobo gate can be accessed through Kaniyo Pabidi forest from Masindi town and the Bugungu gate accessed through Budongo forest. An entrance fee is payable by all the visitors and also depends on the mode of transport visitors will be using. (Jan-19).

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Elephant in Murchison Falls NP
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