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Murchison Falls National Park

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About Murchison Falls National Park

Country found in: Uganda
Parks total area: 3480 km² (1345 mikm²)
Year established: 1952
Park wildlife: 13 animals listed
Anti-malarial: Absolutely!

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Most-visited month: July
# days visited: 1

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Also known as Kabarega falls; Murchison Falls National Park is the largest park in Uganda. The National park is managed by Ugandan Wildlife Authority. The park covers an area of 3,840 km² (1,480 mi²). Together with Karuma Wildlife Reserve and the Bugungu Wildlife Reserve that are adjacent to it,  Murchison Falls National Park form the Murchison Falls Conservation Area that has an area of 5,308 km² (2,049 mi²).

The park lies in north western Uganda stretching from Lake Albert shores spreading inland around the Victoria Nile. The park wildlife is improving tremendously from the poaching menace it faced during the era of Dictator Idi Amin.

Wildlife of Murchison Falls

Murchison Falls National Park is home to four of the big five that include elephants, buffalos, leopards and lions. Also in the park are wild animals such as hippopotamus, giraffes, crocodiles, antelope, Uganda Kob, hartebeest, oribi, amongst other wildlife. The park has an amazing variety of water birds that include shoe-bill stork.

The park offers an astounding experience from its activities such as trekking into the forest to get a good track of the chimpanzees and other primates in the Uganda’s biggest mahogany forest. Also there are great bird watching sites and an amazing waterfall view.

When is the best time to visit Murchison National Park?

The best season to visit the Murchison National park is from December to February, as the weather tends to be drier and the animals easier to spot. he months of June through August also sees drier conditions and lower temperatures. These months are considered peak time for tracking gorillas. January to March is the best time for bird watching.

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Tour by: Kubwa Five Safaris Limited

Visit Uganda’s finest tourism destinations like the Impenetrable-Bwindi Gorilla Forest, Queen Elizabeth National...

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Tour by: Tekko Tours

7 DAYS, MURCHISON FALLS, KIBALE AND BWINDI TOUR 2015

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Tour by: Northern Fox Adventures

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Tour by: Kagera Safaris

This is the largest park in Uganda, owing its existence to the Murchison Falls. The rushing waters of the Nile a...

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Tour by: StarMount Safaris

PRIMATES & WILDLIFE SAFARI 9 DAYS 8 NIGHTS

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Tour by: Africa Adventure Vacations

In the morning, you will meet our company representative-guide, He will be transfer you to Murchison falls natio...

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Tour by: Kagera Safaris

While on this Safari you will experience the authentic Uganda - the people, food, culture, amazing wildlife and ...

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Tour by: Africa Adventure Safaris

This 10 day wildlife tour is a sure way to discover the bush and wildlife experience in Uganda; all the action s...

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Tour by: Kenlink Tours And Travel

This is the largest and oldest national park in Uganda covering an area of 3840km/sq. The park is situated at th...

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