Murchison Falls National Park is a Uganda National Park that has the most spectacular feature along the entire River Nile route found on the northern end of the Albertine Rift Valley.

The Victoria Nile traverses through the middle of the park and plunges 45m over the remnant of the Albertine rift valley wall, creating the dramatic Murchison Falls.

Some of the notable visitors to the park include Winston Churchill, Theodore Roosevelt, Ernest Hemingway and several British royals. The park is dominated by rivers, woodland, savanna, wetlands and tropical forest habitats.

Murchison Falls National Park: What Game

  • Home to 76 species of mammals including four of the “Big Five”,
  • Huge herds of buffaloes and elephants, well-camouflaged leopards and a healthy population of lions and giraffes.
  • Other species game tracks include Jackson’s hartebeest, bushbucks, Uganda kob, waterbucks and warthogs. Resident crocodiles and hippos.
  • Primates - Olive baboons Blue and red-tailed monkeys and black-and-white colobus savanna-dwelling patas monkey is only found here and in Kidepo Valley National Park.
  • Around 800 chimpanzees live in the Kaniyo Pabidi and Budongo Forests. 
  • A variety of birds with 451 species recorded includes the Shoebill Stork, the Goliath Heron – the largest heron in the world – and pairs of elegant Grey Crowned Cranes etc.

Murchison Falls National Park: What Activities.

  • Big Game and birding in Murchison Falls
  • Cultural Encounters in Murchison Falls
  • Game drives, hiking and nature walks in Murchison Falls
  • Launch Trips  and sport fishing in Murchison Falls

Murchison Falls National Park: Best time to visit.

  • All year Round

Murchison Falls National Park: Where to stay

  • Paara Safari Lodge
  • Simbiya Safari Lodge
  • Nile Safari Lodge
  • Red Chilli Rest Camp
    • Island Camp Resort, Lake Baringo

      The Island Camp is a small, exclusive and remote situated on the southern tip of Ol Kokwe Island in the fresh water Lake Baringo,in the Great Rift Valley with steep mountain sides on each side. The camp offers a perfect opportunity to escape the humdrum of city life and enjoy the beauty and tranquility of this idyllic island. Great sunrises, sunsets and the place to be for full moon. The Island Camp Resort, founded from an archeological dig site of the renowned Leakey family. This famous island is in the middle of Lake Baringo, which is one of the major lakes in the Great Rift Valley of Kenya. The camp is on the lakes largest island Ol Kokwa filled with Great Comorants,Africa Darters and the migrating fairlytale-like white Tarns. Across Ol Kokwa paradise island is the Gibralter Rock deep cooper-red -vertical rock outcrop The lake is fed by several rivers, the two major ones being El Molo and Ol Arabel although it has no obvious outlet. Despite this, it is one of only two freshwater lakes in the Great Rift Valley in Kenya. Strictly speaking, it is a fact that the lake is  slightly saline, but not enough to bother…
    • Samatian Island Lodge - Lake Baringo

      Samatian Island Lodge   is found on a small and exclusive Samatian Island on Lake Baringo in Kenya’s Great Rift Valley.  From the Island you experience breath-taking views across the bronze waters of the Lake Baringo to the imposing backdrop of the Laikipia Escarpment. Enjoy the legendary   beauty of Baringo with its fantastic sunsets, stunning array of bird life. The Njemps fishermen continuing a lifestyle little changed for over 200 years Samatian Island Lodge: Highlights Lake Baringo is also a Ramsar site, having been recognized internationally as a vitally important wetland. Samatian Island Lodge: Accommodation 4 airy, open-plan thatched rooms. 2 rooms are family units with a partitioned bedroom, verandah, sitting room    Samatian Island Lodge: Activities Scenic boat trips in traditional sesse canoes to view the prolific birdlife as well as crocodile & hippo. Throw a fish for fish eagles, offering spectacular photographic opportunities.  Fishing for catfish, barbell & tilapia.  Please beware of slippery rock surfaces at the water’s edge.  Nature & bird walks over the top of Samatian to see the birds & extraordinary plant-life.  Trips to visit the local Njemps or Pokot tribes.        A beautiful walk around Giraffe Island home to 8 endangered Rothschild’s giraffe,…
    • Soi Safari Lodge - Lake Baringo

      Soi Safari Lodge is a beautiful lodge in the Great Rift Valley on the shores of the fresh water Lake Baringo. The Lodge is surrounded by bushy acacia trees on the lake shores and the rocky dry sparsely populated and remote semi-arid environment. Experience the rugged majestic scenery to the east of the Lake is the Laikipia escarpments and to the west raises the dramatic Tugen Hills. The lodge enjoys a spectacular view of the fresh water of Lake Baringo. It is a beautifully enchanted island that includes the famous Laikipia escarpment across the lake. Soi Safari Lodge: Highlights Meet the local Njemps people and learn their culture on the  excursions Visit to the Devil's Island by boat View breathtaking sunrise or sunset and watch the Fish Eagle feed on fish in the lake Geysers, wildlife and vegetation Soi Safari Lodge: Accommodation 46 luxurious and elegant rooms all with stunning views of Lake Baringo Soi Safari Lodge: Activities Relax or swim in our sparkling clean swimming pool       Motor cruise in the Lake and see birds, wildlife, islands and scenery. Take excursions to the Njemps village A visit to the spectacular cliff nearby A   walk to the reptile…
    • Budongo Eco Lodge

      Budongo Eco Lodge is located middle of Budongo Central Forest Reserve, within the boundaries of Murchison Falls National Park. The lodge is the perfect place to relax and be surrounded by the peaceful tranquility of the forest, reinforcing the feeling of being at “one with nature”. Murchison Falls National Park has the most spectacular feature along the entire River Nile route found on the northern end of the Albertine Rift Valley. Budongo Eco Lodge: Highlights   Habitat for more than 600 chimpanzees and 8 other species of primates Home to rare forest bird species, such as the endemic Puvel’s Illadopses. The largest remaining Mahogany forest in East Africa The Kaniyo Pabidi Eco-tourism site, which was first managed by the Jane Goodall Institute Budongo Eco Lodge: Accommodation Eco-Cabins -Tucked away in the pristine forest, the five intimate cabins are perfectly blending with the natural environment.  The rooms are spacious en suite is a fully equipped bathroom with a wash table, shower and separate composting toilet.   Dormitory rooms- For larger groups, Budongo Eco Lodge offers dormitory rooms double –deckers and common shower and toilet block with hot and cold running water. Budongo Eco Lodge: Activities Chimp Tracking -   guided primate walk in…
    • Paraa Safari Lodge

      Paraa Safari Lodge is found in Murchison Falls National Park. The lodge is ideally situated overlooking   the River Nile on its journey from Lake Victoria to Lake Albert. The spectacular feature of the 4,200 mile route of the Nile River is Murchison Falls - one of the world's most powerful flows of natural water. Murchison Falls National Park has the most spectacular feature along the entire River Nile route found on the northern end of the Albertine Rift Valley. Paraa Safari Lodge: Highlights In 1864, when the famous British explorer Samuel Baker first glimpsed the power of the Murchison Falls, his accommodation was rudimentary at best. The setting for the classic Hollywood movie "The African Queen" (starring Katharine Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart). A variety of ecosystems and an impressive 451 species of birds awaits you here. Paraa Safari Lodge: Accommodation Fifty four well-appointed and comfortable rooms complete with balcony and en-suite. The choice of accommodation – a cottage, suites, double, twin and single.   Paraa Safari Lodge: Activities Chimpanzee Trekking and Safari Drive Birding Visiting Murchison Falls Nature Walks and Fishing Boat Trip to the Delta Bush Breakfast Trek up to the top of the falls and marvel at the…