Murchison Falls

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Murchison Falls, photo by sarahemcc
Murchison Falls (photo by sarahemcc)
 

Murchison Falls National Park is located in northwestern Uganda.

The Nile River flows through the park, attracting hippopotamuses, crocodiles, and other wildlife. The Rabonga Forest in the southeast part of the park has large populations of chimpanzees.

At the spectacular Murchison Falls, the Nile squeezes much of its water through a 23 foot (7 m) wide cleft before tumbling 141 ft (43 m) and flowing westward into Lake Albert.

Less known, but also beautiful, are the Uhuru Falls adjacent to Murchison Falls.

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Overall Atmosphere: Natural
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Paraa Safari Lodge

Paraa Safari Lodge offers accommodation in Murchison Falls National Park. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free WiFi is provided and free private parking is available on site. Some units feature a terrace and/or balcony. Average score from 19 guest reviews: 7.8/10.

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Chobe Safari Lodge

Chobe Safari Lodge

Chobe Safari Lodge is located within the Murchison Falls National Park and offers panoramic views of the Nile River. The lodge has a three-tiered outdoor pool and is located a 20-minute drive from Karuma Falls. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 9.1/10.

$223

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Sambiya River Lodge

Sambiya River Lodge

Located in Fajao, Sambiya River Lodge features a garden and outdoor pool. Free WiFi is available and free private parking is available on site. Towels are offered. Sambiya River Lodge also includes a year-round outdoor pool. Average score from 14 guest reviews: 7.8/10.

$96

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Paraa Safari Lodge

Paraa Safari Lodge

Paraa Safari Lodge offers accommodation in Murchison Falls National Park. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free WiFi is provided and free private parking is available on site. Some units feature a terrace and/or balcony. Average score from 19 guest reviews: 7.8/10.

$231

 
$2317.8
Acholi Inn

Acholi Inn

Offering an outdoor pool, year-round outdoor pool and terrace, Acholi Inn is situated in Gulu. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Free private parking is available on site. The rooms are fitted with a TV. Average score from 9 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$55

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Brownstone Country Home

Brownstone Country Home

Featuring free WiFi, a restaurant and a barbecue, Brownstone Country Home offers accommodation in Lira, 6 km from Market Lira. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

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Wellsprings Hotel

Wellsprings Hotel

Wellsprings Hotel offers accommodation in Gulu. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free WiFi is available and free private parking is available on site. Every room is equipped with a TV with satellite channels. Average score from 5 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

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Lake Albert Lodge

Lake Albert Lodge

Offering a garden, Lake Albert Lodge is located in Munihoro. Waterhole is 900 metres away. Free WiFi is featured . All units feature a seating and dining area. Free private parking is also available on site. Bed linen is provided. Average score from 12 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$330

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Highlighted Interests:

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Natural
Scenic Waterways
This is a dramatic but scenic portion of the Nile.
Waterfalls
Murchison Falls, also known as Kabarega Falls, is a waterfall on the Nile that was named after Sir Roderick Murchison, president of the Royal Geographical Society. It breaks the Victoria Nile, which flows across northern Uganda from Lake Victoria to Lake Kyoga, and then to the north end of Lake Albert in the western branch of the East African Rift. The outlet of Lake Victoria sends around 300 cubic meters per second (11,000 ft³/s) of water over the falls, squeezed into a gorge less than ten meters (30 ft) wide.
Wildlife and Plants
The park is large and rich in fauna: elephants, giraffes, nile buffalos, lelwel hartebeests, oribi, waterbucks, bushbucks, warthogs, lions, leopards, hippos, nile crocodiles, olive baboons, mongoose, and other species. The vegetation is the savanna, purely untouched river line forest and woodland. The Rabonga Forest in the southeast part of the park has large populations of chimpanzees. To see crocodiles and hippos, it is easiest to take a boat.

There is a wide array of bird life, including the rare shoebill stork.
Other Interests:
Combination
Boat Tours
Natural
Tropical Forests

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