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Uganda's largest and oldest national park, the park was established in 1952 and acts as a conservation area to untamed wilderness and savannahs, split through the middle by the dramatic River Nile. The River Nile is on its journey from its source at Lake Victoria to join Lake Albert when it is suddenly channelled into a gorge only six meters wide, and cascades 43 meters below. 

The earth literally trembles at Murchison Falls - one of the world's most powerful flows of natural water, and the reason the park is named after these incredible waters. Murchison Falls has had a turbulent history and suffered greatly with poaching. It was not until the 1980s that poaching stopped and the animal population increased rapidly with sightings of lion, elephant, hippo, waterbuck, leopard and hyena increasing. With a variety of ecosystems and prolific birdlife, over 450 species recorded in the park including numerous raptors and the shoebill stork this is a wildlife enthusiast's paradise.

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flying time

8 hours 15 minutes

time difference

GMT +3 hours


Required for UK passport holders

Health Requirements

Yellow fever certificate required

Best time to travel

December - March, June - September


With a tropical climate, the hottest months are December to February. The main rainy season tends to be between April and May and then again from October to November. Due to the altitude the mountain air is a lot cooler. The best times to visit are Uganda are from December to March and from June to September.

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Our experts can tailor-make the perfect holiday to suit your individual requirements, however, if you need inspiration or a starting point, below are some of our suggested trips and experiences:

Uganda Gorilla Safari

Nights: 4 | from £3,175pp

There’s no experience quite like gazing into the brown eyes of a mountain gorilla – and with just over 800 of these endangered primates remaining, it’s... Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

Safari & Wildlife

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Chimp Trekking in Uganda

Nights: 5 | from £2,595pp

A five night chimpanzee-centric wildlife adventure in two of Uganda’s primate hot spots – the magical Kibale Forest and wildlife-rich Queen Elizabeth... Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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Classic Uganda

Nights: 10 | from £6,145pp

Uganda is one of Africa’s best-kept secrets. While most people visit just for gorilla trekking – which is a must – this mountainous, lake-flecked, wildlife-rich... Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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Below are some of our suggested places to stay:

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Nile Safari Camp

Situated high up on the banks of the Nile, halfway between Murchison Falls and Lake Albert, the Nile Safari Camp is a well-placed camp exuding the atmosphere... Find out more

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Paraa Lodge

Set in an area of landscaped gardens, the lodge recreates the mood of elegance. Each of the 54 appointed rooms is a haven of style and serenity, complete... Find out more

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