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Murchison Falls

Whitewater Rafting in Uganda

Famous visitors to the park include Winston Churchill, who in 1907 described it as ‘Kew Gardens and the zoo combined on an unlimited scale’. Theodore Roosevelt followed in 1909, the Prince of Wales (later Edward VII) in 1930 and the Queen Mother in 1959. In 1951, the Falls provided a backdrop for Humphrey Bogart in the famous movie, The African Queen and in 1954 Ernest Hemingway literally crashed in when his plane clipped an old telegraph wire. Him and his wife were rescued and taken to Butiaba only to have their rescue plane crash on takeoff.

Murchison Falls NP lies in the north-west of Uganda, 90 kms from Masindi town and at the northern end of the Albertine Rift Valley. The park covers 3,893 sq km and is the core of the even larger Murchison Falls Protected Area (5,072km2) which includes the adjoining Karuma and Bugungu wildlife reserves. One of Uganda’s oldest conservation areas, it was initially gazetted as a game reserve in 1926 and upgraded to a national park in July 1952.

Bisected by the Victoria Nile, the centre piece of the park is undoubtedly the top of them falls. After 80 kms of whitewater rapids this 50 metre wide river narrows dramatically to crash through a 6 metre gorge, plunging 43 metre to the rocks below. The falls were named in 1864 by the explorer Samuel Baker in honour of the Royal Geographical Society president at the time. Baker described it as 'the greatest waterfall of the Nile' and considered it ‘the most important object through the entire course of the river.

Day 1 -Depart For Murchison Falls National Park
After breakfast, depart early at 0700hrs to Murchison falls and drive through the beautiful country side. Drive through the famous Luwero triangle. Take a stop over at Masindi hotel for lunch. Continue through the park stopping at the top of the falls , where the longest river is forced through a narrow gap in the rock (only 7 meters wide), before ferociously plunging down 43 meters, and have a game viewing experience on the way to view buffalos, hippos, elephants and many more.
Overnight at a Luxurious Paraa Safari Lodge/Midrange Sambiya River lodge/Budget Red Chili Camp (Full Board)

Day 2:-Game Drives and Boat Trips
This day,have anearly morning game drive through the park to view Giraffe, leopard, hyenas, Oribi, Elephants, lions, Bushbuck and many more. Drive back to the lodge for lunch and then take a boat trip along the Nile with views of hippos, elephants, Nile crocodiles and allows you more bird watching of species like the shoebill, colored kingfishers and bee-eaters darting along the riverbanks.
Overnight at a Luxurious Paraa Safari Lodge/Midrange Sambiya River lodge/Budget Red Chili Camp (Full Board)

Day 3: Depart For Kampala
After break fast, we will depart to Kampala arriving in the early evening. Otherwise transfer to the airport to catch your flight back home.

Murchison Falls Adventure


Whitewater Rafting in Uganda

Whitewater Rafting in Uganda

Whitewater Rafting in Uganda

Whitewater Rafting in Uganda

Whitewater Rafting in Uganda