Best Time to Visit Murchison Falls National Park – Uganda Safari Destination

Best time to visit Murchison Falls National Park: The best time to visit the Uganda’s Largest game park –Murchison Falls national park is all year around but the best time is during the dry seasons from December to late February and from June to September, during this period of the year animals can be congregating around water bodies quenching for thirsty and the view is quite rewarding. For the bird watching is best from January to March food can be in plenty and plenty of bird’s activity can be seen and tourists can be fewer in the park thus allowing you to enjoy the park’s attractions with no crowd people to thrill while on Uganda Safaris.

Best time for wildlife viewing – Game drive

December to February   are the most easier months to spot animals.

Mammals are easily seen since they gather along the water sources.

There can be plenty of sun and almost no rain.

Mosquitoes are fewer and there is less risk of malaria

There seems to be a lot of heat in January and February which is unbearable

Best Time to Visit Murchison Falls National Park
Game Drive in Murchison Falls National Park

High season

June to September can be peak time more people to visit Murchison Falls national park for wildlife adventure

Low Season

Happens in the months of March, April, May, October and November during this period rain falls down heavily thus leading to accommodations closure in other parks. Accommodation rates lows and fewer people in the park.

Best weather

June and July, it receives less rain and lower temperatures

Worst weather

April, May and August to October this is the worst months to visit the park because it tends to receive higher rainfall but seldom enough to interfere with your safari.

June to November –Wet Season

The landscape is lush with greenery.

During this period of the year the rain rarely interfere with your safari in the park.

Some roads to national parks may become hard to travel after heavy downpours.

It’s time for migratory birds to move to the national park. Bird viewing.

It’s when Murchison Falls national park offer good wildlife viewing throughout the year.

April and May are low season, there are fewer people around and rates may be low.

However, Murchison Falls National Park is one of the most visited national park on Uganda wildlife safari, located in northwest region of Uganda managed by the Uganda Wildlife Authority. The park covers area of about 3893 square kilometers of its lowland and it is listed on UNESCO World Heritage Site. Murchison falls is a home of wide range of wildlife species of over 76 mammals ,450 species of birds among other species.

Best Time to Visit Murchison Falls National Park
Birding Safaris in Murchison Park

Activities to do while on safari to Murchison Falls national park include; Game drive, Boat cruise, Sport fishing, Nature walk in Kaniyo pabidi forest, chimpanzee tracking and habituation in the forest, Birding, sundown, culture encounter, Hiking on the top of the falls and many more.

 Accommodation in Murchison Falls Nation Park

Accommodations in Murchison Falls national park are split between three locations; the Albert Nile, Paraa and the Victoria Nile and Kaniyo Pabidi and the Masindi road. They range from Luxury –Mid-Range and Budget. Such lodges include; Chobe safari lodge, Paraa Safari lodge, Sambya River Lodge, Parkside safari lodge, Red chill lodge, Nile safari lodge, Twiga safari lodge among others.


Murchison Falls National Park Uganda’s largest park can easily be accessed from Kampala or Entebbe via road or flight.

By Road

From Kampala capital, it is approximately 4 to 5 hours’ drive to Murchison Falls national park. Recommended vehicles 4×4 wheel drive

The easiest access to Murchison Falls National Park from Kampala is through southern gates ‘’Kichumbanyobo the main gate and Masindi South Gate.

Another option, you can use the northern gates ‘’Tangi gate –packwach but seems to be longer in distance, the drive takes you straight to the most adventurous sections of the park.

By Air

To those who hate long driving hours or traveling by car you can book a domestic flight with Aero link or eagle air in Entebbe International Airport by chartered aircraft or the daily scheduled flight from Kajjansi Airfield near Kampala. You will fly to Pakuba, chobe or Bugungu airstrip. The bookings can be done by the help of the tour agents who are acknowledgeable enough with local Uganda Safaris tours.

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