Best Time To Visit Murchison Falls National Park

Best Time To Visit Murchison Falls National Park : Murchison falls national which is locally known as kabalega national park and is found in the Albertine rift valley. It’s located in the north western of Uganda in districts of Masindi, buyisa, kiryandongo and Nwoya. It’s also known to be the largest park in Uganda with a cover of 3900 square kilometers.

Murchison falls was first gazetted as a wildlife reserve in 1926 and later named the national park. It’s a home to 76 different species and 451 bird species to thrill while on Uganda Safaris

Activities in Murchison falls include game drives, boat cruises to the delta, nature walks, bird watching and chimpanzee tracking. With such activities tourists can decide on when to visit the national park depending on the months as listed below

The national park can be visited any of the time throughout the year. But the best time is during the dry season which is December to February and between June to September.

Best time to visit; December to February. This is the best time to view the animals

High season; June to September. During this period Uganda receives a lot of tourists and this makes it a good season to visit the Murchison falls.

Low seasons; march, April, may, October and November [ this is so because of the heavy rains during these seasons and it makes the roads to be inaccessible and even some accommodations tend to close.

Best Time To Visit Murchison Falls National Park

Murchison Falls National Park

Best weather; June and July this is when there are few or no rains plus the temperatures are too low. That is to say these are the dry areas.

Worst weather; April, may, august to October. This is the wet season and with so there are heavy rains while in august there’s a lot of dust and heat which makes it so difficult for the tourists.


This is considered as the best time to visit Murchison falls because of the following reasons;

Its because the sun shines regularly and there’s little or no rain at all, Best Time To Visit Murchison Falls National Park

Its easier to find the animals gathering at water points as the vegetation becomes thinner.

The heat in the months of January and February are so irritating and thus makes the tourists to be un comfortable.

The roads are passable and parks are easily accessible

There’s little or no risk of being infected with malaria because the mosquitoes are few.


This season is considered not to be favorable due to the rains that make it difficult and as well as okay for some activities to take place in the national park as follows

The vegetation is all green

April and may the tourists be few and the prices on some items may be reduced such as accommodation.

Tourists can view wildlife throughout the year, Best Time To Visit Murchison Falls National Park

For bird lovers this can be the best period because its when some birds migrate.

Due to heavy rains some roads become un passable.

The park also lies in the dry part of the country so with the rains the Uganda safari can be interfered.

All in all, the best time is the dry season but tourists can have a Murchison safari any time of the year.

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