Murchison Falls National Park Entrance & Activity Fees

Murchison Falls Entrance & Activity Fees

How Much Do Entrance & Murchison Activities Cost?

Situated in Uganda, Murchison falls national park s one of the largest gazzetted national parks in the country, the park is also one of the top tourist destinations hosting many visitors to the park every year. The park is accessed by both land and air. By road, from Kampala to Murchison Falls National Park, the drive distance is approximately 5-6 hours, meaning you will get in the park early enough and proceed with other activities like the visit to top of the falls and a brief game drive to see some of the animals. The park has got a number of attractions which have provided a wide range of activities to do while in the park.
The road trip to Murchison Falls National Park also gives you a wonderful opportunity to stop by the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary and see the rhinos, Ziwa Rhino sanctuary can be visited to or from Murchison falls national park. where you get to see all the big five game of Murchison falls four of which are seen in Murchison falls national park (Elephant, Lion, Buffalo, Leopard) among other animals including; the Rothchild’s giraffe, bush backs, warthogs, Uganda Kob, Jackson heartbeats, water bucks among others and many 450 recorded bird species.

Murchison Falls National Park Entrance Fees

Park entrance fees

Park entrance fees are a must to be paid at the parks head office on arrival, the park fees are paid by every person per head entering the park. adults and children, pay both different rates. The parks are also levied on the vehicles entering the park, the park entrance fees expire after 24 hours and any one staying past 24 hours, is required to pay another entrance fees.
Park entrance fees Adult pay $45 per person, Children pay $25 per person for foreign non residence and $35 per person, $15 per person for foreign residence and East African Community pay UGX 20,000 and 10000 for the children.

Murchison falls national park activity fees.

The park has got a variety of activities and things to do for the visitors visiting the park, the activities in the vary and the costs are different depending on the activities you engage in.
All activities of all national park are formulated by Uganda wildlife Authority chat tariffs, governing body managing all the national parks in Uganda. Below is the table showing the list of all activities and prices for each for Murchison falls national park.

Safari Cost Of Accommodation

Fortunately, there are a number of different accommodation facilities found in and around the park and these differ in quality of services and utilities offered including luxury facilities, mid-range facilities as well as budget facilities.
The average cost of luxury accommodations such as Paraa Safari Lodge, Chobe Safari Lodge or Nile Safari Lodge is $ 500
The average cost of mid-range accommodation such as Bwana Tembo Lodge, or Murchison River Lodge is $ 350
The average cost of budget accommodation such as Fort Murchison, or Red Chilli Tented Camp is $ 200
There are also a number of campsites where you can pitch your ordinary tent as well as dormitory accommodation offered by the Uganda Wildlife Authority that cost UGX 25,000 for adults and UGX 5,000 for students; these are good accommodation options for budget travellers enjoying Uganda safari tour destinations.

Time You Visit

Similar to most safari destinations in the different countries in Africa, the cost of your safari will also depend on the seasonality in which you travel. Although Murchison Falls National Park can be visited all year the round, the peak tourist season is during the dry season when the number of tourists in the park is high which results into higher demand on accommodation resulting into higher accommodation rates that increase the overall cost of the safari. However, during the wet season which is the off-peak tourist season, the number of holidaymakers visiting the park is less which results in a number of accommodations offering discounted rates that will generally reduce the overall cost of safari. In fact, this is the best time to enjoy a budget Uganda Safari especially for those traveling on a limited budget

Means Of Transport Used

The Murchison Falls National Park can be accessed by either road or air transport as it is located 305 km from Kampala the capital city. By road it may take about 5 hours’ drive in a Four-Wheel Driver Safari Land cruiser so you will have to incur the cost car hire which is about $250 – $300 per day, cost of fuel and then driver fee.  However, for those who may not want to experience the long drive can take a charter flight to Pakuba airstrip from Entebbe.
In conclusion, having analyzed the above factors and how they will affect the cost of your safari, we are confident this will help you plan appropriately for your visit in this park depending on your budget.

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