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Murchison falls National Park

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Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda

Murchison falls national park is the biggest national parks found in Uganda, which protects most of the wild life, the park is located in north western Uganda and lies at the arm of the east African rift valley which covers an area of approximately 3,892km2 spreading along the shores of Lake Albert and the Nile river up to Karuma falls. Murchison falls is Uganda’s largest National park endowed with various mammals, bird species and natural features that have offered the best safari experience for the visitors and its one of best parks to visit while in Uganda.

There are several animal species that can be found in Murchison Falls National Park and it has approximately 76 mammal species for example antelopes zebras, warthog, water bucks to say but a few and also the specious family of the big five, that you don’t want to miss at any point of your visit in Uganda Murchison falls national park . They are the lions, Buffalos, Leopards, Elephants which provides an exciting experience while visiting Murchison falls national park, the Rhinos currently at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary a home for the remaining rhinos, it’s the only place you can see rhinos in Uganda as the government is trying to re-introduce them after they went extinct due to poaching activity that led to the killing of many animals.

At Murchison falls, is where the Nile explodes through a narrow gorge and cascades down to the river falling down with a thunderous roar, the boat cruise on the Nile, will take down to the bottom of the falls that is infested with hippos and crocodiles, waterbucks among others.  The vegetation in the park, is characterized by savannah ,woodland and riverine forest which has a home to a large number of animals in the park, the game drives in the park, will enable you to view different animal species including; the leopard, giraffes, hartebeests, oribis, Uganda Kob, Chimpanzees and over 350 recorded bird species. You may look in to our 3 days Murchison Falls Safari.

Lions in Murchison Falls National Park
Lions in Murchison Falls National Park

The Murchison Falls is a waterfall which is located in the path of the great Nile and is known as the Kabarega Falls. In reality the spectacular Victoria Nile, which flows from the massive Victoria Lake to deep Kyoga Lake through Uganda’s northern region, goes on to the northern tip of Albert Lake within the west branch of the broad East African Rift valley. The waters of the Nile pressing through a slight break in the rocks just 7 m or 23-foot-wide on the top of the Murchison falls, with a huge roar creating a residual rainbow that is 43 m or 141 feet below, are incredible! Excellent views! Where it continues westwards in to Lake. Albert.

Other Uganda National Parks

Kidepo Valley National Park

Lake Mburo National Park

Queen Elizabeth National Park

Kibale Forest National Park

Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

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