Visit Murchison Falls National Park for its Great Falls & Stunning Wildlife
The Park is managed by the Uganda Wildlife Authority and it lies in North-western Uganda spreading inland from the banks of Lake Albert around the Victoria Nile and Karuma falls.
The Park is most famous for harboring the Murchison falls where the Victoria Nile River surges through a narrow gap over a massive drop.
The Victoria Nile bisects the Park over the remnant rift valley wall thus creating the dramatic Murchison falls which attracts a large number of wildlife species such a hippos and crocodiles which are permanent residents there plus the regular visitors which include elephants, giraffes, and buffaloes together with various aquatic birds.
Heading to the Park from Kampala (Uganda’s capital city), on the way you will meet the ziwa rhino sanctuary which is the only habitant for rhinos in Uganda and the sanctuary is situated along the way to Masindi as you are going to the Park.
The Park resides the available wildlife species in larger quantities more than any other place in Uganda and some of the inhabitants here include; over 451 bird species such as rare shoe-billed storks, dwarf Kingfishers, Goliath herons, white-thighed hornbills, great blue turacos and many more.
Wildlife species here include; four of Africa’s big five only rhinos being exclusive but African elephants, lions, buffaloes and leopards are all resided in abundance. Others include; Oribis, Jackson’s hartebeests, bush bucks, grey duikers, Uganda Kob, hyenas and chimpanzees which can be tracked in Budongo forest at Kaniyo Pabidi.
The Park provides many amazing activities such as boat cruises, excellent game viewing, bird watching, nature walks, balloon safaris, cultural encounters and sport fishing all which make your safari to be of a lifetime.
Accommodations here include; Murchison River lodge, Paraa safari lodge, Nile safari lodge, Bwana Tembo safari camp, Sambiya River lodge, Pakuba safari lodge, Bakers safari lodge, Chobe safari lodge and others all of good quality and thus offering a comfortable stay to the visitors who temporally reside there when they visitor the Park.