Murchison Falls National Park Uganda – Everything to Know

Murchison Falls National Park Uganda – Everything to Know – How can one explain the impressive beauty and the enrichment of this park as far as wildlife is concerned? Murchison falls national park is managed by Uganda wildlife authority under the Murchison Falls Conservation Area that sees it as the largest park and the oldest park in the country and its made up of Murchison Falls National Park, Bugungu and Karuma Falls Wildlife Reserves. Amongst the many attractions here, the most listed ones that any tourist yearns to visit and spent time with or at are water falls, the Nile river where the aquatic animals like; the hippos and crocodiles and many more, waterbucks and buffaloes. The vegetation is characterized by Savannah, riverine forest and woodland. Wildlife includes lions, leopards, elephants, giraffes, hartebeests, oribis, Uganda kobs, chimpanzees, and many bird species. This is the haven of any memorable safari.

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Giraffes - Murchison Falls National ParkThe water falls in this park were formerly known to many as Kabalega Falls which sat on the notable second longest river on earth the Nile river and it is from this river that this Kabalega falls came into existence after it passed through the hard  not easy to wear rocks making the waters of the Nile force their way through a small slit within the rocks, which is just 7 meters or 23 feet wide, and topples to 43 meters or 141 feet below with a thunderous roar forming a residual water stray that forms a beautiful rainbow; the view is very breathtaking!

Murchison Falls National Park got its named after these eye- catching Murchison or Kabalega waterfalls that is located in the northern region of the Albertine Rift Valley which is the meeting point for the huge Bunyoro escarpment and the vast Acholi plains. The park is recognized as one of the best National parks in Uganda and as well it is well visited.

Crocodiles - Murchison Falls National ParkThere are numerous activities to do here like; boat launches/ cruise on the great Nile river, do the hiking experience, the best ever games drives with exposure to see the wild animals like the big 5(lions, leopards, elephants, buffaloes and rhinoceros), birding/ bird watching, cultural encounters with bomi women group, mubako and others, community walks, photography, hot air balloon safaris, sport fishing and so many other activities.

Murchison Falls National Park has great accessibility with the main ones being road taking about 5 hours of drive up to the park and by air it is just a couple of minutes and the real fun commences there henceforth and as usual most of the game drives are best when the 4WD car is used because it can adapt to all conditions. The attractions in these vast park include;

The wild animals

Hippo - Murchison Falls National Park

Murchison Falls National Park is not only the home to the mighty great water falls with fast, strong and yet large volume of water bring pushed through a narrow gorge but also the home to the big and vast number of wild animal species like the whole big 5 like the lion, leopards, elephants, buffaloes and rhinos. There are also the giraffes, antelopes, kobs and so many others like primates. This is also the great home to the huge aquatic range of animals like the crocodiles and several others. There is more to life in this park as far as animal species are concerned.

The Nile

Uganda is the home to one of the longest rivers in the world. As it continues with its movement, it passes through the Murchison falls national park with the most sparking spectacular view that favors serious of activities like boat cruise, sport fishing and several others. This river also led to the formation of the great Murchison falls that came into existence after it passed through series of hard rocks hard enough to be worn out to give the great clear path for the water hence availing just small narrow space that gives room to the huge amounts of water volumes struggling to find its way through the narrow gap available. Were you here before or by now you are booking already.

Murchison Falls National ParkMurchison falls

This is the most prominent tourist activity not only for its powerful approach towards the narrow gap that makes it to produce the huge sounds but also the unpredictable beauty it has that makes it outstanding. When you reach to the top, this falls splashes water on you that will make one forget the real stress in the town centers of the whole world. We at jewel safaris limited assure you that make it the main reason of coming to Uganda on top of the trekking safaris and experiences.

The birds

This is the birders’ haven. There is also a lot

Forests like Budongo and Pabidi

There richness of Murchison Falls National Park is beyond any explanation and few can explain it of which they should be those who had spent a lot of time here not just 3 day visit because it’s too vast, well gifted and abundantly very unique compared to other park. These forests better offer activities like game nature walks and extra. They are managed by Uganda forestry authority

 Karuma falls.

Located within the Murchison falls conservation area managed by Uganda wildlife authority, the falls are along the Kampala-Gulu highway offering a very scenic impressive view that wows! Many every time they cross its bridge. This is also surrounded by riverine trees that harbor some primate species. There is some beauty in this falls that any ardent tourist should pass by and have a glimpse look at it.

Many who have visited this park have always combined the best experiences here with gorilla trekking safaris or chimpanzee trekking. Will you also do the same to combine the experiences and make the best of your time in Uganda?

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