MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK OVERVIEW
Murchison Falls National Park at 3840km2 is the largest park in Uganda ripe for exploring with safaris to this beautiful park. It is named after the Murchison falls where the mighty river Nile is forced through a narrow gorge of 7m into the ‘Devils Cauldron’ creating an ever-present rainbow. Samuel Baker the explorer considered the Murchison falls “the most important object of the entire course of the river” and named the waterfall in 1864. The park is only 4 hours away from Kampala the capital and with all the attractions is a perfect destination for an exciting Uganda safari. The habitats range from the forest, savanna, riverine woodland, Borassus palms, and several acacia trees.
WHY VISIT MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK?
Murchison Falls National Park is Uganda’s largest and most exciting game park. Located in the west of the country, it lies within the East African Rift and shares a border with Lake Albert. The Victoria Nile flows through the middle of the park and empties into Lake Albert, creating a delta. En route, the river hurtles over Murchison Falls creating the greatest natural water force on Earth.
Not only does Murchison Falls National Park encompass a variety of beautiful landscapes, it’s also home to an abundance of wildlife. There are various large mammals to be sighted such as lions, elephants, giraffes, and leopards. The park also boasts iconic birds, like the grey crowned crane and shoebill. Very welcoming of tourists, visitors to the park can enjoy game drives, boat safaris, and a waterfall hike.