Murchison Falls National Park, mainly well known for 3 days game safaris and the mighty falls, formally known as Kabalega National Park is located at the end of the Albertine Rift Valley and it is Uganda’s oldest and largest National Park. Murchison Falls is located 305 kilometers northwestern part of the country, and can be accessed by road or flights. Murchison Falls National Park was before taken as a wildlife reserve in 1926 and is home to 76 different mammal species and 451 birds. Murchison Falls Conservation Area is made up of Bugungu, Karuma wildlife reserves. Murchison Falls National Park is bisected by the Victoria Nile, which plunges 45m over the remnant valley wall, creating the dramatic falls, the National Park’s unique attraction and the final event in an 80km stretch of rapids. The mighty cascade drains the last of the river’s energy, transforming it into a placid stream that flows across the rift valley floor into Lake Albert. This stretch of River Nile provides one of Uganda’s most amazing wildlife spectacles.
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The Nile riverbanks reward you with sightings of wildlife which include: Elephants, Giraffes and Buffaloes, while Hippos, Nile crocodiles and aquatic bird species are permanent residents. Notable visitors to Murchison Falls National Park include Winston Churchill, Theodore Roosevelt, Ernest Hemingway and several British royals. Common activities include: game viewing, launch trips to the bottom of the falls and hikes to the top of the falls bird watching and nature walks. Launch trips stand out as the most common exciting activities because it gets you close to the centerpiece of the National Park. Visitors who want an aerial wildlife viewing experience, hot air ballooning activities are available within the National Park. The vegetation of Murchison Falls National Park is made up of open savannah, Riverine forest and woodland. Some of the wildlife includes Uganda kobs, Elephants, Rothschild Giraffes, Jackson’s hartebeests, Oribis the smallest antelope, Leopards, Lions, Chimpanzees, and many bird species including the unique Shoebill stock. This national Park is an all year round wildlife destination but can is best to visit during the months of June to late September or January to mid-March.
Murchison Falls National Park has got a lot to offer in terms of activities that will make your tour memorable to this conservation area. Some of the activities that will not miss out on your safari to this National Park include: Chimpanzee tracking in Budongo Forest where primate lovers engage in a primate walk to the Chimpanzees. Many travellers are interested in the hiking process where they take a stroll from the bottom of the falls and ascend upwards to the top of the Murchison Falls. It’s a thrilling experience as one feels so refreshed by the flashing waters that send off a cooling wave of water droplets.
Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary is a private and non- profit conservation project for the endangered animals in Uganda. It proudly harbors a unique animal species called the White Rhinos and it is the only place you can find the Rhinos in Uganda after getting depleted from Murchison Falls and Kidepo Valley National Parks during the massive war in the 1970s together with the rampant poaching in the 90s. Many tourists who travel to Murchison Falls National Park opt not to miss the sanctuary visit as it hold a unique feature of the “White Rhinos” in Uganda.Great Adventure Safaris organizes wildlife safaris to Murchison falls National Park in Uganda.