Murchison Falls National Park is one of the most spectacular in Uganda, and indeed in the whole of Africa. It is located in the North Western part of Uganda, 90kms from Masindi. This is the largest game park in the country (3,840 sq.km.) and has the most intense concentration of animals along the river. Here is the awe-inspiring Murchison Falls, where the River Nile hurls itself in appalling convulsions through a narrow crevice and then plunges 40 metres in one breathtaking leap. The largest National Park in Uganda is named after the might Murchison Falls which make the legendary Zambezi look small. This is the spot where the world’s longest river explodes violently through a narrow cleftin the rift valley escarpment plunging into a frothing pool 43 meters below. A launch trip up stream to the falls is one of the great experiences in Africa. Elephant, hartebeest, giraffe, buffalo, crocodiles and countless antelope and birds (including the rare Shoebill stork) can be admired at the water’s edge as the launch glides along.
The Murchison Falls National Park, with its variety of vegetation ranging from riparian forests and swamp lands to broad Savannah, provides the opportunity of seeing many of the animals found in Uganda. Elephant, Giraffe, Hippopotamus, Leopard, Warthog, Lion, Giraffe Aardvark, Chimpanzee, Pangolin, Civet, Buffalo, Hyena, Crocodile, Oribi, Patas monkey, Uganda kob, baboon. Fish in the Nile include Nile perch, Tilapia and Tiger fish. 450 species of bird including Pel’s fishing owl, pennant winged nightjar, red-throated bee eater and the magnificent shoebill stork. In the southern sector of the park, there is Rabongo Forest, a home of chimpanzees.
There is a camp site at the top of the falls which can be used by those with their own camping gear. The riverside Nile Safari Camp must be one of the most romantic Lodges and Camps in the world. Accommodation is in beautifully designed waterside log cabins each with its own internal tent, terrace, and bathroom and outside shower. There is an al fresco restaurant and small gift shop. Watching a stunning sunset from the friendly bar is a must.
Visit gorilla safari :
What to see:
Elephant, Buffalo, Giraffe, Antelope, Lion, Crocodile.
A day’s drive will get you to Murchison Falls National Park
Public transport is available up to Masindi.
Taxis will take you up to the park.
Boat trips to Lake Albert.
Any time of the year.Accommodation
Nile Safari Camp Murchison
Murchison Falls Paraa Safari lodge
Sambiya River Lodge