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Welcome to Murchison Falls National Park Guide

Welcome to Murchison National Park information. This information will greatly assist you in your preparations to visit Murchison Falls, finding where to stay, safari companies, map, getting there and so much more

Murchison Falls Conservation Area ( MFCA ) comprises of Murchison Falls National Park, Bugungu and Karuma Falls Wildlife Reserves. This is where the Nile explodes through a narrow gorge and cascades down to become a placid river whose banks are thronged with hippos and crocodiles, waterbucks and buffaloes. The vegetation is characterised by savannah, riverine forest and woodland. Wildlife includes lions, leopards, elephants, giraffes, hartebeests, oribis, Uganda kobs, chimpanzees, and many bird species.

Paraa

Paraa safari tour

Paraa’ a word from the local Luo language means ‘the place of hippos’ , and is among the most prominent attractions within the park as it supports the largest concentration of wildlife in the entire park. Furthermore the remarkable Murchison Falls have the great diversity of not only wild animals but birds as well. See lions, buffaloes, leopards and elephants, in addition to giraffes, Uganda Kobs, Hartebeest, antelopes, crocodiles, oribis plus many others.

Budongo Forest

budongo chimpanzee safari

This is the biggest Mahogany forest found in the whole of East Africa as well as habitat to the largest number of chimpanzees throughout Uganda. The major tourist sites within this forest are: the Kaniyo Pabidi Ecotourism site, Busingiro Ecotourism site and Kaniyo Pabidi Ecotourism site which are located at boundaries to Murchison Falls National Park and dominated by Mahogany and Iron-wood trees. .

Karuma Falls

falls in Uganda

These roaring waterfalls foundon the beautiful Victoria Nile are among the most impressive and leading tourist attractions in Uganda. Locally called the Karuma Falls, the name was derived from a notion that Karuma, a great spirit, positioned the stones which break the waters of the river.

The Nile Cruise in Uganda

Nile cruise

The Murchison has a magnificent view once on a Nile cruise, it enable you to see nature its natural setting and the animals resting on theshores of the lake. The boat has a fixed time and that is 09.00 and 14.00 everyday. It’s a three hours ride around the lake. Besides thecruise, there is another boat trip that you will take you around from Paraa to Papyrus delta to up to Lake Albert. It’s a 4-5 hours.

Rabongo and Kaniyo Pabidi

birdwatching safaris Uganda

Kaniyo Pabidi forest covers an area of about 8km within the heart of Kichumbanyobo gate. Its offers all visitors the chance to track the chimpanzee as well as other primates that are discovered in mahogany trees. It’s a habitant for so many bird species for example Ituri batis,white thitghed hornbill along with yellow-footed flycatcher. Some tourists love Uganda safari nature walks and Rabongo forest offers the best.

The Murchison Falls, also referred to as the Kabarega Falls, is a waterfall found on the course of the great Nile. It actually breaks the stunning Victoria Nile, that flows across Uganda’s northern region from the vast Lake Victoria to the deep Lake Kyoga and continuing to the northern tip of Lake Albert within the western arm of the great East African Rift. right on the peak of the Murchison Falls, 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! From here it then continues its westward into the stunning Lake Albert.

The Lake Victoria outlet sends about 300 cubic meters per second or 11,000 ft³/s of water to these falls and all this volumes squeezed through this gorge that is actually less than 10 meters or 30 feet wide.These waterfalls are located within the Murchison National park which was actually named after these eye- catching waterfalls. The park is located in the northern region of the Albertine Rift Valley. This is the area where the huge Bunyoro escarpment joins together into the vast Acholi plains. The park is recognized as one of the best National parks in Uganda and as well it is well visited. In 1926, the park was a game reserve established to shelter the savannah grassland which was pointed out by Winston Church chill in the year 1907 as the grand Kew Gardens together with the wildlife combined on an confined land.

Most of the visitors to this great park often come from various destinations to trek the gorillas within this very country but in another park called Bwindi. If you have more days to visit East Africa, A safari in Tanzania can be combined with gorilla trekking. Most safari companies offer packages that include various destinations within the great lakes East African region.

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