‘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.
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. .
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 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.
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.