Murchison falls national park
This is Uganda largest national park located in the northwest of the country.
This park is also referred to as the Kabarega Falls a waterfall found on the course of the river Nile.
It actually breaks the stunning Victoria Nile, which flows across Uganda’s northern region from the vast Lake Victoria. Continuing to the northern tip of Lake Albert within the western arm of the great.
East African Rift right on the peak of the Falls, the waters of the Nile force their way through a small slit within the rocks. From 7 meters wide dropping to 43 meters or 141 feet below with a thunderous roar. A formation of a beautiful rainbow occuring every now and than. The view is very breathtaking! From here it then continues its westward into the stunning Lake Albert.
Named after Sir Rodrick Murchison the president of the royal geographic society. The game reserve is made up of Bugungu game reserve, Karuma game reserve and Murchison falls national park. Murchison falls is where the River Nile squeezes through a 7meter gap, exploding into episodes of powerful waves falling 40meters below. It is at the bottom of the falls that the beginning of the Victoria Nile is. A boat safari starting Paraa (meaning the place of hippos in Luo) takes 2 hours upriver and brings you to see the waterfalls from the bottom.
This national park is Uganda's largest, travelers will find a variety of wildlife animals such as elephants. Other wilflife occur such as lions, leopards, African buffalo, antelopes, giraffes, hippos, hyenas. Also jackals, birds, forests and many more including reptiles such snakes as well as crocodiles.
There are several lodges within and around the park where travellers can stay during a safari visit. Activities such as game viewing, boat ride, walking safari, chimpanzee watching, bird watching will give a safari traveller a memorable experience. It is also very possible to combine with a visit to the ziwa rhino sanctuary hence completing the traditional big five African safaris.