Magnificent Murchison Falls
The Murchison Falls National Park might be named after the magnificent Murchison falls but it has so much more to offer...
Murchison Falls National Park is Uganda’s largest wildlife reserve spanning a massive 350,000ha and although the initial main attraction is without doubt Murchison falls themselves, where the waters of the Victoria Nile burst through a narrow rock face and form a cascading torrent down a steep cliff, there is actually so much more to experience!
Four of the Big 5 roam near by and quench their thirst at the edge of one of the most famous rivers in Africa. Along with Bugungu Wildlife Reserve and Karuma Wildlife Reserve, the park forms part of the greater Murchison Falls Conservation Area in north-west Uganda. Also known as the Kabalega Falls (after a great Bunyoro chief), delta cruises along papyrus-lined waterways are the highlight of the trip. Whether seen from the top of the falls or the Devil’s Cauldron, its intimidating base, Murchison Falls promises striking vistas from whichever vantage point.
The park’s 450 species of birdlife and plethora of wildlife (including the country’s largest population of crocodile) can be spotted on hikes and cruises along the Victoria Nile as well as game drives. Visitors can also enjoy cultural encounters with the local community and sports fishing. There are an array of Accommodation options in the park that include campsites, lodges, hotels, and guesthouses.
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