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Murchison Falls National Park

Murchison Falls National Park
Murchison Falls National Park
Murchison Falls National Park

Murchison Falls National Park is where the Nile explodes through a narrow gorge and cascades down to become a placid river that is very popular to travelers. The Murchison Falls are one of the highlights of the park, on a point along the Nile dividing it into two sectors.

At the peak of the Murchison Falls, the waters of the Nile force their way through a small slit within the rocks, which is 23 feet wide, and topples to 141 feet below with a thunderous roar forming a residual water stray that forms a beautiful rainbow.

Flora and fauna in Murchison Falls National Park

Dominated by rivers, woodland,savanna, wetlands and tropical forest habitats, the park is inhabited by 76 different mammal species and 450 different bird species. Some of the mammals are leopard, elephant, lion, hippopotamus, bushbucks, Uganda kob, waterbucks and warthogs, giraffes, Jackson’s hartebeest, hyenas, Rothschild’s giraffe, hartebeest, oribi, warthog,Cape buffalo,and Uganda kob. Along the shores of the Nile and within the waters you will see lots of hippos and crocodiles among other resident creatures.

Accessing Murchison Falls National Park

The park can be accessed by either road or air, it will take you around 5hours from Kampala with about 305 km. Paara covers a distance of about 85km from Masindi town by the shortest route. The park can be accessed through different gates such as; in the North(Chobe gate, Wankar gate,Tangi gate) and in the South (Kichumbanyobo gate, Bugungu gate)

One may decide to take on the Budongo forest route that will provide magnificent views overlooking Lake Albert from the direct position of the rift valley escarpment over Butiaba.

The park can also be accessed by air from Entebbe International Airport with several chartered flights that can be arranged from domesticated chartered flights like aero link Uganda, eagle airlines and many more.

Attractions in Murchison Falls National Park

The park has plenty of attractions that lead travelers to it, the unique Murchison Falls is where the park derived its name from thus being the major attraction the park. Some of the attractions that attract visitors to the park include;

  • The River Nile
  • Murchison Falls
  • Paraa
  • Budongo Forest
  • Karuma Falls
  • The Nile
  • Rabongo Forest
  • Kaniyo Pabidi Forest
  • Buligi area

Murchison Falls National Park is dominated by woodland, wetland, savannah and tropical forest with over 76 mammal species and over 450 different bird species making it an ideal tourist attraction.

Murchison Falls National Park
Murchison Falls National Park
Murchison Falls National Park