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.