• Murchison Falls N.P

    Uganda’s oldest National Park

Murchison Falls National Park lies at the northern part of the Albertine Rift Valley and bisected by the great Victoria Nile which at the falls, naturally squeezes into a narrow gorge of only 8 meters and plunges 45 meters over the ruminant rift valley wall forming a mighty cascade with thunderous roar and plummets down into the “Devil’s Cauldron” forming a rainbow then Nile calms, broaden sand flows serenely across the rift valley to Lake Albert. This is the masterpiece of the park.

Conservation importance: The Uganda’s oldest National Park gazette in 1926, protecting a wide range of flora and fauna located along the Nile; one of the world’s longest rivers. The park protects Lions, Elephants, Giraffes Crocodile’s and array of bird species among others

Size: The park together with the adjoining Karuma & Bugungu wildlife reserves are jointly managed as a single conservation unit: Murchison Falls Protected area covering 5,072km2.

Species Diversity: The Park has a record of 87 mammals, over 650 species of birds and 14 reptiles.
Tourism Attractions: Mostly along River Nile with boat trips to the bottom of Murchison falls. Hippos, Buffaloes, Waterbucks, baboons, crocodiles, elephants, a lot of water birds are the common sights. Lions, Giraffes, Oribi, Hartebeests, patus monkeys, can be seen on a game drive. Bird watching ; species range from savannah, forest, water to albertine endemic birds. Sport fishing is also done along the river. Chimpanzee tracking and fishing competitions are often organized.