Off the chilly shores of Lake Albert, within the northwestern Albertine basin lies Murchison Falls National Park; the largest park in Uganda. It stretches for about 3,893 square kilometers from the nearby shores of Lake Albert, devouring the Victoria Nile in its wake to the popular Karuma falls further north.
Moreover, Murchison Falls National Park promises raw wildlife bliss to about four districts in the northwestern plains of Uganda; Buliisa, Nwoya, Kiryandongo and Masindi owing to its unshakable beauty and the majestic Murchison Falls. Your Uganda safari Murchison Falls national park will serve to reassure you that it is quite the popular safari in Uganda Murchison Falls destination.
Also known as the Kabalega falls, the Murchison falls are a majestic drop of water occurring on the Victoria Nile within Murchison Falls National Park. The site is famous for its thunderous roar of large amounts of water (about 300cubic meters per second) gushing through a 7-meter gap between rocks before falling 43 meters into the river below.
Standing at about 43meters (141ft) high and 7m (23ft) wide, the Murchison falls were discovered by Europeans John Speke and James Grant while on their expedition in 1862. However, they were named after a geologist, Roderick Murchison by Sir Samuel Baker and his wife during an exploration trip to Uganda.
Murchison Falls National Park is home to some elusive birding specials like the great blue Turaco, Denham’s Bustard and Shoe-billed stork among others.
The entire Murchison Falls Conservation Area along with the surrounding reserves is home to about 76 mammal species including some members of the Big 5 making it a worthy Murchison Falls National Park Uganda destination.