Murchison Falls National Park

Murchison Falls National Park is a national park in Uganda and managed by the Ugandan Wildlife Authority. The park is in northwestern Uganda, spreading inland from the shore of Lake Albert around the Victoria Nile. Together with the adjacent 748 square kilometers (289sqmi) Bugungu Wildlife Reserve and the 720 square kilometers (280sqmi) Karuma Wildlife Reserve, the park forms the Murchison Falls Conservation Area (MFCA).

The park is in Buliisa District in western Uganda and in Nwoya District in northern Uganda. The park is approximately 300 kilometers (190 mi), by road, northwest of Kampala, Uganda’s capital city. The coordinates of the park are 0215N,3148E (Latitude:2.2500; Longitude:31.8000).In the park,four of the“Big five”(Cape buffalo, African elephant, lion, and leopard The rwoth’s child giraffe) can be seen, especially in the northern part (above the Nile). Because of excessive hunting and poaching, black rhinoceros became extinct by 1983, but were re-introduced into Uganda in 2005 by Rhino Fund Uganda. White rhinoceros are now being bred again in the 7,000 hectares (27sqmi)Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, which is located 70 kilometers (43 mi) south of the park. Their mission is to reintroduce small herds of rhinos (around five at a time), while retaining a nucleus breeding herd in the sanctuary.

Tour Activities in Murchison Falls National Park

Game Drive in Murchison falls National Park

A game drive around the Buligi game tracks on the northern sector with a trained ranger is a fantastic way to see and photograph the wide range of animals in the Nile valley.Your ranger will have good idea where the lions are hiding and may even spot a leopard dusk because they use radio calls to communicate to fellow rangers as they tress for the wildlife.

Launch Trip/Boat Cruise to the Bottom of Murchison falls national park

The launch trip up stream from Paara presents an astonishing display of wildlife and culminates with the memorable frontal view of the falls. Recommended for birders are a morning cruise downstream to the Nile-Lake Albert delta alternatively, a tranquil sundowner cruise offers the classic view of an equatorial sunset reflected on the river.

Hike To Top of Murchison falls national park.

Murchison falls and its surroundings can be explore on foot .Hiking to the top of falls is a great adventure experienced in Murchison falls national park, on this trail you get chance to see the narrow gigantic rocks where the Nile cuts through creating rapid falls with spectacular view. Much more to expect on the trail  through  pabids and nature sighting and many primate and birds, while around the Nile.

 

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