Murchison Falls National ParkMurchison Falls National Park, Masindi, Uganda
Uganda’s largest National Park (nearly 4000 square metres) takes its name from a narrow descending gap along River Nile. This is where the river literally thunders out to drop nearly 50 metres, making it the strongest water fall in Africa, dividing the Park in half on its way to the Mediterranean Sea. Often referred to as Kabalega […]
Uganda’s largest National Park (nearly 4000 square metres) takes its name from a narrow descending gap along River Nile. This is where the river literally thunders out to drop nearly 50 metres, making it the strongest water fall in Africa, dividing the Park in half on its way to the Mediterranean Sea.
Often referred to as Kabalega Falls, (in honour of the great King of Bunyoro), the sound is deafening. Endless sprays of
water sting at the face even as your head gets pounded with the rhythm. It is easy to become emotional at the Falls.
The spectacle is a glorious tribute to the forces of nature or perhaps Kabalega’s anger against the British colonialists
Wildlife, game drives, boat cruise, birding and so many attractive activities in Murchison Falls.
Arguably one of the best exciting National Parks in East Africa, Murchison Falls gives an opportunity to engage in quite a number of activities. With over 480 bird species including; the Spotted Morning Thrush, Silverbird, Buff-bellied Warbler, Red breasted bee-eater, yellow-breasted apalis and varieties of Kingfishers among others; birders consider this park a paradise.
With their frequently loud chirping sounds, most tropical birds have vibrant colours which only add to their graceful movements as they streak across the skies. The birding experience is enhanced by the abundant wildlife & scenic landscape, which present a mesmerizing game drive encounter. Searching for the big five, it’s at Murchison that you’re assured of meeting many.
The African Buffalo is one of the most social animals of the plains, but you won’t miss the giant African elephants too, the tallest mammal – the giraffes, the exhorbitant hippopotamus, the cheerful antelopes, kobs, impalas, waterbucks and of course the king of the jungle – lions.
Many visitors would secretly wish to see lions hunting, but it’s a rare privilege since lions like to laze about during the day and prefer hunting at night and very early in the morning. Lucky visitors can also watch butterflies as they emerge from their chrysalises, dry their wings and prepare for their very first flight.
You may enjoy a game drive, birding and primates’ view along Budongo Forest, but a few can match a boat ride to the bottom of the Murchison falls. Today, these boat cruises have become an essential part of visiting Murchison Falls experience. This is a wonderful way to see hippos, buffaloes and crocodiles at their ease along the banks of River Nile.
Visitors are always entertained by local troupes at the entrance and exit of Murchison Falls Park. Don’t miss a photo moment or getting keepsake to remind you of this journey.