Murchison Falls National Park

Being the largest national park in Uganda, Murchison Falls National Park offers several adventures around the picturesque Nile. Apart from the breathtaking Murchison Falls, the park provides some of the best birding safaris and game drives in Uganda. The biggest tourist attraction in the park is Murchison Falls which is formed by the Victoria Nile as it passes through a narrow gorge of only 7 meters and hastily falls 43 meters to create a spectacular viewing spot in the center of Murchison Falls National Park. There are many activities within the park such as launch trips, big game viewing, bird watching, and fishing that keep tourists addicted to these riveting settings.

source (near Jinja). After moving through the Murchison Falls, the Victoria Nile reaches Lake Albert (which is also one of the African Great Lakes like Lake Victoria). This entire stretch is a paradise for birdwatchers, especially the Nile-Lake Albert delta. If you’re a fan of the elegant Shoe bill, then use a launch trip to sight a Shoe bill and 450 other bird species found in the area. In addition to birding safaris, banks of the River Nile are also known for big game viewing. The Buligi game tracks are quite famous for game viewing and you can spot four of the big five game in the park.

Karuma Falls created by a natural formation of rocks shouldn’t be missed as you’ll witness the splendid beauty of Victoria Nile here and this area is great for fishing as well. Kaniyo Pabidi forest that lies in the southern region of the park is home to many primates such as colobus & baboons as well as four of the big five game. Another forest within the park is Rabongo forest which is spread over a small area of 4 km² but it is frequently visited to sight some endangered bird species. The waters near the bottom of the Murchison Falls are excellent for fishing and you can find the famous Nile perch here that could weigh even more than 100 kilograms.

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