Murchison Falls National Park
Murchison Falls National Park is a feast for the eyes. It is Uganda’s oldest and largest conservation area; a protected 3840 square kilometre region first gazetted in the 1920s. It is one of the country’s ultimate wildlife success stories, making a comeback – like so many African parks – from a history of war and poaching which decimated the animal populations. Murchison Falls National Park has recovered and flourished, and is now home to an incredible diversity of wildlife, including lion, elephant, buffalo, waterbuck, tsessebe, kob, leopard, and the rare Rothschild’s giraffe.Enquire Now
The National Park straddles the Nile River and includes the impressive Murchison Falls themselves. A powerful and heart-stopping spectacle can be seen at the viewing point of the falls where the might Victoria Nile comes crashing through a 7m-wide gap in the rocky crevasse and thunders through with incomprehensible force. Boat cruises on the Nile within the national park are superb opportunities to see the iconic shoebill stork, plenty of crocodile, hippo, and some of the park’s 450+ species of birds.