Murchison Falls National Park Uganda

Murchison falls National Park is the oldest national park and one of the most popular destinations in Uganda located on the northern side of the Albertine Rift Valley in Northwestern Uganda, this park is formerly known as Kabarega national park and is the largest national park in Uganda covering an area of 3840 square kilometers.

Murchison Falls National Park

Murchison Falls National Park

Murchison falls national park is a habitat to 76 mammal species and over 450 bird species living in the rolling savannah, tall grasslands, and thick bush woodlands dominating the park. The most attractive feature in Murchison falls national park is the mighty Murchison falls formed as River Nile tapers from 50 meters rushing through a 7-meter gorge.

Animals in Murchison falls national park includes herds of elephants, hartebeest, leopard, lion, giraffe, buffalo, hippo, crocodiles, buffaloes, giraffes, Antelopes such as duikers, Uganda Kobs, Oribis, Reedbucks, Hartebeests, and many more. Birds in the park include Abyssinian ground hornbills, Swallow-tailed Bee-eaters, Giant Kingfishers, Secretary birds, Red-throated bee-eaters, Black-bellied Bustards, Malachite Kingfishers, Pied Kingfishers, Open-billed Storks, the Ituri batis, Ducks (mainly sighted by the riverbanks), the Widow bird, the elusive shoebill, Plovers and many more.

Safari activities to do in Murchison falls national park include game viewing, bird watching, hiking, and nature walks, launch cruise/boat cruise, sport fishing, cultural encounters, and chimpanzee tracking.