Murchison Falls National Park
The largest and oldest park in Uganda covering an area of over 3,840 sq kms, Murchison Falls National Park is also one of the most famous for its scenic beauty, magnificent falls and high concentration of game. It is situated approximately 350 kms north west of Kampala.
The mighty Nile river divides the park into the north and south sections with the spectacular Murchinson Falls where the Nile drops some 40 meters and squeezes through an 8 meter wide crevice, then plunges into the “Devil’s Cauldron”. The river attracts large numbers of game, and a boat ride up the river provides the perfect opportunity to see and photograph the animals.
With 76 species of mammals, wildlife viewed in this park include elephant, giraffe, hippo, lion, leopard, buffalo, Nile crocodile, monkeys, and over 450 species of birds, including the magnificent shoebill stork.
There are plenty of activities in the park including river trips, game drives, forest walks, fishing and bird watching.
The park has two light aircraft airstrips operating air charter services from Kampala.
There are several lodges within the park and camping is available at the top of the falls but visitors must bring their own camping equipment.