Murchison Falls National Park is one of the largest and oldest conservation areas in Uganda.
The park is named after the mighty Murchison Falls. This is where the Nile River is forced through a narrow gorge of Seven meters wide.
The narrow gorge is known as the Devils Cauldron and it gives rise to a spectacular rainbow.
Located four hours away from the capital city of Uganda, Kampala, Murchison Falls National Park is a must-visit destination.
When visiting Murchison Falls National Park, you should make a stopover at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary.
Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary is a heaven for rhinos, and the initial aim of starting this sanctuary was to re-introduction project of rhinos back into the wild.
This was after they became extinct some years back.
The sanctuary is about 7,000 hectares of land located and it’s located south of Murchison Falls National Park.
In Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, you’ll get to encounter rhinos on foot with a personalized tour.
Murchison Falls National Park is differentiated into two parts by the Nile River.
However, water flows all year round into the Lake Albert before heading to South Sudan and finalizing its journey in the Mediterranean Sea.
It’s a great place for a boat safari and as you get to explore the falls up close in a boat.
You will also get to see hippos, crocodiles, water monitor lizards as well as other animal species gathering along the river.
This makes Murchison Falls National park a great and outstanding destination for game viewing.
East African chimpanzees also call Murchison Falls National Park as their home, these chimps can mostly be found in Budongo forest.
Among the activities, you can enjoy this park is chimpanzee trekking.
Murchison Falls National Park is home to a variety of wildlife, bird species and hosts many adventure-filled activities to experience lots of fun, excitement, and thrill.
Game viewing in the national park is another thrilling activity you should try out, even during the rainy season you can see wildlife.
However, the best time to see chimpanzees or enjoy game viewing in Murchison Falls National Park is during the dry season.
This is the time when it’s easy to catch the sight of animals as the trails are dry, clear and are easy to navigate.
Moreover, the best time for bird watching is during the rainy season, in this season you get to experience lots of bird activities.
So when taking a Uganda tour, don’t miss out visiting the Murchison Falls National Park as the park has a lot to offer.