Murchison Falls National Park in Uganda is known for its largest wildlife reserve in the country. This park is known for supporting the four of the Big Five with only rhino being absent. Buffalo and elephant are particularly common. There is a very good looking population of lion that likes to prey on the abundant Uganda kob. Other mammals found here are oribi, Jackson’s hartebeest, Defassa waterbuck, grey duiker and bushbuck. Murchison Falls Park makes a difference because of its historic River Nile that flows through it which makes it to be one of Africa’s Natural Wonders.
While finding out the most Powerful Waterfall in the World for your holidays, ooooh, Let the Murchison Falls come in your thought first.
The park became a movie star when the movie “African Queen” was filmed here with Katherine Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart starring. For Over 70 Years and longer, Murchison Falls has been a Must Visit Ugandan Destination, and it remains that way until this day.
Though the park can be visited throughout the year, Dry season (from December to February) is the best time you can visit Murchison Falls National Park when animals congregate around the Victoria Nile and other reliable water sources.
The other activities such as game drives and the launch trips gives an opportunity for one to encounter birdlife, such as savannah forest birds, water birds and Albertine Rift endemics. Murchison Falls National Park’s main birding attraction is the Shoebill, best spoted in the dry season from January-March
HIKING AND NATURE WALKS IN MURCHISON FALLS
Murchison falls national park is a wonderful place for hikes and nature walks and mainly chimpanzee tracking .The vast landscapes and varied scenery of the park and the nearby Conservation Area can be explored on foot. Trails through Kaniyo Pabidi and Rabongo Forests provide good spots of many primates and birds.
SPORT FISHING IN MURCHISON FALLS
There is sport fishing in the park which is so treasured for the avid angler. There are great opportunities to land a large Nile Perch and Cat-fish. Other fish include Tiger fish, Electric cat-fish, Tilapia.