Murchison Falls National Park is the largest national park in Uganda. The park comprises of Murchison Falls, Karuma Falls and Bugungu Wildlife Reserves. The park derives its name from Murchison water Falls. The Nile River bisects the park into two hence creating Southern and Northern banks respectively.
The park boasts with four of the "big five" categories of wildlife. These are; Buffaloes, elephants, lions and leopards. These are best seen in the northern part.
The southern part of the park highly boasts of chimpanzee trekking. There are also so many other kinds of animals in this park, such as; waterbucks, hartebeests, Oribis, Uganda Kobs, and many bird spices. The River banks are thronged with a number of different animals like; hippos, crocodiles, elephants, buffaloes and many others. The Nile River is the major source of water for the wildlife in this park. This Park attracts millions of tourism annually from different parts of the world.
Entry fee is a must for anyone planning to access the Park, this fee goes directly to Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) and charged per day (24 hrs). The fee is nonrefundeable.
Muchison Falls National Park has an estimate of over 200 species of birds registered as per the servoy carried out by professional birders.
This birds color this Park, they contribute to a greater percentage on the beauty of Murchison Falls National Park.
A boat cruise on the Nile gives you a high chance to see a wide range of this birds. it's there major hub for water and food(lake flies)
This Park also boast of the 1951 film "The African Queen" starring Humphrey Bogart. This film shows part of Lake Albert and the Nile in Murchison Falls National Park
There was high rate of illegal poaching of Rhinos around 1983 - 1984, this lead to disappearance of Rhinos in Murchison Falls National Park. However, in 2005, Rhinos were re-introduced by Rhino Fund Uganda in Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. These are majorly White Rhinos. For anyone planning to see this gaints, must pay the Rhino permit. This payments are made inadvance for proper bookings to avoid disappointments.