Murchison falls national park – Affordable Uganda Safaris Limited
Murchison Falls National Park
Murchison Falls national park is the largest par with most impressive cascade in East Africa and at the center of the largest wildlife reserve in Uganda.
The falls are located on the Victoria Nile, 35km upstream from Lake Albert. The Albert Nile then leaves the lake on its 3500km journey to the Mediterranean. It is from the falls that the name Murchison falls national park is derived for the reserve.
Despite heavy poaching in the 1980’s, the area between the two rivers has now recovered to provide some decent savanna game-viewing, with lion and elephant being the main attraction.
Boat trips along the Victoria Nile, both upstream to the foot of the falls and downstream towards the delta, can be very rewarding and offer good chances of shoebill storks.
To the south the Budongo Forest provides an alternative to Kibale Forest as a chimpanzee tracking location.
But there are two big negatives with this place. Firstly although the attractiveness of the safari areas is being severely compromised by the presence of oil prospecting rigs. Second the flight from Kibale Forest now diverts all the way back to Entebbe before coming back out here.