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MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK

Just one word; amazing! You will be thrilled.

Murchison falls national park lies at the northern end of the Albertinerift valley, where the sweeping Bunyoro escarpment tumbles into vast,palm-dotted savanna. First gazetted as a game reserve in 1926, it is Uganda’slargest and oldest conservation area, hosting 76 species of mammals and 451birds.

 

The park is bisected by the Victoria Nile, which plunges 45mover the remnant rift valley wall, creating the dramatic Murchison falls, thecenterpiece of the park and the final event in an 80km stretch of rapids. Themighty cascade drains the last of the river’s energy, transforming it into abroad, placid stream that flows quietly across the rift valley floor into lakealbert. This stretch of river provides one of Uganda’s most remarkable wildlifespectacles. Regular visitors to the riverbanks include elephants, giraffes andbuffaloes; while hippos, Nile crocodiles and aquatic birds are permanentresidents.

 

Notable visitors to the park include Winston Churchill, TheodoreRoosevelt, Ernest Hemingway and several British royals.