Murchison Falls National Park

Murchison is located on the Albertine valley in the Bunyoro escarpment with palm dotted savannah north of Uganda.
This area was first gazetted in 1926 and now is one of the oldest largest conserved lands for 451 bird &76 mammal species. It lies between Victoria Nile with a beautiful gorge of 8 meters wide dropping down at a height of 48 meters with a thunderous roar into the devils cauldron inform of a rain bow trade mark. Along the river banks are mammals especially; the elephants, buffaloes, giraffes, crocodiles, lions, water bucks, antelopes, aquatic birds and hippos as one of the permanent inhabitants on the stretches of the river.

The likely activities at Murchison falls are; game drive especially on the Buligicircuit to Albert Nile for animal spotting, birding, launch trips especially on an upstream flow of the river from paraa down to Albert Nile delta that enables the tourist spot rare shoe bills and leopards, nature walks, cultural encounters for example traditional dances & drama, camp fire showing a demonstration of African life style at dusk and spot fishing done on Nile perch that weighs 108 kgs.

Shoe bill is the common bird species attraction especially during the dry season from January to March. Village tours are also conducted in the rural community, where a tourist is able to interact with the local people and participate in their community activities for example preparing meals. A residential house is at Boomu women group with a craft shop at the entrance to the park, therefore a tourist can shop different items like beads, baskets, woven mats, earrings and necklaces.

This park is accessible via Kampala-Masindi route for 305kmsq with a stopover at Ziwa Rhino sanctuary for rhino tracking by foot. A tourist is to travel by ferry to paraa park headquarters. Visitors are to connect to the park through the northern gate via chobe-tanga gates north of river Nile or by an air craft from Entebbe international airport/ kajjansi airfield.