Murchison N. Park - Awesome Holidays Safaris

Murchison N. Park

AREA:3,840sq km
ALTITUDE:500m - 1,292 m

 
 
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Murchison N. Park

Murchison Falls National Park lies at the northern end of the Albertine Rift Valley, where the sweeping Bunyoro escarpment tumbles into vast, palm-dotted savanna. First gazetted as a game reserve in 1926, it is Uganda's largest and oldest conservation area, hosting 76 species of mammals and 451 birds.

The park is bisected by the Victoria Nile, which plunges 45m over the remnant rift valley wall, creating the dramatic Murchison Falls, the centerpiece of the park and the final event in an 80km stretch of rapids. The mighty cascade drains the last of the river's energy, transforming it into a broad, placid stream that flows quietly across the rift valley floor into Lake Albert. This stretch of river provides one of Uganda's most remarkable wildlife spectacles. Regular visitors to the riverbanks include elephants, giraffes and buffaloes; while hippos, Nile crocodiles and aquatic birds are permanent residents.

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


Key Attractions

    • Top wildlife viewing in the Dry season
    • Guided walks and boat safaris available
    • Lion are easily found at the lake shores
    • Excellent mid-range and luxury lodges and no large-scale accommodations

Accommodation

Chobe Lodge
Chobe Lodge
Murchison Safari Lodge
Murchison Safari Lodge
Paraa Safari Lodge
Paraa Safari Lodge

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