Tourist Attractions in Murchison Falls National Park Uganda : Murchison Falls National Park is every impressive Uganda safari destination located in Northwestern region of Uganda and it is located in a distance of 90 kilometers from Masindi, Murchison Falls National Park covers an area of 3840 square kilometers hence making it the largest protected area in the Pear of Africa ‘’Uganda’’.

Murchison Falls National Park stuns with numerous tourist attractions and these include;

Murchison Falls;

Murchison Falls is the finest tourist attraction in Murchison Falls National Park from which the park derives its name. In fact, Murchison Falls National Park is the most powerful water falls in the world formed as river Nile squeeze through a 7 meters’ narrow cracks in the rocks thus plunging over 40 meters below into a 5 meters’ radius water pool. While squeezing through the rocks, the falls make a thunderous roar heard from meters away and water is seen spraying around the falls.

River Nile

River Nile is the main key tourist attraction in the park and on the Uganda safari tours. This is because it the longest river in the world flowing through Murchison Falls National Park and acts as a major source of water to the ecosystem of the park as many animals at its sand banks can be seen quenching water and bath.  The best way to explore river Nile in Murchison Falls National Park is to engage on a boat trip. Boat trip in Murchison Falls National park starts from Paraa into Lake Albert. Along boat trip, you will be able to view water species like Nile crocodiles, school of hippos and herds of elephants, buffaloes, kobs can be seen along the water banks and water birds can be spotted along the banks of the water.

Top of the Murchison Falls view;

Top of the Murchison Falls offers spectacular views of falls and enjoy the sweet sounds of the river Nile crushing through a small chasm.

Buligi Game Area;

The Buligi game area is the perfect game viewing site in Murchison Falls National Park. The area consists of open savanna grasslands, riverine vegetation, woodland and acacia.

Buligi game area is located between Victoria Nile and the Albertine boosting perfect views of the western rift valley, Lake Albert and into the Democratic Republic of Congo. This area has high concentrations of animals.

Wildlife

Murchison Falls National Park is dotted of savannah grassland, woodland, wetlands, tropical forests inhabitant of over 76 mammal species and range of species of primates.  Mammal list found in Murchison Falls National Park include lions, leopards, cape buffaloes, elephants, hartebeest, Uganda kobs, Rothschild’s giraffes, waterbucks among others. Primates in Murchison Falls National Park include Chimpanzees recorded are over 900 individuals and other primates include Olive baboons, red tailed monkeys, blue monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys many more.

Birdlife

Murchison Falls National Park is a rewarding bird destination in Uganda, the park houses over 450 bird species including Albertine rift endemic birds, water birds and savannah birds.

Bird list found in Murchison Falls National Park include; Giant Kingfisher ,Shoe bill ,Africa Darter ,Osprey ,Long- toed plover ,Grey-headed kingfisher ,Veracious Dove, Black-headed Lapwing ,Abyssinian Ground Hornbill ,Rock Pratincole ,Black-billed Barbet ,Long-tailed Nightjar ,Weaver Birds ,Yellow-billed Stork ,Martial Eagle ,Silver bird ,Gray crowned crested crane ,Sandpipers ,Standard –winged Nightjar ,Malachite King fishers ,Blue-headed Coucal ,Red winged Grey Warbler ,Thick- knee ,Senegal ,Saddle-billed stork, Read – throated Bee eater, Denham’s Bustard ,Swamp Flycatcher ,Giant Heron ,African Jacana ,Secretary Bird among many.

Paraa

Paraa is also an important area in Murchison Falls National Park which is worth exploring its beauty.

The Paraa area is located close to the bank of River Nile and the name paraa means ‘’home of hippos’’.

Tourist Attractions in Murchison Falls National Park Uganda
Hippos in Murchison Falls National Park

Paraa is excellent site in Murchison Falls National Park, for birding, game drives, sport fishing, guided nature walks, launch boat trips and cultural tours, to the local native people with the surrounding community.

Budongo forest

Budongo forest lies within the Murchison Conservation Area and it extends to the Kaniyo Pabidi Forest. Budongo forest is located on the escarpment northeast of the Lake Albert covering an area of about 825 square kilometers. It is habitat to more than 360 bird species ,290 butterflies,130 moths ,475 tree species and 9 species of primates.

Birds to see in the Budongo forest include; Olive baboons, black and white colobus monkeys, chimpanzees, red tailed monkeys, blue monkeys as well as nocturnal primates like pottos and galago species. It is a best site for primates and birding views.

The Karuma waterfall

The Karuma waterfall is an attractive feature in Murchison Falls National Park. It offers a thunderous waterfall composing of cascading natural rock-formations through which the water force their way in forming impressive white foam. It is home to numerous animal species like buffaloes, hartebeests, lions, giraffes, Uganda kobs, baboons and various birds like shoe bill, goliath heron, red –throated bee eater among others It is also a rewarding site for sport fishing in Murchison Falls National Park.

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