Tourist Attractions In Murchison Falls National Park  : Murchison falls national park is famously known as the largest national park in Uganda compared to all other game parks in the country and it covers a total surface area of about 3,840 square kilometers. Murchison falls national park was first gazette as a game reserve in 1926 and then later, it was officially established as a national park in 1952, which makes it to be considered among the oldest national parks in the country. More so, this national park is located in the Northern region of Uganda in Masindi district and  it is known to have deprived its name from the Murchison falls that are within the park and were happened to be named by Sir Samuel Baker after the president of the Royal Geographical society who was known as Sir Roderick Murchison. However, in 1970, the former president of Uganda who was named President Idi Amin Dada renamed the falls to Kabalega after the King or Kabaka of the Bunyoro kingdom but it later in 1979, it was again renamed to Murchison falls after the downfall of the King.

Murchison falls national park is a good destination where tourists on a safari in Uganda should visit because it provides you with the best adventurous safari s=due to the fact that it is a home to over 76 mammal species  that tourists can sight see as they tour around the park such as; African Bush elephants, Nile crocodiles, antelopes, buffaloes, duikers, hippos, elands, giraffes, lions, leopards, Zebras and primate species like; white and black colobus monkeys, vervet monkeys, baboons and many others. more so, Murchison falls national park also harbours around 451 bird species that bird lovers can sight see such as; Nightjars, the rare shoebill stork, Marabou stork and many others. More so, this beautiful national park consists of many tourist attractions, which make it a fascinating destination, and attracts many tourists to travel from all over different parts of world to the park. Therefore, these attractions include;

  1. Murchison falls.

Murchison falls is considered the top, greatest attraction found in Murchison falls national park, and it is known to be formed by the waters of the River Nile, which force their way through a gap in rocks hence forming a 7 meters wide and 43 meters waterfall. Murchison falls is a spectacular waterfall, which is also commonly known as Kabalega fall, and it lies between Lake Albert on the Victoria Nile and Lake Kyoga. More so, visiting the Murchison falls is always on a to do list of every tourist exploring within the park and visiting the falls gives you chances to capture the view of the permanent rainbow as it flows westward into Lake Albert and also the falls causes a thunderous roar as it flows which is always best for the sights and the expedition.

  1. Paraa

Paraa is one of the main attractions in Murchison falls national park whereby it is a location where all the routes used to access the park connect. More so, Paraa is made up of many hotels and safari lodges, which makes it a prominent accommodation centre within the park and it consists of a Museum and a gift shop, which are both found within the northern bank of the park. However, it is noted that Paraa is a local Luo word, which means “a home of hippos”. In addition, visiting the paraa gives you chances to engage in several interesting activities like; guided nature walks, game drives, and opportunities to embark on launch trips.

  1. Karuma falls.

Karuma falls is another interesting and spectacular attraction that is encountered within Murchison falls national park and it is located within the Chobe region in the Northern part of the park . More so, the Karuma falls are located on the Victoria Nile and they are known to be formed by squeezing itself through a series of hard rocks and then flows as it forms the ripples and the white foam in appearance, which is always an exciting feature for tourists to sight see.

Tourist Attraction In Murchison Falls National Park
Karuma Falls
  1. Budongo Forest.

Budongo forest is another fascinating attraction that is found within Murchison falls national park and it is located within the Southwestern region of the park. Budongo forest is famously known as a home to the large numbers of primate species and also as a royal Mile  which is best for bird watching activities due to the fact that it is  harbours around 360 bird species  such as; the African Dwarf kingfisher, the blue-breasted kingfisher, the black-eared ground thrush, Cassin’s hawk eagle, capped flycatcher, Cassin’s spine tail, brown twin spot, chestnut-capped flycatcher, Ituri batis, chocolate-backed kingfisher, crowned eagle, grey headed sunbird, lemon bellied crombec, little green sunbird, olive-breasted greenbul, white-spotted fluff tail, white thighed hornbill, yellow crested woodpecker and yellow-footed flycatcher among others. more so, Budongo forest is commonly visited for chimpanzee trekking activities because it is a home to over 800 chimpanzees that are always available to sight se and 9 primate species such as; black and white colobus monkeys, potto, galago species, olive baboons, potto, blue monkeys and many others.

Apart from the mentioned above, there are so many other tourist attractions that are found within Murchison falls national park and some of these are; Rabongo forest, beautiful wildlife animals, Kaniyo Pabidi forest, Buligi game tracks, the Nile-Lake Albert Delta and many others.

Contact our trusted tour operators in case of more information and inquiries about the tourist attractions that are found within the park and Book with our tours and travel companies such as; Achieve Global Safaris who offer the best tour packages while on your safari in Murchison Falls National park in Uganda.

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