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The Top Tourist Destination in Uganda

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Murchison falls National Park was established in 19 52 and covers a surface area of 3893km2, it falls under the umbrella of Murchison falls conservation Area (MFCA) which comprises Murchison falls National Park, Bugunga and Karuma Falls wildlife reserves. Most Uganda safaris include a visit to Murchison Falls National park which is Uganda’s Oldest and largest national park.

In Murchison there are four of the big five; buffalos, lions elephants and leopards are mostly seen in the northern part.


The park is located in the northern region of the Albertine Rift Valley in Masindi district of western Uganda situated 300km by road northwest of Kampala. The Murchison Falls also known as kabarega Falls is where the Nile bursts through the narrow gorge and spreads down to a placid streaming flowing into the lake Albert. Hippos, crocodiles and water bucks throng the banks of the stream.

Murchison Falls National Park has got a spectacular view with the huge waterfalls roarng and finding their way within the small slit of 7 meters or 23 feet wide between the rocks and this it the connect point of Bunyoro escarpment and Acholi plains. Also in the park adjacent to the Masindi -Gulu high way are the magnificent karuma falls.

Most Uganda safaris include a visit to Murchison Falls National park which is Uganda’s Oldest and largest national park.

Wildlife mainly include; elephants, buffalos, lions, giraffes, chimpanzees and many other vegetation is commonly savanna, woodlad and riverrine forest.

In Murchison there are four of the big five; buffalos, lions elephants and leopards are mostly seen in the northern part.

Boat rides are ussually arranged and operate from Paraa to the foot of Murchison Falls, they always take 3 hours which gives you a clear view of the hippos, crocodiles and the wildlife that is always close to the falls.

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