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Murchison Falls National Park Safaris

Uganda's largest protected area, the Murchison Falls National Park is a densely forested region bisected by the mighty Nile River. The park, located in the northwest of Uganda, covers a region of around 3 500km², and with the neighbouring Karuma Wildlife Reserve, it forms part of the Murchison Falls Conservation Area.

By far the park's most spectacular sight, the Murchison Falls are created where the waters of the Nile are forced through a small gap in the rock face a mere 7 meters wide, to plummet an impressive 43 meters. The result is a spectacular explosion of white water "“ the most powerful natural water flow in the world.

While the park does derive its name from this incredible waterfall, it is by no means the only experience worth having here. Murchison Falls National Park offers decent game viewing and is home to four of the Big 5, with the exception of rhino (Rhinos have been poached from the area, and are slowly being reintroduced into the park, making them scarce and difficult to come across). Other species in large numbers are buffalo, hippo, and crocodiles that laze on the river banks. Murchison Falls also offers excellent birding, with the possible highlight of seeing the rare shoebill stork, a large, meter-high wading bird with an impressive beak capable of eating small crocodiles and other bird species.

The falls offers a number of activities, the most sought after being a river cruise along the Nile River to the base of Murchison Falls. Guests will have the opportunity to hike up to the falls from there (45 mins to 2 hours depending on your level of fitness. Other activities within the Murchison Falls National Park include whitewater rafting and quad biking.

Generally clients fly to Murchison Falls as it is a long way out, but if you are doing a full Uganda safari, then driving is not problematic.

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