IN WHICH DISTRICT IS MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK?
Murchison falls National Park is a national park in Uganda managed by Uganda wildlife authority, The park is located in North western Uganda around the Victoria Nile, spreading inland from the Shores of Lake Albert up to the Karuma falls.
A popular tourist destination
Together with the Bugungu wild life reserve and the Karuma wild life reserve, the park forms the Murchison falls national park conservation area. The park is known to be one of the best tourist destinations in Uganda. There are quite a number of activities to do and a variety of wildlife and bird species to view during your safari experience in Murchison falls national park.
The waterbodies in the park including the mighty Murchison Falls
The park is bisected by the Victoria Nile. This water body divides it into two forming the Northern and the Southern sector of the park. Additionally, the Nile lies 45m over the remnant rift valley wall creating the dramatic Murchison falls. While in the park, you will enjoy breath taking sceneries and the centerpiece of the park (with 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 a remarkable wildlife view due to the regular visitors to the riverbanks such as elephants, giraffes and buffaloes. Other animals such as hippos, Nile crocodiles and aquatic birds are permanent residents in the lake. Undoubtedly, visiting Murchison Falls National Park will leave an everlasting foot print on your heart.
The location of Murchison falls national park
The Murchison falls national park, lies along the Murchison falls conservation area and also extends up to the districts of Buliisa, Nwoya, Kiryandongo and Masindi district (the nearest town to Murchison falls national park).
From Kampala, the distance is about 305km by road travelling Northwest of Kampala (the capital city of Uganda). Driving time is approximately 5-6hours to Murchison falls national park.
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