What Is Murchison Falls National Game Park Famous For? Murchison falls national park is famously known to have the most powerful waterfall in the whole world due to the fact that every second it is equivalent of 200 bathtubs full of water and its waters are forced through a gorge which is less than seven paces wide and the interesting part about it is that pressure of the water is so great that the ground around it trembles. Murchison falls national park is located in the northern region of Uganda in Masindi district within the North West of Kampala, which is known to be the capital city of the country.
Murchison falls national park is known to be the oldest and largest national park, which was first gazette as wildlife reserve in 1926, and it was later established as a national park in 1952 covering total surface area of about 39000 square kilometers. In addition, it shared boundaries with some districts like; Kiryandongo, Busiya and Nwoya. Murchison falls national park is considered to be a good destination to visit while on an adventurous safari in Uganda because it is home to over 76 mammal species such as; lions, African elephants, buffalos, hyenas, cheetahs, chimpanzees, Uganda Kob, leopards, Cape buffalos among others that are always available for tourists touring around this national park to see. More so, it is also seen as a birders paradise whereby it is a harbour around 451 bird species such as; Illadopsis, Abyssinian birds, yellow footed flycatcher among other. And this national park is surrounded by a good vegetation cover, savannah woodlands and savannah grasslands, the dense forest which all act as good natural habitat to all these wildlife species
Attractions in Murchison falls national park.
More so, Murchison falls national park has many tourist attractions which lead many people to pick interest to travel to visit the park and some of these attractions include; Murchison falls which are considered to be the top attractions that is found within the park and it lies between two stunning water bodies such as; Lake Kyoga and Lake Albert, Karuma falls which are located within the Northern part of the park and are known to have the most rough and high speed running water which is also considered as a good spot for fishing activities. touring within Murchison falls national park gives you great opportunities to see stunning waterbodies such as; River Nile, Lake Kyoga, Lake Albert and Lake Victoria which is famously known as the largest lake in the country and the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary which is famously known as the only place in the country where tourists can be able to spot the white Rhinos and large numbers of the endangered rhino species.
Activities done in Murchison Falls National park.
Exploring through Murchison falls National park always blesses you with great opportunities to engage in many interesting activities where they learn new experiences such as;
What Is Murchison Falls National Game Park Famous For? : Boat cruises.
Boat Cruises are one of the top and commonly done activity in Murchison falls national park, which is best done, on River Nile. In addition, these launch trips always done in three different sessions such as; in the morning at 9:00am, in the afternoon at 2:00pm and in the evening at 5:00pm, which tourist’s chances to choose the best time they prefer to embark on the boat cruises. And during these launch trips, while on water individuals get to sight see at many mammal species such as; Hippos, Nile crocodiles, waterbucks, buffalos among others. More so, bird lovers are also able to see many bird species in the sky such as; the rare shoebill storks, cormorants and many others.
What Is Murchison Falls National Game Park Famous For? : Bird watching.
Bird watching activities within Murchison falls national are best done within the dry season which is between months of July to September and from December to February and these bird species are best spotted with in Rabongo forest which covers a total surface area of about 4 square kilometers therefore, which makes it a good natural habitat to many bird species that tourists can be to sight see as they tour around the park. and some of these birds include; widow birds, grey heron, yellow billed stuck, giant king fisher, blue headed coucal, standard-winged nightjar, long tailed nightjars, black-headed lapwing, Abyssinian ground hornbill, swamp flycatcher, rock prantincole, giant kingfisher, Denham’s bustard and many others.
Apart from the above mentioned activities, there are many more other things that tourists can do while exploring through Murchison falls national park such as; Game drives which are done in different sessions such as in the morning and in the evening. However the night game drives are considered to the best due to the fact that tourists get to see many wildlife species as they come out of their hidings, chimpanzee trekking which is best done from Budongo forest, guided nature walks, hiking to the top of the falls, hot air balloon safaris, sport fishing which is best done on the Nile and tourists are able to catch fish species like; cat fish, electric fish, tiger fish, tilapia fish and many others.
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