Murchison falls national park which is named after the might “Murchison falls” is situated in the northeastern part of the county. The park was established in 1952 and its main attraction was Murchison falls also known as the devils caldron.
Murchison falls national park covers an area of 3,893 kilometers boarding as Uganda’s oldest and largest national park. The Nile ricer is approximately 6, 696 kilometers long flowing through 9 countries in Africa and then pouring into the Mediterranean Sea.
Launch trips at Murchison falls
Launch trips at Murchison falls are very thrilling and the very reason most people travel there to explore the world’s strongest waterfalls on the world’s longest ricer. Launch trips at Murchison falls always start up at 2:00 pm east African time to about 4:00 pm round trip.
Murchison falls is where the mighty Nile dramatically forces itself on a narrow 7 meter gauge gashing down on a 45 meter rift valley escapement wall flowing into a placid stream to Lake Albert. The water falls can’t be expressed in pictures except you get to the falls by yourself and stand in awe of the beauty of nature.
While on a launch boat cruise tourists will be able to see various animals dramatically parading on the ricer banks quenching their thirst and also see aquatic animals close to their boat while having lunch animals such as crocodiles and hippopotamus not forgetting aquatic birds.
The boat launch boat cruises always end up at the famous devils cauldron and tourists get down from the boats to hike the top of the stunning waterfalls, hiking will need one to be physically fit but the reward of panoramic views awaits every hiker.
The breathtaking river Nile as for ages been of great importance to the people living g around it and also an habitat to various animals, the river banks are very suitable for agricultural purposes and dams have been created for hydro electricity power.
Apart from taking launch boat cruises at Murchison falls, tourists can engage in other activities in the park such as:
Bird enthusiasts can spot various species of birds in Murchison falls; there are over 450 bird species in the park some of which are migratory birds while others are residential birds.
Murchison falls national park is gifted with over 76 mammal species that can be watched on boat cruises, game drives or balloon safaris, some of the examples of animals at Murchison falls are; giraffes, buffalos, elephants, warthogs, bush bucks, leopards, lions, hyenas, antelopes, crocodiles, hippopotamus and so much more.
Chimpanzee trekking at Murchison falls can be done at Budongo forest and Kaniyopabidi forest, exploring this mans close relatives provides an unforgettable experience, chimpanzees can not easily be found else where in Africa and Uganda boasts with the highest number of chimpanzees. Tourists will also see other primate species.
Murchison falls National Park is surrounded by different ethnical groups, the acholi people, the Banyoro and the alur people. You can have great entertainment from local traditional dancing groups the most highly recommended is Boomu women’s group where you will also learn to cook local African meals and mend some handmade crafts.
Murchison falls national park has got various accommodation sectors where tourists can sleep like Boomu women’s camp, chobe safari lodge, paara safari lodge and so much more.
Murchison falls national park is 5-6 hours drive from Kampala