Arusha - Tanzania
The impressive Murchison Falls National Park in Uganda is a water wonderland with the shores of Lake Albert, the Victoria Nile, the Karuma Falls and the landmark Murchison Falls all within its boundaries. Situated in the north-west of the country, it forms part of the greater Murchison Falls Conservation Area.
This massive park, the largest in the country, stretches for close to 4 000 thousand square kilometers across the varied landscape. It is the mighty Murchison Falls that stand tall in these lands with the Nile River forcing itself through a narrow gorge before plunging more than 40 meters.
The Nile is the lifeline of the inhabitants of the park and saturates the riverine woodlands and the savannah grasslands. The awe-inspiring views will delight visitors from across the globe and provide memories to last a lifetime.
Flights into Entebbe International Airport close to the Ugandan capital of Kampala is the starting point for a trip to the park. From there it’s about a five hour drive to marvel at this wildlife wonder.
Located in the northern region of Uganda, Murchison Falls is a waterfall found on the course of the great Nile. This is where the Nile squeezes through a narrow 8 metre gorge and cascades down to become a placid river and often a trademark rainbow.
Similar to Queen Elizabeth National Park, there are a variety of ecosystems that make up this park. In the northern section, the park contains savannahs, acacia forests and riverine woodlands. The south is characterized by denser forests, woodlands and lakes.