2020 -Rough Guides-Murchison Falls Park pick of the Best
Rough Guides pick of the best places to travel in 2020 – Murchison Falls National Park
Rough Guides-Murchison Falls Park pick of the Best in 2020, and here is the reason why they chose Murchison Falls National Park in Uganda: “With 3,900 square kilometers of wilderness, Murchison is teeming with lions, elephants, hippos and warthogs. It’s a truly magical safari destination.
There are boat trips on the Nile, excellent bird-watching opportunities (Shoebill Storks are the highlight), and, of course, hikes up the spectacular triple-cascade waterfall.
The park is also at the forefront of some of Uganda’s best conservation efforts. Thanks to a healthy population of giraffes, translocation programs are helping repopulate other areas of the country. By visiting, you’ll be supporting this initiative to save an endangered species.
Rough Guides-Murchison Falls Park pick of the Best for 2020. Not only that, in recent times. The park has been the favorite National Park among both Domestic and International Tourists according to recent Uganda Wildlife Authority statistics.
Murchison Falls National Park is the largest park in Uganda and is located in the northwestern part of the country. It seemingly sprawls inland from the shores of Lake Albert around the Victoria Nile. It derives its name from the Murchison Falls Waterfall, the most powerful waterfall in the World. It is where the mighty River Nile explodes through a narrow gorge and flows down to become a placid river whose banks are patronized by hippos, crocodiles, waterbucks, and buffaloes. The vegetation is mainly savannah, riverine forest, and woodland. The Wildlife found here includes; Lions, Leopards, elephants, the endangered Rothschild Giraffes, buffaloes, hartebeests, oribis, Uganda kobs, chimpanzees and many bird species including the rare Shoebill Stork.
Uganda’s largest and oldest conservation area, hosting 76 species of mammals and 451 bird species. It is the best all-around Wildlife Park with easy access from Kampala.
Rough Guides-Murchison Falls Park pick of the Best for 2020. The park has been a choice destination for notables such as Winston Churchill, Theodore Roosevelt, the accidental drop-in visitor Ernest Hemingway and the cast of the movie, the African Queen that was filmed in part around Murchison Falls Park.
Back in 1960s, Murchison National Park was one of Africa’s Premier Parks; as many as Twelve boat launches per day were filled with eager tourists would venture up the river to the falls each day enjoying the Crocodiles, Hippos, Elephants, Birds such as the Shoebill Stork along the banks of the River Nile.
What changed? Uganda’s turbulent times with Idi Amin as President. Though he spent much time in the park, he closed the country to Tourism and it was only after 1986 that tourism was rebirthed in Uganda.
Murchison Falls National Park, the River Nile, runs through it. The Most Powerful Waterfall in the World, Lake Albert, one of Africa’s Great Lakes borders it. An abundance of Wildlife, Birds, and primates make their home. Sir Samuel and Lady Florence Baker Trail, the Western Discoverers who first came here, runs through it.
Murchison Falls Park, as Rough Guides states, is at the forefront of some of Uganda’s best conservation efforts. It is here where you find the most significant number of the endangered Rothschild Giraffes (aka Nubian, Baringo or Uganda Giraffe) in the Wild in all of Africa
Rough Guides-Murchison Falls Park pick of the Best for 2020 – from our perspective as a Ugandan Tour Operator, one could only ask, “What took you so long to discover what we have known all along?”