Murchison Falls National Park is the largest National Park in Uganda and is located on the shore of Lake Albert in Northwestern Uganda. The park is named after the Murchison Falls where the Victoria Nile plunges 45m over a narrow gorge. Several animal species lurk around the river banks providing a spectacular wildlife experience to tourists. A typical Uganda safari will take you to experience the gem of wildlife in Murchison Falls National Park as you encounter many of these wild animals, giving you a true and memorable experience of life in the wild.
The Gem of Wildlife in Murchison Falls National Park
A boat cruise on the Nile to the bottom of Murchison Falls is one of the most spectacular Uganda safari activities that tourists have enjoyed over the years. The boat cruise gives tourists an opportunity to encounter several animal and bird species.
Wildlife in Murchison Falls National Park
Murchison Falls National Park is home to a variety of animals including herds of buffaloes, elephants, leopards, lions, Rothschild giraffes, bushbucks, Uganda kobs, waterbucks, warthogs among many others. Crocodiles are often times seen lurking around the River Nile in Murchison Falls National Park.
The park has got over 450 species of birds recorded. The River Nile bisects Murchison Falls National Park and makes it more habitable for the birds. Bird species often seen along River Nile banks include; malachite kingfishers, the blue-headed coucal, swamp flycatcher, squacco heron, African jacana, sandpipers, denham’s bustard, black-headed bonolek, bastern brey blantain-eater, biapiac, bilverbird, weaver birds, red-throated bee-eater, Abyssinian ground-hornbill, white-browed sparrow weaver, speckle-fronted weaver, black-billed barbet, and African quail-finch.
Bird watching in Uganda is quite popular due to vast numbers of bird species which fly in from all round the world in search of conducive climate. Many of these bird species finally settle in Murchison Falls National Park.