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Murchison Falls became one of Uganda's first national parks in 1952. At Murchison Falls, the Nile squeezes through an 8meters wide gorge and plunges with a thunderous roar into the “Devil's Cauldron”, creating a trademark rainbow. The northern section of the park contains savanna and borassus palms, acacia trees and riverine woodland.
The south is dominated by woodland and forest patches. The 1951 film “The African Queen” starring Humphrey Bogart was filmed on Lake Albert and the Nile in Murchison Falls National Park. Murchison Falls National Park lies at the northern end of the Albertine Rift Valley, where the sweeping Bunyoro escarpment tumbles into vast, palm-dotted savanna. First gazetted as a game reserve in 1926, it is Uganda's largest and oldest conservation area, hosting 76 species of mammals and 451 birds.
The park is bisected by the Victoria Nile, which plunges 45meters over the remnant rift valley wall, creating the dramatic Murchison Falls, the centerpiece of the park and the final event in an 80kilometers stretch of rapids. The mighty cascade drains the last of the river's energy, transforming it into a broad, placid stream that flows quietly across the rift valley floor into Lake Albert. This stretch of river provides one of Uganda's most remarkable wildlife spectacles. Regular visitors to the riverbanks include elephants, giraffes and buffaloes; while hippos, Nile crocodiles and aquatic birds are permanent residents. Notable visitors to the park include Winston Churchill, Theodore Roosevelt, Ernest Hemingway and several British royals.
This tour takes our clients to popular National Parks in Uganda that include Lake Mburo National Park for game drives and boat cruises, to Bwindi Impenetrable National park for gorilla trekking. To Queen Elizabeth National park for game drives and a boat cruise on Kazinga channel, to Kibale Forest National park for chimpanzee trekking and wetland walk before you drive to Murchison Falls National park for game drives and a boat cruise to the bottom of the falls.Read more
Gorilla, chimp and wildlife Safari is slightly a long tour that lasts up to 2 weeks and 3 days. It will take you to six national parks. On this customized safari, you will visit Kidepo Valley National Park Africa's wildest, Murchison Falls National Park, Kibale Forest National Park, semuliki game reserve, Queen Elizabeth national park, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, Lake Bunyonyi and Lake Mburo national park .Read more
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