Located 300 km Northwest of Kampala – Access: Flying (scheduled and charter flights to Pakuba and Bugungu – approximately 1 hour from Entebbe) and driving (approximately 5.5 hours from Kampala).
The sight of the Nile River, the world’s longest river, winding its way through the park and plunging through a narrow gap is unforgettable. The falls are stunning, notable not so much for their size as for their immense power, caused by the 50-50m-wide Nile being funnelled through a narrow cleft (7m-wide) in the rocks before falling into a pool 43m below. The park is vast and beautiful. Predominantly wooded savannah, the 3,980km² area is home to many of Africa’s best-known plains animals including giraffes, lions, leopards, elephants, buffaloes, hartebeests and many more. Fishing beneath the falls is quite an experience where Nile perch and tiger-fish provide an exciting challenge to anglers. Game drives, birding, viewing of the falls and fishing are the main attractions in the park. Southwest of the Murchison Falls area you can find Budongo Forest. It is an ideal area for birders and primates. There are over 800 chimpanzees here.
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