Murchison falls national park

Murchison falls national park,  a view of the falls <sup>1</sup>

Murchison falls national park, a view of the falls 1
Uganda's oldest and largest national park, covering an area of about 3900 square kilometres.

It was named after Murchison falls, one of several occurring on the Victoria Nile that bisects it from east to west.

Home to one of the largest populations of Nile crocodiles in Uganda.

The landscapeMostly woodlands, grasslands, riverine forest and rainforest.

Much of the park's east is hilly, with woodlands and grasslands with the exception of the Rabongo forest in the south east.

The western end bears more grasslands with areas on the banks of the Nile having riverine forests.

Animals to seeNile crocodile, Lion, Leopard, Hyena, wild cat, Serval cat, Mongoose, civet, African elephant, buffalo, oribi, bushbuck, reedbuck, waterbuck, hartebeest, duiker, Uganda kob, warthog, bush pig, giraffe, hippos, vervet monkey, redtail monkey, blue monkey, chimpanzee, galago, baboon, guereza colobus and over 400 species of birds.

What to do thereBird watching, hiking, boat safaris, game drives, game viewing, fishing, camping, picnics, photography.

Best time to visitThe drier months of July to September and December to January.

Location of Murchison falls national parkOn the north western end of Uganda, with part of it being on the northern shores of lake Albert — where both the Victoria Nile delta and the start of the Albert Nile are.

It also is partly within the northern end of the Albertine rift, and the great lakes zone.

How to get thereBy air, road or boat, with the latter being from points along the shores of lake Albert.

References1. By Monster4711 - Own work, CC0,

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