Zakale Expeditions

Murchisons Falls National Park

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OVERVIEW

Murchison Falls Conservation Area is the largest protected region in Uganda, 5.025kms, including Murchison Falls National Park, Bugungu Wildlife Reserve, Karuma and, in the Southern part,
Budongo Forest. The elevation range from 619m at the delta on Lake Albert and 1.292 m at Rabongo hill. The field is cut across by the river Victoria Nile, which connects Lake Kyoga with Albert.

The game park is identified after the miraculous falls on the river, which meets a constringe cleft in the Rift Valley Escarpment, then it is transmuted into a froth of thunderous white water, with no equivalence to any other site in East Africa. The flora is defined by savanna, riverine forest and woodland.

SPECIES
There are 76 mammal species, letting in giraffes, elephants, lions, leopards, spotted hyenas, kobs, bushbuck, waterbuck, oribi, jackal. The list of birds counts 450 species.

ACTIVITIES
Launch trip from Paraa by the Nile up to the Murchison Falls (17 km), to see elephants, buffaloes, waterbuck, hippos, crocodiles, water birds similar cormorants, pelicans, herons, fish eagle, shoebill stork. Hike to “top of the falls”, to see closer from the top the charging and spectacular Murchison Falls. Game drives North of river Nile and at Lake Albert Delta (Buligi, Albert and Queen’s tracks). Sport fishing (Nile Perch and tiger fish), in the river Uganda National Parks Nile above and down the Falls. “Chimpanzee trekkking” and birding in Budongo Forest and Kanyiyo Pabidi Forest Reserve.

 

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