Murchison Falls National Park

Murchison Falls National Park

At Murchison Falls, the Nile squeezes through an 8m wide gorge and plunges with a thunderous roar into the “Devil’s Cauldron”

The largest park in Uganda and is named after the Murchison falls where the mighty river Nile is forced through a narrow gorge of 7m into the ‘Devils Cauldron’ creating an ever present rainbow. Samuel Baker the explorer considered the Murchison falls as “the most important object of the entire course of the river” named the waterfall in 1864. The park is only 4 hours away from Kampala the capital and with all the attractions is a perfect destination for an exciting Uganda safari. The habitats range from forest, savanna, riverine woodland, borassus palms, and several acacia trees.

It lies in the northern end of the Albertine Rift Valley giving it great views of the plains and forested areas and the Victoria Nile that pours into Lake Albert. The Albert Nile Corridor is Uganda’s lowest area at 612msl at the Delta. You have opportunity to view the falls from up as the Nile squeezes through the gorge and from below while on the boat safari on Victoria Nile. The Launch trip on Victoria Nile gives you an opportunity to experience the Nile like the actors of the 1951 film “The African Queen.”

Good To Know

Country

United States

Visa Requirements

Visa in not needed for EU citizens.

Languages spoken

English

Currency used

Dolar

Area (km2)

9.8 million km2

Tours
White water rafting is high on many people’s list of things to do while on a trip to Jinja. With some lots of good rapids and a stunning river with high level its superlative, there are some very exhilarating sections with space between to lay back and float along taking in the landscape and enjoying the nature, particularly the many species of birds to be found here.
Visit Queen Elizabeth National Park for a wildlife safari experience where you watch animals on game drive and amazing boat safari on Kazinga Channel.
Challenge the Rwenzori Mountain Range; third highest mountain in Africa. The highest Rwenzoris are permanently snow-capped, and they, along with Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Kenya are the only such in Africa. The Ruwenzoris are often identified with the "Mountains of the Moon" mentioned by Ptolemy.
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