• Murchison Falls National Park
    Also Called Kabalega National Park

  • Quick Facts

    Location: North – Western Uganda

    Area: 3,893 km2

    Nearest City: Masindi District in Uganda

    Gazetted: 1926

    Established: 1952

    Type: Natural

    Land Features:  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.

    Biome: The Murchison Falls NP vegetation is comprised of woodland, Savannah grasslands plus riverine forest.

    Lakes: Lake Albert

    Rivers: Murchison Falls, Karuma Fall, the Victoria Nile, Kaniyo

    Forests:  Kaniyo Pabidi Forest and Budongo Forest

    Mountains: N/A

    Bird Species: 451 species of birds

    Animal Species: 76 species of mammals

    Local Tribes:  The Banyoro in the South, Alur in the North West and the Acholi in the North East              

    Activities: Hiking, Nature Walks, Nature Biking, Wildlife Excursions, Bird Watching, Photography Expeditions, Sport Fishing, Tribal Excursions

    Interesting Fact:   The explorers John Speke and James Grant were the first Europeans to visit the present day Murchison Falls National Park in 1862. It was more thoroughly explored by Samuel and Florence Baker in 1863–4. Baker named the falls Murchison Falls after the geologist Roderick Murchison, then the president of the Royal Geographical Society. Between 1907 and 1912, the inhabitants of an area of about 13,000 square kilometres (5,000 sq mi) were evacuated due to sleeping sickness spread by tse-tse flies. In 1952, the British administration established the National Parks Act of Uganda. The area described above became Murchison Falls National Park.

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