5 Days Murchison Falls National Park Experience

Murchison Experience
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. First gazetted as a game reserve in 1926, it is Uganda’s largest and oldest conservation area, hosting 76 species of mammals and 451 birds. The park is bisected by the Victoria Nile, which plunges 45m over the remnant rift valley wall, creating the dramatic Murchison Falls, the centerpiece of the park and the final event in an 80km stretch of rapids. The mighty cascade drains the last of the river’s energy, transforming it into a broad, placid stream that flows quietly across the rift valley floor into Lake Albert. This stretch of river provides one of Uganda’s most remarkable wildlife spectacles. Regular visitors to the riverbanks include elephants, giraffes and buffaloes; while hippos, Nile crocodiles and aquatic birds are permanent residents. Notable visitors to the park include Winston Churchill, Theodore Roosevelt, Ernest Hemingway and several British royals.
Size: 3,840km2. Murchison Falls became one of Uganda’s first national parks in 1952. At Murchison Falls, the Nile squeezes through an 8m wide gorge and plunges with a thunderous roar into the “Devil’s Cauldron”, creating a trademark rainbow whenever there is sun shine. The northern section of the park contains savanna and borassus palms, acacia trees and riverine woodland. The south is dominated by woodland and forest patches. The 1951 film “The African Queen” starring Humphrey Bogart was filmed on Lake Albert and the Nile in Murchison Falls National Park

What is included:
• Transportation
• 2 nights’ Accommodation in Murchison Falls National Park and 2 nights’ Accommodation in Kampala or Entebbe
• Entrance fees
• Game Drives
• Boat Cruise
• English Speaking Driver/Guide
• All meals excluding drinks during the tour
What is excluded:
• International flight
• Insurance
• Visa fees
Optional Extras
• All drinks not mentioned above
• Tips and Personal shopping
Optional Extras:
• Ndere Center Cultural Performances
• Chimpanzee Tracking at Budongo Forest
• Fishing Expedition
• Visit the Source of the Mighty River Nile

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