Murchison Falls is certainly the largest park in Uganda and undisputedly the best wildlife destination in Uganda. Its very existence lies in the being of the famous falls and how they come to actuality. The falls form with the River Nile thundering through a small 7 meter gap with a force unimaginable, plunging 43 meters down forming residual water stray making a rainbow and continuing with its journey westward into Lake Albert. The rushing waters through the gorge have fascinated the world for centuries.


The park was established in 1926 as a game reserve hence is Uganda’s oldest, situated in the Northern region of the Albertine rift valley. It was established to shelter the savannah grassland and the variety of wildlife spotted there.

The park sits on an area of 3,893km² and is home to over 450 bird species ranging from waterbirds like the elusive shoe-billed stork, Budongo’s 59 ‘restricted range’ species, dwarf kingfisher, goliath heron, greta blue turaco and white-thighed hornbill. Also the park harbors 76 mammal species to include Lions, Leopard, buffalo, and elephant and if you go through the Sanctuary in Nakasongola, the rhino is a definite sighting.