Murchison falls National Park is situated in the northern part of Uganda, it is the largest of conservation areas of Uganda in Nwoya district, it is bisected into 2 by the Victoria Nile, providing an all year round of experiencing the great savannah along the floor of the great Albertine rift valley region, within which is a variety of birds and wildlife species. The park is named after its greatest feature Murchison falls, these stand as the one of the 7 wonders of the world and most powerful water falls, the top of the Nile is a water force trying to pass inti the 7 meter slit along the gorges of the Bunyoro plateau, the underlined wall of the eastern arm of the rift valley adjacent to the waters of lake Albert is amazing to see.
Boat Cruise in Murchison falls national park, take place along the Victoria Nile and at the shores of Lake Albert, the Nile is a hub of wildlife, it harbors many animal species including the so-called big four of the wilderness,(lions, leopards Elephants Buffaloes), the river separates the river stretches from east to west, the banks of the river also give a differed vegetation from the open savannah and the forest more notable species include side stripped jackal, wildcats, spotted hyenas, sitatunga, hippos, warthog, Rothschild’s giraffes, Jackson’s hartebeests, oribi,Nile crocodiles, Blue duikers, common duiker, large spotted gent, and over 450 species of birds for example, African skimmer, red throated bee eater, African goliath, saddle billed, great blue turaco to mention a few.
Boat cruises are done in sessions, along the Victoria Nile to the bottom of the Nile, it is done in the morning, afternoon and evening time to enjoy sundowners, the walls of the Nile are amazing to see and role across, in the marshy swampy areas there are animal species present in the like hippos, waterbucks, bushbucks, crocodiles and water birds, on a lucky day you might be chanced to see the endangered species of the shoe bill stock the cruise lasts for 2-3 hours while enjoying the best of the national park. The plunge drop in the caldron makes the loudest of roar sounds upon reaching here travelers can choose whether to hike to the top of the falls or return to the doc. Boat cruises to the shores of lake Albert is usually done for sundowners in the evenings to enjoy the sun going down.
Other activities of Murchison falls national park include Game drives through the well distributed trails of the conservation area, these take place in the northern side of the park Pakuba, expect to see animals present in the park , guided nature walks , chimpanzee tracking in the Budongo forest, cultural encounters, hot balloon air safaris.
Murchison falls national park can be accessed through the northern route Kampala-Gulu high way, it takes approximately +/-5 hours drive to arrive at the ecosystem, flights can be arranged from Kampala Kajjansi or Entebbe to land at the Pakuba airstrip or Chobe Airstrip.