The Victoria Nile passes through many miles of rapids, before narrowing to a width of about 20 feet, and dropping about 400 feet in a series of three cascades.
The initial fall of 130 feet, is generally recognized as Murchison Falls. The cataract forms the central feature of the Murchison Falls National Park, which was established in 1952, and occupies an area of 1,483 square miles of rolling grassland.
Why urged to visit Murchison Falls National Park.
Murchison Falls National Park is rated as, not only, one of the largest conservation areas, but also, a prime destination for wildlife safaris in Uganda.
The Park is one of the oldest in Uganda, and It was declared national park in 1952. The park has received many notable visitors including statesmen like, Sir Winston Churchill, who referred to it as the Kew Gardens in his book, My Africa Journey.
The park contains the spectacular Murchison Falls, as well as a great variety of outstanding scenery, natural features and plant and animal communities.
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It’s popular not only because of its extra-ordinary scenic beauty, but also due to the unique wildlife. The national Park is well stocked with elephants, buffaloes, giraffes, chimpanzees, a variety of antelope, lions, leopards and the Nile itself.
It hosts one of Africa’s densest hippo and crocodile populations, and a dazzling variety of water birds including the world’s most accessible wild population of the rare shoebill stork.
Best exploration time.
Murchison Falls are open for visitor exploration at any time of the year. But the dry season, June to September and from December to February, is perfect to explore as it comes with clear views, of varied wildlife that roam at the banks of Nile.
The wet season is ideal for birding. The wet season is usually experienced from March, April, May and October, November.
Murchison Falls as a waterfall, is best explored while on a boat or launch cruise which takes you to its base, then you hike to the top.
A boat cruise along the Nile to Murchison Falls, takes you 2 hours and comes with astonishing sights at varied species including the basking Nile crocodiles, few of the big 5, hartebeests and more.
At the base of the falls, hike through trail and have the best of breathtaking views of the scenic Uhuru Falls and Murchison Falls.
Besides Murchison Falls, other unique attractions to explore in the vast Murchison Falls National Park include about 460 bird species, 77 mammal species among others.
Surely, nothing is more exciting and memorable, than watching the thunderous and strongest falls in the world. Inspire Africans Safaris team, is ready to bring to you the most exciting safari, putting your budget into consideration.
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