Murchison Falls, also known as Kabalega Falls or Kabarega Falls, is a waterfall on the Nile, the world’s longest river. Murchison Falls has long been considered as one of the most beautiful places on the Nile. The falls is located in the north western part of Uganda. Unlike Victoria Falls on Zambezi River which is measuring 1,078 meters in width, the top of Murchison Falls is only 7 meters wide.
The surrounding areas of Murchison Falls have been designated as Murchison Falls National Park. The park covers approximately 3,840 square kilometers with the Nile passes through it. Wildlife is the main attraction here. You can join one of many safaris here or take a boat ride on the Nile and get surrounded by hippopotamus and crocodiles. Other wildlife that can be found here are elephants, giraffes, buffaloes, lions and leopards just to name a few as well as a wide array of birds including the rare shoebill storks.
Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda
The Murchison Falls National Park is good to visit all year round. Masindi, approximately 90 kilometers away serves as the main gateway to the park. From there, transport can be arranged to bring you to the park. You can also arrange a safari tour to the Murchison Falls National Park from Kampala, the capital city of Uganda.