Murchison Falls National Park

Top choice national park

in Northwestern Uganda
Image by Nigel Pavitt / Getty Images
Image by Nigel Pavitt / Getty Images

Uganda’s largest national park is one of its very best; animals are in plentiful supply and the raging Murchison Falls, where the Victoria Nile crashes through the rock and descends dramatically towards Lake Albert, is an unforgettable sight. Despite a decimation of animal numbers during the war years, numbers have recovered well and you can expect to see elephants, Rothschild giraffes, lions, Ugandan kobs (antelope), waterbucks, buffaloes, hippos and crocodiles, not to mention some 460 species of bird.

For more information on the park, pick up a copy of Murchison Falls Conservation Area Guidebook (2004) by Shaun Mann at the park office.