On the banks of one of the falls on the great Nile River there exists the spectacular Murchison Falls, Crocodiles, Forest Chimps, Birds, and Wildlife Conservation in the Murchison Falls Conservation Area.
As you move closer to the falls you will come into view of the exciting Murchison falls national park occupying an area of about 3840 sq km and a home to a several untamed African savannah bisected by the mighty river Nile.
The park acquired its name from the impressive Murchison Falls found on River Nile which is the world’s longest river. The falls squeeze them selves through a narrow gorge and violently pour out there water through the narrow cleft in the Rift Valley escarpment to thrust into a frothing pool 43m below. The number of wild animals has recovered largely from the poaching of the 1980s; in the lush borassus grassland to the north of the Nile, elephant, buffalo, giraffe and a variety of antelope are often met on game drives, on the other hand lion are spotted with increasing frequency.
In the park, Budongo forest is one of the chief attractions. It is in the southern part which is an extension of the park conserved area in the forest reserves of Budongo and Kaniyo pabidi. With in Budongo forest, you can be able to find a number of forest fauna in the continent of East Africa favouring bird watching and Chimp trekking.
Budongo forest reserve has got two tourist sites both providing camping, chimp trekking, forest walks in addition to basic accommodation.
ACTIVITIES CARRIED OUT IN PARK
While at Murchison falls you can participate in Launch trips to the base of the falls provide fine game-viewing and bird watching.
Boat trips to the Lake Albert delta give the best opportunities in Africa of viewing the shoebills.
Enjoy the visit to man’s closet cousins as you carry on Chimp tracking at Rabongo Forest, and on the way from Masindi in the Budongo Forest.
Get pleasure from a Game drives on a good network of roads.
How to access there:
Hoima is situated on the minor route junction. It is the major town between Fort Portal and Masindi, and there is an additional route linking it to Kampala in the East and to Lake Albert in the west. As you travel from Kampala, the drive leds you passed Hoima via Masindi and from Fort Portal to Murchison falls or Budongo forest you can bypass Masindi.