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Murchison Falls

Visit Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda

Located in western Uganda, this park is named after the Murchison Falls.

It is where the wide and placid Nile is suddenly forced through a narrow cleft in the Rift Valley escarpment producing a torrent of white water.

To the north of the river is tall green grassland interrupted by patches of borassus palm, acacia and riverine woodland. To the south the vegetation becomes thicker with dense woodland and a beautiful area of closed canopy forest on Budongo Hill.

Wildlife of Murchison Falls

Hippo basking, Murchison Falls National ParkAfter the poaching ceased in the 1980s the animal population increased rapidly and sightings of lion, elephant, hippo, waterbuck, leopard and hyena are now common. The birdlife is extraordinary, with over 460 species recorded in the park including numerous raptors and the shoebill stork.

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