Africa  | 02/05/2016


Murchison Falls National Park is Uganda's largest national park and one of its very best; animals here are in plentiful supply and the raging Murchison Falls is a sight to behold. Sir Samuel Baker named Murchison Falls in honour of a president of the Royal Geographical Society, and the park was subsequently named after the falls.

The Victoria Nile River flows through the park on its way to Lake Albert.

During the 1960s, Murchison had some of the largest concentrations of wildlife in Africa, including as many as 15.000 elephants. Unfortunately, poachers and troops wiped out practically all wildlife, except the more numerous (or less sought-after) herd species. While its rhino population was entirely killed off and remains absent from the park, other wildlife is recovering fast and you can find good numbers of elephants, Rothschild giraffes, lion, Ugandan kob (antelopes), waterbuck, buffaloes, hippos and crocodiles these days. Sitatunga, leopard and spotted hyenas might also be seen. Birdlife consists of some 460 species, including quite a few shoebill stork.



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