Murchison Falls National Park encompasses a large swath of African savannah, sliced in half by the Nile River, creating some of the most spectacular waterfalls in East Africa. Murchison Falls is Uganda’s largest national park (3,840 sq.km) and it may look familiar since it was featured in the movie African Queen. Murchison Falls Park is home to lions, giraffe, chimpanzees, hippos and more than 450 species of birds. In the northern sector of the park, the grasslands are dotted with herds of elephant, giraffe, buffalo, and warthogs. The Nile itself is packed with hippos and crocodiles.
The Murchison Falls themselves are a highlight of any visit here, as well as the Karuma Falls. Boat rides to the base of the Murchison Falls offers a wonderful opportunity to experience the force and beauty of the waterfall, as well as seeing hippos, crocodiles and abundant birdlife.