ENCOUNTERING MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK – UGANDA SAFARI NEWS

elephant at murchison falls npMurchison Falls National Park which is the largest Uganda safari park is composed of greatly rolling savannah combretum that covers greater part of the northern section than in the south. Bisected by the mighty River Nile that is also highly sought by travellers while on safari tours in Uganda, Murchison Falls National Park  lies in two sections that is in the north of the Nile and the south of the Nile.
The park which is accessed by traversing the flat landscapes of Nakasongora and forested landscapes of Budongo, it is such a thrilling wilderness area that was once home of big five land animals before the rhinos were hunted to extinction in 1983. Apparently, the rhinos were re-introduced in the nearby Ziwa Sanctuary thus the park still offers the opportunity of spotting the big five which prompted travellers to plan safari holidays to Uganda.
Apart from the lions, elephants, leopard and buffaloes that join with the rhinos to form the big five, Murchison Falls National Park has got other wildlife species that can be encountered while on wildlife safaris in Uganda. The Rothschild giraffe, Jackson’s hartebeest, Oribi, waterbuck, Uganda Kobs thrive in the park while the water environments of River Nile supports counts of Hippos and Nile crocodiles.
The existence of the most powerful waterfalls in the world – Murchison Falls coupled with 460 species of birds among which include the rare shoebill stork combine the wildlife species mentioned above to derive ultimate safari memories for travellers on Uganda safaris.
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