Which Is The Largest National Park In Uganda? Murchison national park is famously known as the largest national park in the country, which is located in the Northern part of Uganda in Masindi district. Uganda is rich blessed country, which has around 12 wildlife reserve, and around 10 national parks, which have attracted many tourists to travel from all the parts of the world and travel to have their safari from Uganda. However, individuals should note that all these parks are special on their own way and have very many interesting and different things that persuade people to visit the country. Murchison falls National Park is therefore recorded to be the largest compared to other parks and it covers a total surface area of about 3900 square kilometers. this national park derives its name from the Murchison falls that are ranked among the top tourist attractions that are within Murchison falls national park and they were named by Sir Samuel Baker after Sir Roderick Murchison who was the president of the Geographical society.
Murchison falls national park is also known to be among the oldest national park in the country because it was first gazette as a game reserve in 1926 and it was later established as a national park in 1952. Uganda is a rich blessed country, which is surrounded by savannah grasslands and woodlands, tropical rain forests, dense forests, beautiful mountains and stunning water bodies like Lake Kyoga, Lake Victoria and the river Nile. This national park is being managed by a government agency, which is known as the Uganda Wildlife Authority, which has a responsibility of conserving and protecting all the national parks in the country. This agency has contributed and helped a lot to prevent the poaching activities, which always lead to the reduction of wildlife species within the national park. Murchison falls national park is a home to over 76 mammal species, which attract many tourists to travel from all the parts of the world hence, leading to the development of the Ugandan tourism industry. Therefore, these mammal species include; antelopes, cape buffalos, African Bush elephants, Nile crocodile, hippos, water bucks, duikers, giraffes, hippos, elands. Murchison falls national park is surrounded by the savannah grasslands and woodlands, dense forests, swamp vegetation which all act as good natural habitats to these wonderful wildlife species. More so, tis national park is considered as the best destination that bird lovers can visit while on their safari in Uganda because it harbours around 451 bird species that tourists can sight see such as; grey heron, yellow billed stuck, giant kingfisher, widow bird, the rare shoebill stork, and many others.
Murchison falls national park is the best destination where an individual can choose to visit while on their safari in Uganda because it has the best place for one to chill and relax off the stress and the noise from the cities as they view-interesting features while touring and exploring around the park. Tourists within this national park are blessed with great opportunities to engage in different interesting activities where they get chances to gain new experiences as they create exciting remarkable memories. Therefore, these activities include; sport fishing which is best done on the Nile where tourists are able to catch different types of fish like; cat fish, tilapia fish, Nile perch which is commonly known as the largest fish that has ever been caught in the Nile, tiger fish among others, hiking to the top of the falls and this requires and it is best for tourists who are physically fit and they should be wearing hiking boots and other necessities like; bottled water in order to keep hydrated, sun screen, long sleeved shirts and shorts, guided nature walks where they are always accompanied by the tourists guides/ guides who lead them through, community visits where they get chances to visit the Mubako community, cultural encounters where they interact with the Bomu women’s group, chimpanzee trekking, hot air ballooning, bird watching which is best done from the Rabongo forest, game viewing, boat cruise, game drives and many others.
Murchison falls national park has many tourist attractions which have attract the attention of people to travel to the national park and these include; the Ziwa Rhino sanctuary which is found a few kilometers as you are heading the park and it is famously known as the only place in Uganda where tourists can be able to sight see the Rhino species, stunning waterbodies such as; lake Albert, lake Victoria, lake Kyoga, and the River Nile. More so, this national park is a good place where tourists can be able to overlook at many wildlife species, Murchison falls which are also referred to as the Kabalega falls act as the main attraction within the park. Therefore a safari in this national park without visiting the Murchison falls is always considered incomplete, tourists can also get chances to see the karuma falls which are situated in chobe within the Northern region of the park. tourists should always visit within Murchison falls national park during the dry season between months of June to September and from December to February which is always considered the best time for one to visit because during this period of time there is always less rains and the vegetation within the park is always short hence helping individuals touring around the park capture classic views of the beautiful features and wildlife creatures within the park.
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