The Murchison falls National park is situated in the northern part of Albertine Rift Valley and A long day’s drive from Kampala, with a possible overnight break at Masindi. There is only public means of transport from Kampala to Masindi town. A place where the massive Bunyoro escarpment joins into the enormous plains of Acholi land. it was known as a game reserve set up to protect the savannah grassland and the park covers an area of about 3,893km2 .This area is an addition to Murchison falls thus covering an area of about 5,072km2 including Bugungu as well as Karuma wildlife reserves.
The Albert Nile corridor is on the low plains of about 612m at delta point. The temperatures tend to be hot with a maximum of 29Oc and the affected months are December,mid February, June as well as July. The rainy season is between April and November.
Rabongo and Kaniyo Pabidi forests
Trails through Kaniyo Pabidi forest for 8 kilometer inside Kichumbar Gate, offer the opportunity to track chimpanzee and primates below Uganda’s largest left mahogany. Bird watching is excellent with the opportunity of sighting rarities while the yellow-footed flycatcher, white hornbill and shoebill, red billed weaver, red headed weavers. Nature walks are as well offered at Rabongo forest.
Flora and Fauna
The Park is covered by woodland, wetland, savannah as well as tropical forest that is well known to be a habitant for over 76 mammal species and over 450 different bird species. Among the big mammals include hippo, Rothschild’s giraffe, warthlog, Cape buffalo, Uganda kob, hartebeest and elephants. The Nile corridor of the Murchison has a big collection of water birds such as rare shoebill stork and also has a large concentration of Nile crocodile.Kaniyo Pabidi forest is a home to primates, chimpanzees and over 360 species of different birds. And the accommodations include Paara Safari Lodge, Simbiya Safari Lodge, Nile Safari Lodge, Red Chili Rest Camp.
-Hiking and Nature Walks
-Hot air balloons