It’s Uganda’s largest national park and the only one which has all “big five”. Buffalos elephants, lions, leopards are best to be seen in the northern part (above the Nile).It spans around 3,840km2 of land and became one of Uganda’s first national parks in 1952.
At Murchison Falls, the Nile squeezes through an 8 meters wide gorge and plunges with a thunderous roar into the “Devil’s Cauldron” down 45 meters deep, creating a trademark rainbow. The northern section of the park contains savanna and Borassus palms, acacia trees and riverine woodland. The south is dominated by woodland and forest patches.
The 1951 film “The African Queen” starring Humphrey Bogart was filmed on Lake Albert and the Nile in Murchison Falls National Park.