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Murchison Falls National Park, WW

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Trailhead Elevation 2,500 feet
Interest Perennial Waterfall & Perennial Creek
Dogs not allowed
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Author gummo
author avatar Guides 9
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Photos 11,156
Trips 192 map ( 887 miles )
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Location mesa
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Preferred   Dec, Jan, Feb, Jul
Sun  8:50pm - 8:59am
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African Safari
by gummo

Murchison Falls National Park is the largest national park in Uganda. It offered safari big game drives, short guided hikes near the falls and Nile river, boat rides in Lake Albert and the Nile River. Animals excepted to see here are giraffes, elephants, waterhogs, Ugandan kobs, Jackson's hartebeests, Jackson's hornbills, waterbucks, olive baboons, papas monkeys, and cape buffalo. Other animals include rainbow agamas (common around the lodges, leopards, lions, hippos, hyenas, and various bird species. Murchison Falls hosts the largest population of Rothschild's giraffes and is looking to re-introduce rhinos into the area from Ziwa Wildlife Sanctuary, which is another attraction near the park.

Murchison Falls National Park is famously known for having the most powerful waterfall in the world, where the longest river in the world squeezes through a 7-meter gap and then drops down 45 meters, then flows westward into Lake Albert. This causes controversy because Uganda wants to place a dam there to provide electricity. Other threats to the park are poaching and oil drilling.

To get into the park, you need a vehicle and pay the park fee. Roads are bumpy and unreliable for a passenger car. Tourists tend to bypass this park because more attention is drawn to Queen Elizabeth National Park and the chimpanzee and gorilla tours in western Uganda.

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2020-12-05 gummo
    WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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    page created by gummo on Dec 05 2020 7:11 am
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