On a visit in 1907, Winston Churchill described this area as, “Kew Gardens and the zoo combined on an unlimited scale.” It still doesn’t disappoint. The huge Nile River squeezes through a tiny cleft in the rocks, thundering out in a frenzy of white water before meandering off across the plains.
Murchison Falls National Park (MFNP) is Uganda’s largest national park and one of its very best. It measures approximately 3,893 square kilometres (1,503 sq mi). The park is bisected by the Victoria Nile from east to west for a distance of about 115 kilometres (71 mi). Attractions include excellent wildlife watching from boat or car; Rothschild giraffe; lion; sheer power and fury of Murchison Falls; chimpanzee tracking in Budongo Forest Reserve.