Also known as Kabarega falls; Murchison Falls National Park is the largest park in Uganda. The National park is managed by Ugandan Wildlife Authority. The park covers an area of 3,840 km² (1,480 mi²). Together with Karuma Wildlife Reserve and the Bugungu Wildlife Reserve that are adjacent to it, Murchison Falls National Park form the Murchison Falls Conservation Area that has an area of 5,308 km² (2,049 mi²).
The park lies in north western Uganda stretching from Lake Albert shores spreading inland around the Victoria Nile. The park wildlife is improving tremendously from the poaching menace it faced during the era of Dictator Idi Amin.
Murchison Falls National Park is home to four of the big five that include elephants, buffalos, leopards and lions. Also in the park are wild animals such as hippopotamus, giraffes, crocodiles, antelope, Uganda Kob, hartebeest, oribi, amongst other wildlife. The park has an amazing variety of water birds that include shoe-bill stork.
In 2005 Rhino Fund Uganda re-introduced rhinos in Murchison Falls National Park after their extinction in 1983 due to excessive poaching.
The park offers an astounding experience from its activities such as trekking into the forest to get a good track of the chimpanzees and other primates in the Uganda’s biggest mahogany forest. Also there are great bird watching sites and an amazing waterfall view.
The best season to visit the Murchison National park is from December to February, as the weather tends to be drier and the animals easier to spot. he months of June through August also sees drier conditions and lower temperatures. These months are considered peak time for tracking gorillas. January to March is the best time for bird watching.