Falls National Park is a national park in Uganda. The park
lies in north western Uganda, spreading inland
from the shore of Lake Albert around the Victoria Nile. It
is named for the Murchison Falls waterfall, itself named for
a president of the Royal Geographical Society. The park is
known for its wildlife which has partly recovered from a massacre
by poachers and troops under Idi Amin. Together with the adjacent
748 square kilometres (289 sq mi) Bugungu Wildlife Reserve
and the 720 square kilometres (280 sq mi) Karuma Wildlife
Reserve, the park forms the Murchison Falls Conservation Area.
is sometimes referred to as Kabarega National Park. Kabarega
was the Omukama of the Kingdom of Bunyoro, around the end
of the 19th century. He resisted colonization by the British,
was arrested and was exiled by the British to the island nation
of the Seychelles. Kabarega died in Jinja, in 1923 en-route
to Bunyoro from exile.
Falls National Park is located in Masindi District in western
Uganda and in Nwoya District in northern Uganda. The park
is situated approximately 300 kilometres (190 mi), by road,
northwest of Kampala, Uganda's capital city. The coordinates
of the park are:02 15N, 31 48E (Latitude:2.2500; Longitude:31.8000).
What to do:
Launch trips to the base of the falls offer fine game-viewing
and bird watching. Boat trips to the Lake Albert delta provide
the best chance in Africa of sighting shoebills. Chimp tracking
at Rabongo Forest, and en route from Masindi in the Budongo
Forest. Game drives on a good network of roads..