Actually, the history of the Murchison Falls national park can be traced back a long time ago according to the current sources that are available to the local people of the area. This great history has turned Murchison Falls National Park into one of the greatest and most wonderful national parks in Uganda. It is the oldest and the largest national park in Uganda. The history of the Murchison Falls National Park can be clearly told by the safari guide whom you will meet while on safari in the Murchison Falls National Park. Murchison Falls National Park is splintered by the river Nile into two parts; those are both the northern and the southern parts of the park, and each sector is amazing on its own. Murchison Falls National Park is followed by Queen Elizabeth National Park, and the Murchison also gives visitors a chance to see Lake Albert, which can be seen by taking a boat cruise on the river Nile.
Murchison Falls National Park is also close to the buying wild reserve, which is about 748 square kilometers, and the Karuma Falls wildlife reserve, which is about 720 square kilometers, all of which form the Murchison Falls conservation area, which is about 3893 square kilometers in size and extends to Masindi district, Bulisa district, Nwoya district, and Kiryandongo district. There is a lot of land in the Murchison Falls National Park that is known for the Nile River, and this forms the southern part as well as the northern parts of the Chobe side. The Nile creates the falls at a precise spot where the swift water tries to hammer its way through a hard, limited crevice of only 7m. The water tumbles down into a diving pull from a cliff of roughly 130 feet. The falls are the most well-known and popular attraction in the Murchison Falls National Park.
Murchison Falls National Park is also one of the managed and controlled protected areas and it is managed by the Uganda Wildlife Authority, which is the body that is responsible for coordinating and planning for all the protected areas, including the Murchison Falls National Park. The Uganda Wildlife Authority is also great and important when it comes to costing and arranging tourist activities in the Murchison Falls National Park. The tourist activities are important and are framed in order to make sure that the tourists do visit the park so sustainably that the people can effectively use the park.
Getting back to the history of the Serengeti National Park, it is believed that the Murchison Falls National Park was first visited and explored by several visitors, with John Speke being one of those explorers, and then the James Grant Inn in 1862. Later, after these ones, Sir Samuel Baker and Florence Baker, his wife, explored the Murchison Falls National Park from 1863 to 1864. Samuel named the Murchison Falls after a geologist and leader of the Imperial Topographical Society (RGS) named Roderick Murchison in 1864, after whom the falls were named. It’s worth noting that the falls were once known as the Kabalega Falls, after the lord of the Bunyoro country, Monarch Kabalega. Between 1907 and 1917, the people of Murchison Falls National Park were evacuated due to the uncontrolled spread of a sleeping disease caused by the duplication of tsetse flies nearby.
It is said that the Bunyoro game reserve was first created in the southern part of the southern part stretching to the areas of Buris, Maidi, and then Kiryandondo in 1910. However, in 1928, the territories of the Murchison Falls National Park which stretched to the northwards for the from the Victoria Nile’s shores to the area around Nwoya district 1954, Murchison Falls National Park was opened officially after Queen Elizabeth National Park was gazetted in 1952 following the visitation of the Queen. A lot of conservation work was ensured and the major attractions in the Murchison Falls National Park include the wildlife, the mighty river Nile and the Murchison Falls. Visitors can also engage in the cultural safaris and the birds, all of which are so very interesting.
How can I access Murchison Falls National Park?
Murchison Falls National Park can be accessed by road and air transport. The park can be traced to the northwestern region of Uganda, just north of Kampala, the country’s capital. It takes 4-6 hours to drive from Kampala using public transportation. However, the distance may be less if you self-drive. The distance between Murchison Falls and Kampala is determined by the route you take. You can use the shortest route by following Kampala to Masindi, which leads you to Murchison Falls National Park by entering through the southern part of Paraa, or you can take the longer route through Kampala-Hoima Street, which is 135 kilometers long but exceedingly grand. The first transport bus for visitors who are interested in taking public transportation leaves a bus park in Kampala at 0700 hrs. While the second departs at 1900 hrs. Please contact us and we will drive you in the well-modernized customer service vehicle that will give you easy convenience.