Saturday, July 28, 2012

Uganda part 1 - Murchison Falls National Park

Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda
Murchison Falls National Park is the jewel of all of Ugandas game parks. It is located along the Western Rift Valley in the northwest of Uganda. The park is 3877 sq km and contains 76 mammal species and 450 bird species. There are many vegetation zones including savannah, riveriene forest, and woodland forest. The key feature of the park is Murchison Falls where the Victoria Nile funnels down a 6 m wide gorge dropping 40 m at 6 million cubic meters per second making it the most dramatic thing ever to happen to the Nile on its 6700 km long journey to the Mediterranean. 
The highest density of wildlife is found in the delta that is bound by the Victoria Nile, Lake Albert, and the Albert Nile. This is one of the best places to track the chimpanzees.
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