Named after the famous waterfall along the Victoria, this 1500 mi² (3,893 km²) national park of grassy plains, savannah woodlands and riverine forest is
best experienced on board one of various boat trips. Trips are either full or half day, and the destination is either to Murchison Falls or the delta
where the Victoria Nile flows into Lake Albert. The former is home to one of the largest concentrations of crocodile on the continent. This is because
of a unique food source: innumerable Nile perch are funneled through the fall’s narrow gorge before they fall 150 feet (45 m) onto the rocks below.
Other wildlife includes hippo, buffalo, elephant, Rothschild’s giraffe, Defassa waterbuck, oribi, hartebeest, Uganda kob, patas monkey, lion and leopard.
Additionally, there is a family of habituated chimpanzees that can be visited at the nearby Bugungu Wildlife Reserve. The best time to spot animals
is during the months of January, February, June and July. The more than 450 kinds of birds within Murchison Falls include red-throated bee-eater,
shoebills, pipiac, silverbird and black-headed gonolek.