Murchison Falls


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Murchison Falls

 

(1) A waterfall in eastern Africa (Uganda) on the Victoria Nile River, 32 km above the river’s influx into Lake Mobutu Sese Seko (Lake Albert). Elevation, 40 m; width at the narrowest section, approximately 6 m. The falls were discovered in 1864 by S. Baker and named for the English geologist and geographer R. I. Murchison.

(2) A series of rapids and waterfalls in the middle course of the Shire River (a tributary of the Zambezi River) in Malawi. Length of the rapids, approximately 40 km. Discovered by D. Livingstone in 1859.

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Covering nearly 4,000km, Murchison Falls National Park is home to some 76 species of mammal and more than 450 types of bird, not to mention one of the most powerful waterfalls in the world.
The main event doesn't disappoint either - we take it in turns to clamber onto a rock and pose for a photo with the spectacular Murchison Falls crashing into the Nile.
Amin''s troops helped devastate the wildlife at Murchison Falls in the Seventies, but numbers are recovering and most large African animals can be spotted here.
The main event doesn''t disappoint either - we take it in turns to clamber onto a rock and pose for a photo with the spectacular Murchison Falls crashing into the Nile in the background.
Uganda's top attractions lie in its national parks, ranging from the largest, Murchison Falls National Park, to the steepest, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest - with its fragile population of mountain gorillas.
Queen Elizabeth and Murchison Falls National Parks are popular.
The advisory said Murchison Falls National Park south of the Pakwach/Karuma Falls road is considered safe for travel and tourism.
Under the name Bike for Africa they will bike from Jinja to Murchison Falls to raise money for charity.
One such lodge, the Chobe Safari Lodge, owned by the Madhvani Group of Companies, is located in the Murchison Falls National Park, where the mighty River Nile is the focal point of the accommodation, with the balconies facing magnificent sweeping views of the river.
Murchison Falls National Park), Kitgum, Adjumani, Apac & Lira Districts, the Karamoja region of Eastern Uganda (Kotido, Moroto & Nakapiripiri Districts), Katakwi District & Bundibugyo District inc.
These wellbores are located in Murchison Falls National Park hence their names are corresponding to the indigenous wildlife in the area.
The experts are conducting a cableless 3D seismic survey in the oil fields within the Albertine Basin, located within Murchison Falls National Park to provide accurate images of the underground to better evaluate the size and characteristics of the discovered oil field.