Murchison falls national park is the largest and oldest park in Uganda located in the north western part end of the Albertine rift valley. It covers the districts of Buliisa, Nwoya ,Kiryandongo and part of Masindi, measuring approximately 3893 square kilometers.
Murchison falls national park is bisected by the Nile the longest river in the world, it also lies on the shores of Lake Albert which is shared by Uganda and DR Congo, lying over the Bunyoro escarpment and around Karuma falls wildlife reserve.
Murchison falls is also known as Kabalega falls and this was the name before Sir Samuel Bekar renaming it to Murchison in reward to his boss then Rodrick Murchison who was he president of the royal geographical society, it’s between Lake kyoga and Lake Albert on the Victoria Nile. River Nile forces itself through a narrow gorge less than 33ft wide forming the mighty Murchison falls where the park derives its name.