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Murchison Falls National Park, with 3,840 square kilometers is Uganda’s largest National Park. The park is cut in half by the Nile and its landscape varies from dense rainforest on the hilly ranges in the South-West, to undulating savannah in the North-West. The forest shelters many primate species, including Chimpanzees, while the river attracts various Antelopes, Buffalos, Rothschild-Giraffes and Elephants. Every little bay of the Nile rivers seems to be occupied with their bubbling and snorting sounds.On sandbanks huge crocodiles bask in the sun, and along the shores one can often spot elephants, giraffes, buffalos. Hippos can be counted in hundreds.

These gentle giants are slowly recovering from the brutal slaughter they suffered during the civil wars, when they were used as moving targets for the army’s artillery.

Philip Briggs has written an excellent article about the Murchinson Falls national Park.

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