Located in northwestern Uganda, Murchison Falls National Park spreads inland from the shore of Lake Albert around the Victoria Nile, one of the main tributaries of the Nile. It is known for the powerful, 120-foot Murchison Falls, also known as Kabalega Falls. Habitats range from savannah woodlands to riverine and grassy plains.
The park also houses wildlife that has partly recovered from major poaching in the 1970s and 1980s. Crocodiles, hippos, and buffalo now thrive, and elephants, giraffe, antelope and other large mammals also frequent the water banks. The park is part of Murchison Falls Conservation Area, along with neighboring Bugungu Wildlife Refuge and Karuma Wildlife Refuge.