Murchison Falls National Park derives its name from the Murchison falls where the mighty River Nile explodes through a narrow gorge. The river then flows down to become a placid river whose banks are thronged with hippos, crocodiles, waterbucks and buffaloes. Murchison Falls Protected Area (MFNP) is made up of Bugungu and Karuma Wildlife Reserves. The park has a variety of Wild life including lions, chimpanzees Uganda kobs and many bird species including the rare shoebill. Vegetation is characterized by Savannah, revering forest and woodland.