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Queen Elizabeth National Park in Western Uganda is this year’s proud winner of the TripAdvisor certificate of Excellence for consistence in providing quality services to the visitors.
The TripAdvisor would like to congratulate Queen Elizabeth Falls National Park on being awarded a 2014 Certificate of Excellence, signifying that it has consistently earned outstanding feedback from TripAdvisor travelers.
This prestigious award is based on the quality of reviews and opinions you have earned on TripAdvisor over the past year. We hope you will showcase your certificate to guests and staff with pride, wrote Mac Charron, President TripAdvisor for Business.
He added “We also encourage you to promote your win to local media and past and future guests by using our free tools for award winners”.
Congratulations again on your accomplishment.
The park is winning the award for the second year in a row having won it alongside Kibale and Bwindi Impenetrable National Parks in 2013.This year, Murchison Falls NP is another winner of the coveted accolade           
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Mr. Nelson Guma the Conservation Area manager for Queen Elizabeth Conservation Area says
“I take this opportunity to break the good news of another award of certificate of excellence to Queen Elizabeth National Park in 2004 for consistence in provision of quality services and good customer care
I thank each one of you for your contribution to this achievement. This has been possible partly due to our collaboration through the “Friends of Queen Forum" where we focus on promoting Queen Elizabeth National Park as a destination, commit ourselves to provide best services and survey visitor satisfaction to ensure that visitors get the best experience. The recognition demonstrates that this forum is the right mechanism for collaboration to support the park management to conserve the spectacular landscape and unique biodiversity resources that offer unrivaled products we promote .
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UWA COMPENSATES KATONGA WILDLFE RESERVE LAND CLAIMANTS Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) has embarked on compensation for the thirty eight (38) landlords in the Katonga Wildlife Reserve in Kyegegwa and Kamwenge districts to pave way for the protected area which is earmarked to become a fully fledged national park soon. A total of 2,980,000,000 shillings has been set aside by the authority to compensate the households following a two year survey and valuation of land and developments on two blocks Byabasiita and Kisororo. On Tuesday August 19th, 2014,the landlords presented original land titles, bank accounts and letters of administration in case of those administering estates of the deceased, to enable UWA start wiring their funds to their respective banks. A task force comprising of district chairpersons, RDCs, DISOs, sub county chairmen and councilors from the two districts verifying the land ownership and developments after which a surveyor and government valuer determined prices for the properties based on market prices. Each landlord will get two million shillings for an acre plus 16 percent of the total price as disturbance allowance.UWA has also given them a grace period within which to vacate possession of the land for the activities of the park to progress undisturbed. Dr. Andrew Seguya the Executive Director of UWA said in Kyegegwa last Tuesday where a Parliamentary committee on Tourism ,Trade and Industry chaired by the Kyegegwa district woman MP, Mrs Flavia Kabahenda Rwabuhoro witnessed the signing of agreements between the parties, that money was readily available and within two weeks all with genuine documents will have been paid. The UWA boss pledged to support the resolutions of resolutions by the districts of Kyegegwa and Kamwenge to have the reserve elevated into a national park. He also pledged to translocate more wildlife species to make the protected area more attractive. The legislators were happy that dialogue had been observed and compensation would take a short time to enable the former landlords acquire new areas for settlement. The MPs also appreciate UWA plans to elevate the reserve into a national park saying this brings with it improved services and economic benefits to the neighbouring communities. Katonga reserve which borders Katonga River and a vast wetland was gazetted as a wildlife reserve in 1964 for its ecological importance and is a home to a variety of animals in unique landscapes. End End
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MURCHISON FALLS NP WINS 2014 TRIP ADVISOR ACCOLADE

The TripAdvisor would like to congratulate Murchison Falls National Park on being awarded a 2014 Certificate of Excellence, signifying that it has consistently earned outstanding feedback from TripAdvisor travelers.
This prestigious award is based on the quality of reviews and opinions you have earned on TripAdvisor over the past year. We hope you will showcase your certificate to guests and staff with pride, wrote Mac Charron, President TripAdvisor for Business.
He added “We also encourage you to promote your win to local media and past and future guests by using our free tools for award winners”.
Congratulations again on your accomplishment.
This win comes on the heels of three National Parks namely Queen Elizabeth, Kibale and Bwindi Impenetrable having won it last year          

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Some of the reviews from Visitors to Murchison Falls National Park
•    The top of the Murchison falls is just the best. at a certain point, there is a rainbow that does not disappear. the journey is a long one but once you reach this place, it becomes worth it. the thunderous noise made by the water as it passes through the tiny hole is magnificent
•    “THE ANGER OF THE NILE”
When one reaches this massive savanna land then yes you will accept Uganda is the Pearl of Africa. Dominated by one of the world's strongest falls, Murchison Falls, this park brings all the wonders the Uganda can offer. Here at Murchison Falls the mighty River Nile cuts through a gorge that’s really makes it the angriest point seen on the Nile.  
 
 Reviewed 21 August 2013
The visit is worth your time, your hard earned money and your time too. I and a group of friends visited the Falls in April and loved every minute of it. well, the rainy season had long set in and this added to the whole experience. Taking the sensational boat cruise and then hiking to the top of the falls... More  
•    “Lots of animals!”
 
Amazing park if you are interested in quantity more than variety. It is worth to take the boat trip to the Falls, as you can see many animals on the shore of the river. It is worth to have game drives at the earliest time in the morning (06h15) to find more animals.

•    “sport fishing on river nile”
 Reviewed 10 June 2013
Sport fishing in Murchison falls National Park is one of the most adventurous activities on River Nile. Imagine yourself surrounded by hippos, crocodiles and elephants the whole day.this magnificent experience is the best activity one can have besides the game drive in the park. I advise everyone that its safe and interesting. book for it.
•    From the start of the whole trip, I could not help getting nervous and all. The beauty and the spectacular falls however were something else. suddenly, I was not nervous any more, it is really a moment to behold specially when you hear so many remarks and wonderful comments about the falls. Hiking to the top of the falls, was... More  
•    My first time at Murchison Falls gave me a beautiful experience in the life-time. The game-drives we had with the Rangers, viewing the different spices of animals.
Huge herds of elephants, giraffe and antelope. Falls & boat trip a don't miss. Most wildlife of any park we visited. Even saw a giant python. Birding excellent.
•    “The Magical Holiday Centre.”
 Reviewed 12 July 2012
This is the oldest National Park gazetted in 1952 covering about 3,893 square kilometers. However, it is jointly manged as one conservation block with the Bugungu and Karuma wildlife reserves under the name of Murchison Falls Protected Area making this the largest and most magical place to visit in Uganda with a total coverage of about 5,072 square kilometers.
 Reviews in 4 cities
•    This is one of the experiences one will term as magical. Aboat ride to the top of the falls in the largest national park in Uganda will provide you satisfaction. Getting there from Kampala will take you about 5-6 hours, the temperature is is quiet warm. short sleeved tops are recommended. Girrafes, buffaloes, crocodiles and lots of wild will welcome... More  

 Reviewed 11 August 2014 NEW
•    In MFNP we took the boat trip on the Victoria Nile to the base of Murchison Falls. The launch trip takes about three hours return. You can also take it 1.45hrs then get off and climb to the top of the falls. You need to pre-arrange this option and have your driver wait for you at the top of the... More  
“Murchison Falls”
 Reviewed 5 August 2014
•    Brilliant National park, we saw so many animals , Elephants. Giraffe, Jackson Heart Beast, Wart Hogs, Baboons. Oribi. Water Buffalo, African Wildogs, Tawny Eagle and a Lioness!!!. Baboons stole some French bread when we stopped for lunch. Boat trip up to see the falls was fantastic where we saw Crocodiles and loads of Hippos
 
“Safari of a lifetime”
 Reviewed 3 August 2014
•    Fabulous game park, stayed here for 3 nights and did a game drive daily. Saw lions, giraffes, hippos, elephants, buffaloes, chimps, crocodiles. The park is full of kobs too. The weather was perfect and our guide was knowledgeable. The falls are majestic. Definitely worth every penny.
•    “Beautiful park”
 Reviewed 1 August 2014
The park is beautiful, we were on a sunset safari, so we didnt see the "falls", the only complaint I had was that our drivers spent little time when we saw animals we wanted to take pictures of.
•    “Trip of a lifetime!”
Our trip to Murchison Falls National Park was beyond description. It was through Mifik Missions and Safari's and could not have been more perfect! We saw, lions, elephants, giraffe's, crocs, hippo's, birds, antelope, baboons, wild bore, had a wonderful boat trip on the Nile and hiked up to the amazing mountain top. Even our travel there was made special with... More  
•    Murchison falls are the best place to visit while in Uganda. The falls are superb both from top and bottom including a boat ride on 17km. There are hippos, birds, elephants, crocodiles along the way. The guides on the boat are also knowledgeable

•    Murchison Falls  national park is spread across vast area. This park is full of baboons, giraffes, elephants, buffalo, Columbus monkey, wild bore. Though we could not see lions and leopard, but we thoroughly enjoyed our trip. We went in our own vehicle, which is advisable and spend quality time inside park. Also Murchison fall is also a place inside this... More

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UWA team duo of Moses Kipsiro and Winnie Nanyondo have won Gold and Bronze medals at the just ended Commonwealth Games in Glasgow Scotland. Kipsiro won Gold in the Men's 10,000m while Nanyondo won Bronze in the Women's 800m. Congs to the duo. U have made UWA and Uganda proud.

The duo willbe participating in the 12th edition of the annual Interforces Games and championship tournament to be hosted by UWA in November this year.A big party awaits them on their return from Scotland.

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An assortment of scholastic and construction materials donated to Paraa Primary School in Murchison Falls National Park by the Murchison Falls Invitation Fishing Tournament 2014.

In June, representatives of the annual Murchison Falls Invitational Fishing Tournament (MFIFT) handed over scholastic materials to the Paraa School in Murchison Falls National Park, as part of their continued support of UWA. For over 14 years, the tournament has been held in MFNP, with visitors coming from all points of the globe to sample Uganda's world-class sport fishing. Having previously supported ranger stations, the refurbishment of UWA response vehicles and donated boats for anti-poaching work; the competitors and sponsors turned their attention to the educational facilities servicing the children of UWA staff and the surrounding community.

Georgie More and Gerald Burley were on hand to present Head Teacher Byakagba Marriam with Government approved desks for 250 students as well as blackboards, text books, a desktop computer and printer for teachers, sports equipment and stationary for the students. Peter Mbwebwe, Warden Tourism of MFNP, who played an integral role in supporting MFIFT 2014 and was present at the handover to represent UWA. "Its fantastic to be able to use our charitable event to help young people in the area to learn but also have fun during their school years. Hopefully this initial pledge demonstrates on a small scale, the tangible link between sustainable catch and release sport fishing, conservation of ALL species in Uganda and the benefits these efforts bring to local communities. The flora and fauna of Uganda is more valuable to the country when visited and photographed by many, rather than removed from the ecosystem for the benefit of a few. We look forward to meeting with stakeholders next year and continuing our support" Peter Baldwin, one of the organizers said.

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