By Catherine Apolot
American rapper Kanye West and his wife also Reality TV star Kim Kardashian have today toured Murchison Falls National Park that sits on the shore of Lake Albert, in northwest of Uganda.
The celebrity couple along with their daughter North West arrived in Uganda on Friday and they stay at the luxurious Chobe Safari Lodge; situated in the same national park.
Access to the lodge has been restricted and this will happen for over a week, the duration that the couple will be staying there.
The rapper put up a make shift studio in the park where he will record some of his tracks for his new album ‘Yandhi’.
About Murchison Falls National Park;
Murchison Falls National Park lies at the northern end of the Albertine Rift Valley, where the sweeping Bunyoro escarpment tumbles into vast, palm-dotted savanna. First gazetted as a game reserve in 1926, it is Uganda’s largest and oldest conservation area, hosting 76 species of mammals and 451 birds.
The park is bisected by the Victoria Nile, which plunges 45m over the remnant rift valley wall, creating the dramatic Murchison Falls, the centerpiece of the park and the final event in an 80km stretch of rapids. The mighty cascade drains the last of the river’s energy, transforming it into a broad, placid stream that flows quietly across the rift valley floor into Lake Albert. This stretch of river provides one of Uganda’s most remarkable wildlife spectacles. Regular visitors to the riverbanks include elephants, giraffes and buffaloes; while hippos, Nile crocodiles and aquatic birds are permanent residents.
Notable visitors to the park include Winston Churchill, Theodore Roosevelt, Ernest Hemingway and several British royals.