Hiking to the top of the Falls | Murchison Falls National Park
Hiking to the top of falls is one of the gorgeous activities carried out in Murchison falls national park and many travelers are known to engage in this activity. Note that, Murchison falls national park was gazetted in 1952 covering the landscape of 3,840 square kilometers above all it is the largest national park among the 10 national parks in Uganda. The park is a home to diversity of wildlife species ,mammal like jackals ,buffalos ,elephants ,waterbucks ,hartebeest ,giraffes hynes antelopes such as sitatunga,Uganda kob,warthogs ,duiker ,primates like endangered chimpanzees ,white and black monkeys ,blue monkeys and many more ,bird species both water birds and forest birds.
The park to be habitant of these variety of species which can be explored on park activities including the wildlife safaris that is game drive safaris, nature walk safari, boat cruise safaris which is best done along the Nile delta where you can have a chance to see the rare shoe bill stock, do sundowner, view hippos among others. All the above mentioned touristic activities attract thousands of visitors visit Murchison falls national park on repeatedly Uganda safaris thus rewarding Murchison falls national park to be one of the top visited destination on Uganda safari tours.
Hiking to the top of the falls is quiet amazing and adventurous safari to engage in too, one to be able to reach the top of the falls is either by boat cruise or by car. But the hike is the best way to access the top of the falls as you will be rewarded by great sight-seeing with lots of fun as well as enjoying the photo shoot for your future remembrance. To note, Murchison falls top of the falls hike is always two in one impressive activity for you to get the best time to watch the birds and also enjoy the magnificent view of the Nile and rewardable scenery view of the landscape of Murchison national park.
The hike begins right off at bakers point, here Sir Samuel Baker the prominent explorer of the time, around here there is a huge rock where sir Samuel Baker stood and declared the beautiful falls in late 1864 as Murchison falls like has it is famously known for today, where you can also stand on this rock and be rewarded with spectacular sight sightseeing of the falls, probably walk in his shoes and for a moment imagine for what was going through his head as he took a stroll through loving this nature’s untouched beauty in amidst of the most beautiful scenery.
Note; The hike you make, you will be provided with a tour guide who will explain certain features and answer all your question.
The top of the falls hike is about 45 minutes from the bottom of the falls and the trails used is not so steep so it can be done by everyone. The top of the falls hike is something rejuvenating which will help your stress out and make your blood run thoroughly all your body veins. Amazingly, when you make it to the top of the falls, it will be a wonderful and fun moment for you as you will be filled with water droplets falling on your face to cool you off.
The more successful you will make, will expose you to the Mother nature’s wondrous gorge, famously known as the devil’s cauldron. When you make it to the gorge its where you will have the most admirable view of Murchison falls national park. You will be amazed to see masses of water trying to squeeze through the narrow gorge of about six meters. Surprisingly you will feel the force at which the water fixers through the gorge is too much that is makes the ground tremble with vibrations, as well as the roar of the water as it hits the rocks through thundering and spectacular thus exposing to travellers the beauty of nature.
Along the trail, travellers can be able to enjoy the story as told by the guide about Winston Churchill , and that’s why the trail was named the ‘’Winston Churchill trail’’. It is also known that this same trail was used by the same explore called Winston Church chill as he trekked down from the top of the falls in 1907 and managed to access the River Nile the longest river in the world. Fortunately, he also felt the same through refreshing coolness as the mist fell on his face from the water hitting the rocks.
Absolutely, on your hike along this trail, you will enjoy the spectacular view of Murchison falls national park and the Nile delta. You will as well enjoy with great sight-seeing of beautiful birds flying over while listening to their amazes sweet melodies and indeed it is quite rewarding. Then at the top of the falls, you will be amazed by lot more gaining view of the splashing waterfalls from the above as well as having a chance to see many butterflies, view the water caves, colorful rainbow, you feeling that cool breath from the bottom of the falls as you listen to the sounds of the waterfalls. Perhaps it is the best time to enjoy the photoshoot of the Nile view which is an awesome experience in a lifetime.
On your hiking safari to Murchison falls national park please end over to carry the right gears before you think of the hiking to the top of the falls. Comfortable sneakers are a good idea and you should wear light clothes because the activity is bit tiresome and you can feel sweating all over the body, carry enough drinking water, or glucose to energize your body, you should not forget your camera which you will use along with the stunning view of the waterfalls. More so, the hike to the top of falls costs USD15 per person and since it is a done activity with the boat cruise which goes USD30 per person.
Lastly, book now and explore Murchison falls national park which was named after Roderick Murchison and later it was named by a European explorer Sir Samuel Baker and his wife and enjoy the great view of the most powerful waterfall in Africa on Uganda safari tours.