Hiking to the top of Murchison falls is a thrilling adventure activity enjoyed by many travelers that visit the park. It is of great importance to know that Murchison falls National Park is ranked among the best safari destination in Uganda enjoy by many tourist. You can choose to explore this place on a guided Uganda safari or on a self drive Uganda safari. Murchison falls National Park is the largest and oldest National Park in Uganda blessed with a lot of intriguing attractions worthy to experience on a Uganda Safari.
Murchison Falls National Park is gifted with the tropical forest and savannah vegetation which harbors a diversity of wildlife in their natural environment. Therefore on your road trip to the park, you get the opportunity to see stunning wildlife including the big five animals that were named by the African game hunters such as gentle elephants, African cape buffaloes, the brave lions, the canning leopards and the rhinos which are only seen in the Ziwa rhino sanctuary on your way to Murchison falls National Park.
Hiking to the top of Murchison falls
Hiking to the top of Murchison falls gives you an incomparable adventure encounter which makes you enjoy to the fullest when you visit Murchison Falls National Park. You can explore the Pearl of Africa’s hidden wonders like the incredible gorge of the waterfall in the park which is a small and narrow trench where the high-pressure Nile water forces its way out through the gorge. Hiking experience starts at the bottom to the top of the falls and is mainly done along with the Nile boat cruise safari, so it is advised to book a boat which takes visitors to the starting point of the hike to the top of the fall.
This experience is a lifetime adventure which gives you chance to first spot and enjoy the wildlife and the birdlife at the Nile banks and along the magnificent gorge like the huge population of hippos, the Nile crocodiles bathing, elephants drinking water, zebra, warthogs, water-bucks among the rest.
What you should expect during hiking the top of Murchison falls.
You have to take a boat ride at the Victoria Nile which drops you at the starting point called the bakers trail for hiking to set off. That is the place where the European explorer and sir Samuel baker stood and announced Uganda ‘The Pearl of Africa’ then after referred to it as ‘Murchison Fall’.
Hiking to the top of Murchison falls is carried out by the help of the professional park ranger guide who gives you almost all the historical information of sir Samuel baker’s discoveries and achievements while hiking the Murchison falls. The guide also provides you with information about the expected wildlife, birdlife to be seen and the name of the trees you may encounter during the hike to the top of Murchison falls. Visitors who go for hiking experience usually go back home wondering how the people of Uganda keep the natural beauty they see which gives them an authentic encounter of the safari?
Murchison Falls is a great tourist attractions which provide visitors with the first sight as they set off for the hiking experience. Waters from the Victoria Nile forces its way out from that narrow gorge with great pressure within those beautiful rocks which form a round rippling resulting into the white foam. You can also hear a massive sound of the waterfall squeezing itself through the narrow gorge and the trembling ground because of the great forces of water from the Victoria Nile during the hiking.
Hiking to the top of the Murchison falls takes only 45 minutes from the start up point with a guided walk to the top of the falls, following the early explorer’s footsteps passing through the scenic water-logged routes viewing a lot of bird species and wildlife species giving you great imagination of the Pearl of Africa. If you reach the top of the falls, you are able to sight more pictures of the waterfalls, take videos while experiencing the sister falls to Murchison Falls called the Uhuru Falls. The Uhuru word is a Swahili phrase which means “independence” since they were formed at a time when Uganda got her independence in 1962. These falls can be viewed only when you hike at the top of the falls.
The view point gives you a panoramic sight of the falls and hence a good photography and sight seeing experience. Therefore hiking to the top of the falls involves an extra fee of USD15 per person but if they drive you to the falls using your vehicle is free of charge.
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