Hiking to the top of Murchison falls National Park
Murchison Falls with fast flowing water being transformed into an explosive froth of thunderous white water as it goes through the narrow gorge in the rift valley escarpment is the centre piece of Murchison Falls National Park, the largest protected area in Uganda.
The Murchison falls is a captivating sight from a boat cruise on the Victoria Nile then disembarking from the boat and taking a guided nature walk to the view point.
The hike to the top of Murchison falls presents you with the most adventurous experience. The hiking starts from the bottom at Baker’s point, after the launch cruise. The walk takes about 45 minutes and you will have an opportunity to spot several bird species along the way. There is not much wildlife in the vicinity of the falls but you may encounter troops of baboons and the black and white colobus monkey
At the top of the falls, you will have a beautiful view of the falls with the roaring sound of the water squeezing through the narrow 8m gorge and here you will see a permanent rainbow and the sister Uhuru falls.
The top of the falls can also be accessed by car north of the main Paraa road past Sambiya lodge. From the car park, a short footpath leads down to the waterfalls with fascinating views and the deafening roar and the spray of water it generates.
Hiking to the top of the falls requires one to be physically fit.