Top of Murchison Falls Hike – Hiking up Murchison falls
Top of Murchison falls hike – Hiking to the Top of Murchison Falls is a typical hard adventure activity that is quite interesting to take part on your Uganda safari to Murchison Falls National Park making your safari amazing. Take your 2 hour long amazing boat cruise along the River Nile reaching at the base of the Murchison Falls, and then get off the boat and start your hike to the top of Murchison falls hike. You will be accompanied by the rangers who will be waiting for you at the set off point.
The hike starts right at Bakers point where the boat drops you, here Sir Samuel Baker a famous explorer of the time, stood on a huge rock (that you will also stand on) to declare the beautiful falls in 1864 as Murchison Falls, like they are famously known, and then begin to be so inquisitive walking in his shoes and for a moment imagine what was going through his head as he took a stroll through nature’s untouched beauty amidst the most amazing scenery.
Your ranger guide will provide you with more information explaining certain features and answer all your questions. Have a view of the white form that these falls make for a long while since and believe the force at which the water comes through the narrow space between the rocks causing the form, the ranger guide clearly will be explaining more about it on your hike. Leaves fall into the water and decompose and as they mix with some rock mineral, they form that white form as water comes gushing out of the narrow plum. Standing at that point you can see clearly the Murchison Falls and take lots of great pictures and videos.
You will begin the hike, which may take from forty five minutes to one and half hours, depending on how big the group is, and needless to say, level of fitness. Hiking to top of the falls in Murchison Falls National Park, is the best described as running a huge marathon that gets you a gold medal when you participate in it. There is a long stretch of steps that you will keep ascending until you reach the top, you will feel like crawling at some point from exhaustion and yet with every step you ascend, the fall’s view gets even better. The other fall called “Uhuru fall” suddenly comes into clear view as well.
Uhuru falls was formed as a result of a breaking away of water from the Murchison falls, forming another fall right at the time of Uganda’s independence in 1962 hence giving it the name “Uhuru”, a Kiswahili word that means independence. The scenery at this point is point is so much spectacular and amazing.
Finally, you make it to the Top of the Murchison falls. Here you will forget all the pain and toiling through the endless steps, as the cool fresh air blows away the exhaustion and the beautiful music ,quickly reaches your ears, from the falls as they join hands with huge rocks in a loud clap and the soft splashes, almost like little drizzles from heaven fall on your face. It’s so refreshing, so beautiful.
The entire River Nile squeezes through a tiny space of 6 meters between the rocks, emerging with a powerful explosion and plunging 45 meters to the bottom. This is also the World’s strongest waterfall.
For more information about this experience wonderful adventure in Murchison Falls National Park, contact us at Great Adventure Safaris Uganda and we will be here to help you and advise you accordingly.