HIKING THE TOP OF MURCHISON FALLS, UGANDA
Hiking to the top of Murchison falls is a refreshing and exciting adventure that everyone needs to do while on Safari in Murchison falls national park Uganda. The top of the falls hike allows visitors to watch huge masses of water forcing their way through a narrow gorge about 7 m wide before falling over a steep cliff to meet the huge rocks at the bottom forming a white form. Murchison falls is the strongest falls in the world located in Murchison falls national park in north western Uganda.
Hiking to the top of the falls is best done by combing it with a boat cruise to the bottom of the falls where hiking to the top of the falls starts. Other visitors can choose to drive to the top of the falls through a designated road to the top where good photography and amazing views are got. Visitors taking on the hike to the top of the falls get off a boat at Bakers point where they meet an informative guide to lead and guide them up to the top of the falls.
The top of the falls hike is challenging and tiresome lasting up to 45 minutes so people need to be physically fit for the activity. Visitors hike a number of steps up the falls and with every step taken the views and experience gets better as the splashes of the falls hit your face and cool you from the heat plus the sounds of the roaring falls.
The guides provide all the information about the area and answers all the questions that visitors may ask. The trail is called Winston Churchill trail named after an English explorer Winston Churchill who trekked down from the top of the falls and sailed on River Nile to Northern Uganda.
As you hike up the falls, you will get into sight the sister falls to Murchison falls called Uhuru falls that directly translates to Independence and it was called so because of water breaking away from Murchison falls. Reaching the top of the falls makes you forget the hustle you encountered climbing. The amazing views, cool fresh air, beautiful sounds from falls are all you get at the top of the falls. Hiking to the top of the falls is an interesting experience that all visitors should engage in.