Hiking The Top Of The Falls can be put together with the Nile boat cruise to the bottom of the falls, however, the falls can be reached with car too, but the hike is better way to reach the top of the falls. The Murchison falls top of the falls hike is always a two in one activity for you get the best time watching the birds and also enjoy the spectacular view of the Nile and the landscape in Murchison falls national park.
Hiking The Top Of The Falls trail is about 45 minutes from the bottom of the falls. The trail is not so steep so it can be by everyone. The top of the falls hike is some rejuvenating activity, it will help your joints stress out, and it will make your blood run thoroughly through all your veins. And as you reach the top of the falls, wow, it is tranquil as you feel the water droplets falling on your face to cool you off.
Hiking to the top of the falls will expose you to Mother Nature’s wondrous gorge, also known as the devils cauldron. The gorge is the most invigorating view in Murchison falls national park. You will see masses of water trying to squeeze through the narrow gorge of about six meters. The force at which the water fixes through the gorge is too much that it makes the ground tremble with vibrations. The roars of the water as it hits the rocks are magnificent and thunderous, all exposing the beauty of nature.
Along the trail, you will enjoy the story as they unfold and told by the guides about Winston Churchill, and it is the reason as to why the trail is called the “Winston Churchill trail”. It is believed that the same trail was used by an English explorer called Winston Churchill as he trekked down from the top of the falls in 1907 and he reached the River Nile, where, he sailed to northern Uganda and then to southern Sudan. Perhaps, he felt the same refreshing coolness as the mist fell on his face from the water hitting the rocks.
Along the trail, you will enjoy the view of Murchison falls national park and the albert delta. You will also enjoy the birds flying over with the symphony they create with their many voices, it’s indeed magical. At the top of the falls, you will enjoy the view of the falls from above. You will also get a chance to see many butterflies. It is the best time to take the photos of the Nile view. You will also see number of bird and the vegetation is also awesome plus the old rocks will give you a feel of the geography you have ever read and heard about.
It is ideal to have a right gear before you think of hiking to the top of the falls. Nice hiking sneakers are a good idea. It is ideal also to wear light clothes because the activity is somehow tire some and you might feel hot. Last but not least, you should not forget your camera to take some of the beautiful photos, perhaps you need them as souvenir take back home. Murchison falls National Park is always ready to receive all visitors and its wonders are flaunted all through the park.