Top of the Falls Hike – Murchison Falls National Park
Top of the Falls Hike is a Uganda Safari activity that involves reaching the top of the magnificent Murchison falls and enjoying the beautiful scenery around Murchison falls national park. Tourists can either be driven to the top of the falls or hike to the top of the falls. The hike involves a boat cruise along the Nile where a variety of wildlife and bird species can be seen such as the Nile crocodiles and hippos.
The Kichumbanyobo gate is the route through which tourists can be driven to enjoy the beautiful sights and views at the top of the Murchison falls. This gate can be accessed from the Masindi route as you enter into Murchison falls national park.
About Murchison falls national park
Murchison falls national park is located in the northwestern part of Uganda and is Uganda’s oldest national park. Many tourists visit Murchison Falls National Park to see the thunderous Murchison falls and enjoy the different attractions within the national park.
This national park can be accessed from different gates which include Chobe Gate, Wankar Gate, Tangi Gate, Mubako Gate, Kichumbanyobo Gate, Bugungu Gate. Different flights are also available to Murchison falls national park at the airstrips which include Bugungu Airstrip, Pakuba Airfield, and Chobe Airstrip.
Wildlife species in Murchison falls national park includes four of the big five such as the elephant, lion, leopards, buffalos and other wildlife species include giraffes, hyenas, hippos, warthogs, kobs, hartebeest among others.
Other activities in Murchison falls national park include game drives, bird watching, boat cruises, nature walks. Chimpanzee tracking can also be done in this national park from Budongo forest where other primate species can be sighted such as red tailed monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys as well as a variety of bird and tree species.
Duration for the top of the falls activity
The top of the falls can be reached by car or by boat to the bottom of the falls followed by the tiring top of the falls hike. The boat ride takes place along the Victoria Nile and begins from the Paraa landing site and different wildlife and bird species can be seen during this activity such as hippos, crocodiles in the water and other wildlife species along the shores such as buffaloes, elephants, and many others.
Hike to the top of the Murchison falls takes about 45 minutes from the bottom of the falls. During the hike, tourists enjoy beautiful views of the thunderous falls as well as the rest of the national park such as the Uhuru falls in the north.
The hikes to the top of the falls can be strenuous and require a lot of physical strength and determination to reach the top of the Murchison falls to enjoy the beautiful views of the scenery and the rest of the national park.
During the top of the falls activity, tourists can also learn about different aspects of the Murchison falls national park such as its history as told by the guides who are present during these hikes.
How to get to Murchison falls national park
The top of the falls in Murchison falls national park can be accessed by road and by air. By road, this national park is about 5 to 6 hours’ drive from Kampala and some of the attractions along the way include the Ziwa Rhino sanctuary for an experience with the endangered rhino species.
By air Murchison falls national park can be accessed by flying from Entebbe international airport or Kajjansi airfield to the airstrips in the national park. charter and domestic flights are available to this national park and the flight operators include Aerolink and Fly Uganda.
Experience the thunderous Murchison falls by engaging in a visit to the top of the falls and enjoy the beauty of nature as you view the scenery around the national park.