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Top of the Falls Hike

Top of the Falls Hike

Top of the Falls Hike, In case you want to follow in the footsteps of Winston Churchill. Then Murchison Falls National Park in Uganda is one of the must-see destinations for you, the Country he named the “Pearl of Africa.” The Murchison falls, which stands at 141ft high, sits between Lake Kyoga and Lake Albert on the Victoria Nile. Therefore, those who feel like stretching their leg. A hike to the top of Murchison Falls is well worth the effort.

Top of the falls Hike is one of the exciting and extremely interesting activities in Murchison falls National Park. Murchison falls National Park also known as kabalega national park  known for being home to the Mighty Murchison falls. And it is the key attraction that brings most Travellers to this park.

Murchison falls National Park is the largest and oldest national park followed by Queen Elizabeth national park. The Park is one of the Top tourism destinations in Uganda besides Bwindi impenetrable Forest National Park which is famous for the grill trekking adventure activity in Africa.

Murchison Falls National Park covered by the savannah and tropical forest vegetation. Which is home to a wide range of wildlife that live together in harmony in the natural environment of the park. The park is one of the best destinations to spot the big five wildlife animals. Named by the African game hunters. Such as the lions, the beautiful and gentle elephants, the African cape buffaloes, the canning leopard as well as the rhino  seen in the Ziwa rhino sanctuary on your ways to Murchison.  The park  uniquely blessed with a wide range of extremely interesting features that contribute greatly to the scenic beauty of the pearl of Africa wonders.

Sectors of the Murchison falls

Murchison fall national park divided into two sections by the might Albertine Nile. Such as the northern section as well as the southern sections  explored on game drive safari or on a hot air balloon saris enjoying its great beauty and wonderful features of the park. The northern section highly blessed with a lot of exciting activities and attractions since it has a high concentration of wildlife animals and it offers the best experience and memories about the park. The section has got a lot of nature walk trails and game trails  taken to enhance the traveler’s exploration of the park and the trails lead to mostly exiting attractions in the park.

Hiking to the top of Murchison fall is another incomparable adventure experience that travelers will enjoy when they visit Murchison fall national park. Hiking at to the top of the falls gives you an insight to explore and the enjoy the pearl of Africa hidden secret beauties in the natural and incredible gorge of the park waterfall that is a small and narrow  trench where the Nile water on very high pressure force its way through the gorge.

Activities around Murchison falls

The exception adventure activity  combined together with the Nile boat ride safari on the Victoria since hiking the top of the falls start at the bottom of the fall. Therefore all travelers who are interested in hiking the top of the fall is mandatory that they will have to book a Nile boat cruise ride. That will drive travelers for two hours to the starting point of the hike to the top of the fall.

Game drives

The experience so incredible and lifetime dream adventure as it will give travelers an opportunity to enjoy the wildlife including mammals and birds. Viewed at Nile banks and also alongside the marvelous gorge, such as the Nile crocodile, elephants drinking water, hippos, water-bucks, zebras, warthogs among others.


The Great Murchison falls are one of the key attractions that will give travelers first sight as they start hiking to the Top of the fall. The massive and pressure of waters from the Victoria Nile forces its ways through a narrow gorge that has got beautiful rocks that formed rippling around to form the white foam as the water goes through. Due to the high forces of the water from the Victoria Nile, travelers on a hike will hear a great sound of the waterfall squeezing itself through the narrow gorge as well as the trembling grounds as they continue with the hiking.

Boat cruise

When you take a Boat cruise at the Victoria Nile, the boat will drop you at the starting point off the hike. Known as the Bakers’ point / trail. Believed that this is the point where Sir Samuel baker, a European explorer stood and declared Uganda as “The Pearl of Africa” and it is this spot that he named “Murchison falls.”

The hiking experience takes about 45 minutes from the point where the Boat drops you to start off with the guided walk.  The route takes you through the early explorers’ footmarks which are full of water logged areas. You will be imposition to spot a lot of flying bird species, butterflies among other wildlife offering you a great imagination of the Pearl of Africa.

As you reach the top of the falls, you will have an insight to a lot of pictures of the waterfall and videos as you enjoy viewing the sister falls to Murchison falls which is known as “Uhuru falls.” The Uhuru falls can only be viewed when travelers hike to the top of the falls.