Murchison falls Conservation Area includes areas like Kaniyo Pabidi, Rabongo forest, the top of the falls trail and the Albert Nile where tourists go for a real wilderness experience of moving through the quiet corners of the area with an armed ranger guide of the park. hiking and nature walks in the park are quite tiresome as you move through the long trails but very breathtaking knowing that you are walking through the jungle and adventurous as you spot and learn about various birds, animals and plants.
Nature walks in Kaniyo Pabidi forest
Nature walks in Kaniyo Pabidi forest offer an opportunity of spotting a number of primates including chimps, black and white colobus monkeys, red-tailed monkeys, blue monkeys and olives baboons among others. a variety of forest birds entertain the forest walk. This forest popular in the park for its trails for nature walks. It is located about 8km from Kichumbanyobo gate at Budongo forest in the southern part of the park. You can request for the activity in advance so that is planned for and included on the itinerary.
Nature walks in Rabongo forest
Rabongo forest is located within a savannah part of the conservation area in the southern area. Nature walks in this forest offer a great opportunity of seeing primates such as chimps, black and white colobus monkeys, vervet mokeys, baboons and other animals such as elephants, warthogs and several forest birds.
You can go for a hike to the top of the falls after your boat ride on the Nile river where you’ll pass through a trail which is believed to have been used by Winston Churchill after seeing the mighty Murchison waterfalls. This is one of the most impressive things to do in Murchison falls national park and is worth hiking for you will be captivated by the views of the wondrous Murchison falls when you arrive at the top.
Best time for hiking and nature walks
Hiking and Nature walks in Murchison falls national park is done any time of the year. It is however at its best during the dry season when you can move through the trails with ease because they are dry. The dry season is from December to February and June to July. During the wet season, the trails are slippery but some trails can still be accessed.