The Mighty Murchison Falls

August 04, 2013  •  1 Comment

We slept hard and awoke early the next morning, had a buffet breakfast (all meals at the lodge were served as a buffet), then headed off to the top of Murchison Falls.  At the top there were amazing views and the thunderous rush of the water.  

After a quick wander around we loaded back in the van for the 5 hour drive back to Kampala.

 Along the way I wrote some lyrics for a song, here's the third verse:

           In the land of equal days & equal nights,

                       Their chosen way was fighting for equal rights~

                                       Found their love down on the equator line,

                                                        Both passionate to help human kind~

 

  So now we have two days left in Kampala, tomorrow we go back to the market and tour the town with John!   xoxo, emily

 

 

More info on Murchison Falls from the World Water Database:

http://www.worldwaterfalldatabase.com/top-100-waterfalls-list/5/

 

THE SKINNY

The Nile River harbors dozens of waterfalls - or at least rapids which have been named as waterfalls - but its most significant cataract is indeed among the most powerful waterfalls on the planet. Found within Murchison Falls National Park in Uganda, the Victoria Nile splits into two channels, with one side crashing over a wide block-shaped fall while the other surges through a narrow crevice, sliding and pounding down an inclined chute, dropping a total of 141 feet (43m). Thanks to its source in Lake Victoria - Africa's largest lake - the falls run with great consistency throughout the year.

WHY IT'S DESERVING

A waterfall of over 100 feet on the Nile River is significant first and foremost, but that Murchison Falls is so unique in appearance and behavior makes it an even more worthy entry to this list. The strange contrast of a wide plunging curtain set against the opposing narrow sluice-like chasm isn't necessarily globally unique, but the other waterfalls which may have a similar appearance are either much smaller in volume or are part of a much larger set of cataracts. That Murchison Falls has been protected from the regulation that has hindered virtually all other waterfalls along the Nile further points to how special this waterfall is.


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