The Devil’s Cauldron in Murchison Falls
The Devil’s Cauldron in Murchison Falls: Murchison falls national park named after its famous waterfall is the oldest and the largest national in Uganda, the park is situated in the north western part of the country endowed with 76 mammal species, 13 primate species and over 450 species of birds.
Murchison falls national park is also bisected by the worlds longest river Nile that starts its 000s kilometers journey in jinja a town found in the eastern part of Uganda and its also known as east Africa’s most adventurous capital.
The mighty Murchison falls also known as the devil’s cauldron is on of the most famous attractions that draw visitors to Murchison falls national park, the majestic devil’s cauldron waterfalls are formed from the 45 meter rift valley wall where the striking river Nile gushes through a small seven meter space.
The Murchison falls are one of the most beautiful sights you can behold in Uganda and perhaps the whole world, what you see in cameras is not good enough to describe or bring out the breathtaking waterfalls at its best.
The devil’s cauldron waterfalls can be accessed by boarding a ferry on the river Nile that cruises revealing the intensive lakes flora and fauna. The river banks are stream lined with animals and the aquatic animals can just be seen a few meters away from your boats now that’s very interesting. When tourists arrive at the waterfalls they will have great observation time and taking photos, those physically fit can hike up to the waterfalls where the Nile is over 50 meters wide and then see it systematically narrowing in a seven meter gauge.
Another way of getting to the waterfalls is by driving to the top of the falls and then slope down. If tourists are lucky they may sometimes see a rainbow formation at the waterfalls which makes it more incredible. The drive is quite challenging the 15 kilometer journey is on a steeply slippery road that requires well experienced drivers.
There are also other smaller waterfalls in Murchison falls that tourists can visit like the Uhuru waterfalls and Karuma waterfalls. Exploring the devils cauldron on a ferry will take about 2-3 hours round trip journey that can be enjoyed with a packed lunch.
Apart from encountering the devil’s cauldron, tourists can also go for game drives or hot air balloon safaris, sport fishing or even chimpanzee trekking at Budongo forest adding this activities to your visit in Murchison falls will make your tour unforgettable indeed.
Tourists visiting Murchison falls national park can sleep in various hotels such as Bakers lodge, Kabalega wilderness lodge, Pakuba safari lodge, Nile safari lodge, Boomu women’s camp, Chobe safari lodge and many others. The cost of exploding the devil’s cauldron is 30,000 shillings for east African citizens, 30US$ for foreign residents and foreign non residents. Murchison falls national park is about 6 hours drive from Kampala.