The Munyaga River trial : Munyaga falls form part of exceptional beauty of pristine Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park which is set in southwestern Uganda about 8-10 hours’ journey from the capital city Kampala. Besides, a trek to mountain gorilla in the lush rain forest of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, Munyaga falls are hidden treasures not to miss to explore in this particular of Uganda. Munyanga falls are found in Bwindi National Park, south-western Uganda and found on Munyaga River which flows via this spectacular park which refuges a section of mountain gorillas.
Munyaga falls are best explored while on a nature walk along Munyaga trail which gets you the best beauty of this natural wonder. A nature walk along Munyaga trail may take you about 3 hours’ to and fro and some energy is essential for a complete hike. The hike begins at Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park headquarters in Buhoma region with briefing. You can embark on a hike to Munyaga falls after your gorilla trekking adventure in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. A trek along this trail comes with breath-taking sceneries and sightings. Wind through the lush tropical rain forest while enjoying incredible sights at distinct bird species that make up a total of about 375 in Bwindi including the yellow eyed, yellow footed and Chapin’s flycatcher, blue headed sunbird, red faced woodland warblers, short tailed warblers, Kivu ground thrush a mention but a few, The Munyaga River trial.
There are also other unique creatures to catch a glimpse while on a walk along Munyaga trail to the waterfalls including the black and white colobus monkeys, duikers, L’Hoest monkeys, colourful butterflies, forest elephants a mention but a few. At Munyaga falls, enjoy the breath-taking sceneries, roaring river water and magical touch of nature that Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park boasts of. This natural wonder is best explored while on gorilla safari in Buhoma sector.
Besides hiking to Munyaga falls, you can also take part in gorilla trekking that gets you close to a group of mountain gorillas in the wilderness of Bwindi National Park. Birding which gets you the best sights at varied birds that make up about 375 birds in this pristine forest park. There are many trails that take you through and get you the best sights at distinct avifaunal species. Cultural encounter either in Batwa cultural experience to interact with the Batwa pygmies the renowned forest dwellers who lived in the forest for about 500,000 years or pay a visit to Bakiga community and interact with these energetic group of people.
Accommodation options for visitors on safari to Munyanga falls
Visitors intending to explore Munyaga falls can spend a night in a nearby safari lodges in Buhoma sector. There are many accommodation options for you to spend a night in Buhoma area and they include Buhoma lodge-a luxury hospitality facility in the northern part of Bwindi National Park, Gorilla Forest Camp-a luxury facility that belongs to group of Sanctuary Retreat Lodges, Mahogany Springs Lodge-up-market facility which is set close to Buhoma area, Volcanoes Safaris Bwindi Lodge (luxury), Buhoma Community Rest Camp, Bwindi View Bandas (budget), Eco Marvels Gorilla Resort, Engagi Lodge Bwindi and Lake Kitandara Bwindi Camp (midrange) among others.
Best time to visit Munyanga falls
Munyaga falls can be explored at any time of the year but June, July, August and September then December, January and February are ideal as the ground remains relatively drier making it a bit easier for you to hike through Munyaga trail. But the March, April and May then October and November are also perfect as these months are characterized by heavy rainfall and water volume of water at Munyaga falls increase and you will have the best of its scenic beauty.
Getting to Munyanga falls
Getting to Munyaga falls starts by you setting in at Entebbe International Park a major entry point to Uganda. Your journey to Munyaga falls takes you about 8-10 hours to southwestern Uganda to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. Start from Entebbe or Kampala through Masaka-Mbarara-Kabale route. You will need a 4-wheel drive safari car to help you navigate through the remote route to this hilly side of Uganda. You can also take a flight from Entebbe International Airport or Kajjansi airfield and you land in at Kisoro or Kihihi airstrip then you drive to Bwindi National Park.