Have you had a chance to see a real rainbow? Great if you have! If you have not yet got a chance to see it, then safari Uganda or Tour Uganda to Murchison Falls National Park to see this for yourself. We are an expert Uganda safari company that tailors short Uganda safaris, short Uganda wildlife safaris, Long Uganda safaris, and Long Uganda wildlife safaris to Murchison Falls National Park. These packages include a 2 Days Murchison Falls National Park safari, 3 days Murchison Falls Park Safari in Uganda, 5 Days Uganda wildlife safari, 7 days Uganda wildlife tour and many more.

What is a Rainbow?

The word “Rainbow” came from the Latin arcus pluvius, meaning “rainy arch.” A Rainbow is part of nature however; you have to be in the right place to see it. It is in the wards a multi-coloured arc that beautifully displays 7 visible colours and countless of those you can’t even see. Rainbows are stunning, like shooting stars and Northern lights, they are total magic, Mother Nature style. Not only are they beautiful, but they are usually rare because you need a rainy day and a sunny day at the same time to make one appear. The sun has to be shining from one part of the sky, and the rain in another part of the sky before a rainbow can appear.

Facts about the magnificent rainbow in Murchison Falls National Park

The formation of each rainbow begins with millions of tiny rain droplets which serve as a light reflector. Murchison Falls has water droplets formed from the splashing waters that crash against the rocks creating water spray in the air. White light enters each individual water droplet and exits as one specific colour of a spectrum. Sunlight enters the water droplet at a specific angle and the droplet separates the white light into many different colours. This angle is a fixed measurement between your eye and the sun.

Rainbows form a complete circle, however only half of the rainbow is visible. The horizon only allows us to see half of the rainbow circle so we see just an arc. This is because of the way that rain droplets fall at various distances and speeds.

The rainbow at Murchison Falls is one of nature’s splendid masterpieces that appear in a multicoloured bow caused by water and the sun. The all-day rainbow is possible because Uganda is crossed by equator, therefore, the sun is almost always shining. During your Uganda safari tour just always remember to have the sun at your back and the water off in a distance in the direction of your shadow as you look at an approximately 42-degree angle above the ground.

Best place to see this rainbow in Murchison Falls National Park

The top of the Murchison falls is just the best spot to see a rainbow on safari Uganda. At this point, the rainbow does not disappear as long as it is shining. Therefore, booking a safari to Uganda just to visit Murchison Falls National Park Uganda may seem a long journey but once you reach this place, it becomes worth it. Nothing is charming like looking at this beautiful spectral at the same time listening to the thunderous noise made by the water as it passes through the tiny hole. It is magnificent!

A Peek about the Murchison Falls

Did you know Murchison Falls is the world’s most powerful waterfall? It is situated in Uganda known as Murchison falls at Murchison falls National Park-the largest and most popular Uganda safari destination. The Murchison Falls actually gushes its water through an 8m wide gorge available as its path. The water then cascades 45 meters over the remnant rift valley wall to what is also referred to as the Devil’s cauldron creating the most creative art of nature. The waterfall is adorned above with an all-day trademark rainbow.

Murchison falls along the river Nile in Uganda is a true masterpiece of nature. In a small space, a million cubic meters of water from the Nile squeeze themselves through the Albertine gorge as they make their way towards Egypt. The thunderous spectacle is one not to be missed by anyone with the means because no words can explain the spectacle.

About Murchison Falls National Park Uganda

The history of the now Murchison Falls National Park dates back to the Uganda tour by the European explorers John Speke and James Grant in 1862. This visit was followed by a thorough expedition of the park by Samuel Baker and Florence Baker in 1863-1864 during their Uganda adventure safari tour in search of the source of the Nile River. The park was named by sir Samuel Baker as Murchison after the geologist Roderick Murchison. Murchison was the then president of the Royal Geographical Society.

The park was first gazetted as a game reserve in 1926 making it the oldest and largest conservation area in Uganda (3893km2). Being the first park to be gazetted it can be termed “the first piece of the stunning beauty at the pearl of Africa to be appreciated”. In 1928, the boundaries were extended north of the Nile River into the modern-day Nwoya district. After the British administrators established the national parks Act of Uganda in 1952 the reserved area became Murchison Falls National Park. By 1960s, Murchison Falls National Park had become the leading destination for Uganda safaris because of the diverse wildlife to the spectacular landscape straddling on both sides of the Nile River.

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