Boat Cruise In Murchison Falls National Park

Boat Cruise In Murchison Falls National Park

What To Do In Murchison Falls

Boat cruise in Murchison falls national is also one of the unique adventures where you get to explore the various attraction in the park ranging from the Mighty Murchison water falls where you will see the Nile waters squeezing through a narrow gorge of about 7 meters and dropping down covering a distance of 45 meters forming a thunderous roar.
There also various animal species spotted both in the waters and the river banks. You will see the animals including the hippos, Buffalos, crocodiles, many other animals drinking water and feeding on the shores. For the bird watchers, you will spot variety of bird species both in the water and along the shores of the river.

Boat cruise to the Nile Delta in Murchison falls national park

Albert delta

The Albert delta boat cruise takes off from Paraa and slowly floats downstream away from the since you cannot get close due to the strong waterfalls and the pressure exerted by the water forming a fierce pull of the falls. The boat stretches downstream towards the shores of Lake Albert.
There both morning boat cruise starting at 9:00am and afternoon boat cruise takes off at 2:00pm and the afternoon boat is the most magical while you are on the river when dusk descends and you view the sun setting forming beautiful rays as it descends to the horizon. Enveloped by nature, the vibrant green surroundings become tinged with an orange glow as the sun sets, this is the best moment to capture the beautiful photos.
The trip covers about 28km and lats approximately 4-5 hours, Birdsong will be your soundtrack and you spot a diversity of game and water-life down by the riverbanks with the highest concentration of hippo, school of buffalos, Giant Crocodiles and diversity of different bird species perfect spot for bird watching experience.

The launch trips

The launch trip sets of from Paraa at 200pm, starting its sail upstream towards the dramatic Murchison water falls. From your vantage point at the base of the falls, you’ll witness the power of Murchison as water surges through a narrow 7-metre gorge and dropping down spreading mists with thunderous noise and rainbow-like structure which is also the perfect spot for beautiful photo shot.
Murchison Falls Boat Cruise
During the boat cruise, you will have a great opportunity to see various Wildlife and different bird species in the water.
On your boat cruise, you will be able to see wildlife including; the Buffalos, hippos, elephants, waterbucks, and giraffes taking a drink and crocodile among other animal species. During the dry season, small water holes dry up thus animals are forced to the only permanent water point found in the lake and the is the river Nil which offer a great opportunity to see animals.
During the Albert delta cruise, there is a good chance you will catch a glimpse of the prehistoric shoebill these birds are fishers, but they struggle a lot to find food due to the thick vegetation floating on top of the waters. Occasionally, you will witness them shadowing hippo trails, which clears the water, so they are able to fish.
For keen birdwatchers, join the Albert delta for a morning cruise which gives an opportunity to catch up with the kingfishers, herons, African fish eagles, hornbills, African skimmers, and egrets may join you.

What does the Murchison fall boat cruise entail?

The Nile launch cruise is operated by Paraa and it’s conducted in two sessions the morning session starting at 9:00am and afternoon session takes off at 2:00om. The Uganda Wildlife Authority operates the cruises; therefore, you will be guided all through by experienced guides who will answer all your questions. The activity starts with the briefing from the expert guide and then you will be provided with life jacket for safety while in the waters.
Knowledgeable guides are on board on every cruise, they will be able to give all the necessary information you will need and also answer all your question. They will explain about Murchison falls, history and also make sure you see various attractions ranging from animals and bird species.

How much does Murchison fall boat cruise cost?

The boat cruises cost $30 per person for foreign non residence and $25 per person for foreign residence, the fees are exclusive of refreshments, however drinks are offered to all passengers on board for a reasonable fee.
During the dry season, which is also the (peak season), there are many visitors received in the park and thus there is a high demand for boat cruises, travellers intending to visit, Murchison falls are advised to make arrangements in advance prior to the dates of your travels so that the activity can be book for you to avoid inconveniences
Book your trip with adventure in the wild safaris and we will take care of all your safari and also book for you one in the life launch cruise in the river Nile and to explore the rich and verdant attractions Murchison falls national park has to offer.

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The best time to go for boat cruise in Murchison falls national park

Despite the fact all activities in park can be done all year round, the best time of the year is during the dry season from the month of December through to February and June to September which is characterised will little or no rainfall at all.
Murchison Falls is one of the hottest regions in Uganda, and the temperature ranges between 25-32°C. Therefore, after along afternoon boat cruise on the river Nile, soaking up the African sunshine, reaching the falls provides excellent relief as you feel the cool mist from the waters.

What else can I do at Murchison Falls?

Murchison Falls being the home to four of the big five game, the park is an epic wildlife destination. It’s home to over 600 chimpanzees, which you can find in either Budongo or Rabongo forest, besides visiting Kibale forest for chimp trekking, you can visit Murchison falls for game viewing also take part in chimpanzee in the Budongo forest or Rabogo forest both situated in Murchison falls conservation area. Among the towering mahogany trees, you will often find the primates playing. During a chimp trek in Murchison, you will be guided by the ranger in the forest to look for the habituated chimpanzees, after you found them, you will be allowed one hour to observe them playing, feeding, grooming young ones and making nests among other daily activities.
Combining a game drive with a chimpanzee trek and boat cruise makes for a magical trio that you can only do in Murchison Falls National Park.