Boat Cruise in Murchison Falls National Park is an activity that is fascinating as you will be taken on a ride on the ferry across the Nile River where you will view the amazing falls and different bird and animal species on the banks of the river.
Boat cruise in Murchison fall national park is one of the best interesting activities carried out in the park. You can enjoy hiking to the top of the falls and seeing different water birds along the Albert delta. This is all possible if you book the safari packages that include boat cruise in Murchison. However, Murchison Falls National Park lies on the shores of Lake Albert in the northwestern part of Uganda and it has one of the most powerful waterfalls in the world. To note, boat cruise can be done on the downstream of the Victoria Nile river delta which stretches to the shores of the Lake Albert.
Boat cruise in Murchison fall national park has attracted many travelers with the aim of viewing this waterfall which has great sightseeing of the splashing water.
The bottom of the falls Boat cruise:
At the bottom of the falls, is where the boat cruise in Murchison Falls National Park is best enjoyed because of the splashing water experience that is good for the sightseers. The boat cruise starts from the Paraa dock accompanied by the trained guides who sail the boat upstream towards the falls. A traveler can get excited on a boat cruise in Murchison Falls National Park as they come to pass by a number of hippo schools floating on water. You can also be able to see crocodiles, water birds, flocks of warthogs, a couple of oribis among other wildlife species. The boat cruise is a great opportunity for travelers to take the best shots (pictures) of the water animals because they get closest to these animals like crocodiles and hippos. You can also be able to get close to the rocks that have holes formed from the force with which the water droplets hit the ground from the scarp. The rocks are resistant enough letting only the soft rock to smash, hence forming holes. Some of these holes are habitats for the kingfisher and other birds. The best way to spot them is to use binoculars since they are small in size.
Besides doing boat cruise in Murchison falls national park on the bottom of the falls, it can also be enjoyed along Albert delta which begins at Paraa and the boat sails slowly on the flowing Nile waters as the travelers enjoy their drinks viewing water animals, birds, papyrus. Since you are using another route, here the falls lose their strength and form plunging out of the waterfall. The boat cruise sails at a low position of the stream where the river breaks down and creates numerous floating islands of papyrus. Along Albert delta is where you can get an opportunity to see the prehistoric shoebill stork. The shoebill stork commonly lives around the water bodies and shoebill storks are fishers. The shoebill comes out on floating vegetation and the shoebill follows on the hippo trails. The Albert delta boat cruise is such an amazing experience because you get caught up in time with Nature while watching the dusk falling, where the sunsets down from the sky. It is quite an exciting time for you to take photos of the natural wonders.
The boat cruise in Murchison falls national park is best done all day round either in the morning or evening. In the morning it normally starts at 8:30 am and 11 am after being dropped by your tour operator from the north bank of the paraa sector. However, the best moments to enjoy the boat cruise are in the evening hours from around 3 pm to 6 pm. This is when this activity is such an awesome experience for travelers. To note, it is approximately done for 3hours along the water of Victoria Nile.
Boat cruise cost USD32 per person per day.
Traveler can choose a private boat cruise ride at the cost of USD325 per person per boat.
You will be able to view water animals such as crocodiles, hippos, buffaloes, together with water birds such as the giant kingfisher, yellow-billed stork, gray crowned cranes, black-headed lapwing, goliath heron, and many others.
Things to carry for the boat cruise in Murchison falls national park include a Pair of binoculars, drinks, shorts, cameras with a full battery among other essentials.
Apart from doing boat cruise in Murchison fall national park, tourists can engage in many other activities such as game drive, nature walks, bird watching, sport fishing, chimpanzee trekking and habituation which are conducted in Budogo forest found in the boundary of the park and many more.
While tourists are in Uganda for the boat cruise safari, they can sleep in beautiful hotels or lodges ranges between budget and midrange such as Simbya River lodge, Red chill hide way lodge, paraa safari lodge, Nile safari lodge, and many other budgeted hotels.