Boat Cruise Safari in Murchison Falls National Park
Murchison Falls National Park is Uganda’s largest national park and protected area with the world’s most powerful waterfall (Murchison falls also known as Kabalega falls). Murchison Falls National Park offers exciting activities like a boat cruise, game viewing with sights of savannah elephants, lions, hippos, Lake Chad buffalos, Nubian giraffes, and many others. The park also features Kaniyo Pabidi forest which harbors chimpanzees as well as a good number of bird species.
The impressive and powerful Murchison Falls is located on the course of the great Nile where Victoria Nile River surges through a narrow gap of massive drop, River Nile which happens to be the longest river in the world, Nile-Lake Albert Delta where the tranquil Victoria Nile flows into Lake Albert, Buligi game tracks where the parks’ most game is viewed, Karuma Falls known as the great spot for sport fishing, Kaniyo Pabidi Forest that harbors a habituated chimpanzee group, Rabongo Forest famously known as the birders’ paradise and the bio-diverse Budongo forest.
The park also sits on the shores of Lake Albert endowed with stunning views of great tourist experiences which include: game viewing, nature walks, Air balloon, Top of the falls, birding, and finally the boat cruise safari in Murchison When planning a safari to Murchison falls national park, there is this one activity that can never be left among all others which are called the boat cruise Safari in Murchison falls national park.
The boat cruise Safari in Murchison falls National Park
The boat cruise is a highlight of any visit to Murchison Falls National Park and it happens on the Victoria Nile from Paraa.
The boat cruise is operated by Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) but there are other private operators like Paara safari lodge and wild frontiers. All these offer daily trips twice a day, in the morning and afternoon. Morning departures are between 08:00 AM to 9:00 AM and afternoon hours between 14:00 PM to 15:00 PM.
The boat cruise is a 3-hour launch trip to the base of Murchison Falls. Along the stretch, you see open savannah grasslands on the northern side of the river and shrubs on the southern side of the river. Game viewing along the way is excellent seeing animals like Nile crocodiles, hippos. Elephants and other animals may be seen on the shores. The birdlife is diverse with species like Piapiac, African fish eagle, herons, egrets, African skimmers and you also come across Red-throated bee-eaters on the Nyamsika cliff which acts as their breeding area.
Best times to do the boat cruise safari in Murchison Falls National Park
The afternoon boat offers the best light for photography and the early morning boat gives you views of animals coming down to drink water.
The boat cruise in Murchison Falls National Park is a great experience that can be done at any time of the year, however, the dry season is always the best time since several animals can be seen on the shores.
How to book the boat cruise safari in Murchison Falls National Park?
When preparing a 6 days safaris to Murchison falls national which will include a boat cruise safari; you can book through the local tour operator or Uganda Wildlife Authority. Murchison falls national park offers both private and public boats the Uganda wildlife Authority is 30.000shs and the private is 30USD, the boat takes place twice a day in the morning and evening.
Birding- Murchison Falls National Park is among Uganda’s best birding spots with over 451 bird species making it a birders’ pride. It is here that you can see the Albertine rift endemic birds, water birds, and Savannah birds.
Game drive- is one of the ways to appreciate the rich wildlife in Murchison national park. The park is gifted with various animals elephants, leopards, lions, kobs, buffalo, warthogs, antelopes, and chimpanzees in Budongo forest. After breakfast, embark on a morning game drive and view the lions, leopards from hunting prey. The best time to view is in the evening and morning. Evening drive game gives you an opportunity to see the beautiful sunset known as sundown and leopard preparing to go for hunting. Different types of cars can be recommended like 4X4 which can be a Van, small, or an extended land cruiser. Also, other cars can be used such as coasters for bigger groups, saloon cars.
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