Murchison Falls Boat Cruise along the Victoria Nile to the fascinating bottom of the falls or delta region is an outstanding highlight of the Uganda Safari to Murchison Falls National Park. This largest safari park in Uganda is one not to be missed as the tour encounter transcends one’s expectation as well as elevating the wild passion for a holiday adventure with an everlasting memory.
The Launch upstream starts near Paraa at the ferry crossing point either from the Northern or the Southern bank of River Nile where pickups and drop offs are done. The view of Murchison Falls at the head of the Fajao Gorge is the park’s most popular fascination from the time of 1950s. The calm cruise on turbulent Nile seems just as any other cruise with baboons, the Nile crocodiles basking, other reptile species and more wild animals from the park plains lingering on the shoreline in search of water to quench their thirst and supplement their meal.
As you advance the to the bottom of the falls, the perception about cruise get drastically swept off as you marvel at violent, misty and thunderous water roar plunging down through a narrow gorge with high pressure. The up thrust reaction of the world’s strongest waterfall from the resistant rock of Murchison that later condenses and normal flow of water takes shape to the delta.
Heading to the delta, where the Victoria Nile enters into Lake Albert, you will sail for about 20 km downstream. This starts from Paraa along the calm Nile and while on the cruise you may encounter water loving birds as rare shoe bill, papyrus endemic species as papyrus genaloke, and spoonbill, herons and egrets making this particular one popular treat for birders. Amongst the wildlife, pools of hippopotamus and crocodiles shall be encountered at the delta region as the infants play, Buffaloes, antelopes in the close range whereas towers of the Rothschild giraffe may also appear in the distant array among the big five. The vessel downriver is conducted in the morning hours setting off at 07:00 am with breakfast on board as it takes between 4-5 hours.
The trips upstream are conducted in intervals of hours with the earliest stetting of at 08:30 am, mid morning taking stage at 11:00 am and last one conducted from 02:30 pm. There is also a restful sun downer voyage to falls with a spectacular encounter with offers to the classic view of an
equatorial sunset reflected on the brook that may depart at 03:30 pm or 05:30 pm with a minimum required number. Launch a trip upstream for an astonishing display of wildlife and culminates with the memorable frontal view of the fall.