Nile Delta Boat Cruise –Murchison Fall –Uganda Safaris
Nile Delta Boat Cruise –Murchison Fall –Uganda Safaris : The Nile Delta boat cruise is one of the highlight in Murchison Falls national park that sounds as Uganda’s largest game park rich in diversity of wildlife species and a rewarding place to visit the most powerful waterfall in the world .More so ,Murchison Falls national park presents as the most wild viewing safari destination for game drives viewing where one can be able to view a abundant of Rothschild’s giraffes ,buffaloes ,elephants ,warthogs ,waterbucks ,Kobs and lions as they run after their prey ‘’antelopes’’ that roam the savannah plains.
The park is surrounded with water bodies of the Nile River flowing from Lake Kyoga into Lake Albert that connects Murchison park into the northern and southern parts thus creating a magnet for wildlife concentration on the banks of the Victoria Nile.
In Murchison falls, boat cruise can be done along the Nile where visitors can be able to explore the park’s most abundant animal concentrations on the banks of the Nile. However, there are two ways to explore the spectacular Nile in Murchison Falls National park. Right from the Paraa jetty, visitors take the boat cruise up the Victoria Nile waters to the bottom of the thunderous falls and hike up to Baker’s rock to Fagio Gorge to have great view of the falls from the above. On the other side, boat cruise can begin at Paraa jetty, cruising down the calm Nile waters to the papyrus –filled delta. This is where the Nile connects Lake Albert before it branches off to its northern side. Both sides offer rewardable view of wildlife on the banks of the Nile and is the best way to get closer to Uganda’s big game animals.
The Nile Delta Boat Cruise
The Nile Delta is few kilometers away the downstream from Paraa jetty, it’s a home to unique waterbirds species, including the prehistoric –looking shoebill stork, a famous bird you shouldn’t miss to see on visit to Murchison Falls national park while on the Nile Delta boat cruise.
This activity can last to three hours starting from west of paraa area in Murchison falls national park toward the scenic Buligi area, to the Lake Albert Delta point where tourists get close to incredible wildlife viewings. Expect more to catch sight of herds of elephants, buffalos and giraffes along the banks of the Nile.
You can as well enjoy a scheduled Nile delta cruise with breakfast on board, offered on morning sessions ‘’subject to minimum numbers’’. The delta cruise usually leaves the jetty at Paraa on the South bank that sets off at 07:00am and 2:00pm. We can plan to make your delta cruise trip to enjoy it on a private boat and timings to suit your journey preferences.
Murchison Falls –Boat Cruise to the Bottom
Boat cruise is one of the most favorite activity done at the bottom of Murchison Falls, the world’s most powerful waterfalls. The cruise done along here, its interesting that cruises up the Nile, bypassing a display of incredible wildlife along the Victoria Nile river banks and docks at Baker’s rock for visitors that want to hike up the Murchison Falls.
Since the cruise is taken along the bottom of the Murchison Falls, Fajao viewpoint, tourists can be able to watch the Nile gash out around 300 cubic meters per second of water through a narrow gouge less than 10 meters wide and creating 50-meter-wide splashes and a permanent rainbow.
This stunning falls make thunderous water to tumbles down the falls back onto the Nile path that calmly continue its thrilling water flow down the Victoria Nile. Visitors can stop at the main point to have a gainful view of this magnificent sight unfold with hippo pods, you can as well hike up the rock to watch the slashing water from the above.
Boat cruise trip in Murchison falls usually starts at 09:00 and 14:00pm. To those who wish to enjoy the sundowner or breakfast cruise up the Nile, we can arrange for you a private boat cruise, that can take about three to four hours.
Cost of the Boat Cruise –Murchison Falls
The boat trip ticket can be booked from ‘’UWA’’ Uganda Wildlife Authority at a fee of USD30 per person with refreshments available to all passengers on board for a reasonable fee.
Best Time to Take the Boat Cruise
Boat cruise in Murchison Falls national park is best done during the dry season, starting from December to February and June to September.
However, booking in dry seasons may present to some challenges because of the influx of visitors. In general, it’s the peak season for both Murchison Falls Safaris and Uganda as economy. So it is advisable you to book early in advance to avoid disappointments. You can still visit the park in wet seasons and be able to engage on the Nile cruise something may seem to be dangerous because the water levels can be on high levels thus making the Nile water flow faster.
On visit to Murchison Falls, boat cruise to the bottom of the falls and game drive safari in the Buligi section of the park, host high number of wild animals that brings great views to the travelers. Travelers engaging in morning or afternoon game can have great rewardable sights.
Apart from engaging in Boat cruise while on visit to Murchison Falls, you can do game viewing, birding and chimpanzees tracking in Budongo forest or else visit Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for Rhino tracking on foot. The only way you can get complete list of the African Big Five Game. Of which four of the big five are present in Murchison Falls national park except the rhino, which you can be found at the Ziwa Sanctuary.
You can choose to combine a trip to Murchison Falls further to the northeast into Kidepo Valley National park to encounter the untouched savannah plains experience or else drive to the southwestern Uganda safari circuit via Kibale National park known as capital of primates.