Boat cruises in Murchison Falls National Park

Boat cruises in Murchison falls National park: Murchison Falls National Park is known to be Uganda’s largest national park. With its vast land space, the park is home to a number of wildlife species and not forgetting the world’s most powerful waterfall – The Murchison falls also known as Kabalega falls.

Murchison Falls National Park provides thrilling activities such as a boat cruise, birding, hot air ballooning, nature walks and game viewing with sightings of savannah elephants, lions, hippos, Lake Chad buffalos, Nubian giraffes, and many more. The park also includes the Kaniyo Pabidi forest, which is home to chimps and a variety of bird species. This makes the park a good chimpanzee trekking destination in Uganda too.

Murchison Falls National Park is located on the shores of Lake Albert and offers stunning views of great tourist experiences as mentioned before. Among all the experiences in the park, the boat cruise safari in Murchison is one of the most stunning. When planning a safari to Murchison Falls National Park, this is one activity that should never be overlooked: indeed, it is the main highlight activity in Murchison Falls National Park.

Boat cruises in Murchison Falls National Park are the most magical and appealing way for tourists to explore the world’s longest river – the Nile, in the park. This is considered to be the most impressive and entertaining activity in Murchison Falls park. The Albert Boat Cruise or the Nile boat cruise and the bottom of the falls boat cruise are all available at Murchison Falls National Park for guests willing to undertake the breath taking adventure in Uganda’s largest National Park.

Although the majority of tourists visit Murchison Falls National Park because of its beautiful and strongest waterfalls in the world, boat cruise safaris in the park still defeat everything as said before, because the activity rewards the tourists with the majority of the attractions in the park such as aquatic bird species and a variety of animal species that are found in the water including crocodiles, hippopotamuses, buffalos, and others.

Types of boat cruises in Murchison falls National park.

All the boat cruises in Murchison falls national park do the same, through providing the same safari activities though their timings are different from one another.

Albert / Nile delta launch cruise.

The Albert delta launch cruise takes place in Murchison Falls National Park, where the safari activity begins in Parra and continues downstream where the river divides itself, creating various floating islands of the papyrus zones stretching to the shores of Lake Albert. During the boat cruise safari activity in the park, tourists can see wetland birds such as the most prehistorical shoebill stork and other papyrus endemic species from the Albert delta launch.

Albert delta launch cruise is such an amazing cruise that provides guests or tourists with the best boat cruise safari experience, which is referred to as the sundowner paradise because the Albert delta launch cruise is mostly done in the evening, everything seems to be magical.

Albert delta launch cruise is exceptional where tourists enjoy the cruise while watching the sunsets from the sky. The environment can be charming enveloped by nature with an orange glow as the sunsets and the best for taking boat photos that give you the best boat safari memories in Murchison falls national park. After an all the time spent soaking up the African sun on the waters of Murchison, arriving at the falls provides welcome relief as you feel the cool mist from the water.

Nile or delta boat cruise in Murchison falls national park takes tourists around 3 to 4 hours while they enjoy the cruise activity.

Bottom of the falls boat cruise.

Bottom of the falls boat cruise is so beautiful because it connects the hike to the top of the falls. Like Albert delta boat cruise, bottom of the falls boat cruise begins in Parra and sails upstream towards the falls. The falls usually reach their lowest point in the morning. Bottom of the falls explores the tourists with large schools of hippos in the water, sighting elephants while bathing and drinking at the River Nile shores, crocodiles, and various, attractive water bird species that add to the beauty of River Nile.

The bottom of the falls Murchison Falls boat cruise provides tourists with incredible views. Even during the cruise, tourists are exposed at the bottom of the falls, which becomes romantic with a couple of friends while sipping on cold soft drinks, cocktails, wines, and other beverages.

During the Bottom of the falls boat cruise, tourists enjoy taking a few pictures while enjoying the serene landscape and taking pictures with the animals that can be found there. During the boat cruise, tourists enjoy the spectacular scenes of the bottom of the falls and observe the devil’s cauldron, which is one of the most beautiful scenic views in Murchison Falls National Park.

The bottom of the falls boat cruise in Murchison Falls National Park lasts two hours while tourists enjoy the park’s spectacular safari.

boat cruises in Murchison falls National park

How much are boat cruises in Murchison falls national park and how to book a cruise.

The Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) operates the boat cruise, but there are also private operators such that do operate the cruises too. All of these provide daily trips in the morning and afternoon. Morning departures are from 08:00 AM to 9:00 AM, and afternoon departures are from 02:00 PM to 03:00 PM.

You can go on any safari to Murchison Falls National Park, which includes a boat cruise safari as many safari itineraries do include this amazing adventure. Murchison Falls National Park offers both private and public boats. The Uganda Wildlife Authority charges 30.000shs for the public boat and 30USD for the private boat, which runs twice a day in the morning and evening.

Best time to go for boat cruise in Murchison falls national park.

Boat cruises in Murchison Falls National Park are available all year, though the best time to carry out a safari activity is during the dry season, when there is no rain in the park to impede the activity. The dry months recommended include December to February and June to October, and it is during these months that various animal species such as elephants, Buffalos and other animals, not to mention bird species, frequent the riverbanks to bathe and quench their thirst, making the boat ride in the park the most enjoyable.

It should be noted that during the favourite dry season, there is always an increasingly high demand for boat cruises, so if you need to catch your next cruise, you’ll need to make your arrangements well in advance. This will help in proper planning and in avoiding last minute disappointments too on your safari to Uganda.

What else can I do in Murchison Falls Park?

Apart from boat cruises, other activities in Murchison Falls National Park include top of falls hiking safaris, game drive safaris, chimp trekking in Budongo forest and other primate viewing safaris, birding safaris, guided nature walks, sport fishing safaris, hot air balloon experience, cultural encounters, and so on.

Well, let’s talk about some of these activities in detail:

What else can I do in Murchison Falls Park?

Apart from boat cruises, other activities in Murchison Falls National Park include top of falls hiking safaris, game drive safaris, chimp trekking in Budongo forest and other primate viewing safaris, birding safaris, guided nature walks, sport fishing safaris, hot air balloon experience, cultural encounters, and so on.

Well, let’s talk about some of these activities in detail:

Game drives: These are a popular tourist activity in Murchison Falls National Park, where visitors can observe the park’s various wildlife from a 4×4 open roof safark car. Murchison Falls National Park offers three different game drives to tourists: morning game drives, afternoon game drives, and wild camping night game drives.

Morning game drives are the most rewarding because the animal species are more visible in the park and can be seen in their natural habitats. Hippos, oribis, bushbucks, jackals, elephants, lions, leopards, waterbucks, and other animals have been spotted.

Birding: Bird lovers who visit Murchison Falls National Park have the best birding safari because the park has over 450 bird species, some of which are endemic to the Albertine, others are rare and endangered. Murchison Falls National Park is spectacular with the shoebill stork, but the park also has a large number of other beautiful and colorful bird species that include the yellow footed fly catcher, Abyssinian bird, secretary bird, African jacana, Goliath heron, Palm-nut vulture, silverbird, and many others that attract a large number of bird lovers.

Hot air ballooning: This is one of the most exciting safari activities available in Murchison Falls National Park. It is available in two sessions: morning from 5:00 a.m. and evening from 4:00 a.m., each lasting two hours. This is where visitors can get breathtaking aerial views of the entire park, including bird species, animal species, vegetation, sunrises, Murchison Falls, and so on. Although hot air balloon rides are open to the public, they are especially meaningful for honeymooners, wedding proposals, and other special occasions. After landing, you will be given certificates for your participation in the hot air balloon safari and will be served breakfast.

If you contact us for the perfect boat cruise experience in Murchison falls national park, we can make your experience an amazing and memorable one as we can also accompany you to the various safari activities done in the park shown above such as game drives, bird watching, chimp trekking in Budongo forest, sport fishing, and many others.

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