Boat cruise in Murchison falls national park happens on the Nile River and is one of the exciting adventure tours to enjoy while on Uganda Safari. Murchison falls national park is crossed by the mighty river Nile that flows down a tall cliff to form the Murchison falls. It is found in south western Uganda and it’s the largest and oldest savanna park in Uganda.

The boat trip upstream comes so close to the falls but it keeps you away from the danger zone by viewing in a reasonable distance giving you amazing experience. There are many boat cruise schedules in Murchison falls national park and these are boat trip to the bottom of the falls, Sunset boat cruise and the Albert delta launch cruise.

A 3 days Safari to Murchison falls will give you opportunity to enjoy the Boat cruise to the bottom of murchison falls which takes 3 hours, do game drive to see the cats and other big game in the park. The Delta Boat cruise is the longest trip that takes approximately 5 – 6 hours in total and must be booked in advance.

Visitors interested to view the bottom of the falls can take a boat cruise from paara dock and sails up towards the falls. When you take this launch cruise, you enjoy the beautiful scenery on the river Nile while watchin amazing wildlife that comes to drink water.

Also during the boat tour in Murchison falls, visitors are guaranteed to see hippos and crocodiles in the water or at the shores. The boat comes so close to the animals giving you a chance to take good pictures for memories.

Birds can be seen by use of binoculars from a distance in the nearby trees making them appear small. Many animals can be seen like elephants, hippos, warthogs, crocodiles and many bird species especially pied king fisher, heron, comorants and red throated bee eaters.

The Albert delta launch cruise also starts at paara and sails down the stream up to where River Nile splits forming floating islands known as Albert delta where the sought after shoebill is seen. the shoebills are seen on the hippos trying to fish their food. This boat cruise is usually done in the evening giving great views of the sun setting and dusk falling, awesome pictures can be taken.

Boats in Murchison falls are run by both Uganda Wildlife Authority and other private companies such as Marasa Africa boat trips and Wild frontiers boat Safaris.  Booking Private Boat trips cost higher than that one run by Uganda Wildlife Authority, this is because private boats are more fancy, luxury and offer more comfort to visitors.

Boat Cruise in Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda Water Cruise

There fore, if you are planning a Safari in Uganda to visit murchison falls national park, dont miss out this exciting boat tour experience. Private boats are the best choice for any luxury trip while scheduled boat cruise  by Uganda wildlife Authority will meet the expectation of any traveller of both category.

Enjoy Scheduled private boat trips to enjoy sunset and sunrise journey to the bottom of the falls. Be ready to be briefed before getting on to the boats about the safety measures during the boat safari. Boat trips in Murchison falls national park take place at different times of the day that is 9 am in the morning and 2 pm in the afternoon.

Murchison falls national park can be visited at any time of the year but the best time for boat cruise is during hot part of the day when the water is calm and animals are ready to come to the river to drink water. Besides doing a boat cruise, while in Murchison falls, you can go for game drive safari, bird watching trip, chimpanzee tracking in Budongo forest and nature and mubaku community walk.

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