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A boat cruise to the bottom of the falls in Murchison Falls National Park is one of the great wildlife experiences in Murchison Falls National park and it is normally tagged as the highlight of the safari during your visit to this park. A boat cruise to the bottom of the falls in Murchison Falls National Park gives you an opportunity to see several large water mammals including hippos, and land mammals like herds of elephants, buffaloes among others that come to drink, feed, and bathe around the shores.
The boat cruise to the bottom of the falls is one of the activities in Murchison Falls National Park that is mostly booked by travelers visiting this park and many have reviewed the experience as unforgettable, magical, and worth the money spent. Goring on the boat on the Nile, cruising to the bottom of the falls is such a great experience. You will have a chance of seeing the Hippos in water and on the shores, Crocodiles, Birds, other wildlife on the shores of the River as they drink water or even rest, and other aquatic animals. Normally Launch Cruises are used and you will join other visitors and the guide will help spot and identify the animals as you take pictures, record videos, the views of the falls while at the bottom is breathtaking and hearing the sound roars of the falls. The cruise takes 2 hours though you can opt to pay more for extra hours.
What you pay for the boat cruise to the bottom of the falls in Murchison Falls National Park is an investment in yourself given the fact this gives you an opportunity to see wildlife as you enjoy the cruise which is an amazing experience. The money paid also helps in the conservation of wildlife and their natural habitat in Murchison Falls National Park which makes the money spent on the boat cruise to the bottom of the falls worth it.
Money spent on the boat cruise to the bottom of the falls in Murchison Falls National Park and park entrance fees to the park also helps to benefit the local communities that leave near and within Murchison Falls National Park this, in turn, encourages the local communities to conserve and protect the wildlife in the park since their importance is known by the local communities through the 20% money they receive every year of the park entrance fees paid by tourists who visit Murchison Falls National Park. This money goes to the local communities directly through payment of the local communities who are on the lead committees and indirectly through infrastructure and projects that help contribute to a better life of the local communities through the construction of schools, hospitals and practicing agriculture, this thus also makes the money spent on the boat cruise to the bottom of the falls in Murchison Falls National Park worth it.
How to book the boat cruise to the bottom of the falls in Murchison Falls National Park
A boat cruise to the bottom of the falls in Murchison Falls National Park can be booked in advance through Uganda Wildlife Authority or on arrival at the park at the pier before you board the boat to go for the cruise along the Channel. There is also an option to book through the community boats on arrival in case you miss out on the set departures of Uganda Wildlife Authority boats. The boat cruise to the bottom of the falls in Murchison Falls National Park costs $30 and is done in shifts between 9 am to 5 pm. Each cruise lasts for two hours and starts and ends from a landing site near Paara Safari Lodge.
Best time to do the boat cruise to the bottom of the falls in Murchison Falls National Park
The best time to do the boat cruise to the bottom of the falls in Murchison Falls National Park is during the dry season from June to September and December to February every year is the best time to visit Murchison Falls National Park great time when animals are very common on the shores of the channel. The park can as well be visited all year round and you will be able to see the wildlife and do a safari in Murchison Falls National Park, dry seasons offer great sightings of wildlife compared to wet seasons.
Where to stay in Murchison Falls National Park
Murchison Falls National Park has a variety of accommodation choices where you can stay while on your safari. The lodges range from high Market Luxurious to Budget Lodges. It is always advised to choose Lodges depending on the airstrip you are flying to for easy accessibility. For top Luxurious Lodges include Chobe Safari Lodge, Nile Safari Lodge, and Bakers Lodge. Kabalega Wilderness camp, Para Safari Lodge, Murchison River Lodge are among the midrange Lodges. For budget lodges, you can stay at Pakuba Safari Lodge, Twiga Tales Safari Lodge, Red Chili Hideaway lodge and many others. Contact us with a lodge of your choice and we tailor your itinerary or even suggest for you the best option depending on your budget.
How to get to Murchison Falls National Park to do the boat cruise to the bottom of the falls
By Road; You can get to Murchison Falls National Park via the main road circuit of Kampala-Masindi highway and then connect to the park, another option is Kampala-Gulu highway and then connect to the park via Pakuba.
By Air; Daily scheduled flights to Murchison Falls National Park can be organized for one interested in visiting this park by air. Aero Link Uganda Limited and Fly Uganda are one of domestic airlines offering scheduled flights to Murchison Falls National Park. Flights either depart from Entebbe International Airport or Kajansi Airfield; you will fly to Pakuba or Chobe Airstrip from where you will start the drive to your lodge in Murchison Falls National Park which will take you approximately 1-30minutes depending on which you lodge you will be staying at.
Why book the boat cruise to the bottom of the falls in Murchison Falls National Park with Eco Adventure Safaris?
Eco Adventure Safaris takes pride in customizing tailor-made safaris in Uganda. It has a very diligent and trustworthy team. Your queries are answered within 20minutes by our team of professional tour consultants. These consultants will make you a travel plan for you, answer to all your questions and make sure all your services are booked in advance for you to avoid inconveniences and you will be able to feel the worth for the money you will spend your boat cruise to the bottom of the falls in Murchison Falls National Park. We also have very knowledgeable safari guides depending on your language preferences. It all depends on your preference. Feel free to contact us here.