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The boat cruise to the delta region in Murchison Falls National Park is also known as the Victoria Nile delta, it is a 20km cruise downstream from Paraa to the Nile delta regions. The delta region in Murchison Falls National Park is home to rare wetland birds including the shoebill and various papyrus endemic species of birds. The cruise is a great experience and worth the money given the fact it gives you an opportunity to have one of the great wildlife experiences in Murchison Falls National park. The cruise is scheduled to morning times starting at 7:00 am subjected to minimum numbers
A boat cruise to the delta region gives you an opportunity to see the shoebill, 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.
How is a boat cruise to the delta region in Murchison Falls National Park worth the money?
The boat cruise to the delta region 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. Going on the delta region, cruising downstream to the Nile delta is such a great experience. You will have chance to see 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. 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 4-5 hours though you can opt to pay more for extra hours.
What you pay for the boat cruise to the delta region helps in the conservation of wildlife and their natural habitat in Murchison Falls National Park which makes the money spent worth it.
Money spent on the boat cruise to the delta region 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 off 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 construction of schools, hospitals and practicing agriculture.
How to book the boat cruise to the delta region in Murchison Falls National Park
A boat cruise to the delta region 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. Nile delta cruises costs USD55 per adult, subject to minimum numbers on board this takes 4-5 hours with breakfast and snacks served on board. This is done in only in the morning hours especially for those interested in sighting the shoebill and starts and ends from a landing site near Paara Safari Lodge.
Best time to do the boat cruise to the delta in Murchison Falls National Park
The best time to do the boat cruise to the delta region in Murchison Falls National Park is during 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 around and you will be able to see the wildlife and do a safari in Murchison Falls National Park, dry seasons offer great sighting 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 too 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 delta region
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 the 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 delta region in Murchison Falls National Park with us
Eco Adventure Safaris takes pride in customizing tailor-made safaris in Murchison Falls National Park. 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. We also have very knowledgeable safari guides depending on your language preferences. It all depends on your preference. Feel free to contact us here