Tourists visiting Murchison Falls National Park which is the largest game park in Uganda are recommended to go on a Boat cruise safari along the Albert Nile. These boats are either operated by Uganda Wildlife Authority or Wild Frontiers, south of the Albert Nile to the most powerful rush of water anywhere in the world. Visitors on a Uganda Safari set off from the northern end of the Albert Nile at Paraa and this is cheaper if the launch trip is organized for a group.
The times of the launch trips vary between 9am and 2pm on daily basis and it takes up to three hours; two hours with stopovers during guided tours on the boat and one hour return to the launch point. During this boat trip, there is a guide who always there to shares extensive knowledge about the beautiful Flora and Fauna along the Delta.
On this launch trip, there are several animals including hippos and huge Nile River crocodiles that are a must see. And you also have a better chance of spotting the African elephant and primates along the river banks. The bird life is remarkably abundant and visitors are able to sight them at close range.
The best time for a bird watching tour is when you embark on a morning cruise along the delta which gives the best opportunity of viewing the elusive Shoebill stork. A Birding tour often takes a 5 hour round trip with other opportunities of sighting some of the amazing land mammals on the river banks. For visitors looking out for a sun downer during the launch trip, it is best around 5.30pm and offers stunning view of the sunset reflected on the river.