Leisure Boat Cruises at Murchison Falls National Park – Uganda Safari News

Murchison Falls National Park is the oldest and largest Uganda safari park especially visited by tourists on Uganda wildlife safaris since its home to the big four game and host to the world’s most powerful waterfalls. One of the popular and best activities in Murchison Falls National Park is a boat cruise that offers the best chances to sight the aquatic species within the banks of the Nile river. There several boat cruises on the Nile River at Murchison Falls National Park and here is what you need to know about leisure boat cruises;

What is a boat cruise?

boat cruise in murchison fallsA boat cruise also known as a launch trip is a short cruise/sail on a water body. For safari purposes, the cruise is a sail on a water body for a close view of the water animals in here including hippopotamuses, crocodiles, water birds and other animals that come to the shorelines to quench their thirst. A boat cruise as by the name is basically a cruise while sitting on the boat with no chances of getting out of the boat to the water. This is the only way of getting close to these aquatic animals compared to any other Uganda tour activity especially wildlife safaris in Uganda.

 

Murchison falls National Park boat cruise takes you to the bottom of the mighty Murchison falls formed by the Nile River as it squeezes through a 7-meter 2(3ft) gorge falling 45m below to what is known as the devil’s cauldron making a thunderous sound and an all-day rainbow.

The Leisure boat cruises at Murchison Falls National Park

  • Sunset and Sundowner Cruises

The sunset and sundowner cruises are evening cruises on the Nile river. As the heat disappears from the day, you visit the hippos and crocodiles near the Nyamsika sandbar or downstream amongest the small reed islands.  Enjoy the sunset whilst enjoying snacks and an evening drink of your choice. Cheese and wine, beer and nachos or even champagne can be arranged with prior notice. This sunset boat cruise lasts about 1-2 hours.

  • Sunrise / Early Morning Cruise

The sunrise boat cruise is an early morning cruise. This comes with for freshly brewed coffee and home style cooked breakfast on board.

  • Boat cruise with Meals

The boat cruise with meals comes not only with an opportunity to see the hippos but can be done at any time of the day. Make a meal of your choice at the cruise on the Nile whether for lunch or dinner.

Which other activities can you do alongside the boat cruise?

A game drive at Murchison Falls National Park

A game drive at Murchison Falls National Park

Being the largest and oldest national park, a wildlife safari in Uganda to Murchison Falls National Park offers you the chance to sight several wildlife species. The park is host to 76 species of mammals, elephants, giraffes and buffalos being some of the animals that visit the river banks regularly. The grassland supports other animals like the waterbucks, warthogs, with the Ugandan Kob that is one of the beauties on the Ugandan emblem. These all can be seen while on a game drive in the park.

 

 

You can also go for a rewarding birding safari in Uganda to the park since its host to about 451 bird species.

Adjacent to the park you can also go for chimpanzee trekking at Budongo forest and also track Rhinos on your way to or from the park.

Don’t miss out on such a great experience while on a boat cruise to Murchison falls National Park an activity you can even tailor with a Uganda gorilla trekking safari to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park south west of Uganda.

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With several destination in Uganda, it can hard to customize a rewarding trip. Here are the top Uganda safari tours tailored to accommodate what to do in Murchison Falls National Park.