Launch Trips.

River Nile bisects the Murchison Falls National Park for close to 115km distance while making its way from Lake Victoria to the Mediterranean Sea in the far north, a journey that makes it the longest river in the whole world. The Nile stretch in the park presents an impressive opportunity for a recreational launch cruise.

There are two boat cruises on the Nile in Murchison Falls National Park. There is the boat up stream to the bottom of the falls (Murchison Falls) which is the most powerful water fall in the world and the boat downstream to the Victoria Nile delta stretching to the shores of Lake Albert.

Tourists enjoying a boat cruise at Murchison falls


These two can be encountered while on Uganda safaris and tours. The Paraa jetty is the main starting point for these cruising encounters and the activity is ideally done at 2pm local time lasting 3 hours. This encounter was also done in 1959 by the Queen Mother of England who was inaugurating the new launch. The stretch of River Nile is calm with a river flowing in its mature stages fronted by borassus palms, mahogany tree species and acacia wood species.

The counts of Hippos and Nile crocodiles thrive in the river waters while the wild game including elephants, waterbucks, buffaloes, kobs and rarely giraffe tend to gather on the banks in search of drinking water. The bird species such as rare and vulnerable shoebill stork, saddle billed stork, goliath heron, African fish eagle, African Jacana, pied and malachite kingfishers, African skimmer and piac-piac among other species also combine to enable you generate ultimate safari memories.

The Uganda Wildlife Authority launch has for long operated along the waters of the Nile and along with its experienced team, the cruise is greatly memorable. Other private boats also exist on the River at Paraa jetty and can be hired for this activity on while on Uganda safari tour.