Boat Cruises - Murchison Falls

DAILY SCHEDULED WATERFALL TRIPS – Paraa – Murchison Falls (Approx 3 hours) from USD32 – per adult, subject to minimum numbers on board.

The cruise upriver from our jetty at Paraa on the South bank, to view Murchison Falls at the head of the Fajao Gorge has been the park’s most popular attraction since the 1950s. We run a scheduled trip every afternoon at 2.30pm as well as in the mornings at 08.30am and 11.00am when demands requires. Pickups and drop offs by boat from lodges along the Southern banks of the Nile river can be arranged. We also offer a special Waterfall Sundowner trip with drinks and snacks included which departs at 3.30pm every afternoon (subject to minimum numbers) and private trips on an exclusive basis, (see below).  Make an inquiry…

UNSCHEDULED / PRIVATE WATERFALL TRIPS – Pick up point and timings to suit from USD32- per adult, or USD300 per boat, subject to trip duration and boat capacity / type. This is an excellent opportunity for viewing the large resident populations of hippos and crocodiles, as well as other wildlife and extensive birdlife, including a wide range of waterbirds, and a huge colony of cliff-nesting red throated bee eaters, along the way. Make an inquiry…

DELTA TRIPS – Nile delta cruises (4-5 hours) from USD55 – per adult, subject to minimum numbers on board.

The Victoria Nile delta, a 20km voyage downstream from Paraa, is home to rare wetland birds including shoebill and papyrus endemic species.  Scheduled delta area cruises with a “breakfast on board” option are offered in the mornings (subject to minimum numbers) departing from our jetty at Paraa on the South Bank at 07.00am.  We can also tailor make your trip with a private boat and timings to suit. Make an inquiry…

FISHING TRIPS – Nile Perch Fishing (Half, full and multiple day excursions). From USD115 – per adult (National Park Fishing Permits not included), subject to trip duration, boat type and numbers of board.

The mighty Nile River at Murchison is famous for its exciting sport fishing. Large, strong Nile Perch living in the turbulent waters below the Falls as well as several species of cat fish are fished and a variety of smaller species which are generally used as live bait for the larger fish. Fishing can be done from the shore or from our boats which are ideally sized and equipped to cope with the conditions and accessing the remote riverside pools. Our experienced guides travel with you on the river at all times to ensure you have the best opportunities for success, whether it be for a day or over several days.  Read more about our fishing safaris in Murchison Falls

SPECIALIST TRIPS – Birding, transfers, walking up the falls. From USD250 per boat subject to trip duration and boat capacity / type. We can offer you a private boat on the river exclusively for activities and timings to suit you.  Perhaps some fishing combined with bird viewing or simply taking in the beauty and views from the boat as you search for the animals en route.  Your guide can show you special places for a stop off and walk or moor up for a while and enjoy your sundowners. Just tell us your wishes and we will accommodate you as best we can. Make an inquiry…

SUNSET AND SUNDOWNER CRUISES (1-2 hours).  From USD20 – per adult subject to trip type and minimum numbers on board.

As the heat disappears from the day, our craft take you to visit the hippos and crocodiles near the Nyamsika sandbar or downstream amongst 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. Make an inquiry…

SUNRISE / EARLY MORNING CRUISES (1-2 hours) – From USD30 – per adult subject to trip type and minimum numbers on board. An early start to see the riverside world come to life with the option for freshly brewed coffee and homestyle cooked breakfast on board. Make an inquiry…

CRUISE AND SAFARI  – Your park experience can be enhanced by combining river voyages with pre-arranged vehicle collection.  Travel by boat to the delta and return to Paraa with a game drive through the game-rich Buligi area. Or leave your boat in Fajao Gorge and climb to the Top of the Falls for the view down into the thunderous chasm, before returning to Paraa by vehicle – either your own or we can arrange one for hire. Make an inquiry…

CRUISE WITH MEALS – Make a meal of your cruise on the Nile – combine your game viewing from the water with lunch or dinner on board, or even a “Bush Breakfast” besides the Nile – with prior arrangements we can tailor a menu and timings to suit you and help make your Nile river cruise very special indeed.  Please ask us and we’ll do our best to accommodate you. Make an inquiry…

GAME DRIVES AND TRANSFERS

Our Murchison river safaris base has 4×4 Land Cruisers with game viewing roofhatches available for game drives around the delta area of the park, to the top of Murchison Falls, or for transfers between airstrips and lodges. Make an inquiry…