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Ferry crossing Murchison fall national park

Murchison falls National Park is situated in north western part of the country and it is the largest national park in the country followed by Queen Elizabeth national park as the second largest located in south western Uganda. Murchison is not only the largest but it is a home to famous might Murchison water fall, a place where you will find abundant wide range of wildlife animals including the big five of east Africa, it as well famous for the Rothschild giraffes among many as wonders as we shall present them to you.

The park is divided by the river Nile/ the Albertine Nile to make the northern and southern sector which can be explored by crossing with a ferry from one part to another. Murchison falls national park is a home to beautiful scenic views of the open Savannah as well as  the tropical forest that favors the habitats of various wildlife wonders and birds in the African wildness.

The park has a lot to offer to all travelers that visit the country and it is the most visited national park due to its great wonders and a diversity of extremely interesting activity experience that it offers to tourist without compromising ton the beauty of the pearl of Africa both in the northern and southern sector of park.

Ferry crossing in Murchison fall national park

It is also invetible that travelers cannot explore the northern and southern part of the park without ferry crossing from one part to another. Ferry crossing is not only an adventure activity but it is a transportation service that involves carrying passengers as well as vehicles crossing to the Nile from the northern bank to southern both to and fro. Ferry crossing so fascinating creation adventure that will give traveler refreshment moments as it offers the opportunity to explore the great might Murchison waterfall and its scenic beauty flowing from karamu falls pouring into Murchison falls. Ferry crossing experience is done by majority of the travelers with an aim to enjoy the natural beauty of Murchison fall national park but there are other activities that travelers can enjoy while on a Uganda safari to Murchison falls

What is the cost of ferry crossing in Murchison fall national park?

Ferry crossing transportation services are operated from morning up to evening scheduled every after hour one with different ferrying schedules in a day starting from the 9AM ferry, 11AM, 12AM, 12 afternoon Ferry, 2PM or after lunch ferry and 6PM as its last sailing ferry.

The ferry carries a maximum of eight vehicles with passengers for every trip and takes an estimated period of 5minutes that is why it is operated every after an hour from morning up to evening.

The ferry crossing fees of passengers in 5000 Uganda shillings per person, and shillings 20,000 for a vehicle depending on which type of car in terms of size and tones. For example 20,000 Uganda shilling is charges for a car of 2 tones, 40,000 shilling for a car weighing 2-5 tones, 80,000 shillings for a car weighing 5-10 tones, 150,000 shillings for a car weighing 10-20 tones and students with school buses are offer a free ferry crossing service.

Join our Murchison ferry crossing safari for the great experience of the largest national park in Uganda, travelers should book us with full awareness that we guarantee that all these fees will be taken care of by us, without stressing you to pull out more dollars. Please book in advance for proper planning and arrangements before your date of travel to enjoy the Murchison fall wonders.

As mentioned earlier, ferry crossing in Murchison gives an insight to travelers to enjoy a lot of incredible fascinating activities in the northern and southern sector of the park, which are organized and arranged to supplement the ferry crossing safari in Murchison fall national park. These include:

Game drive experience, this is one of the famous adventure activity that a lot of travelers don’t want to miss when they visit the park and it can be done  in the northern sector or in the southern but it is most remarkable and rewarding in the southern sector of the park where it is best done.

Game drive in Murchison falls national park will give you an insight to enjoy wildlife viewing in different park trails that will give you an insight to enjoy viewing the beautiful gent le elephants, the Rothschild giraffes, the lions, the cunning leopards, herd of buffaloes, hippos, antelopes, bushbucks, waterbucks, warthogs, Oribis among other wildlife animals as well as wide variety of bird species that live in the park.

A game drive adventure can be enjoyed in the morning hours and in the evening hours and if travelers are interested in wildlife viewing both in the northern and southern sector of the park, they will have to cross with a ferry from one sector to another for the unforgettable memories about the visit to the pearl of Africa.

Chimpanzee trekking safari in Murchison falls national park can be customized together with the ferry crossing experience in the jungle. Chimpanzee trekking is Murchison is done in budongo forest which is a tropical forest with a lot of larges mahogany trees that is a home to other wonderful primates animals besides the chimpanzees as well as a diversity of bird species that can enjoyed seeing while trekking the chimpanzees. Other primate animas to see include the white and black colobus monkey, the baboons, the red tailed mangabey among others.

Chimpanzee trekking in budongo forest takes about two to four hours due to unstoppable movements of the chimpanzees that move from one place to another to look for food. Travelers will spend one hour with the chimpanzees family from the time they meet it, taking videos and photos with the chimpanzees that will always give travelers memories about their chimpanzee trekking experience. The trekking experience in budongo costs 50 USD per person per day.

Boat cruise: the boat ride in Murchison fall national park is an exceptional adventure that travelers should not miss while on their safari. There are two boat cruise rides that offered in the park, the Nile boat cruise ride that takes about two to three hours, and the delta boat cruise that takes about four to five hours. The boat cruise ride will give an insight to enjoy the extraordinary views of the waterfall, the landscape, the sunset views, a variety of wildlife at river banks where some are gathered to take water such as elephants, the hippos, zebras, crocodiles, as well as the aquatic birds such as grey headed heron, handsome francolin, and the rare shoebill stork. The boat cruise ride is done in the northern sector of the park therefore travelers staying in the southern sector of the park will to cross with a ferry to the northern sector in Paraa. The Nile delta cruise is 55 dollars person taking 4-5 hours and the Nile boat is 30 dollars person lasting for 3-4 hours.

Birding watching experience, Murchison fall national park is known as one of the best top bird watching destination spot that is a home to over 450 bird species that can be viewed while on chimpanzee trekking experience, on game drive safari, on a boat cruise ride, on nature walk in pabidi forest. Some of the bird species to enjoy viewing include the yellow fronted tinker bird, the handsome francolin, the grey crowned crane, goliath heron, martial eagle, long toed plover, and the secretary bird among others.

Nature walk and hiking, the nature walk adventure can be done in the northern sector in pabidi forest or in the southern sector of the park in budongo forest that will give an insight to the bird watching experience as well as chimpanzee trekking adventure and other primate’s animals in the forest. Hiking is most done at the top of the falls and it is usually combined together with nature walk in pabidi forest in southern sector of the park.

How to get to Murchison fall national park?

The park can be reached on both air transport and road transport depending on what the traveler is interested in as well as his budget on Uganda safari.

On road transport, Murchison fall national park is a 5-6 hours’ drive from Kampala city or Entebbe international airport including the stopover points, and while on air transport it will takes a few minutes to reach in the park for travelers who fear moving long distances in the vehicle can choose to use a flight from kajjansi airport.  Murchison has a lot of airstrip where aircrafts can land when they reach the park such as Chobe airstrip, Bugungu airfield and Pakuba in the southern sector of the park.

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