Activities

Hot- Air Balloon Safaris

There’s no more thrilling way to see Africa’s incredible landscapes and animals than from a hot air balloon. Paraa Safari Lodge has teamed up with Dream Balloons to make this experience possible. The takeoff point is approx. 15 Km from Paraa Safari Lodge. Maximum capacity is 8 pax, the balloon safari includes a bush breakfast…

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Boat Trip to the Delta

Another interesting but more placid activity is the boat trip through the extensive papyrus delta through which the Victoria Nile flows into Lake Albert. Here again there are plenty of animals and birds to see with an excellent chance of seeing the rare Shoebill. This trip takes four to five hours. The lodge can assist…

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Birding / Ornithology

Murchison Falls National Park supports a remarkable 451 species of birds. Highlights include the rare yet famous Shoebill stalk, Martial Eagle, the African Fish Eagle, Papyrus Gonolek, Lesser and Greater Flamingo, White-tailed Lark and Verraux’s Eagle Owl. Amongst the discerning ornithologists, Uganda has for long been the best kept secret in terms of its plethora…

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Chimpanzee Trekking

Kaniyo Pabidi forest (8 kms from Kicumbanyobo Gate on Masindi Paraa road or 56kms from Paraa Safari Lodge) is a beautiful natural forest dominated by giant mahogany and ironwood trees. Chimpanzees can be tracked from Kaniyo Pabidi tourism site, which is run by the Jane Goodall Institute. Bird-life here is abundant including; the Chocolate-Backed Kingfisher,…

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Bush Breakfast

A visit to Chobe Safari Lodge in the Murchison Falls National Park will not be complete without this unique & classic game safari bush breakfast. Our guests are normally woken up with a cup of coffee, which sets them up for a safari drive along the game tracks around the Chobe circuit. The guests have…

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Visiting Murchison Falls

As Murchison Falls is the main attraction of the national park, there are several ways to travel to, and to view the falls: Launch trips on the Nile A highlight of any visit to Murchison Falls Conservation Area is the launch trip to view the magnificent Murchison Falls. Trips normally depart at 9.00am and 2.00pm.…

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Nature Walks

The wilds of Murchison Murchison Falls Conservation Area can be explored on foot as well as by vehicle. A trail from the lodge winds down to the river, passing gullies and low hills. A nimals, birds and plants can be closely and quietly observed. Nature walks are also available at Rabongo Forest, the Top of…

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Safari Drive

The most rewarding times for game drives are the early mornings and late afternoon/early evening. A drive through the scenic Buligi area west of Paraa to the Delta Point (where the Victoria Nile passes through the Norther tip of Lake Albert to become the Albert Nile), takes around three hours. Expect to see elephant, buffalo,…

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Fishing

The Murchison Nile offers world class fishing such as the famous Nile Perch and abundance of Cat Fish – a record breaking 108 Kg Nile Perch was landed near the foot of the falls in 2002. Fishing permits can be obtained from the UWA park office in South Paraa. Limited fishing gear and binoculars are…

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