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River Excursions

As Murchison Falls is the main attraction of the national park, there are several ways to travel to, and to view the falls:

River excursion ticket on the Nile to Murchison Falls (from USD 32)


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. Hippos and crocodiles are abundant and you will see plenty of game and bird life.

The voyage takes about three hours.

Hike to the top of the Falls

Guests who enjoy rigorous exercise may disembark from the launch in the Fajao gorge for the 45-60 minute climb to the Top of the Falls.

One can then walk back to the boat (by prior arrangement) or be collected by a vehicle at the top. A UW A ranger guide is required for this activity.

Drive to the Falls

The most rewarding times for game drives are the early morning 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 northern tip of Lake Albert to become the Albert Nile) takes around three hours. Expect to see elephant, buffalo, giraffe, Jackson’s hartebeest and oribi.

With luck, lion and perhaps even a leopard may be sighted.

Morning game drives start at 7am.

Breakfast can be taken beforehand at 6.30am or afterwards at around 10am.

Evening game drives start at 4pm.

With prior notice, the lodge will book a UWA ranger guide to accompany you and help spot game.

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 with booking seats on the boat. As spaces are limited it is advisable to check availability in advance.

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