Since the 1950s, the cruise along the Nile River from Murchison Falls National Park’s jetty has stood as the park’s most iconic attraction. This timeless journey unfolds as scheduled trips, offering afternoon departures at 2.30pm and morning options at 08.30am and 11.00am, based on demand. The convenience extends with pickups and drop-offs via boat from the North bank at Paraa, as well as lodges dotting the Southern banks of the Nile. For those seeking a unique touch, our exclusive Waterfall Sundowner Trip presents a magical opportunity. Departing every afternoon at 3.30pm (subject to minimum numbers), this excursion includes drinks and snacks, creating an enchanting memory against the backdrop of the falls.
Our private Waterfall Cruises cater to your preferences, with the pickup point and timing tailored to your excursion’s duration and the boat’s capacity and type. This voyage unveils a captivating world of hippos, crocodiles, wildlife, and an array of birds, including the spectacular red-throated Bee-eaters. Whether it’s bird watching, transfers, or ascending the falls, your private boat experience can be tailored to combine activities, whether it’s fishing accompanied by bird watching, or simply soaking in the surroundings and wildlife encounters. Delight in the guidance of your experienced guide, who can lead you to hidden gems for walks or serene moments to savor sundowners. Let us know your wishes, and we’ll orchestrate an experience that resonates with you.
Elevate your National Park journey by seamlessly blending river voyages with pre-arranged vehicle collections. Embark on a boat journey to the delta point, then return to your lodge through a game drive in the abundant Buligi area. Alternatively, leave your boat at Fajao Gorge and ascend to the Top of the Falls, gazing into the thunderous chasm, before returning to your lodge via vehicle. This harmonious fusion of river and land experiences adds an enriching layer to your adventure.
Venture downstream from Paraa to the Victoria Nile delta, a 20km voyage rich in wetland treasures. Encounter rare avian species like the elusive Shoebill stork and Papyrus endemics. Our scheduled delta area cruises, accompanied by an optional “breakfast on board” offering, commence in the mornings from the Paraa jetty at 07.00am (subject to minimum numbers).
The allure of Murchison Falls beckons, and Trek Africa Tours stands ready to craft a boat trip adventure of a lifetime within Murchison Falls National Park. Contact us to unveil detailed insights about your safari and boat cruise, as we prepare to transform your aspirations into tangible, awe-inspiring realities.