Getting on a boat cruise to the bottom of Murchison Falls National Park is such a remarkable activity. It guarantees you sights of wildlife but you cannot tell how and when you will spot them. Each of the passengers on the boat is given a life jacket for emergency.
Despite such measures, there hasn’t been any sort of obstacle or tragedy for clients who take on the boat ride. It is just a good tendency to keep safe whilst you are on the boat.
This activity is very affordable. The cost is $30 per head exclusive of refreshments that are always provided to passengers at an affordable fee. The cruises operate under very tight schedules. The morning and afternoon ride start at 9AM and 2PM respectively.
The ride lasts for a total of 2 to 3 hours depending on how fast the boat moves. This includes a full hour at the bottom of the falls. Whilst you cruise, you will see a lot of animals taking water at the river banks. This actually gets better during the dry season unlike the wet season when they easily get to access water from their respective habitats. Its a great wildlife viewing moment despite its ecstasy around the bottom of Murchison Falls.
Another interesting part of this cruise is it takes you to the area where Ernest Hemingway’s planes crushed. Hemingway and his wife visited Murchison Falls National Park for photography but their plane crushed. Another plan that came to their rescue barely took off and crushed too. Your safari guide will narrate this to you when you close in to this spot.
From here you will get the best views of the spectacular waterfalls. One of the most explosive in the whole world. You will take lifetime photographs from here. Those that want to see what happens behind the waterfalls can take a hike to the top of the falls and see how the water squeezes itself from that narrow gorge to plunge down into a waterfall. The only exception is your guide has to pick you from the top and you will not be able to return with the boat. You should communicate to him earlier about it. Most of them also know about this and any good guide will guide you on how to pull this off.
Taking on a boat cruise on River Nile to the bottom of Murchison Falls is a lifetime experience that wont get washed off your memory easily. Its worth the time and money. Try it out and you will not regret.