MURCHISON FALLS FERRY GROUNDED
The Murchison Falls Ferry is undergoing repairs to enhance Visitor safety. It was grounded on the 22nd October in order to install New ferry Pontoons. The ferry is expected to resume its routes on the 1st of November 2013. Tour Operators are advised to use the Karuma route for activities on the Northern Bank .
According to UWA, the contractor has been briefed to expedite the works so that it doesn’t interfere with the preparations for the eclipse events.
UWA regrets all inconveniences it may have caused!!!
About Murchison Falls Ferry (Paraa Ferry)
The ferry in Murchison is vital for guests desiring to cross the River Nile from the south end of Murchison Falls National Park to the north or the other way round. In the North, the tourists do game drives and other tourist activities. Along this stretch of the river, there are reported to be around 4,000 hippos in addition to some enormous Nile crocodiles. The birdlife is stunning with brightly colored kingfishers and bee-eaters darting along the riverbanks. If lucky, you may see the rare and prehistoric looking shoebill, which is a cross between the dodo and a dinosaur.
On the north bank of the river, networks of game tracks explore the Buligi sector in the west and Chobe in the east. Murchison Falls can be reached by vehicle on both the northern and southern sides of the Nile.
The fares are normally 5000 UGx per person and 20000 per vehicle, special scheduled crossings are at an additional fee compared to the normal fares. The ferry crosses from North to south and from south to North the indigenous river bisects the breathtaking park flowing from East to west.
Paraa Ferry Schedules:
The ferry crosses south-north and north-south at the following times: 7:00am, 9:00am, 11:00am, 12:00pm, 2:00pm, 4:00pm, 6:00pm, 7:00pm.
Special crossings are offered at an additional fee in between these crossing times.