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Murchison falls national park ferry

Ferry crossing in Murchison falls national park.

Murchison falls national park was first gazetted in 1926 and covers an area of about 3,840 km, the park is managed by Uganda life authority in conserving the natural heritage ranging from wildlife, birds and the natural land forms. The park is Uganda’s largest game reserve in Uganda situated in the northern part of the country and lies at the arm of the East African Rift Valley spreading inland from Lake Victoria up to Karuma falls.

Murchison falls national park is a home to over 76 mammal species and 450 bird species  these has facilitated  a variety of tourism activities around the park including; Hiking to the top of the falls, the magnificent launch cruise, the park is also endowed with a lot of flora and fauna enabling activities like the   famous game drive around the savannah grassland which is a habitat to a variety of wild game including lions, elephants, Buffalo, leopard, hyena ,giraffes and many more in the forest, chimpanzee trekking with over 600 chimpanzee species in the Budongo forest ,fishing and nature walks around the local villages within the park is also much more interesting as you get to meet people with different cultures and ways of life.

The Murchison falls national is crossed by the river Nile bisecting in to two sectors that is southern and the northern sectors of the park, in order to tour the wild life in Murchison falls national park, one has to cross with the ferry to the northern side of Paraa area in order to do a game drive a round the park.

Crossing this ferry takes place all day from 7am to 7pm, scheduled as 7:00am, 9:00am, 11:00am, 12:00pm, 6:00pm, and 7:00pm EAT, the ferry fees various depending on the nature of the item and the clients.

Passengers and driver’s

5000 UG shs

Very heavy vehicles 10-20 tonnes

150,000 UG shs

Heavy vehicles 5-10 tonnes

80,000 UG shs

Medium vehicles 2-5 tonnes

40,000 UG shs

Small vehicles of 2 and less tonnes

20,000 UGX

The prices scheduled for ferry crossing are for one day for visitors staying at the park and one way for cars on transit.

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