Ferry crossing at Murchison falls is another way to enhance visitor satisfaction depending on their desire to cross with their cars or any Motor vehicle across the White Nile from the southern side to the northern part or the reverse. The ferry does not only carry vehicles, but also passengers, so you can feel free to use the ferry any time you visit Murchison falls national park.
The ferry at Murchison falls national park, offers transport services between only the southern and the northern sides of the national park. It is not so much tight because it sails all day long, from around 7am to 7pm in the evening. The ferry carries a maximum of eight vehicles between the latter time duration.
The charge for the ferry services are as follows;
- Ugx 5000 per person per shift
- Ugx 20000 for a car of about 2 tonnes
- Ugx 40000 for a vehicle weighing between 2-5 tonnes
- Ugx 80000 for a vehicle weighing between 5- 10 tonnes
- Ugx 150000 for a vehicle of weight, 10-20 tonnes
- The school buses are not charged for the ferry services.
To note, the vehicle that weighs over 20 tonnes has to first negotiate with the manager of the ferry, this is so because the vehicle above 20 tonnes is a special case.
The Ferry Crossing starts crossing the vehicles and passengers across the white Nile in the morning, about 7am, it takes on other shifts at 9 am, 11 am, 12 noon, 2pm, 6pm, and it stops sailing at exactly 7pm, beyond this time, no one is sailed across the white Nile in Murchison falls national park.
Murchison fall national park is not only about the ferry carrying vehicles across the White Nile, it is much more than that. Murchison falls national park is the largest protected area that covers about 3800sq.km spreading from the shores of Lake Albert through across the bunyoro escarpment of the western rift valley and around karuma falls wildlife reserve.
Murchison falls national park brags about its Africa’s big five safaris, this is possible because it has over 75 mammal species and when supplemented with ziwa rhino sanctuary, makes the famous big five safari; the big five include the lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants, hippos and the cape buffaloes. To note, ziwa rhino sanctuary is the only place in Uganda where you can find the endangered white rhinos.
Birding in Murchison falls national park finds its position at the top of the checklist for the best birding areas in east Africa. Probably, the sought for shoebill stork and other endemic birds found in Murchison falls national park makes it the best place for your birding safari. Murchison falls national park has over 450 bird species some of which are special and others or endangered and endemic.
The magical Murchison falls will bring about a pose in a moment as you gaze at the beauty flaunted by mother nature at this point of the longest river in Africa; the Nile. The falls come about as very fast running water from the victoria Nile tries to squeeze its way through a small gorge of about 7m wide or less. The force, at which water hits the rock bordering the gorge, creates a misty situation at the top of the falls. From the hike from the bottom of the falls with that sweaty fell, the mist from the falls will cool you off as you spread your hands to embrace the mightiness of Mother Nature.
Murchison falls National Park is open all year long from January to December. However, some seasons are so wet that some activities like hiking become hard as the trails get to muddy and slippery from the heavy rains. Despite, the wet season is favourable for you if you want your safari to be adventurous, with just a few people in the national park, you can have full time enjoyment plus the discounts on accommodation and some activities in the wet season. We are eagerly waiting for you to make your booking, safe journey to Uganda.