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Boat Cruise on the Nile River

Boat Cruise on the Nile River

Boat Cruise on the Nile River, The Nile River is famous for being the longest river in the whole World. And it starts its journey to Egypt from Lake Victoria in Jinja located in Eastern Uganda. The Nile is about 6,696km long flowing through 9 countries. Uganda, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt although concentration mostly focused on Uganda and Egypt.

The perfect way to get a closer feel of the great Nile River is by joining in on a Nile cruise to the Source of the Nile in Jinja or on a Murchison falls Uganda tour. This will help you unveil the hidden beauty of the country. As you organize a tour to Uganda, the Nile River must be among the must-visit places before you return home.

Boat Cruise in Jinja

Boat Cruise in Jinja takes you to the source of the Nile, this cruise is so rejuvenating in that you get to enjoy the beautiful views of the surrounding environment. And also it offers sights of various bird species.

The Nile River in Jinja also offers a variety of activities that Tourists can engage for instance White water rafting, tubing, Bungee jumping. kayaking, zip lining, river boarding among others. These exciting activities present an exceptional opportunity. To explore the riverbanks going through farms, villages and also forests beside the Nile River.

White Water Rafting

This is one of the most famous and adventurous attractions on the Nile River. It attracts tourists all year round due to the equatorial weather in Uganda. A thorough briefing is given to tourists before indulging in the rafting and enjoy the mighty river’s explicit scenery and rapid currents. The difficulty level of the rafting is picked based on individual choice of preferences.

Swimming and Kayaking

After White Water rafting, the Nile River takes you to a water pool where you engage in swimming and get to enjoy the natural beauty of wildlife. Swimming in the Nile River in Jinja is safe as it is free from mammals like crocodiles and other reptiles. Swimming is one of the best ways to soak up the heat and enjoy rain sprinkles. Depending on the month you visit this place. You can also opt for kayaking on this mighty river to experience the Nile and its surrounding communities.

Jet Boating

Jet boating on the Nile River is an activity you shouldn’t miss in case you love to participate in extreme water sports.  However, Jet boating is different from White Water rafting as it allows you to go through the rapid currents of the river at various speeds as you race through its waves.

Quad Biking and Horse Riding

These calming and rejuvenating activities are conducted on the shores of the Source of the Nile, Quad biking and horse riding allow you to explore and experience the neighboring communities, farmlands and also the natural vegetation around.

Boat Cruise in Murchison Falls National Park

Along the course of the Nile is Lake Kyoga which feeds the Nile with fresh waters and from here, it flows on through the stunning Murchison Falls National Park where it forces itself out through a narrow 8m gorge dropping 43m.  Below hence forming the breathtaking Murchison falls. Activities like spot fishing, scenic viewing and game drives can be enjoyed on a safari in this area to offer you a thrilling experience.

The Murchison Falls National Park derived its name from the Murchison falls and it offers boat trips to the bottom of the falls. With en-route views of hippos, crocodiles, buffaloes and various bird species. In addition, the park also offers enjoyable nature walks to the Top of the falls which are so rewarding.

Boat Cruises are one of the must-do activities you shouldn’t miss while at Murchison Falls National Park. It offers a unique perspective of the park’s majestic natural beauty, wildlife and the magnificent Murchison Falls.

These Boat Cruises can be done upstream to the Bottom of the falls and Downstream to the Delta point.

The Cruise upstream to the Bottom of the falls takes you as you enjoy the scenic beauty of the park alongside beautiful melodies from the birds. All the way to the falls, it offers a magnificent view of the falls as it forces itself out through a narrow 8m gorge.

The Albert delta takes off from Paraa and slowly floats downstream away from the fierce pull of the falls. As it stretches to the shores of Lake Albert. The vibrant surroundings become tinged with an orange glow as the sun sets giving a perfect setting for unforgettable photos.

These Boat Cruises also allows tourists to see aquatic birds, forest birds especially. Within the Budongo Forest, Savannah birds and different Albertine Rift Endemics. The bird species you will encounter such as Abyssinian ground hornbills, Malachite Kingfishers. Giant Kingfishers, Black-bellied Bustards, Secretary birds, Swallow-tailed Bee-eaters, Red-throated bee-eaters, Pied Kingfishers, Open-billed Storks, the Ituri batis, Widow birds and Ducks. The elusive shoebill and Plovers  mainly sighted by the riverbanks.