New boats are in use in Murchison Falls NP! Your clients can choose from the double-decker Kabalega 40-seater, 14-seater Alligator or 4-seater Kingfisher boats to enjoy the park’s abundant bird & wildlife.
The Kingfisher boats are best for couples and small groups. They provide comfortable seating for up to five plus a skipper/guide. They are also suitable for sport fishing for two to three passengers.
Medium-sized Alligator game viewing boats provide comfortable seating for groups of up to 16 or casual fishing for up to 4. A carpeted upper deck allows views of wildlife beyond the reeds along the shoreline and also provides added height for fishermen.
The big double-decker (Kabalega) boat has capacity for 40. It has two decks with flexible seating arrangements. The lower deck offers seating and a bar and serving area, while the covered upper deck allows excellent views close to the shore as well as further afield. Toilets are also on board.
All the boats are new technology powered by Yamaha outboard engines and are equipped with life jackets for all passengers, as well as a first aid kit. Guests can choose from daily scheduled waterfall cruises in the morning to enjoy the perfect photography light, at 11:00 am for ‘elephant bathing time’, or a relaxing afternoon cruise.
Classic recommends booking the Kingfisher and Alligator boats on a private basis. With shared boat excursions, they are unable to specify which boat will be used – it depends upon the day, which makes it likely that guests on a shared excursion will be accommodated on the double-decker boat.