Paraa safari Lodge is situated in Murchison Falls National Park and it is among the 5 stars lodge found in the area. The lodge is located in the north west of Uganda over looking one of nature’s best kept secrets, the River Nile, on its journey from its source at Lake Victoria to join Lake Albert – here it is suddenly channeled into a gorge only six meters wide, and cascades 43 meters below. The earth literally trembles at Murchison Falls – one of the world’s most powerful flows of natural water. Paraa Safari Lodge provides a unique blend of comfort, relaxation and adventure. Each of the rooms is a haven of style and serenity, complete with balcony and private bathroom.
The luxurious pool overlooks the winding River Nile below, which was the setting for the classic Hollywood movie “The African Queen” (starring Katharine Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart). Enjoy a variety of excursions and activities; from exhilarating Safari drives to boat trips along the River Nile, ending at the foot of Murchison Falls. For the more adventurous, one can trek up to the top of the falls and marvel at the views through the mist. A variety of ecosystems and an impressive 451 species of birds awaits you here.
Activities while at Paraa safari Lodge:
Game drives safaris:
In the park, early morning game drives rewards visitors with the view of the early raisers like predetors and so on while returning into their hiding places. Along side moring game drives, there is also afternoon and night game drives through the park which rewards visitors view the African wildlife like elephant, buffalo, giraffe, Jackson’s hartebeest and oribi. With luck, lion and perhaps even a leopard may be sighted.
Kaniyo Pabidi forest (8 kms from Kicumbanyobo Gate on Masindi Paraa road or 56kms from Paraa Safari Lodge) is a beautiful natural forest dominated by giant mahogany and ironwood trees. Chimpanzees can be tracked from Kaniyo Pabidi tourism site, which is run by the Jane Goodall Institute. Bird-life here is abundant including; the Chocolate-Backed Kingfisher, the White-thighed Hornbill; and Puvel’s Illaposis, which is found nowhere else in East Africa.
Murchison Falls National Park supports more than 451 species of birds. This gives serious birders a happiest moment! Birds like rare yet famous Shoebill stalk, Martial Eagle, the African Fish Eagle, Papyrus Gonolek, Lesser and Greater Flamingo, White-tailed Lark and Verraux’s Eagle Owl among others are viewed in and out side the murchison park.
Boat cruise on River Nile
A highlight of any visit to Murchison Falls Conservation Area is the launch cruise to view the magnificent Murchison Falls along side water loving birds and animals floating at the banks of the Nile. Launch tours normaly begin at 9.00am and 2.00pm. Both morning and afternoon cruises takes amaximum of three hours of enjoyment.
Drive to the Falls
The most rewarding times for game drives are the early morning and late afternoon/early evening.
A drive through the scenic Buligi area west of Paraa to the Delta Point (where the Victoria Nile passes through the northern tip of Lake Albert to become the Albert Nile) takes around three hours. Expect to see elephant, buffalo, giraffe, Jackson’s hartebeest and oribi. With luck, lion and perhaps even a leopard may be sighted. Morning game drives start at 7am. Breakfast can be taken beforehand at 6.30am or afterwards at around 10am. Evening game drives start at 4pm. With prior notice, the lodge will book a Uganda Wildlife Authority ranger guide to accompany visitors to help them spot games and for safety.
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