Starting on the 2nd May there will be a complete overhaul of the two landing sites on the north and south banks in Murchison Falls National Park. To facilitate this the ferry service to Paraa will be suspended at 0930 hours in the morning when the last ferry will have taken visitors to the northern side of the park back to the southern river bank. The anticipated halt of operations will then last for about 10 days, during which time the ferry itself will undergo major maintenance while the ramps on both sides of the river will also be upgraded to allow easier docking and improved safety.
Uganda Wildlife Authority says operations may resume on 11th May with a crossing at 17:00 hours. During the halt visitors intending to go to the northern bank of the park can reach it by taking the main tarmac road towards Pakwach and enter the park from a gate a few 100 metres off that road before reaching the Nile bridge.
The regular boat trips / excursions to the Nile Delta and to the bottom of the falls will operate as usual. Though it will be almost impossible during the halt for tourists staying at the northern bank to drive to the top of the falls due to the long drive back into the park via Masindi.