In case you are planning to use the Masindi-Paraa-Pakwach road (north <> south) through the Murchison Falls National Park in Uganda in the next couple of days, you should be aware that the Paraa ferry will be will be grounded from 10 - 16 November 2014 for routine checks and maintenance. The Paraa vehicle ferry usually crosses the River Nile south-north and north-south at the following times: 7:00am, 9:00am, 11:00am, 12:00pm, 2:00pm, 4:00pm, 6:00pm, 7:00pm. Special crossings are offered at an additional fee in between these crossing times.
Murchison Falls National Park is located in north western Uganda at the northern end of the Albertine Rift Valley about 300km by road northwest of the country's capital Kampala. The National Park spreads inland from the shore of Lake Albert around the Victoria Nile and covers 3,480km². Murchison Falls National Park is the largest and oldest conservation area in Uganda, hosting 76 species of mammals and 451 birds.