The Paraa Ferry in the Murchison Falls National Park in Uganda will be grounded for 10 days effective 02 May 2016 at 9:30am for general maintenance work. During this time a technical team will attend to the entire ferry sections especially the ramps, pontoons, passenger decks and engines. The Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) plans to resume operations on 11 May 2016 with a crossing at 17.00, but it is advised to either check the organization's announcements on their website or else check the notices filed on their Facebook page.
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 species of birds.