Floods have submerged the docking pier at Paraa in Murchison
National Game Park crippling transport.
UWA on Sunday issued a flood alert indicating that the floods have submerged
the ferry docking points at Paraa crossing making it impossible for the ferry
to operate across the Nile River.
Hanji Bashir, the UWA Spokesperson says that the flooding was as a result of
the continued rising water levels of the Nile resulting from persistent heavy
He explained that visitors going to the northern and southern banks of the park
have been encouraged to access the park through Tangi gate, Kichumbanyobo and
Bungu gates respectively to avoid the risks of accidents.
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Initially, visitors would use either boat to sail through River Nile or use
ferries to cross to the Northern and Southern banks of the park from Paraa.
However, Hanji said that they have advised visitors to use the Tangi Gate which
is about 110 kilometers into the park to reduce risks of accidents or attacks
by water animals coming due to the flooding.
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Last year in December floods crippled mobility at the Murchison National Falls
Game Park of Tangi Bridge which is over 110 kilometers from Karuma Bridge along
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