Paraa is one of the top areas of interest in Murchison falls. The word Paraa comes from the local Luo language; meaning “home of hippos” and this is where all the park’s access roads converge as the northern and southern banks are connected by a passenger ferry and a number of hotels and safari lodges are located nearby. There is also, a museum and gift shop which can be found on the northern bank, and this is where most of the game drives launch trips and nature walks take place.