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Are you interested in taking a boat cruise in Queen Elizabeth National Park? Kazinga channel is safe for boat cruise as you have an African adventure. Boat cruise is one of the major activities to do on Kazinga channel in Queen Elizabeth national Park. Life Jackets and guidelines are always given to visitors to ensure their safety and security while on the cruise. The boat cruise experience on Kazinga channel is a unique and luxurious way to experience a wildlife safari and Explore Queen Elizabeth National Park.
The Kazinga Channel is found within the Queen Elizabeth National Park in Uganda. It is long natural channel that links Lake Edward and Lake George. The channel attracts a varied range of animals and birds, it has largest concentration of hippos and numerous Nile crocodiles. Lake George outflow is through the Kazinga Channel which drains into Lake Edward, the lakes are one of the key features of the Park as well.
A lot of animals can be seen well on a boat cruise down the course of the channel and others on the banks of the channel, animals such as Crocodiles, Hippos, Elephants, Buffalos, birdlife among others. The Boat Cruise on the Kazinga Channel is extremely rewarding and breath taking while on your safari.
Queen Elizabeth National Park
Queen Elizabeth National Park is one of the savannah Parks found in Kasese district in Western Uganda, it spreads to the western arm of the Great Rift Valley and is home to a wide variety of wildlife including elephants, lions, hippos, buffalo, Uganda kob, baboon, and many species of birds. With both a riverine and savannah habitat, the park includes the southern Ishasha area with its tree climbing lions and Maramagambo, one of the largest surviving natural forests in Uganda. The northern Mweya area, traversed by the equator and dominated by the scenery of crater lakes, is often occupied by large flocks of flamingos. This Park is such a beauty and has attracted many visitors throughout the years. The two sectors of Queen Elizabeth National Park are Mweya sector and Ishasha sector in the south of the Park that is famously known for tree climbing Lions. There is a lot to see in Queen Elizabeth National Park besides wildife, Namely; Lake Katwe salt mines, crater lakes, Kyambura gorge, Chimpanzees, Mangoose project, Maramagambo forest, the beautiful scenery and the view of the Mountain Rwenzori.
Boat cruise on Kazinga channel in Queen Elizabeth National Park
The Boat cruise begins at the Mweya peninsula, found 20 km west of Kasese-Mbarara main road in Queen Elizabeth National Park. The Boat cruise cost USD30 per person and is done in shifts between 9 am to 5 pm. Each cruise lasts for two hours and starts from a landing site near Mweya Safari Lodge. You will cruise on different banks of the channel, see animals at the banks and others in water like crocodiles and hippos, you will also be able to see the Katunguru fishing village the other side where fish is caught. You can book with us your boat cruise safari on Kazinga channel with us in advance and we shall constantly update you with relevant information.
Travelers who are interested in Birding can also take a boat cruise, the Kazinga Channel is one of the best birding spots in Uganda with over 58 species like the African Shoebill, African skimmers, Black bee-eaters, Black Crake, Crested Crane, Darters, Great and Long Tailed Cormorants, Great White and Pink-Backed Pelicans, Jacana, Marabou Stork, Open-Billed Stork, Pink-backed pelicans, Saddle Bill Stork and Yellow Billed Stork.
Where to stay in Queen Elizabeth National Park
Queen Elizabeth National Park has a variety of accommodation choices where you can stay while on your safari. The lodges range from Luxurious to Budget Lodges and are very comfortable and safe for stay. It is always advised to choose Lodges depending on the on your budget. For Luxurious Lodges include Ishasha Wilderness Camp Lodge for the Part of Ishasha sector, Then in Mweya sector, there is Kyambura Gorge Lodge, Katara Lodge, Elephant Plains Lodge, Mweya safari lodge, For budget/Mid-range lodges, you can stay at Ishasha Jungle safari Lodge, buffalo safari Lodge, Twin Lakes Lodge, Elephant Hab, Park View Lodge and Many others. You can choose where to stay depending on the Part of the Park you are visiting.
How to get to Kazinga channel in Queen Elizabeth National Park
There are daily Flights to Queen Elizabeth National Park is the easiest means of transport to access the park which only takes you approximately 1hr 15minutes to get there. You can take a flight from Entebbe international Airport or Kajjansi into Kasese Airstrip/Kihihi Airstrip. The drive time from the Airstrips into the park is very short and lot to see as you enter the Park.
You can as well have a road trip to Queen Elizabeth National Park, it is approximately 5 hours’ drive from Entebbe/Kampala. The drive may seem long but it is very enjoyable as you can have some stops on the road with a lot to see. We only use 4×4 vehicles for transportation considering the state of our roads in the park, the vehicles are very comfortable and spacious with pop-up roof to enable your viewing and taking of photographs.
Why book with Eco Adventure Safaris your Boat cruise in Queen Elizabeth National Park
Eco Adventure Safaris is experienced in organizing amazing safari experiences to Queen Elizabeth National Park. We are also highly rated and reviewed on trip Advisor. We combine gorilla trekking safaris with eco-friendly and unforgettable high-end adventure and wildlife safaris that help preserve biodiversity, conserve wildlife and uplift local communities, these include chimpanzee trekking, Big 5 safaris and game viewing, Mountain Hiking, Boat cruises excursions and Cultural encounters to give you a memorable and best African Safari experience including popular and great African safari destinations Tanzania, Kenya, Botswana and Namibia. Feel free to contact us about booking a boat cruise in Queen Elizabeth National Park.