A boat cruise on Kazinga Channel in Queen Elizabeth National Park is one of the great wildlife experiences in the park and it is normally tagged as the highlight of the safari during your visit to this park. A boat cruise on Kazinga Channel gives you an opportunity to see several large water mammals including hippos, and land mammals that come to drink, feed and bathe around the shores. The boat cruise on Kazinga Channel is one of the activities in Queen Elizabeth National Park that is mostly booked by travelers visiting this park and many have reviewed the experience as unforgettable, magical, and worth the money spent.
What you pay for the boat cruise on Kazinga Channel is an investment in yourself given the fact this gives you an opportunity to see wildlife as you enjoy the cruise which is an amazing experience. The money paid also helps in the conservation of wildlife and their natural habitat Queen Elizabeth National Park which makes the money spent on the boat cruise on Kazinga Channel worth it.
Money spent on the boat cruise on Kazinga Channel and park entrance fees to the park also help to benefit the local communities that leave near and within Queen Elizabeth National Park this, in turn, encourages the local communities to conserve and protect the wildlife in the park since their importance is known by the local communities through the 20% money they receive every year off the park entrance fees paid by tourists who visit Queen Elizabeth National Park. This money goes directly through payment of the local communities who are on the lead committees and indirectly through infrastructure and projects that help contribute to a better life of the local communities through the construction of schools, hospitals and practicing agriculture, this thus also makes the money spent on the boat cruise on Kazinga Channel in Queen Elizabeth National Park worth.
How to book the boat cruise on Kazinga Channel
A boat cruise on Kazinga Channel in Queen Elizabeth National Park can be booked in advance through Eco Adventure Safaris a trustworthy local tour company in Uganda or through Uganda Wildlife Authority or on arrival at the park at the pier before you board the boat to go for the cruise along the Channel. There is also an option to book through the community boats on arrival in case you miss out on the set departures of Uganda Wildlife Authority boats. The boat cruise on Kazinga Channel in Queen Elizabeth National Park cost $30 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.
Best time to do the boat cruise kazinga Channel
The best time to do the boat cruise on Kazinga Channel is during Dry season from June to September and December to February every year is the best time to visit Queen Elizabeth National park great time when animals are very common on the shores of the channel. The park can as well be visited all year round and you will be able to see the wildlife and do a safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park, dry seasons offer great sightings of wildlife compared to wet seasons.
Where to stay in Queen Elizabeth National Park
Accommodations in Queen Elizabeth National Park range from budget, mid-range to luxury. Budget options include Pumba Safari Lodge, Elephant Hab Lodge among others fares range from 90-100 dollars a night per person, mid-range options include Buffalo Safari Lodge, Bush Lodge, among others fares range from 100-200 dollars a night per person and then Luxury options include Kyambura Gorge Lodge, Mazike Safari Lodge, Katara Lodge and Mweya Safari Lodge among others fares range from 200-400 dollars a night per person.
How to get to Queen Elizabeth National Park to do a baot cruise on Kazinga Channel
By Road; You can get to Queen Elizabeth National Park via the main road circuit of Kampala-Mbarara-Bushenyi Ishaka and then connect to the park, another option is Kampala-Mityana-Mubende-Kyenjojo-Fortportal-Kasese highway and then connect to the park. Queen Elizabeth National Park is the closet park to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, it is so close to the north of Bwindi and it is approximately 4-5 hours to Buhoma Region, and the approximately 6 hours to Rushaga region, Nkuringo and Ruhija Region.
By Air; Daily scheduled flights to Queen Elizabeth National Park can be organized for one interested in visiting this park by air. AeroLink Uganda Limited and Fly Uganda are one of the domestic airlines offering scheduled flights to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Flights either depart from Entebbe International Airport or Kajansi Airfield; you will fly to Kasese Airstrip from where you will start the drive to your lodge in Queen Elizabeth National Park which will take you approximately 30 minutes depending on which you lodge you will be staying at.
For you to be able to get to Queen Elizabeth National Park by flying you will need to fly to airstrips of Kasese/Mweya, Mbarara or Kihihi. This will depend on the availability of the airline routing for your travel dates and time, for the best airstrip to fly to so that you get to Queen Elizabeth National Park early with a shorter drive is Kasese/Mweya Airstrip so this should be your major request when booking a scheduled flight to Queen Elizabeth National Park. When you arrive to the above mentioned airstrips you will need a transfer to your lodge at Queen Elizabeth National Park so it is always better you book this in advance so that you donot get stranded on arrival at the airstrip.
Why book the boat cruise on Kazinga Channel with Eco Adventure Safaris?
Eco Adventure Safaris takes pride in customizing tailor-made safaris in Uganda. It has a very diligent and trustworthy team. Your queries are answered within 30 minutes by our team of professional tour consultants. These consultants will make you a travel plan for you, answer to all your questions and make sure all your services are booked in advance for you to avoid inconveniences and you will be able to feel the worth for the money you will spend your boat cruise on Kazinga Channel in Queen Elizabeth National Park. We also have very knowledgeable safari guides depending on your language preferences. It all depends on your preference. Feel free to contact us here.