Kazinga channel boat tours/cruise – Queen Elizabeth National Park
Boat cruises in Queen Elizabeth National Park are taken on the Kazinga Channel; a 40km stretch of water situated on the Mweya Peninsula and connecting Lake Edward in the West and Lake George in the East. The cruise on the channel which takes about 2 hours presents opportunities for both bird and game viewing known for hosting the highest concentration of hippos in the whole world. Other species seen on the banks during the cruise include buffalos, elephants, waterbucks, Nile crocodiles and monitor lizards. Some of the water birds that may be spotted include; black – headed Gonolek, white – bellied cormorants, pelicans and many
Best time to do the boat cruise safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park
The afternoon hours yield good elephant sightings especially on hot days and bird lovers will see different bird species. The chances of seeing predators and nocturnal animals on the shores are highest in the late afternoon.
The boat cruise is a great experience that can be done any time of the year. However, the dry season is always the best time since animals gather at the lake shores for water.
How to book the boat cruise safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park
When preparing a 6 days safaris to Queen Elizabeth National park which will include a boat cruise safari; you can book through the local tour operator or Uganda Wildlife Authority.