The 32km Kazinga Channel of Queen Elizabeth National Park
The 32km Kazinga Channel of Queen Elizabeth National Park is a haven to the numerous wildlife species that survive in Queen Elizabeth National Park. For the aquatic wild animals this 32km long Kazinga Channel is home and to the wild animals that live in the park this is the perfect point to quench thirst. Many tourists on a Uganda wildlife safari to Queen Elizabeth National Park undertake the launch trip/boat cruise on the Kazinga channel because of how up close this activity can get you close to wild species.
Queen Elizabeth National Park where the Kazinga Channel is found is situated in the western region of the country spanning districts of Kasese, Kamwenge, Rubirizi and Rukungiri. On a land coverage of about 1,978 square kilometers (764 sq. mi) this is the second popularly visited Uganda safari park hosting about 95 mammal species and popular for the tree climbing lions in the Ishasha sector.
Kazinga Channel is a 32km(20mi) wide long natural channel within the great lakes region joining lakes George in the North East and Lake Edward in the South West of Queen Elizabeth National Park. Lake George on the Eastern side of the channel is a small lake with an average depth of only 2.4 meters (7.9 ft) fed by streams from the Rwenzori mountains with its outflow going through the Channel and draining into Lake Edward.