Kazinga channel is a narrow water way that makes its way through the Uganda wildlife safari destination of Queen Elizabeth Park. This river/ channel covers a distance of 45 kilometres connecting Lake George in the East and Lake Edward in the west. Kazinga channel avails boundless chances to tourists on wildlife safaris in Uganda to have views of some animals that habit this park as they quench their thirst along the river, the most unique flora and fauna as well as the magnificent scenery of Queen Elizabeth National Park Uganda. The Kazinga channel attracts a diverse range of animal and bird species and host to one of the world’s largest concentration of hippopotamuses and numerous Nile crocodiles.
The Kazinga Channel 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 kilometres (764 sq. mi) Queen Elizabeth is the second popularly visited Uganda safari park hosting about 95 mammal species and popular for the tree-climbing lions in the Ishasha sector.
The banks of Kazinga channel are home to the largest number of hippos and crocodiles that visitors undertaking wildlife safaris Uganda can glance at; while at Mweya peninsular. While at this point, you will also have limitless chances to view a variety of beautiful birds including flamingos, kingfisher and African skimmers enjoying the water environment of Kazinga channel making it one of the key sites explored on by travellers on Uganda birding safaris/ Uganda bird-watching safaris.
The 45km 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 45km 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 tour to Queen Elizabeth National Park undertake the launch trip/boat cruise on the Kazinga channel because a Uganda tour to this park is incomplete without a boat cruise along this famous river.
Kazinga channel boat cruise tourists on a safari Uganda to this the Queen Elizabeth Park with an excellent opening to actually move closer towards the game on the edge of the river banks without fear of safety, more so amazing sightings of beautiful wildlife species of the Queen Elizabeth National Park on the shores including elephants, buffaloes, and defassa waterbucks among others. Kazinga Channel boat cruises operate both in the morning at 9 am and 11 am and in the afternoon at 2 pm, 3 pm, 4 pm and 5 pm with two operators namely; Uganda Wildlife Authority and Marasa Africa.
Queen Elizabeth National Park is still one of the most popular and prime game parks in Uganda and Africa, due to its diversity ranging from the verdant wild game including the Big five except Rhinos, Katwe explosion crater, Kyambura gorge and its Chimpanzees, Maramagambo Forest, Ishasha sector with its tree-climbing lions and the diverse culture of the surrounding communities. These combine to make Uganda Safaris to Queen Elizabeth National Park worthwhile!
When you opt for a boat cruise as one of your Uganda safari tour activities then choose to sit on the left-hand side as it’s the side that faces most of the scenery and offers great sightings of wildlife.
The boat cruise/launch trip is operated on a daily from 2 pm, 3 pm and 5 pm local time depending on the boat you booked to use. Additional expeditions are done at 11 am and 1 pm local time based on the tourists’ preference.
Looking for a perfect way to spend an afternoon on a safari in Uganda, then the Kazinga channel boat cruise is the best option.
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