30 Sep Boat Cruise Kazinga Channel
Boat Cruise Kazinga Channel is done beneath the Mweya peninsular; Kazinga channel section of Queen Elizabeth national park is a whole new experience to all the visitors that come to African. Kazinga channel is indeed a water channel that connects Lake George and Lake Edward together. It is a 40km long stream of water located beneath the famous Mweya peninsular just near Mweya safari lodge.
The boat cruise at Kazinga channel will give you a different experience from all that you have had in Africa. It is said by many visitors that come to Queen Elizabeth national park that, “the boat cruise at Kazinga channel is the highlight of any Uganda safari”. This could be the sound of your experience to Uganda when you visit Queen Elizabeth national park and have a chance to me on this amazing cruise on Kazinga channel.
The boat cruise is a 2 hour activity that is conducted by experienced professional guides. The guides are in place to give you all the information about the boat cruise and the history of Kazinga channel plus all the explanations you want to know about the wildlife along the shores of Kazinga channel during the boat cruise.
The guides are professional that they will answer any question you will ask them about the animals and bird, the surrounding vegetation, the color of water and many others. They will also give you information about the communities neighboring Kazinga channel. What a whole lot of knowledge to supplement your enjoyment on the boat cruise!
The kazinga channel boat cruise is done twice a day; in the morning and in the evening hours. The morning cruise start at 11:00am and ends at 1:00pm, the evening cruise starts at 2pm and ends at 5pm in the evening. However, sometimes the rounds of the boat cruise are increased to 3 in order to cater for the demand of the visitors. The boat cruise is a spectacular experience along the channel as you explore more about African wildlife like birds, animals, reptiles among the rest.
You can have a marvelous experience in a 20-seat vessel along the channel as you watch and learn about the wild life along Kazinga channel. You have a chance to learn about the behavior of the hippos; unlike any other animals in the park, the hippos stay in the water all day long. The hippos move far distances in the night eating grass, and the trek their journey back in the water during the morning before the sun comes out. It is said that the hippos behave in this way because, they have a lot of fat beneath their skin and the sun chocks directly to their skin because they have no far on their bodies.
During the Mweya boat cruise, you will get a chance to see crocodiles; it is said that these crocodiles used not to stay in this place many years ago because of the volcanic activity in the area, however, after some time, in one way or the other got to know that the eruptions had come to an end, and they came to back to Kazinga channel along River Semliki. You will also watch buffaloes, elephants; lucky enough you can also see these giant mammals enjoy their sex on the beach, the waterbucks, the unique Statunga antelopes, and the Bushbucks among others.
As if that is not enough, Kazinga channel is naturally attractive to a number of bird species; about 612, from all over the world. It is among the protected areas for birding in Uganda; it is categorized and defined as an important birding area (IBA) by the birding international. During the boat cruise you will get a chance to view a lot of birds like African fish eagle, African spoonbills, great comorants, African skimmers, the pelicans, king fishers, the majestic African fish eagle, the goliath heron, and the hard to find shoe bill stork (it’s an endangered bird species) among others.
You can also have your tea during the kazinga channel boat cruise on the luxurious king fisher ferry of Mweya. “A peaceful magical experience” is what many visitors called the Kazinga channel boat cruise of Queen Elizabeth national park.