Boat cruise at Kazinga, is a whole new experience to all, the visitors that come to Africa. The Kazinga Channel is a wide, 32-kilometre-long freshwater channel that links Lake Edward to its smaller neighbor, Lake George.
Boat cruises are the best way to immerse yourself, in the plethora of wildlife that lives in and around the Kazinga Channel.
As well as seeing a range of wildlife, you will get a glimpse of one of the eleven, fishing villages that are located within the Queen Elizabeth National Park.
The channel is a popular area for wildlife tourism, within Queen Elizabeth National Park. It will give you a different experience from all that you have had in Africa.
The channel is home to a wide range of animals and birds, including one of the world’s largest concentrations of hippos (around 2,000) and countless Nile crocodiles.
You can also expect to see elephants, buffaloes, and over 100 species of water bird, including the African Skimmer. Indeed! the cruise at Kazinga channel is the highlight, of any Uganda safari.
Boat Cruise at Kazinga
It is a 3 – 4 hours activity that is conducted by experienced professional guides. The guides are in place to give you all the information, about the boat cruise, history of the channel and explanations of all wildlife found along the channel.
The boat cruise is done twice a day, that is in the morning and in the evening hours. The morning cruise starts at 11:00am and ends at 1:00pm.
The evening boat cruise starts at, 2:00pm and ends at 5:00pm in the evening. However, according to the demand of the boat cruise, they can be increased to more in order to cater for the demand.
Experience at the channel
You can have a marvelous experience, in a 20 seat vessel along the channel as you watch, and learn about the wildlife along the channel.
There is a chance to learn about the behavior of 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 trek their journey back in 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 ski
n, and the sun chocks directly to their skin since they have no far on their bodies.
Furthermore, you get a chance to see crocodiles, It is said that crocodiles used no to stay in this place because, of the volcanic activity in the area.
As time went by , in one way or the other got to know that the eruptions had come to an end, and thus came back to Kazinga channel along River Semiliki.
You will also watch buffaloes, elephants, luckily enough you can also see these giant mammals enjoy their sex on the beach, waterbucks, unique sitatunga antelopes, and bushbucks among others.
More to that, Kazinga channel is naturally attractive to a number of bird species, about 612 from all over the world. This place is among the protected areas for birding in Uganda.
Birds like African fish eagle, African spoonbills, African skimmers, great cormorants, king fishers, goliath heron, and the hard to find shoe bill stork.
A boat cruise is a great idea, for one to enjoy during their safari, honey moon for a memorable experience.