A boat cruise on the Kazinga channel. If you haven’t found a reason to visit Uganda then a boat cruise is a perfect reason for you to visit. They’re a terrific way to see wildlife, without stealth and free from the confines of a vehicle. The three-hour boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel, a twisting approximately 32km ribbon of water that connects Lakes Edward and George in the country’s southwest corner is worth the test. The channel is part of a large expanse of the queen Elizabeth national park in Kasese district. Join the greatest people in history as you follow through their footsteps to the one of Uganda‘s epics wildlife adventure that you may not experience in many places in the world.
The two hours gentle slow boat cruise ride on this gorgeous channel is more rewarding than you can imagine. Marvel at the incomparable beautiful tapestry that Mother Nature brings to life. No matter how many hippos you’ve seen in zoos or elsewhere in the world, you will definitely be unprepared for the swarming numbers that are here. They wallow in packs, submerged except for those peculiar bulging eyes. They occasionally climb in and out of the water. They bump against the boat and some run on shore. They’re fast and huge and fierce. In the ominous words of a guidebook, “Never get between a hippo and the water.” This experience is one of the major highlights of any wildlife safari to Queen Elizabeth National park.
While the Boat cruise / launch cruise puts along on the water, fantastic birds swoop from the reeds and swamps, storks and pelicans strut along the sandbanks along with a profusion of many others creating a spectacular display. An elephant may come down to drink, while menacing buffalo stand and stare and the large crocodiles lie agape busking in the savanna sun. These along with many other animals line the shores of the channel just keep your cameras ready at all times for the most spectacular pictures.