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Lake George

Visit Lake George and Queen Elizabeth National Park

Lake George was named after a member of the British royal family, in this case Prince George, later to become King George V of the United Kingdom. Lake George drains to the southwest into Lake Edward through the Kazinga Channel.  It covers a total surface area of 250 square kilometres.  It is also known as Lake Dweru. There are a few activities that can be done in this lake such as; sport fishing, boat cruise, bird watching.

 Lake George and KazingaLake George has other attractions such as: shelving Rock falls, Million Dollar Beach, Magic Forest, Wild Centre, Prospect Mountain, Adirondack Winery, Saratoga Race course, Fort William Henry Museum and Restoration, the great escape and splash water Kingdom.

For visitors who would like to visit the can also use the following accommodations; Heritage of  lake George Motel, Mohican Motel, Brookside Motel, Sun downer Motel, Olympian Village Resort, surfside on the Lake Hotel and Suites and many more others.

You may reduce your costs by combining your visit to Lake George as you visit Queen Elizabeth National Park.

3 Days Lake George and Queen Elizabeth National Park Safari

Day 1: Kampala to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Our company driver will pick you up at the airport and there you will leave for Queen Elizabeth National Park. Queen   Elizabeth National Park is one of the most outstanding treasures of Uganda. You will enjoy the journey since there are very many beautiful types of scenery along the way. You will also be free to stop the driver at any interesting point where you would like to view or take pictures. You will take your lunch at any town along the way in one of the towns before reaching the park. Check in your hotel for supper and an overnight preferably Mohican Motel with excellent services.

Day 2: Queen Elizabeth National Park

Wake up early for your breakfast and then you will go for an early morning game drive viewing herds of elephants, buffaloes and antelopes and some predators- lion’s leopard’s hyenas etc. Watch different species of birds. Over 500 species have been identified here making it a Mecca for bird –watchers some of these birds include Black-bee eater, 11 different species of Kingfisher, several falcons, eagles and raptors.

Then take an afternoon boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel to Lake George where you will see a variety of game mostly marine animals. This waterway joins Lake Edward and Lake George and encounters a school of hippos, buffaloes, crocodiles, waterbucks and a variety of water birds. Catch a glimpse of water birds diving for fish, the Marabou stork, bee-eater and cheeky bronze-tailed starling as well as the majestic crowned crane. Retire to your lodge for Dinner and Overnight

Day 3: Lake George– Kampala.

After breakfast, you will go and visit the Prospect Mountain and after get ready to set off for Kampala. You will be dropped at the airport by the driver where you will catch your flight.



Lake George

Lake George

Lake George is a popular destination in and of itself but is much too frequently disregarded in favor of Lake Edward, its larger neighbor. In 1988, Lake George was designated as a wetland of international significance due to its extensive biodiversity, which includes over 150 bird species.

Lake George

Introduction to Lake George.

Lake George, which located in the southwest of Uganda, has a modest average depth of only 2.4 meters. The lake was given the name King George V by the explorer Henry M. Stanley and is located in the western portion of the Great Rift Valley.

Several rivers and streams that originate in the Rwenzori Mountains feed Lake George.

Three little islands—Kankuranga, Iranqara, and Akika—can be found in the lake.

Lake George and the Kazinga Channel.

The Kazinga Channel connects Lake George to its larger neighbor, Lake Edward. An important aspect of the Queen Elizabeth National Park is this 32-kilometer-long freshwater canal. It has one of the highest densities of hippos in the entire globe (around 2,000).

The surface area of Lake George, which is 250 km2, is almost ten times smaller than that of Lake Edward, which is 2325 km2.

Wildlife at Lake George.

Wetland grass surrounds Lake George, and this wetland ecosystem is home to a wide variety of wildlife, including more than 150 different bird species. The Sitatunga antelope and elephant are among the many species that live close to the marshes.

Due of its extensive biodiversity, Lake George was chosen as Uganda’s first Ramsar site in March 1988. Numerous fish species, such as the Nile tilapia and the Haplochromis, call Lake George home, and it is home to various fishing communities.

Things to do at Lake George.

A birder’s haven, Lake George. Over 150 different bird species may be found around the lake, including the endangered saddle-billed stork and the African jacana.

Adventurers who want to explore Lake George’s pleasant waters will love boat rides and kayaking. Long nature hikes near Lake George are soothing and a wonderful way to unwind following a safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Where to Stay around lake George?

Kasenyi Safari Camp.

Kasenyi Safari Camp is located on the shores of Lake Bunyampaka, 5.17 kilometres from Lake George.

Eight platforms-raised tents with thatched roofs are present in the camp. King-sized beds, en suite bathrooms, and private decks with breathtaking views are all included in each tent.

Delicious food is served at the restaurant, which also provides free WiFi.

From the coziness of your king-sized bed, you can hear the sounds of the woods at night.

Elephant Plains Lodge.

A brand-new, luxurious lodge in a stunning setting. Lake George and the grasslands of Queen Elizabeth National Park are both visible from Elephant Plains Lodge.

The lodge includes family cottages with two en-suite bedrooms that can sleep up to five people, as well as six twin en-suite cottages with roomy private verandas.

Each room at Elephant Plains Lodge has a view of Lake Kikorongo and is built to take advantage of the breathtaking surroundings.

The eco-friendly swimming pool at the lodge is the ideal spot to unwind after a long day.

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