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Mweya Peninsula

Mweya Peninsula | This narrow sliver of dense foliage that juts into Lake Edward’s blue waters is home to a wide variety of species, including elephants and banded mongooses. The Mweya Peninsula is Queen Elizabeth National Park’s most visited area.

Mweya Peninsula In Queen Elizabeth National Park

Introduction to the Mweya Peninsula.

The Mweya Peninsula, which is situated in the Rwenzururu subregion of Kasese District, is Queen Elizabeth National Park’s most popular tourist destination.

The accessibility to Mweya via Mweya Airport, the availability of high-quality lodging, and its extensive biodiversity all contribute to the town’s attractiveness.

The Mweya Peninsula, which is located on the Kazinga Channel’s northern bank, offers easy access to Lake Edward and the Kazinga Channel.

On longer itineraries, the Mweya Peninsula is sometimes combined with other southwest Ugandan sites. Gorilla and/or chimp trekking in Bwindi and/or Kibale Forest are the ideal complements to game drives on the Mweya Peninsula and boat excursions in the Kazinga Channel.

What To Do At The Mweya Peninsula

The Kazinga Channel

A 32-kilometer-long freshwater strait called the Kazinga Channel connects Lake Edward to Lake George, its smaller neighbor. Henry M. Stanley, an explorer, gave the lakes the names King Edward VII, a son of Queen Victoria, and King George V, his own heir.

A significant aspect of Queen Elizabeth National Park and a well-liked destination for wildlife tourists is the wide channel.

Numerous species of animals and birds can be found in the channel, including a sizable population of hippos (around 2,000), antelope, and innumerable Nile crocodiles.

More than 100 kinds of water birds, including the African Skimmer, as well as elephants, buffaloes, and other wildlife are also common.

Kazinga Channel Boat Cruises.

The pleasure of viewing wildlife from the boat is fantastic. A 1.8 tonne hippo’s few seconds of eye contact can seem like a very long time.

Both the Uganda Wildlife Authority and Mweya Safari Lodge provide boat rides. Both journeys take two hours and cost about $30 per person.

Visitors at Mweya Safari Lodge can choose between the elegant Kingfisher, which has twelve seats, and the Sunbird, which has ten comfortable seats.

Both boats have knowledgeable captains and crew members, but the Kingfisher lets you cruise in luxury by offering beverages and canopies to block the sun.


Game Drives.(morning and evening game drives).

The Mweya Peninsula has a number of wildlife paths. The game drive is the standard savannah safari experience.

The best times for game drives are early in the morning or late in the day when the animals are most active. The Mweya Peninsula’s thick foliage makes game drives challenging, but if you reserve with us, you’ll have a competent guide who knows the best routes.

There are several different types of mammals that live in the Mweya Peninsula, such as elephants, buffaloes, and warthogs. A thrilling chance to view nocturnal animals like leopards and hyenas is during nocturnal game drives.

Mongoose Tracking.

For energetic adventurers looking to branch out, tracking mongooses is a unique experience.

A small animal, the banded mongoose can grow to be between 30 and 45 cm long and weigh between 1.5 and 2.25 kg. There are around 400 mongooses living on the Mweya Peninsula in colonies with complex social structures.

You’ll work with a guide and a group of scientists who will utilize their knowledge to find the mongooses. Your guide will share fascinating insights about the banded mongoose’s behavior and traits while you monitor the animals for around three hours.


Accommodations in Mweya Peninsula

Mweya Safari Lodge.

The resort is at an excellent location with breathtaking views of the majestic Rwenzori Mountains and the flowing Kazinga Channel.

A beautiful view of the far-off grasslands fusing with Lakes George and Edward may be seen from the infinity pool. On Saturday nights, the resort throws extravagant barbecues with captivating dancing acts.

Mweya Hotel.

This dormitory-style lodging, also known as the Mweya Institute of Ecology, is ideal for vacationers on a tight budget. The environmentally friendly hostel has both self-contained and non-self-contained rooms with communal restrooms.

The Mweya Hostel is at a prime position without paying a premium. You have easy access to boat cruises thanks to its proximity to the Kazinga Channel. The hostel has a canteen which serves a range of delicious meals.

Get There

Getting to the Mweya Peninsula.

The Mweya Peninsula boasts top-notch transportation connections. From Entebbe to Mweya Airport, direct flights are offered by Aero link Uganda. Your journey via Uganda will start at Entebbe Airport, and you can reach the Mweya Peninsula the same day with a connecting flight.

Around 7-8 hours are needed to drive from Kampala to the Mweya Peninsula. Your trip will be as comfortable as possible if you book with us.

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