Set off on a once in a life time journey into a rugged lush jungle…
Explore Kazinga Channel, enjoy Boat cruise and birding
The Kazinga Channel is a long natural channel that links Lake Edward and Lake George, and a dominant feature of Queen Elizabeth National Park. Lake George is a small lake with an average depth of only 2.4 metres (7.9 ft) and which is fed by streams from the Rwenzori Mountains. Its outflow is through the Kazinga Channel which drains into Lake Edward, water levels fluctuating very little. The channel is described as a popular wildlife tourism area with a varied range of animals and birds, with one of the world’s largest concentration of hippos and numerous Nile crocodiles.
The most famous activity at this channel is Boat cruise which costs US$10 per person and their trips start at 9am, followed by another at 11am, 3pm, & 5pm.Booking can be made at Mweya Safari Lodge, facing the Kazinga Channels just up the Mweya Peninsula which offers the opportunity of viewing hundreds of water birds pelicans and flamingos being a must see, huge mammals like hippos, buffaloes, elephant herds. If you are lucky enough, you may also get chance to see a lion or a leopard along the banks of the Kazinga Channel.
Most tourists visit the Kazinga Channel as the visit Queen Elizabeth National Park.
3 Days Kazinga Channel and Queen Elizabeth 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.
Mweya Safari lodge and Jacana lodge have excellent services. Ishasha Wilderness camp with lavishness.
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 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: Queen Elizabeth National Park – Kampala.
After breakfast, you will go and visit the caves in Queen Elizabeth 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.
END OF SAFARI.