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Mweya peninsula is situated on the north eastern shores of kazinga channel in Queen Elizabeth national park which is the second largest national park after Murchison fall national park. Mweya peninsula is the connecting point where kazinga channel connects to Lake Edward and Lake George in south western Uganda. Mweya peninsula is one of the great sections of Queen Elizabeth national park that is known for a wide range of wildlife and biodiversity and it is covered by thick vegetation.
Mweya peninsular gives travelers an insight to enjoy viewing various scenic beauty of queen Elizabeth national park such the great views to kazinga, the crater lake of katwe bay, lake Edward in the western side of kazinga channel, the r open Savannah vegetation, Rwenzori mountain ranges, various wildlife animals among others.
Activities and attractions in Mweya peninsula
There is a wide range of attraction and activities that can be enjoyed in Mweya peninsula and majority of them are concentrated on the kazinga channel which is too close to the Mweya peninsula section.
Wildlife viewing, traveler at Mweya peninsula will enjoy viewing a wide range of wildlife animals that will easily be spotted on a game drive, boat ride on kazinga nature as well as on a nature walk. Some of the wildlife animals that will be seen in Mweya peninsula include large populations of elephants, herds of the African buffaloes, the large populations of the Uganda kobs, the zebras, the sitatunga giraffes, antelopes, Oribis, the bushbucks, waterbucks, huge populations of hippos on kazinga channel, the Nile crocodiles, warthogs, lions, the leopard, mongoose among others.
Bird watching experiences; queen Elizabeth is home to over 600 bird species and some of these can be spotted in the thick vegetation of Mweya peninsula as well as on the banks of kazinga channel which can be seen on while on a boat cruise on kazinga channel and game drive on Mweya peninsula. Bird species expected to see include the yellow-backed weaver, slender-billed weaver, black bee-eater, swamp flycatcher, malachite kingfisher, black-headed gonolek among others.
Mweya information center, it is also known as a research center that is situated n Mweya peninsula and it offers information about the queen Elizabeth national park, travel maps and books about the park at fee, offers information about the various activities that can be done in Queen Elizabeth national park for example lion trekking experience, wildlife viewing, boat cruise ride at kazinga channel, information about the accommodations to use which are within and outside the park.
Mongoose tracking experience, this is one of the unique fascinating activities that are done in Mweya peninsular and travelers on mongoose tracking are accompanied together with researchers. Mweya peninsular is a home to approximately 400 banded mongoose and there about 12 groups but each group sleeps together with its individuals in the underground den at night.
The mongoose is characterized by its large head; long tail, small ears, long claws and a maximum of 4 people are allowed to go tracking with the researchers. During the tracking experience travelers will enjoy observing the behavior patterns of the mongoose and its wonderful size. Mongoose tracking is best done in the morning hours starting from 7:00am although it can also be done in the afternoon hours and the tracking experience takes about 1-3 hours. Mongoose tracking gives travelers an added advantage to view other wildlife animals such as the elephants, African buffaloes, warthogs, antelopes among others.
Game drive safari, Mweya peninsula is one of the best great destinations for travelers to enjoy game drive experiences in the queen Elizabeth national park following different game tracks which will offer travelers an opportunity to view different wildlife animals as well as birds. Some of the expected animals to view on a game drive in Mweya peninsula include the Africa caped buffaloes, the giant elephants, the warthogs, the giant forest hogs, the zebras, antelopes, bushbucks, water bucks, lions, hippos, the leopards, among others and bird species to see include, the Swamp flycatchers, black bee-eaters, yellow-backed weaver, verreaux’s Eagle, black headed gonolek among others.
Game drive in peninsula is done in three phases; there is the morning game drive, an evening game drive as well as the night game drives. The Mweya peninsula is the only sector to enjoy night game drives since Kasenyi area receives a lot of visitors. The night game drive will offer travelers an insight to enjoy viewing the nocturnal wildlife animals such as the hyenas, leopards, civet cats, genal among others.
Boat cruise safari, travelers in Mweya peninsula can opt enjoy a boat ride on kazinga channel that will supplement on your wildlife game viewing experience where you be in position to view a lot of wildlife animals on the banks of kazinga channel plus a variety of bird species. Such as the Nile crocodiles, the huge populations of hippos, eth lonely old African buffaloes wallowing at the shore, a lot of beautiful elephant drinking water among others as well as offering scenic views of the fishing villages plus fishermen are preparing their nets for the night fishing.
Where to stay while in Mweya peninsular?
Mweya peninsular is blessed with a variety of accommodation facilities that range from camping site facilities, budget, mid-range and luxury accommodation facilities that will enhance your stay while in queen Elizabeth national park. They include Mweya safari lodge, Enganzi camp lodge, park view safari lodge, jacana safari lodge, Mweya campsite, Tembo safari lodge, buffalo lodge among others. To book your accommodation facility while on a safari to Mweya peninsula, please contact adventure in the safaris so as we assist you to book your accommodation depending on your budget, interest and need.
How to access Mweya peninsula?
Mweya peninsula is located within Queen Elizabeth national park and it can be accessed on the road transport as well as air transport from Kampala or Entebbe international airport.
From Kampala to Mweya peninsula, it is about 7-8 hours’ drive on road transport using a 4×4 safari vehicle, via Masaka – Mbarara , kasese then to queen Elizabeth national park driving directly to Mweya peninsula.
From kajjansi airstrip of Entebbe international airport, chartered airstrip can land in Mweya airstrip which is near Mweya safari lodge or kasese airstrip in kasese district and a flight from Entebbe take approximately 2 hours to reach Queen Elizabeth national park.
In conclusion Mweya peninsula is of the exceptional and extremely interesting place to consider while planning your safari to Queen Elizabeth national park. And for incredible experiences about Uganda safaris don’t forget to book with us adventure in the wild safaris your safari experts in organizing lifetime adventures in the jungle.