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Mweya peninsula

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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.

Mweya Peninsula

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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