Kazinga Channel Safari in Uganda is an exciting adventure. The Kazinga Channel links Lake Edward and Lake George over a distance of about 32 kilometers in Queen Elizabeth National Park. The channel has become a popular tourist attraction and tourists like to go on a boat ride to fully explore this dominant feature of the park.
Kazinga Channel is a source of water for the abundant animal and bird species that can be encountered while on a boat cruise along the channel. Animal species include crocodiles, hippos, monitor lizards, buffaloes, elephants among others and these can be seen lurking by the shores.
There also about 60 species of birds along the Kazinga Channel that can be seen during the boat cruise and these include; African skimmer, Stork, Black bee-eater, Pink-Backed Pelicans, Long Tailed Cormorants, Kingfisher among so many others. The channel is therefore a great place for tourists who love bird watching.
A typical boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel lasts about two hours and starts from the landing site below the famous Mweya Safari Lodge. Professional tour guides from the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) accompany tourists during boat rides and give all the necessary information regarding wildlife along the channel and also help in identifying both animal and bird species.
Fishermen can be seen with their boats on the shore especially in the afternoon. Fishing is usually done at night when the hippos are grazing on land.
Kazinga Channel is partly why Queen Elizabeth National Park is one of Uganda’s most popular tourist attractions. Tourism in this part of the country is always steady throughout the year because there is so much to see. The accommodation facilities in Queen Elizabeth National Park are state-of-the-art and fall within the budget and preference of tourists.
Most Uganda Safaris include game drives through Queen Elizabeth National Park and often times boat rides along the Kazinga Channel.
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