The Kazinga Channel is a 40km natural stream of water joining Lakes Edward and George, situated within the spectacular Queen Elizabeth National Park. It is relatively shallow with the depth averaging between 3 – 4 meters, the deepest end estimated at 8meters.
The Kazinga Channel harbors a huge population of hippos and crocodiles. On a typical hot day, the banks attract a profusion of big game, that come to drink, cool off, shower & eat the fresh grass along the channel. Elephants, Buffaloes, Monitor Lizards, Antelopes are common, while the predators like Lions, Leopards, Hyenas do appear but briefly, mainly for a drink.
For both the keen birder and enthusiast the Kazinga Channel is a bird haven! Even the none birder will be amazed by the sheer abundance of birds in different sizes and colors thriving in harmony along the channel. It is in fact believed that Kazinga Channel hosts more bird species than the entire North America! Some of the common birds include Pied Kingfishers, Malachite Kingfisher, Cormorants, Pelicans, Fish Eagles, Skimmers, Terns, Gulls, Ducks, etc..
The channel offers one of the best African safari highlights on a late afternoon Boat Cruise! It offers a brilliant opportunity to get so close to the big game on the water edge and banks without worrying about your safety. In addition to the wonderful game and wildlife sightings, the boat ride on this Kazinga Channel offers wonderful views of the amazing scenery of the park in all directions including the distant views of the Virunga Mountains in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Even more intriguing is the fishing village situated on the southern bank of the channel which ironically is the more game populated! The setting is really interesting – how the local populace fish and get water from the same channel, in full glare of the big games such as Elephants & Buffaloes, sometimes even crisscrossing their paths!
For anyone visiting Queen Elizabeth National Park, the boat ride on Kazinga Channel is must experience! Our 3 days Safari Queen Elizabeth National Park is ideal for a tour with Kazinga Channel boat experience. Email your booking/inquiry at: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: +256 782 118 037
The Kazinga Channel Boat Ride – in Pictures
To book a tour to Queen Elizabeth National Park and experience the wonderful boat ride on Kazinga Channel,
Tel: +256 782 118 037