Boat safaris Uganda
- July 21, 2015
- Posted by: Africa Safaris
- Category: Uncategorized
Boat Safaris Uganda
The pearl of Africa is one of the best places to do a boat cruise safari. There are two popular boat cruises in Uganda for Boat safaris Uganda and these include a Boat cruise on Kazinga Channel in Queen Elizabeth National Park and a Boat cruise to the base of the fall in Murchison Falls National Park.
Boat Cruise on Kazinga Channel
This is by far the highlight of all activities in Queen Elizabeth National Park. Kazinga channel is the longest and widest natural channel in Africa and has the highest concentration of hippos in the whole world. You cannot imagine how many hippos you will spot on you Kanzinga channel boat cruise. Many companies operate scheduled and private boat cruise on Kazinga channel which normally run for two hours. There is a lot to see including over 400 water bird species, buffalos, and elephants among others. It’s a must do activity for those visiting Queen Elizabeth National Park. Most of these Boat safaris Uganda run on a schedule with Mweya boats running two hour scheduled boats starting at 11am, 2pm and then 4pm. Uganda Wildlife Authority does the same at 10am, 3pm and 11pm. You cannot miss out on a Kazinga Boat safari while in Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Muchison Falls National Park boat safaris.
Murchison Falls National park is not only popular for its game drives in the northern part of park but Boat safaris Uganda to the delta or the base of Victoria falls are truly rewarding. Paraa Lodge, Baker’s Lodge and Uganda Wildlife Authority run boats to the base of the falls where many water animals can be spotted. These may include hippos, crocodiles, buffaloes, elephants and so many other birds. The boat climaxes at the base of the falls where river Nile waters squeezes through a narrow gorge as it falls down stream. To understand this experience better, one has to combine this boat cruises with a hike to the top of the falls.
If you miss out of this boat safari to the base of the falls, then you should compensate this with the delta cruise which will take you down stream to witness how the Nile slows down as it joins Lake Albert. There is alot to see including lots of hippos, crocodiles, elephants and buffaloes. If you are luck, you may as well encounter the rare shoebill stock in the swampy areas.
Lake Victoria Boat Safaris
Lake Victoria is the biggest fresh water body in Africa and has the source of the Nile which is the longest river on planet earth. As such, there so many companies running boat safaris to different places such as Ssesse Island, sun set cruises on lake Victoria, boats to Ngamba Island, wine and cheese boat safaris, speed boat excursions to see shoebills in Mabamba and many other. For more information about Boat safaris Uganda, do not hesitate to contact us