Uganda is such a marvelous tourist destination with so much to see and do. One of the popular tourist activities in Uganda is the boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel, which links Lake Edward and Lake George over a distance of about 32 kilometers. Tourists like to go on a boat ride to fully explore this unique feature of Queen Elizabeth National Park.
A boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel usually lasts about two hours and starts from Katunguru landing site. Tour guides from the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) accompany tourists during boat rides to give all the necessary information regarding wildlife along the channel and also help in identifying both animal and bird species.
Kazinga Channel is a source of water for the vast 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.
Most Uganda Safaris include game drives through Queen Elizabeth National Park and often times boat rides along the Kazinga Channel.
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.
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 the most popular Uganda 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.
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