Boat Safaris in Uganda – Where to Go for Boat Cruising


Kazinga Channel Boat cruise

Boat cruise/riding is one of the exciting safari activities in Uganda. The experience gives travelers a fresh feeling of cool breezes and air with admirations of the beautiful surroundings. Over time, the interest in boat cruising has increased among travelers visiting Uganda. Travel operators have experienced increased boat cruise bookings by travelers who want to experience waters in different parts of the country. Unlike other strenuous tourism experiences such as gorilla trekking, boat cruise safaris are kind of relaxing. Travelers do not put in any energy to make this dream come true. The experience is all about sitting back to enjoy a ride on the cool calm waters. The top destinations for boat safaris in Uganda include:

Kazinga Channel – Queen Elizabeth National Park

Boat cruise at Kazinga channel

Boat Cruise at Kazinga Channel

Located in the heart of Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kazinga channel offers you the very best boat cruise experience. Enjoy a 3 hours cruise from Lake George to Lake Edward on a 40 kilometers long water channel. The banks of the river shelter numerous hippos, crocodiles, buffalos and bird species which include Hammerk, African Kingfisher, African Fish Eagle, Ibises, Yellow-billed stork and white egrets among theirs. Also, the cruise offers you great views of the neighboring fishing villages and other wild animals in the park. Experienced guides will help you spot different birds and explain the unique features of each spotted bird. Boat cruise at Kazinga channel complements other tourism activities in Queen Elizabeth National Park such as game viewing, lion tracking and Chimpanzee trekking in Kyambura gorge. A combination of these makes a complete Uganda tour package to QENP meeting, satisfying and e ceding every traveler’s expectations.

Murchison Falls National Park

A boat cruise to the bottom of the mighty Murchison Falls is a must-do for every traveler on Uganda safari to Murchison Falls National Park. This boat cruise gives you the chance to witness the permanent rainbow at the bottom of the falls and also how the strong river waters squeeze through a narrow gorge to drop down like a waterfall. Expect to see numerous birds and wild water animals resting lazily on the riverbanks. This experience is done along with game viewing, hike to the top of the falls, community visits and chimpanzee trekking in Budongo Forest. Murchison falls National Park is Uganda’s oldest and largest National park with a high concentration of wildlife.

Lake Victoria

Lake Victoria in central Uganda is yet another boat cruise destination in the Pearl of Africa. Ranked as African biggest freshwater body, Lake Victoria offers you the best boat cruising experiences to different points. Jin a cruise to Ngamba Island, a sanctuary for chimpanzees, cruise to Ssese Island for a holiday and some other islands which make up this big lake. A sunset cruise on Lake Victoria is a not miss.

Lake Bunyonyi

Boat cruise on lake Bunyonyi

Lake Bunyonyi Boat cruise

Do not miss a cruise on the calm waters of Africa’s second deepest Lake. Located in Kabale district southwestern Uganda, Lake Bunyonyi is a hidden gem. It’s one of the best relaxing places to chill after tiresome adventures especially gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. A boat cruise at Lake Bunyonyi takes you to explore different islands such as the punishment island where unmarried pregnant Bakiga girls would be taken and left to die in isolation. Other islands on Lake Bunyonyi include Bugara Island, Bushara Island, Akampene and Bwama Island among others. Each island has a different history and worth visiting. If you now swimming, take chance and dive into the fresh cold waters of Lake Bunyonyi. You will feel a difference!

Lake Mburo

Enjoy a boat cruise on Lake Mburo for exceptional views of birds, neighboring local communities and numerous water animals especially crocodiles which rest lazily on the lakeshores. A boat cruise is one of the most doe tourist activities in Lake Mburo National park done along nature walks, game viewing, milking experience and horse riding to make a complete safari package.

Source of the Nile

Visit Jinja and cruise to the source of River Nile, the world’s longest river for a memorable experience. Other safari activities done at the Nile river include white water rafting and bungee jumping among others.

In conclusion therefore, Uganda safaris are much more than wildlife. Take part in boat cruising safari today; enjoy the beauty of the natural waters of Uganda with Africa Adventure Safaris.

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