Kazinga Channel is located in Kasese District 420 kilometres from Kampala City. Kazinga channel is a natural stream of water 32 kilometers long, connecting Lake Edward with Lake George in western Uganda. The channel has attracted plenty of wildlife which makes it one of the most interesting places to visit during any safari to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Most animals and birds come to Kazinga Channel from the surrounding savannah, to drink and to search for some fresh grass. The channel’s permanent residents include hippos, fish, corrodible and monitor lizards among others.
The common wildlife along the channel includes the following;
- Nile crocodile
- Nile Monitor Lizard
- River warthogs
- While Pelican
- African Fishing Eagle
- Saddle-billed Stork
- Breathe taking view points of spotting game.
- Favourable place to spot the lions is within the eastern section of Kasenyi plains
- Game tracking voyage
- Boat riding
Kazinga Channel Boat Ride
Taking the Kazinga Channel Launch Cruise is one of the highlights of visiting Queen Elizabeth Park – the launch trip provides great opportunities for picture-taking, as the boat moves slowly along the shore. The boat can carry up to 100 people