Wildlife Viewing & Boat Safari

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Wildlife viewing and boat safari

One of the most attractive activities never to miss on your travel itinerary is wildlife viewing which can either be done on a guided drive in national parks or best be viewed on a boat safari experience. Uganda is one of the blessed countries which blends both game drives and boat cruise excursion where you get to view different animals along the shores of different national parks which as well offer a great moment to relax along with the boat and view plenty of animals and melodies of different bird species at the same time.

Boat cruise in Queen Elizabeth National Park

Queen Elizabeth National park lies in western Uganda and is one of the most visited parks in the country hosting the big 5 primates which can be viewed on a game drive through different trails set in the park. More to that, it’s within this location where you find the narrow waterway which links Lake George to Lake Edward known as Kazinga Channel.

Kazinga channel offers visitors an opportunity to enjoy the scenery as you feast your eyes on more wildlife all from the comfort of a cruising riverboat. This experience is conducted in two sessions of the day; during morning hours starting at 9:00 am and Afternoon hours starting at 2:00 pm at a cost of $30 per person. The channel here attracts a huge array of wildlife which comes down to the water to drink and bathe, more so the channel hosts plenty of hippos than any place you will visit in the whole of Africa making your safari more memorable.

The area is as well another birders paradise whereby with the use of binoculars you will be able to view plenty of bird species which include; the Martial Eagles, African spoonbills, Cormorants, African Skimmers, Pelicans, pigeons, Shoebill Stork Among others.

You can best visit and explore the beauty of the Kazinga channel by making bookings during the dry seasons where plenty of animals frequently slope down the stream for water and relaxing however the park is open to visitors all year round thus feel free to make arrangements at your time of convenience for your tour to Uganda and particularly Queen Elizabeth National park for wildlife viewing and boat safari.

Boat cruise on Murchison Falls National Park

Murchison falls national park is the oldest and largest national park in Uganda situated in the northern part of the Albertine Rift valley. The park has thrilling attractions which include a boat cruise way different from others found in parks around the country which involve up and bottom the Nile falls where you can as well get to hike to the top of the falls and view different animal and bird species. The Nile delta boat cruise stretches further to Lake Albert where on an evening cruise you enjoy the beautiful rays of the sunset on the boat. You will be able to encounter different species like the Nile crocodile,

This is the most adventurous park with plenty of optional activities which you can tailor to your safari like Kayaking, bungee jumping, sport fishing others.

Boat cruise on Lake Mburo National Park

Lake Mburo national park is the smallest lake in Uganda but offers a unique and memorable wildlife viewing and boat safari. Here visitors get to view different aquatic species like Hippos, crocodiles, and others along with wildlife animals like Elands, Hyenas, Zebras which are rare in other parks, which get along the lake, birdwatching is another great experience where you can spot different birds like Kingfisher, Greater cormorant, Fishing eagles among others.

Boat cruise on Lake Victoria

Lake Victoria is one of the largest lakes in the world and as well offers great activities inclusive of a boat cruise experience which drifts you to towards the equator line and as well a visit to different islands across the Lake. Birdwatching is another exciting activity that can be done along the lake where you will encounter different bird species.

The experience on the lake can better be done on the winding moment for your safari where you can enjoy a sunset boat cruise which is conducted in the late evening hours starting at 5:00 Pm as you relax upon your safari experience in the country and prepare for a fresh journey back home.

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Other Safari activities

These are hand-picked activities in Uganda and Rwanda we recommend to give you maximum African safari experiences during your trip to Africa.

Chimpanzee Tracking

Chimpanzee Tracking

Tracking a troop of habituated chimps and keeping up with them.

Family Wildlife Viewing

Family Wildlife Viewing

Family game drives in the African savanna to see wildlife.

Wildlife Viewing Boat Safaris

Wildlife Viewing Boat Safaris

Taking a boat launch on the Nile on the Kazinga Channel to see wildlife.

Cultural Encounters

Cultural Encounters

Meet East Africa’s richest and oldest cultures, people, music, and art.

White Water

Whitewater Rafting

Explore the Nile’s impressive and powerful rapids at the source.


Birding and Bird Watching

find Africa’s endemic bird list and enjoy the most colorful air creatures.