Safaris in Uganda have deviated from just watching to getting involved because It’s not enough to just stand by the many lakes and rivers to see how magnificently they flow; you have to experience the waters up close preferably in a boat, lest you drown. There a number of game parks that offer exciting wildlife viewing boat safaris to help the tourist get better views of wildlife, reptiles and birds.
Places Which offer the best Wildlife Viewing Boat Safaris
Boat Cruise on Kazinga Channel
A boat cruise on the kazinga channel is a renown and sought activity one should engage in while on a safari to queen elizabeth national park. This activity 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. 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. 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 to the delta or the base of Victoria falls are truly rewarding. Uganda Wildlife Authority runs 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.
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 wildlife viewing boat safaris and these include a launch cruise on Kazinga Channel in Queen Elizabeth National Park and a Boat cruise to the base of the fall in Murchison Falls National Park.
Feed your eyes as you get closer to the water creatures like the hippos while on a boat safari. Sight some of the beautiful bird species which can’t be seen quite clearly from the land.