How Much Is The Kazinga Channel Boat Cruise in 2024/2025

what can i see at kazinga chNNEL BOAT TRIP IN 2024/2025

Kazinga channel boat cruise cost

$30 per individual international tourists 

30 Uganda shillings  EAC



The Kazinga Channel is a 32-kilometer-long freshwater channel that links two beautiful lakes that is Lake Edward and Lake George. These lakes bear the names of King Edward VII, the son of Queen Victoria, and King George V, the son of King Edward VII. Lake George and Lake Edward are prominent feature of Queen Elizabeth National Park, the waterway is a well-liked destination for wildlife species. Click here to view mountain gorilla trekking safaris 


Kazinga channel is home to a variety of wildlife species and birds, including one of the world’s highest concentrations of hippos with more 2,000 members and countless Nile crocodiles. Tourists also expect to view elephants, buffaloes, antelopes, and over 100 bird species such as African Skimmer. Click here to see our recommended gorilla trekking tour


Lake George water is fil by streams from the Rwenzori mountains and all its waters are drains into Lake Edward, through the Kazinga Channel. Lake George’s surface area smaller than that of Lake Edward (2325km²). Kazinga channel itself has a maximum depth of 8m.


Climb a boat and discover the wonders of the Kazinga Channel from a panoramic view such as the Soak up sights like the energetic elephants and sun-bathing buffaloes as your expert ranger guides take you through the fauna and flora of Queen Elizabeth National Park.


Kazinga channel offers two independent boat ride operators, the Uganda Wildlife Authority boat and Mweya Safari Lodge boat. Both boat trips cost around $30 per tourist and last around 2 hours. Mweya Safari Lodge gives tourists two options between their comfortable ten-seater boat called the sunbird and the stylish twelve-seater boat, the Kingfisher. Both boats have experienced tour guides and the crew, but the Kingfisher gives tourists the luxury style with refreshments and canopies.


The Kazinga Channel is a long natural channel that links Lake Edward and Lake George and is a part of Queen Elizabeth National Park. Lake George is a small lake with an average depth of only 2.4 meters.


It gets its stream from the mountain Rwenzori, outflows it through the Kazinga Channel, and drains it into Lake Edward, where water levels are very low. Kazinga Channel is popular for a huge wildlife tourism area with a varied range of large animal concentrations such as hippos, Nile crocodiles, and birds on the shores. 


Kazinga channel's most famous activity is the boat cruise that kicks off at 9 a.m., with another shift at 11 a.m., 3 p.m., and 5 p.m. Booking can be made with Devine African Safaris, Facing the Kazinga Channels is another magical Mweya Peninsula, which offers travelers the opportunity to view hundreds of water birds like pelicans and flamingos and huge mammals such as hippos, Cape buffaloes, African elephant herds, warthogs, bushbucks, waterbucks, and antelopes. By luck or chance, you can spot lions or leopards along the Kazinga Channel banks.


what can i do in queen elizabeth national park in 2024/2025

Chimpanzee trekking at Kyambura gorge 

Kyambura Gorge, sometimes known as "the valley of the apes," is a gorge in Queen Elizabeth National Park that lies far to the east. Chimpanzees thrive in the deep forest that covers the gorge's sides, which was created by the Kyambura River's centuries-long erosion. Kyambura Gorge has dense vegetation, marshy marshes, and huge crater lakes that are encircled by towering 100-meter-tall rock walls that give the impression that you have visited a different planet.


A well-liked wildlife activity in Uganda that lets you explore the chimpanzees' world is chimpanzee trekking. A maximum of one hour is spent with the chimps in their natural habitat during the three-hour expeditions. A safe distance of eight to ten meters must be observed.


Kyambura Gorge has only 17 chimpanzees, and there's a 60% chance you'll see one. Suspense is created, and a sighting is made even more satisfying by the sights and sounds of the forest. The Uganda Wildlife Authority is responsible for issuing Kyambura Gorge chimpanzee trekking permits, or Devine African Safaris can handle this for you if you book with us.


Game drives

The classic Savannah Safari experience is a game drive, and there are multiple game paths on the Mweya Peninsula. When the animals are most active, which is in the early morning or late afternoon, you and your guide will patrol the grasslands for approximately three hours while traveling in four-wheel-drive vehicles designed to offer excellent sight through hatch roofs and sliding windows.


Tourists who book with us are confident that our guide is experienced and familiar with the best tracks. Many different kinds of mammals, like warthogs, buffaloes, and elephants, can be found on the Mweya Peninsula. Seeing nocturnal creatures like hyenas and leopards is a thrilling experience that may be had on nighttime game drives.


View tree-climbing lions in the Ishasha sector.

The Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park, which is situated in the southern region, is well-known for its lions that climb trees. The Ishasha region is one of only two locations in Africa where you can witness tree-climbing lions, the other being southern Tanzania.


According to scientific theories, the lions' peculiar behavior is a means of evading the tsetse flies and the heat of the lower terrain. When the lions are hunting, being perched on a tree branch also provides a useful vantage point.


When is the best time to visit Queen Elizabeth National Park in 2024/2025?

The best time to visit Queen Elizabeth Park in western Uganda is during the extended dry season, which lasts from June through July and August. A great time to visit is also during the short dry season, which runs from mid-December through January and ends in late February.