The Kazinga Channel in Uganda is wide, with 32-kilometers long natural channel that links Lake Edward and Lake George, and it’s a dominant feature of Queen Elizabeth National Park. The channel attracts a varied range of animals and birds, with one of the world’s largest concentrations of hippos and numerous Nile crocodiles.

Lake George is small lake which is within an average depth of only 2.4 meters, which is fed by streams from the Rwenzori Mountains.

The outflow of Lake George is through the Kazinga Channel which drains into Lake Edward, water levels fluctuating very little. There are large numbers of hippos that were killed in the channel in 2005, this was a result of an anthrax outbreak, this occurred by the time animals eat remnants of vegetation in the driest months, absorbing bacterial spores that decay in dry soil.

The Kazinga channel is very wide, 40km long natural channel that connects Lake Edward in the west, to Lake George in the East. The channel is s feature of the Queen Elizabeth National Park. The Park covers a total of 1,978km2. The Kazinga channel attracts a various range of mammals, trees and birds; this area is the largest concentration of Hippos and numerous Nile crocodiles.

The East of the Channel lays Lake George; a small lake with depth of 2.4m.The Lake is supported by streams from the Rwenzori Mountains, north ends of the lake. Lake George outflows through the Kazinga Channel, it drains into Lake Edward which is situated west of the channel, and this covers 2000km 2.

A safari in Uganda gives you an experience to   view the sights and sounds, which are never disappointing, the sights are widely known and expected, and they come across by the beauty of this amazing attractions and sights. The Kazinga channel has a number of visits by tourists who come to experience the nature.

The Kazinga channel   is rarely talked about and raved, it’s an experience of nature that shout be missed.

A boat ride is an amazing experience, with awesome sight of elephant herds, buffaloes, birds, antelopes and thousands of birds.

Kazinga Channel has the highest concentration of hippos in Uganda. The short channel of water is tapestry of nature. The boat ride from Mweya into Lake Edward is an experience that has been there and the boat launch has existed since 1952, this is quite popular with visitors to Queen Elizabeth national park and Mweya area.

 Sightings on Kazinga channel, Boat safari.

The Boat ride along Kazinga channel gives one an opportunity to see the hippos of  Queen Elizabeth National park, spot the large herds of elephants, some herds are big as hundreds of elephants, these are very huge mammals as one watches these amazing giant mammals its quite an amazing experience.

Kazinga channel is one species of wildlife before one sees another species; they are intermingled in same space. One will be able to spot buffaloes, crocodiles, antelopes, elephants, monitor Lizards, and enjoy the environment as you sight out the nature.

There are 8 to 10 years  when crocodiles were not in Kazinga channel, that was in  the last years century, however a number crocodiles  reappeared since a new path was opened from River Semiliki, Lake Edward and far beyond.

Kazinga Channel  is an amazing area for bird watching  as well as boat safari one is able to  spot 60 different    bird species   they include the Great White, African Shoebill, Yellow Billed Stork, Pink-Backed Pelicans, Great long Tailed cormorants, Darters, Jacanas, Black Crake, Open Billed stork, Saddle Bill stork. Occasional you might spot a lion or leopard along the banks of Kazinga.

Kazinga Channel is beautiful area where one has a great experience where one captures great moments and experience the beautiful scenery.

The booking safari lodge which is facing the Kazinga Channel is at Mweya peninsula.


There a number of lodges at the area these include the bush lodge-Nature lodges, Kazinga channel view Resort, Ihamba Lakeside safari lodge, Mweya safari lodge ,Katara Lodge, Simba safari camp, Pumba safari cottages, Engazi safari lodge, Kyambura Game lodge.

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