Kazinga Channel

The Kazinga channel is a wide, 32-kilometre (20 mi) long natural channel connecting the two Lakes; Lake Gorge (which is to the east) and Lake Edward (which is to the west). This channel is among the most important features in Queen Elizabeth National Park (which is the most well-liked game reserve in Uganda covering an entire land area of 1,978 sq km). The channel has the wonderful view of the most important wildlife ventures within Queen Elizabeth Nationa l Park.

On the Eastern side of the Kazinga Channel is Lake George a tiny lake with an overall depth of 2.4 meters and 250 sq km. this lake is fed by streams flowing from the spectacular Rwenzori Mountains just north of this lake. the outflow from Lake Gorge flows through this Kazinga Channel and drains west into the adjacent Lake Edward (which is among the main fresh-water lakes in Uganda) that covers a total area of 2 000 sq km.

The shores of this channel draw a large number of wild animals, birds in addition to reptiles all throughout the year, with one of the largest population of hippos in the whole world as well as plentiful Nile crocodiles. These animals can be seen well on a boat cruise down the course of the channel or most likely at the entrance of the spectacular Lake Edward. The Boat Cruise on the Kazinga Channel is extremely rewarding and among the finest and most liked launch – trips in the country. You are more likely to see more animals, and water birds than you can see on any given game drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park. It’s on record that Kazinga c hannel has the highest concentration of hippos in the whole world. Lets Encounter Africa Safaris organize a tour that will take you to Queen Elizabeth National Park for a boat trip on Kazinga The boat cruise on the Kazinga channel usually lasts for 2 hours.

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