Boat safaris in Uganda offer an extraordinary outlook to the wilderness, not forgetting the most exhilarating sunsets the World ever offered. During these safaris, you get to see aquatic wildlife like Hippos, Nile crocodiles and bird species such as pelicans, Kingfishers and many others. Just picture yourself cruising on the serene waters of Uganda’s Lakes and River, hopping from one verdant Island to another and enjoying a sundowner on the Lake. If this imagination feels real, make it real and come to Pass with these phenomenal boat safaris.
Boat Safaris on Kazinga Channel
The Kazinga Channel connecting Lakes Edward and George in Queen Elizabeth National Park undeniably offers the most tranquil and thrilling boat cruises in Uganda. The 40-kilometer natural channel boasts of the highest Hippo population in Africa in addition to being a perfect spot for seeing Nile Crocodiles and Monitor Lizards (that you might mistake for baby crocodiles). Some of the most common bird species here are Pink-backed pelicans, African fish eagles, African skimmers, Shoebill storks, Papyrus gonolek, Cormorants and Pied Kingfishers among others. It is also not uncommon to see small herds of Uganda Kobs, elephants, buffaloes and bushbucks in the afternoons, as they visit the banks to drink water and cool their bodies.
Boat Safaris to the bottom of the Murchison Falls
The wild waters of the Victoria Nile will be your oyster as you cruise to the bottom of the Murchison falls, known for its ferocious yet staggeringly stunning scenery. Cruises here are sometimes climaxed with photographic visit to the bottom of the Murchison falls said to be the most powerful in the Whole World. Birds, Hippos, Nile crocodiles, elephants, and buffaloes, Uganda Kobs, Topis and Oribis are some of the appetizers for this boat cruise. Another boat experience in Murchison can be a ride downstream the Nile delta.
Lake Victoria Boat Experience
Lake Victoria is the beating heart for River Nile because it is where the River has its source. On all the wonderful places for boat safaris in Uganda, this Lake (Africa’s largest freshwater Lake) is the World apart for sundowners (sunset cruises with drinks) in addition to leading to different lush Islands (including Ssese Islands), Ngamba Island (where the Chimpanzee Sanctuary is found) and many other spectacular places. Have you always dreamt of cruising alone on a speed boat? Lake Victoria is where you have to be.
Other places in Uganda that offer unmatched boat cruising experiences are Lake Bunyonyi, Lake Mburo, Lake Mutanda and Mabamba swamp among others.
Rwanda, the land of a thousand hills is a popular gorilla trekking destination yet unmentioned for boat cruises in Africa. Boat cruises in this small land-locked country are conducted on Lake Ihema within Akagera National Park as well as the pristine Lake Kivu also bordering the Democratic Republic of Congo.