Kazinga Channel is a natural water body joining two lakes together in Queen Elizabeth national park.
The lakes that are joined by this 23 km channel are lake Edward to the south. While lake George is to the north. The animals of Queen Elizabeth national park in Uganda benefit a lot from this Kazinga channel. As it is the only part of the water which is complete with the national park.
Hippopotamus on Kazinga Channel
It is believed that this Kazinga channel boosted over 30,000 hippopotami. It also hosts a variety of animals, with the hippopotamus benefiting from this channel. It is believed that the largest population of hippopotamus in the entire world live here.
There are other animals such as Nile crocodiles, African buffalo, African Elephants, and a variety of fish. A lot of common and migratory birds are found here.
A two-hour boat safari along the Kazinga Channel waters allows travellers to witness. Also, most of the animals and birds dwell along the waters.
The network of game-viewing roads around Mweya is well worth exploring if you have access to a vehicle. Channel Drive, which runs roughly parallel to the northern shore of Kazinga Channel, is particularly rewarding, with hippo, warthog, bushbuck, waterbuck and elephant the more common mammal species. Another good circuit is the crater lake loop north of the Katwe road; though it is more notable for the scenery than for wildlife, it’s a good place for close encounters with herds of Uganda kob.
If you don’t have a private vehicle, you can organize a game drive in a national park vehicle.
If you’re not in a position to do a full-scale safari into the Queen Elizabeth National Park, then you could certainly think about visiting Katwe. A small town which lies on the shore of Lake Edward facing the Mweya peninsula.