Uganda Boat Safaris is popular with tourists from around the world. In their view, they say that a boat cruise in Uganda is the best way to explore the beauty of the Pearl of Africa as it provides tourists great views of the wildlife, reptiles and birds. Some of these cannot be seen from land, but can often be seen more easily from the water. Boat Safaris in Uganda are popular especially with the Bird watching experiences as birding experts have opportunities to encounter a variety of bird species as they sail on the water.
Uganda is blessed with several rivers and Lakes with Lake Victoria being the largest freshwater lake in Africa. Other lakes include; Lake Kyoga, Lake Edward, Lake George, Lake Mburo, and Lake Wamala. Some of the large rivers include, (no comma here) River Nile, River Katonga, River Sezibwa, River Kagera, River Rwizi and several other smaller rivers and lakes.
Boat safaris in Uganda are mainly done in the Kazinga Channel in Queen Elizabeth National Park, on Lake Victoria and on the River Nile in Murchison Falls National Park.
- Boat Safari on Kazinga Channel
The Kazinga channel is a 40km natural channel that connects Lake George and Lake Edward, dividing the Queen Elizabeth National Park savannah into two. A Boat Safari on Kazinga Channel gives tourists a chance to see many animal and bird species. Fishermen can also be seen setting up nets, crocodiles resting along the shores, and the highest population of hippos in Africa along the shores and in the water.
- Boat Safari on the River Nile
Taking a Boat Safari in Uganda to the bottom of the magnificent Murchison Falls is a great highlight of Uganda Safaris. In addition, these Boat Safaris in Uganda give tourists a chance to see various animals including (no comma here), elephants, crocodiles, hippos and many others as well as many bird species.
- Boat Safaris on Lake Victoria
Lake Victoria is the biggest freshwater body in Africa, offering boat safaris to multiple places such as Ssese Island, sunset cruises on Lake Victoria, boats to Ngamba Island, wine and cheese boat safaris, speed boat excursions to see shoebills in Mabamba and many others.
- Boat Safaris on Lake Mburo
Lake Mburo offers a breathtaking experience for those who would like to experience a boat safari. While riding on this peaceful lake, you can catch sight of wildlife such as zebras, antelope, and buffalo as they come to the water. The lake is home to the large eland antelopes, 3 different species of Otters and also a variety of bird life such as Pelicans, Black Crake, African Finfoot, Heron, Cormorant, Fish Eagle, and the elusive Shoebill Stork.
- Boat Safari on Lake Bunyonyi
Lake Bunyonyi is an exceptional small lake comprised of 29 Islands and the second deepest lake in Africa after Lake Tanganyika. Found in the extreme end of southwestern Uganda, a boat ride to any of the islands on Lake Bunyonyi is an amazing experience. You will also cruise to Akacuraniko Island and the punishment island where pregnant unmarried Bakiga girls would be left to die in isolation because of getting pregnant before getting married.