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Kazinga Channel

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Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda
+256 39 2796773
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Enjoyed the boat ride

The boat ride on the Kazinga Channel offers a great opportunity to see hippos and crocodiles up... read more

Reviewed yesterday
xtf1818
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Hippo-ful

The boat trip was wonderful as we saw a large number of hippos freely enjoying the water as we... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
truevinesafaris
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“boat trip” (44 reviews)
“water buffalo” (21 reviews)
“bird life” (15 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The boat ride on the Kazinga Channel offers a great opportunity to see hippos and crocodiles up close from the safety of the boat. It’s also great for bird lovers as we got to see a decent number of species of aquatic birds like the...More

Thank xtf1818
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The boat trip was wonderful as we saw a large number of hippos freely enjoying the water as we passed by them happily.

Thank truevinesafaris
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went on this boat trip due to fear of missing out as the rest of my group was going, I was so glad I went! We saw SO many hippos, apparently the Kazinga has the highest population of hippos. We even saw a pygmy hippo...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

At first I was hesitant to take the boat trip-UGH--two hours on a boat? Man, was I wrong. It was awesome. Saw so much wildlife, and the guides on board were very informative. make sure you sit on the left side of the boat BTW

Thank David M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not the best boat trip For game watching but enough sightings of hippos, buffaloes, crocs. Two hour boat ride from near Mweya Safari Lodge. If going on the evening sit on top left side of the boat for best view and light. Beer,cold drinks and...More

Thank Akhil B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice boat trip, we saw plenty of birdlife, hippos, buffalos and one sneaky crocodile. The guide was good with his birds. Unfortunately, we didn’t see any elephants but I’m sure that you do most of the time. Great to see the national park from...More

Thank NLsees
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

as a break from the driving this was quite nice. Hippos, elephants, water buffalo and crocodiles on the shore as you cruise along in a 'modern boat' (read: metal, purpose built tourist craft). We unfortunately had a noisy group boozing and screaming the whole time,...More

Thank Biztraveller30
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A typical safari in Africa is about seeing large land animals in savanna, but because Uganda is blessed with a lot of water, you can see the wild life in the lakes. It's very exciting to see all those hippos, crocodiles, birds, lizards, buffalos, monkeys...More

2  Thank heckfy
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The captain has been doing this tour for many years so he knows all the animals, all the birds and all the secrets of the channel. There are tons of things to see and it's a chance to safely get a bit closer to hippos...More

Thank Framptonxx
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was amazed by the number of Hippos you get to see when on the boat trip. Several animals are seen when taking this tour. I was able to see Crocodiles, fish eagles, elephants, antelopes, buffaloes and so many other animals. I recommend this tour,...More

Thank alexalynae
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I found my answer. On February 11, 2011, someone in TripAdviser wrote -- "Nile Crocodile's southern limit used to be Murchison Falls. However the sneaky blighters found their way up the Semliki etc., and then trekked... More
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