A boat cruise will present you with the opportunity to witness incredible views of wildlife, unique bird species, and waterfalls in Uganda. You will definitely have the best time with your family and friends and create beautiful memories. Many national parks, which encompass lakes, rivers and waterfalls, offer boat safari to visitors. Here are some remarkable boast cruises that you must visit once in Uganda:
Queen Elizabeth National Park
The park is located about 400 km from the capital city of Kampala and is situated in the Ugandan districts of Kamwenge, Kasese, Rubirizi and Rukungiri. It was established in 1952 and spread across an area of 1,978 sq km. Some of the national park’s fun activities include game drives, night drives, boat safaris, nature walks and chimp tracking. The Queen Elizabeth National Park offers two boat safaris in a day, once in the morning and once in the evening. While on the cruise, you will witness animals like hippos, Nile crocodiles, African elephants, Ugandan kobs and many others. There are also several aquatic birds in the park, such as the African kingfisher and osprey.
Lake Bunyoyi is located in the Kabale district of southwestern Uganda. There are over 350 bird species found in the area, assuring a good time for bird watchers. It is the second deepest lake in the country and consists of 29 islands spread across the lake. During your boat safari, you will get a chance to visit every island, which has many interesting legends.
Murchison Falls National Park
The 3,893 sq km national park is located in north-western Uganda. The nearest town of Masindi is about 72 km away. The MFNP boat safari cruises along the Victoria Nile to and fro the waterfall. You can board the cruise from Paraa at 9 AM or 2 PM. The boat safari takes about three hours, and explorers can view various animals and birds like giraffes, Ugandan kobs, hippos, African fish eagles and shoebill storks.
You can visit Lake Victoria from Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya. The boat cruise takes visitors to Ngabma Island, where you can go chimpanzee tracking, and the Ssese islands are a haven for various bird species. Lake Victoria also offers beautiful sunset boat rides, which cross the line of the equator at around four-five o’clock in the evening. Tourists can also partake in several other activities at the lake, like fishing, horse riding and community tours.
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