Boat Trips


Sit back, relax and enjoy while observing the wildlife.

The water birds in the area are plentiful, a must for bird lovers.

Kazinga Channel boat launch

The launch trip along the Kazinga Channel is one of the most popular activities in Queen Elizabeth National Park. It provides an amazing chance to sit back, relax and enjoy the fresh river breeze whilst observing a large selection of animals. Those species commonly seen along the riverbank are elephants, buffalo, waterbuck and Ugandan Kob. Large breeding pods of hippos are also seen on a daily basis. Occasionally visitors will also see giant forest hog, leopard and lion. The water birds in the area are plentiful, in particular, water thick-knee, yellow-billed stork, various plovers, white pink-backed Pelicans and white-bellied cormorants.

Nile Delta boat launch

Float down the Victoria Nile’s papyrus swamps filled with wildlife to the mouth of the delta where the river meets the expansive Lake Albert. The private half-day trip is a must for bird lovers and is best done first thing in the morning. The Nile Delta is one of the best places in Uganda to see the rare shoebill.

Base of Murchison Falls boat launch

The launch trip to the base of the Murchison Falls is a highlight of any visit to the park. Cruising down the Nile provides a great opportunity to observe the animals as they come to the water’s edge to drink. The Nile supports the largest concentration of hippos and crocodiles in Africa and an impressive variety of water-birds. The views of the falls as you approach by boat are spectacular. The Nile first heads down 80km of white water rapids and then at the falls it plunges 40m across the remnant rift barricade at Murchison falls. The launch trip lasts about 3 hours and is best done in the afternoon when the light is at its best. Shared and private boats are available.


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