Where to go for Boat Cruise Safari in Uganda : Boat Cruise being the most exciting activity that most of the visitors enjoy and explore during their tour in Uganda the Pearl of Africa. For some good reasons, tour operator companies always include boat cruises in their tour packages for the most Uganda Safaris.

Tourists who join in to participate on a boat cruise in Uganda always have memorable experiences on the waters where they have good beautiful views of very many amazing aquatic animal species such as; crocodiles, hippos, various bird species, and incredible physical features like; well terraced hills and lush green forests.

There are known to be numerous Uganda Safari destinations, which are good for visitors to go for a boat cruise while on a Safari. In addition, these include; a boat cruise on Lake Victoria, Kazinga Channel in Queen Elizabeth, Nile River in Murchison Falls National Park, lake Mburo, Lake Mutanda in Kisoro district, and Lake Bunyonyi in Kabale district.

The Best time to go for a boat cruise in Uganda.

Boat cruise Tours in Uganda are best done in the two dry seasons in the year, in months of June- August and December to February. Because during this period, tourists capture clear views of many wildlife animals the fact that there are less rains. However, boat cruise activities can take place at any time in the year when one loves to travel.

Boat Cruise on Lake Bunyonyi.

Lake Bunyonyi is located in Kabale district in the southwestern part of Uganda. This lake is famous for being the deepest lake in the country and the second deepest lake on the African continent after Lake Tanganyika in Tanzania. This Lake has 29 Islands, which are scattered in different areas across the lake, and some of these include; the Punishment Island where long time ago, women who would get pregnant out of wedlock would be abandoned and left to die on the island and another interesting Island is Akacuraniko Island which local people believed that it turned upside down.

Where to go for Boat Cruise Safari in Uganda
Canoe Ride on Lake Bunyonyi

Tourists exploring on a boat cruise on Lake Bunyonyi have great chances to view the beautiful natures surrounding the lake such as, the wonderful and interesting islands, the terraced hills of Kabale and bird species like the pied crow, Egrets, the Levillant Cuckoo, African Harrier hawk, Fish Eagles, Herons, the Cardinal Wood Pecker, Grey Crowned Cranes, and the White tailed blue Monarda.

Visitors participating in Boat cruise will also be introduced to other activities in such as Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park or in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda.

Boat Cruise on Kazinga Channel.

Kazinga Channel is located in the western rift valley that connects two lakes; Lake Edward and Lake George in Queen Elizabeth National Park, which is the second largest Park in Uganda, and it is among the Oldest National parks in the country.

This channel attracts a large number of tourist because it is an ideal spot for wildlife viewing. Tourists while on a boat cruise, they are able to see many animals such as;  crocodiles, Monitor Lizards, Buffaloes, Antelopes, Elephants, Bush bucks, Hippopotami among others and Birds such as; African mourning dove, swamp flycatcher, grey- headed kingfisher, African Skimmer, grey-capped warbler, pin tailed whydah, pied kingfishers, Malachite, white-winged terns and any others.

Tourists decide to involve in other activities after the boat cruise such as; bird watching, nature walks, chimpanzee trekking, lion tracking, games drives and many others.

A Boat Cruise on Lake Victoria.

Lake Victoria is the largest fresh water lake on the African continent and in the whole world. This lake is shared by three East African countries namely; Tanzania, Uganda, and Kenya.

Boat Cruise on Lake Victoria offer tourists with great views of unique bird species such as the rare shoebill stork, Marabou storks, Malachite kingfisher, pied kingfisher, black-headed heron, black kite, and the African open-billed stork.

Tourists on a boat cruise also get chances to explore on some of the interesting islands on Lake Victoria such as; Ssese islands where they can spend good quality time on the white sand beaches and Ngamba Island where they are able to spend enough time with the chimpanzees.

There are other activities that tourists can do after or before the boat, cruise and these are; Quad biking, Sport fishing, White water rafting, Horseback riding, cultural encounters and community visits.

Murchison Falls Boat Cruise.

Murchison Falls National Park is the Largest and oldest national park in Uganda. This park is located in Masindi district in the northern part of Uganda.

The Murchison falls boat cruise takes place in the morning at 9am and sunset boat cruise in the evening at 3pm. This boat cruise activity normally takes 3 hours and the park grants visitors with two boat cruise options either, upstream to the bottom of the falls or downstream to Victoria Nile Delta. The boat cruise downstream to the bottom of the falls is the most exciting one through the extensive papyrus delta and visitors who opt to take a boat cruise upstream to the Nile Delta have a chance to explore a unique wildlife animal animals such as Nile crocodiles, Elephants, giraffes, buffaloes, hippos and bird species such as; Goliath Heron, swamp flycatcher, northern red bishop, shoebill stork, red-throated bee-eater, Malachite, and giant kingfishers.

Where to go for Boat Cruise Safari in Uganda
Murchison Falls

Boat cruise in Murchison Falls can be combined with other interesting activities such as; sport fishing, guided nature walks, hot air balloon, bird watching, game drives, community tours, and hike to the top of Murchison Falls.

A Boat Cruise on Lake Mutanda.

Lake Mutanda is located in Kisoro district in the south Western part of Uganda. Visitors on Lake Mutanda can explore by taking a unique boat cruise in a traditional dugout canoe giving them breathe taking views of the surrounding nature around the lake, enjoy listening to the birds whistle in the trees and also learn about the Bufumbira and Batwa cultures as they pay attention to the local folk songs and listen carefully during the story telling moment, Where to go for Boat Cruise Safari in Uganda

Boat riding activities commence in the morning hours when the water is calm and easy to navigate on a traditional canoe.

A Boat cruise on Lake Mutanda can be combined with a gorilla tour in Bwindi National Park and Mgahinga National park and also fishing activities on the lake using traditional fishing methods and visiting neighbouring communities.

Boat Cruise on Lake Mburo.

Lake Mburo National Park is rich in biodiversity but it is one of the smallest National parks in the country, which is located in the Western part of Uganda.

Boat cruises in Lake Mburo always begin from Rwonyo at 9am in the morning hours and at exactly 2 pm in the afternoon. These boat rides always take approximately 2 to 3 hours.

Tourists on a Boat Cruise on Lake Mburo always have beautiful sights of various wildlife animals such as; antelopes, impala, crocodiles, hippos, and bird species like; the black crake pelicans, king fishers, herons, Cormorants, and the rare shoebill stork.

More so, Tourists can chose to combine other activities on their boat cruise tour on Lake Mburo such as; game drives, hiking and guided nature walks, cultural tours and sport fishing.

A Uganda Safari is never complete without a boat cruise experience among all the above-mentioned destinations. Therefore, visitors planning their trips to Uganda should take note of this and you are free to consult our trusted tour operators such as ACHIEVE GLOBAL SAFARIS for the best options and offers of your tour package.

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