Boat Cruise in Uganda

Boat Cruise in Uganda is one of the top tourist activities that travelers love to engage in as they sail on the fresh waters of the country and enjoy the scenery. Putting aside the other activities that you can get involved in during your Uganda safari, the Uganda boat cruises are something to raise your excitement and make you safari to Africa a memorable one.  The boat cruises in Uganda offer you the chance to see a lot of wildlife along the banks of the river and the beaches of different water bodies. There are a lot of destinations in Uganda where you can go for a boat cruise such as Lake Victoria, source of the Nile, Murchison falls national park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Lake Bunyonyi, Lake Mburo national park among others.

Boat Cruise in Uganda

What is a boat cruise?

A boat cruise is a unique exhilarating activity that involves travel or a safari trip while sailing on water in a boat or a ship. In this case, a boat cruise involves riding around the river, lake, or canal among others. You can as well have tea on a boat cruise, or have a party with friends while on a boat cruise, plus you can just chose to carry a few cold beers to sip on while viewing the land scape around, the birds, and the wild animals along the water frontier or river bank or beach or bay among others.

The Uganda boat cruise is some amazing offer of unique and amazing breath taking voyages on water such as the Nile River in Murchison falls national park, Lake Victoria, kazinga channel in Queen Elizabeth national park and Sesse Island among others. The boat cruises in the national park offer you a chance to see all the wildlife in the area at a glimpse. However, the boat cruise on Lake Victoria will offer you a chance to glance at the beautiful topography of the surrounding area, plus watch the sunset, among others.

Where is a boat cruise done in Uganda?

Uganda offers the best boat cruise safari activities in east Africa and other parts of Africa. This is mainly attributed to the fact that Uganda has very attractive cruise safaris prepared by different tour companies in the richest areas with biodiversity, including the following;

Murchison falls National Park is one of the areas in Uganda where you can go for the memorable boat cruise experience. The boat cruise in Murchison falls national park are conducted along the victoria Nile; the part of the Nile which passes through lake victoria to the northwestern region of Uganda. The Murchison falls boat cruise is such an entertaining ride along the Nile, and it is one of the most booked activities in Murchison falls national park. Murchison falls national parks offers two boat cruises and the visitors choose whether to take one of the two or even enjoy both cruises at different intervals. However, doing both the boat cruises of Murchison falls national park, offers the best experience and knowledge about the different wildlife and birdlife in Murchison falls national park.

The boat cruise in Murchison falls national park is a chance for you to see a lot of wildlife along the river banks of the Nile. You have a chance to see a lot of hippos along the water edge, a lot of elephants, buffaloes among others.  The boat cruise to the bottom of the falls will lead you towards the Albert delta; the Albert delta is famous for birding and fortunately, you can spot the sought after prehistoric shoe bill stork, the grey hornbill among others. On a contrary, the other boat cruise in Murchison falls national park will take you up to the bottom of the falls where you can hike to the top of Murchison falls, see a lot of interesting birds like different king fishers among others.

Kazinga channel offers the most magical boat cruise experience in Uganda & is found in Queen Elizabeth national park. Kazinga channel boat cruise is the most thrilling boat cruise in Uganda as it offers you a chance to see a lot of wild animals like schools of hippos, crocodiles, herds of buffaloes and lone buffaloes, you can also spot a lion pride along the water edge, sitatungas, bushbucks, antelopes, elephants and many bird species like the herons, pelicans, sunbirds, yellow feet bird, and the African fish eagle among others.

The Lake Victoria sunset boat cruise is another interesting cruise in Uganda. The sunset boat cruise at Lake Victoria starts at the waterfront pier, and then the boat takes you around the lake crossing the line of the equator in the water, via the different fishing islands where you can site a lot of water birds like the yellow weaver birds among others. The Lake Victoria boat cruise is one way you can enjoy the evening sunset at the edge of the water. The sunset is beautiful as the edge of the water meets the horizon and the hot red sunset makes the water shimmer. You can also carry a few drinks and enjoy yourself with your friends. The evening sunset on Lake Victoria brings a romantic time for the lovers aboard for the cruise.

Lake Mburo national park boat cruise will take you on the biggest lake with in the national park. The boat to cruise in Lake Mburo national park is conducted in the wildlife-rich eastern bank of the lake. The tranquil lake Mburo boat cruise is a chance for you to explore a lot of nature kept secrets in Lake Mburo national park. The lake Mburo boat cruise will offer you a chance of getting a closer look at the different wildlife species and flora in Lake Mburo national park, plus birdlife such as the hippos, impalas, zebras, elands, sitatungas, among other wild animals with in Lake Mburo national park. The lake Mburo boat cruise is a guided cruise with the help of the Uganda wildlife authority (UWA) rangers which will help to offer security as well as tell you all the details about the different wildlife that you may encounter along the cruise trail. 

The boat cruise safaris in Uganda will offer you a chance to see a lot of animals at a closer distance than in the game drive. For example, you can get closer to the hippos during the boat cruise, unlike the game drive. Also, fortunately, you can see elephants mating during the kazinga boat cruise in Queen Elizabeth national park. The boat cruise trips take you around the water body like a river, channel or lake. The boat cruise in Uganda take about 2 to 3 hours, however, some national parks like Queen Elizabeth national park can offer more than one trips; also in the high season, the trips can be increased to three in order to cater for the high demands of the visitors in Queen Elizabeth national park.

Boat Cruise in Uganda
Murchison Falls Boat Cruise in Uganda

Can a boat cruise be a safari alone?

A single boat cruise might not be enough for a safari itinerary in Uganda, this is mainly because the boat cruise activity takes a few hours and covers a small area of the lake. However, you can choose to do the different boat cruise s in different areas like Murchison falls national park and Queen Elizabeth national park. You can also book the boat cruise safaris in Uganda along with other activities like game drives in Queen Elizabeth national or white water rafting at the source of the Nile.

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