Attractions: Take a two-hour boat cruise on the 32-kilometre long channel to have an up-close contact with high population of hippos as they swim in the waters that connect Lake Edward and Lake George.
In there, are also Nile crocodiles too and birds. Some of the hippos can be seen walking along the banks of the channel along with buffaloes, elephants, Uganda Kobs and more.
Along the banks, you will see a variety of birds, including the 60 or so bird species like the African Fish Eagles, Diederik Cuckoo, Grey-capped Warbler, Raptors, Lesser Masked Weaver, Swallows, Squire-tailed Nightjar and more.
The boat has a ranger who shares information with tourists about the attractions. You can make a booking through Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA). Your tour operator can help you organise the boat cruise.
Getting there: Getting to Queen Elizabeth National Park is about seven hours from Kampala, Uganda’s capital city. The boat cruise cost US$30 starts at the peninsula of Mweya. There are cruises between 9am and 5pm.