Kazinga Channel  
Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda

The Kazinga Channel slices through Queen Elizabeth National Park in Uganda and is a great place to see classic African wetland wildlife...

personal experience

I stayed in the Queen Elizabeth National Park for a week, and cruised the Kazinga Channel in October 2019.

the river

While it might sound like something Sheldon from Big Bang Theory would say, the name Kazinga is used for a channel of flowing freshwater that connects and drains Lake George into Lake Edward. It is located in the northern section of Queen Elizabeth National Park. It is over 30 kilometres long. Several of the lodges in the national park and just outside it are alongside this waterway, including the Queen Elizabeth Bush Lodge and the Mweya Safari Lodge.  There are several different places from where cruises depart, including from the Bush Lodge/Community, and further down river at the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) centre/Mweya Lodge.

Euphorbia candelabrum

wildlife

There is plenty wildlife to been seen along the waterway, including... 

Nile Crocodile up and walking outta here!
an African Elephant strides through the birds to get to the water
Hippo

birds

There are many birds to be seen on the Kazinga Channel cruise, including...

African Fish Eagle
African Pied Kingfisher
Oxpeckers

Of course, being a fresh waterway, there are many waterbirds to be seen, including....

Egyptian Goose
Great White Pelican
Cormorant
Yellow-billed Stork
Spoonbill
Little Egret
Grey Heron
Grey-headed Gulls
African Skimmer
Thick-knee
Black-winged Stilt