Monday, May 3, 2010
The Kazinga channel
Queen Elizabeth National Park is an epic, a story so grand that to fully cover it will take chapters. But like everyone else I find it hard to decide which area I love the most and the truth is The Kazinga Channel tends to tip the scales. This is a wide, 32km long natural channel that links Lake Edward and Lake George, and a dominant feature of Queen Elizabeth National Park. The channel is like the high street of the park attracting a varied range of animals and birds (both perennial and migratory bird species), with one of the world’s largest concentration of hippos and numerous Nile crocodiles.
The Kazinga Channel boat trip is probably the most popular activity in the QENP and rightly so. The boats leave the landing stage four times a day for a trip that lasts about two hours. Buffalo, hippo and (in the afternoons at least) elephant are virtually guaranteed along with a wealth of bird life.
Thank God I still have more chapters from this jungle paradise.