Boat Cruise safaris in Uganda

Boat Cruise safaris in Uganda are one of the most enjoyed safaris in Uganda the pearl of Africa taking you on thrilling adventures as you cruise on top of Uganda’s water bodies while watching lots of fascinating fauna and flora species. Almost most of Uganda wildlife safaris include boat cruises to spot more wildlife. 

Boat Cruise safaris in Uganda

Uganda the pearl of Africa offers abundant of boat cruise destinations including Lake Victoria, Murchison falls national park, Lake Mburo national park, Kazinga channel in Queen Elizabeth national park, Jinja on River Nile and many more. During the boat cruise on these waterbodies, tourists are rewarded amazing views of different wildlife along the shores of the waterbodies as well as aquatic wildlife including crocodiles, water birds, bathing Hippos and many more.

Below are the top 5 destinations for boat cruise safari in Uganda

  1. Boat cruise safari on Lake Victoria,

Lake Victoria thrills with lots of beaches and islands to exploring while on a boat cruise safari in Uganda. Lake Victoria is one of the top things to visit while on a Uganda safari in Entebbe. It is the largest lake in Africa shared by Uganda the pearl of Africa, Kenya and Tanzania which are three major 3 East African region. You don’t want to miss exploring beautiful islands that thrill along Lake Victoria while cruising on this fresh water lake. There is yet a golden opportunity to watch the orphaned chimpanzees along Ngamba Island which as well reach by taking a boat cruise.

  1. Nile boat cruise in Murchison Falls national park,

Apart from being the largest and oldest beautiful savanna park in Uganda, Murchison falls national park offers the most fascinating boat cruise safari where tourists get an opportunity of cruising either upstream or downstream along the Nile River. Taking a boat cruise upstream the Nile rewards the tourists with a stunning view of the world’s most powerful Waterfalls. The boat cruise upstreams conducted twice a day with both morning boat cruise at 9:00am and the evening boat cruise at 3:00pm all offering stunning and scenic views. The boat cruise downstream is yet another fascinating adventure in Murchison falls national park that is usually used by bird lovers with a chance of spotting aquatic bird species including rare shoebill stork and other water birds like Goliath heron, Abyssinian ground hornbill, malachite and giant kingfishers, bee-eaters, and many more. During a boat cruise in Murchison falls national park, one can as well combine it with top of falls hike and many other park activities like Game drive, nature walk, sport fishing, etc.

  1. Boat Cruise safari on Kazinga Channel in Queen Elizabeth national park,

Kazinga channel is the best spot for boat cruise adventure in Queen Elizabeth national park with a golden opportunity of spotting a huge population of Hippos plus other aquatic wildlife like Hippos, water birds and many more. This boat cruise along the Kazinga channel is very rewarding as you get an opportunity of viewing mammals that visit the water body over hot scotching sun. This kazinga channel connects Lake Edward to Lake Gorge. There are other activities done in Queen Elizabeth national park along boat cruise to full explore the beauty that lies with in this stunning park. Apart from boat cruise along kazinga channel, tourists on a Uganda safari to Queen Elizabeth national park can as well enjoy game drive, lion tracking experience, nature walk, Chimpanzee trekking, birding and many more.

  1. Boat Cruise safari on Lake Mburo national park,

With over 8 lakes, 5 lakes are situated inside Lake Mburo national park while 3 are just outside the park. This implies that boat cruise is such a fascinating thing to do in Lake Mburo national park. This park is the smallest of all 10 parks in Uganda but is such a gem worth a visit while on a Uganda safari. The park offers both morning game drive and afternoon boat cruise that all starts from Rwonyo. During the boat cruise, look out for different wildlife species including mammals like Hippos, Crocodiles, zebras, Uganda kob, and abundant of birdlife including shoebill, Herons, Cormorants, Pelicans, King fishers and many more. Other things to enjoy alongside boat cruise in Lake Mburo national park include; Game drive, walking safari, sport fishing and cultural tours among others.

  1. Boat Cruise safari on Lake Bunyonyi, 

Lake Bunyonyi is yet another thrilling destination to visit on a boat cruise adventure in Uganda. Imagine cruising on the Africa’s 2nd deepest lake situated in south western part of Uganda. While cruising on this lake, look around you as you view rolling hills, beautiful terraces and many other fascinating attractions along the shores of the lake. You may as well take on a canoe ride to explore different islands along Lake Bunyonyi since it harbors over 29 islands each with distinct history. Lake Bunyonyi thrills with lots of bird species thus obtained the Name Bunyonyi which literally means “several Little birds “thus be sure to watch as many as possible. During the boat cruise along Lake Bunyonyi, one can as well enjoy a nature walk along the lake shore, community tour, hiking and man more.

  1. Boat Cruise safari on Lake Mutanda,

Lake Mutanda is also another thrilling destination to visit for a boat cruise safari in Uganda. The Lake is surrounded by beautiful sceneries filled with different species of birds that are seen and others heard singing sweet melodies while cruising on this fresh water lake. The most fascinating thing with this boat cruise on Lake Mutanda is that it can easily be combined with an adventure to Mgahinga gorilla national park for Gorilla trekking safari, volcano hike, birding as well as the Batwa trail.


Apart from conducting boat cruise safaris, Uganda is yet the best country to visit for other different tourist activities like mountain gorilla trekking which is the top tourist activity in Uganda, Game drives, Birding,  mountain climbing, nature walks, golden monkey trekking, chimpanzee trekking, cultural tours and many more. Check out our bestselling Uganda safaris or contact us for the best adventures with in Uganda, Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya and Tanzania.

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