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BOAT CRUISE Boat cruise is one of the exciting activities in Uganda that offer memorable experience. In Uganda, boat trips are done on lakes and some rivers. Engine boat cruising are usually done in some national parks with large water bodies like queen Elizabeth national park (on the kazinga channel), Lake mburo national park (on Lake mburo) and Murchison falls national park (on the Victoria nile). The aim in these boat cruise tours is attaining a soothingly breezy life on the water. While on safaris in Uganda, tourist tend to like some relaxing activities to beat off fatigue and about cruises become the answer. During these amazing boat cruises, there are high chances of spotting various water bird species and animals along the shores that come around to quench their thirst. Launch Trips take place on waters of Lake Victoria, Kazinga Channel, Lake George, Lake Edward, Lake Albert, River Nile, Lake Mburo, Lake Bunyonyi, Lake Mutanda and so many more. As most visitors enjoy Uganda safaris in the national parks, they as well go for these interesting water activities. Some of the boat cruise include; Murchison falls national park Boat cruise in Murchison falls starts at the paraa jetty. It offers an astounding exhibition of wildlife and culminates with an unforgettable front view of Murchison Falls. The launch cruises usually departs at 9:00 am and 2:00 pm daily and last three hours. Highly recommended for bird watching lovers is the morning boat downstream to the Nile-Lake Albert Delta. This provides the best opportunity in Africa of spotting the indefinable Shoebill. This trip also enables you see a variety of wildlife like elephants, hippos and several birds. A serene sunset boat sail at 5.30 pm gives the definitive view of an equatorial sundown replicated on the river. Kazinga Channel Boat Cruise The Kazinga Channel in Queen Elizabeth National Park is a haven for numerous charming species that dwell in the park. The boat carries upto up to 40 passengers, the Kazinga Channels boats warranty a seat with a sight as expert ranger guides describe the water, animal and bird stories. Boat tours on Kazinga Channel take two hours per an excursion and are done two to three rounds a day. Taking a boat excursion along the channel offers visitors the chance to tour just meters from hundreds of enormous hippos and buffaloes while elephants linger on the shoreline. About 60 species of birds can be spotted during the boat trip some of which include the African fish eagle, pelicans, marabou stork, hadada ibis, yellow billed stork among many more. Lake Mburo Another area for boat rides is Lake Mburo National Park. If you need one of the most interesting striking water tours, choose Lake Mburo national park on your Uganda safari packages. The cruise is worth the time. Boat trips on Lake Mburo are done in the afternoon and you will expect to spot some animals that come around to quench their thirst as well as various water bird species like the African fish eagle, African jacana, cormorants, kingfishers among others. River Nile While in Jinja, you can do boat cruise on the Nile any time. These cruises take 30 minutes or more depending on your interest. Some of the cruises will lead to the source of the Nile. As you cruise you will expect to see various bird species that live in the vegetation around the river. Lake Bunyonyi Lake Bunyonyi is located in the Kigezi region where the most commonly done tourist activity is gorilla tracking. After this activity, most tourists choose to take a relaxing trip on the lake whereby they visit the different islands on the lake. The vegetation around the lake and on the islands is home to various bird species, some of which you expect to spot while on the boat cruise. This cruise is done any time and can take as long as you wish (though the longer you take, the more you pay).