This spectacular wildlife is one of the best spot and birding tours with a variety of resident species in Uganda. The Kazinga Channel Wildlife Sanctuary is a sub section of the diverse Queen Elizabeth National Park that possesses a high level of uniqueness because of the countless fauna and species of birds that characterize the shores of this western area of the park. Although it is seen as small, it is more than imagined with an approximate of 40km distance, bridging Lake George and Lake Albert in the west of the country.
The sanctuary’s waters and shores are delighted for guests due to its many species of the birds, mammals, reptiles and invertebrates that reside here. Kazinga Channel wildlife sanctuary is more famous for inhabiting Queen Elizabeth National Park’s biggest number of hippopotamus which actually is one of the world’s hugest populations of this gigantic water-dweller species. Tourists can be certain enough to count as many heads of hippos as possible.
The sanctuary waters harbor one of Uganda’s populations of the crocodiles and its waters are a drinking point for the warthogs that do wallow around, cape buffaloes and antelopes. The African Elephants are also sighted having a cleanup in the sanctuary waters.
Bird watching at Kazinga channel is a must do activity as the sanctuary has a variety of bird species to sight. The sanctuary is acclaimed as an important birding site because of its ability to inhabit the biggest number of bird species. Some of the birds that can be sighted include pelicans, water ducks with their cute naive ducklings and the crown cranes. All these are visible when a tourist takes a boat ride around the sanctuary channel.