What Can I Do At Mweya Peninsula In Queen Elizabeth National Park In 2025/2026

what to do at mweya peninsula in 2025/2026


The Kazinga Channel is a 32-kilometer-long fresh, clean water channel that connects Lake Edward and Lake George. These lakes were named by explorer Henry M. Stanley after Queen Victoria’s son, King Edward VII, and his own successor, King George V. Click here to see mountain gorilla trekking safaris


The Kazinga Channel is a key attraction to Queen Elizabeth National Park and a popular area for wildlife species. The Kazinga channel protects a wide range of animal species and bird species, including the world’s largest concentrations of hippos, Nile crocodiles, and antelope. Tourists should also expect to see more elephants, buffaloes, and water birds, such as African skimmers. Click here to view our recommended mountain gorilla trekking tour


Kazinga Channel boat cruises

Watching countless wildlife species from above the water is an exceptional experience. A few seconds of eye contact with a school of hippo feels like an entire lifetime.


Kazinga Channel has two boat ride operators: the Uganda Wildlife Authority and Mweya Safari Lodge. Both boat trips cost about $30 per person and take between 2 and 3 hours. Mweya Safari Lodge boat gives tourists an opportunity between its enjoyable ten-seater boat, The Sunbird, and the stylish twelve-seater boat, called the Kingfisher.


Both boats offer experienced guides and crew, but the Kingfisher allows tourists to travel in luxury, with refreshments and canopies to protect travelers from the direct sun.


Game drives

The game drive at Mweya Peninsula is purely the quintessential Savannah safari experience, and the Mweya Peninsula has several game drive trails.


Game drives can be best done in the early morning or late in the afternoon, when the animals are most active. Game drives at Mweya Peninsula are rewarding but hard due to the dense vegetation that covers the peninsula, but our knowledgeable guide knows the best trails.


Mweya Peninsula protects many mammal species, such as elephants, warthogs, and buffaloes. Nocturnal game drives are also an exciting opportunity to see nocturnal animals such as leopards and hyenas.


Mongoose tracking

Mongoose tracking is a different experience at Mweya Peninsula for active adventurers who want to try something unique.


The banded mongoose is a small, unique mammal with a length of 30 to 45 cm and a weight of 1.5 to 2.25 kg. Mongooses stay in colonies with intricate social structures. The Mweya Peninsula protects more than 400 mongooses.


During the banded mongoose tracking, tourists are joined by a guide and a group of researchers who will use their expertise to track the banded mongooses. Mongoose tracking takes about 3 hours, and your guide will give you all the fascinating insights into the characteristics and behavior of the banded mongoose.

Where to stay on the Mweya Peninsula in 2025/2026

Mweya Peninsula is situated within the heart of Queen Elizabeth National Park, near Mweya Safari Lodge, which is a stylish luxury safari lodge. Mweya Peninsula is strategically located within stunning views of the winding Kazinga Channel and Uganda’s towering Rwenzori Mountains.


The Mweya Safari Lodge pool has a picturesque view of the distant grasslands merging into Lake George and Lake Edward. The lodge offers special barbecues every Saturday evening with a wonderful performance by local traditional dancers.

How do I get to the Mweya Peninsula?

The Mweya Peninsula has excellent transport links. Aerolink Uganda offers direct flights from Entebbe to Mweya Airstrip. Your adventure in Uganda will begin at Entebbe International Airport, and your connecting flight to the Mweya Peninsula can be on the same day.


The car journey from Entebbe or Kampala to the Mweya Peninsula takes about 7-8 hours. Booking with your tour with us will make your comfortable journey.


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