Top Ten East Africa Classic Adventures

Play with the Queen's Hippos

Ever seen just how big a hippo is? Take a launch trip along the Kazinga Channel in the scenic Queen Elizabeth National Park in southwestern Uganda and find out! The narrow channel is home to hundreds of hippos, which submerge and surface in a gush of air and bubbles right around the launch as it cruises gently along near the shore. It's easy to appreciate why you should never get between these guys and the water. The launch trips run four times daily and can be booked at the Mweya Safari Lodge in the park.

Published: 28 Apr 2002 | Last Updated: 15 Sep 2010
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication


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