Lake George

Lake George is a popular destination in and of itself but is much too frequently disregarded in favor of Lake Edward, its larger neighbor. In 1988, Lake George was designated as a wetland of international significance due to its extensive biodiversity, which includes over 150 bird species.

Lake George

Introduction to Lake George.

Lake George
Lake George

Lake George, which located in the southwest of Uganda, has a modest average depth of only 2.4 meters. The lake was given the name King George V by the explorer Henry M. Stanley and is located in the western portion of the Great Rift Valley.

Several rivers and streams that originate in the Rwenzori Mountains feed Lake George.

Three little islands—Kankuranga, Iranqara, and Akika—can be found in the lake.

Lake George and the Kazinga Channel.

Mweya Peninsula
The Kazinga channel

The Kazinga Channel connects Lake George to its larger neighbor, Lake Edward. An important aspect of the Queen Elizabeth National Park is this 32-kilometer-long freshwater canal. It has one of the highest densities of hippos in the entire globe (around 2,000).

The surface area of Lake George, which is 250 km2, is almost ten times smaller than that of Lake Edward, which is 2325 km2.

Wildlife at Lake George.

Lake George.
Kazinga Channel Boat Cruise.

Wetland grass surrounds Lake George, and this wetland ecosystem is home to a wide variety of wildlife, including more than 150 different bird species. The Sitatunga antelope and elephant are among the many species that live close to the marshes.

Due of its extensive biodiversity, Lake George was chosen as Uganda’s first Ramsar site in March 1988. Numerous fish species, such as the Nile tilapia and the Haplochromis, call Lake George home, and it is home to various fishing communities.

Things to do at Lake George.

Lake George
Birding at Lake George

A birder’s haven, Lake George. Over 150 different bird species may be found around the lake, including the endangered saddle-billed stork and the African jacana.

Adventurers who want to explore Lake George’s pleasant waters will love boat rides and kayaking. Long nature hikes near Lake George are soothing and a wonderful way to unwind following a safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Where to Stay around lake George?

Kasenyi Safari Camp.

Kasenyi Safari Camp is located on the shores of Lake Bunyampaka, 5.17 kilometres from Lake George.

Eight platforms-raised tents with thatched roofs are present in the camp. King-sized beds, en suite bathrooms, and private decks with breathtaking views are all included in each tent.

Delicious food is served at the restaurant, which also provides free WiFi.

From the coziness of your king-sized bed, you can hear the sounds of the woods at night.

Elephant Plains Lodge.

A brand-new, luxurious lodge in a stunning setting. Lake George and the grasslands of Queen Elizabeth National Park are both visible from Elephant Plains Lodge.

The lodge includes family cottages with two en-suite bedrooms that can sleep up to five people, as well as six twin en-suite cottages with roomy private verandas.

Each room at Elephant Plains Lodge has a view of Lake Kikorongo and is built to take advantage of the breathtaking surroundings.

The Eco-friendly swimming pool at the lodge is the ideal spot to unwind after a long day.

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