Explore Lake George Uganda

Explore Lake George Uganda : Lake George is one of the numerous Lakes in Uganda covering a Total Surface Area of 250 square kilometers (97 square miles) and extending for an altitude of 914 meters above sea level, and is part of Africa’s vast Great Lakes system much as it is not regarded a Great Lake. Lying within the Queen Elizabeth National Park, it drains south-west wards into Lake Edward through the narrow Kazinga Channel and can be seen within the western part of the East African Rift Valley showing its main catchment area within the Rwenzori Mountain ranges. This fascinating lake is a dwell to a variety of fish species such as include the Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus), cyclopoid copepod, Haplochromis nigripinnis and Thermocyclops hyalinus among others. The lake is home to a variety of hyalines wildlife species such as buffaloes, elephants, Uganda Kobs, crocodiles, hippos as well as several aquatic bird species.

Tourist activities to do around Lake George

Boat tour

Lake Gorge in Uganda is a beautiful natural wonder that is a home to a diverse range of wildlife and offering attractive landscape. Boat tour on Lake George is one way you can explore the hidden treasures of the lake and its surroundings. Boat tours on lake gorges offers tourist with a unique opportunity to explore the area from different perspectives. During your boat tours on lake George, you’ll be marvelled with lush vegetation, birdlife as well as occasional sightings of hippos, crocodiles and other wildlife species that call the lake their natural habitat. Bout tours on Lake George are arranged on a schedule section from a short ride- long ride to a full day trip, a boat tours on lake George offers a memorable and unforgettable experience that will live you with a deep appreciation for the natural beauty of Queen Elizabeth national park and Uganda at large.

Wildlife watching

while at Lakes George one can view numerous wildlife species ranging from Aquatic wildlife that includes fish, crocodiles, hippos to mention but a few. This fascinating lake is situated next to Queen Elizabeth national park which is filled with numerous wildlife species such as Lions, elephants, buffaloes that move in herds, leopards, crocodiles, chimpanzees, hippopotamus, Nubian giraffes, Jacksons hartebeest, Uganda Kob, sitatunga, warthogs, bush bucks, water bucks, Zebras to mention but a few.

Hiking /nature walks

Lake George is not only a spectacular natural wonder but allows a haven for outdoor enthusiasts for those seeking to explore the beauty of the Rwenzori mountains. Hiking /nature walks is one way you can experience the stunning views of landscape that surrounds lake George. Hiking /nature walks at Lake George offers visitors with an opportunity to connect with nature, breathe in the fresh mountains air, and marvel at the breathtaking views that stretch as far as the eyes can observe. One of the most hiking trails at Lake George is the Mahoma trail, which takes you through the lush forest, meadows, and rugged terrain, eventually leading to the most scenic view point overlooking the lake and its expectational surrounding mountains. During the hike along the trail, you’ll have the chance to spot a variety of wildlife including monkeys, birds, animals among other astonishing creatures.

Bird watching

Albert is home to a lot of bird species and is significant as a hotspot for birding in Uganda.  George has numerous species of birds that are that breed on the shores or on the trees around the lakes these bird species. During your bird watching safari at Lake George, you’ll be amazed with a variety of colorful bird species such as Papyrus gonolek, black and white casqued hornbill, pink backed pelican, saddle billed stork, red chested sunbird, African skimmer, black headed gonolek, grey heron, great blue turaco, glossy ibis, golden rumped tinkerbird, dusty blue flycatcher, eastern grey plantain eater, emerald-spotted wood dove, African open billed stork, black headed oriole, black headed lapwing, African fin foot, blue napped mousebird, crowned eagle, brown parrots among others. This makes it a beautiful Uganda birding destination

Sport Fishing

On the waters of Lake George, sport fishing can be carried out as these waters are spotted with diverse variety of fish species such as; Bagrus docmark, Oreochromis leucostictus, tilapia, cat fish, Nile perch, tiger fish, lung fish, mud fish, Oreochromis niloticus, electric fish, cichlid haplochromis to mention but a few. One must acquire a fishing permit from the local authorities or local tour guides and carryout fishing with different methods like fishing nets, fishing baskets and fishing rods. This whole activity is fulfilled and one can be able to catch fish that shall be prepared for a meal.

Cultural encounter

While on a Uganda lake George tour, one can take a walk to meet the different people who live at the shores of Lake Edward and George take a chance to get to learn about their ways of living, the fishing methods they use and get a chance to participate or watch the beautiful tradition dances and songs of these people. There are numerous crafts from which one can buy as a souvenir. The people found at the shores of lake George include; Bakonzo, Bakiga and Banyabindi these group of people have a rich culture with very many stories and myths behind it making Lake George worth a Uganda cultural tour destination.

The best time to visit Lake George

Explore Lake George Uganda
Lake George

The best time to visit Lake George is during the dry seasons runs from months of January, February, June, July, August, November, September and December. During this season one is less likely to get interrupted by rain and be able to carry out tourist activities such as wildlife watching, birding, boat cruise, community encounter to mention but a few comfortably.

Contact our trusted tour operators for information and inquiries about things that tourists can do while touring Lake George and Book with our tours and travel companies such as Achieve Global Safar who offer the best tour packages while on your safari in Uganda.

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