Mweya Peninsula- Queen Elizabeth National Park.
The Mweya Peninsula is located on the northern bank of the impressive Kazinga Channel at the convergence of the channel with Lake Edward. The area of the Mweya peninsular includes the Channel Track all the way down to Katunguru gate, then across to Kabatoro gate which has a chunky ground cover with dense vegetation dominated by Candelabra Thorn. This dense vegetation cover actually makes Game viewing quite challenging in this area. There are a number of tracks for game drive which are followed and these are all well maintained in Queen Elizabeth National Park. Following the signposting may be challenging from time to time and chances are that at one point you may lose track of your way. The major road within the park plus the Channel Track are both noticeable features to which the different tracks for game drives merge with at some point.
The majority of guests that visit the Mweya mainly do so simply to pleasure in the two hour launch cruise on the impressive Kazinga Channel. This park operates a twenty – seater motorized vessel which runs two ride a day one in the morning and the other in the afternoon. However from time to time there are three cruises on a single day basing on the numbers of visitors interested in taking this fascinating tour.
At the Mweya peninsula enjoy splendid views over the water with sights stretching all through to the Rwenzori Mountains. The Mweya is among the finest places to spot a leopard, which normally live within the scrubby thickets. It is a focal point of the beautiful northern part of Queen Elizabeth National Park!