- April 17, 2021
- Posted by: Love Uganda Safaris
- Category: African safari destinations, Blog, Uganda Parks, Uganda safaris, Wildlife News, Wildlife safaris
KASENYI PLAINS OF QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK
The open savannah plains of kasenyi are a home to diverse wildlife species. With abundance of wildlife, the plains have been visited by many on Uganda safaris.
The kasenyi plains are located in Queen Elizabeth national park. These plains are among the two sectors of the parks, with the Ishasha sector in the south, an area prominent for the tree climbing lions. And the kasenyi plains in the north, area known for wildlife viewing.
The kasenyi plains are most times referred to as the Mweya plains. These are located in western Uganda, kasese district in Rwenzururu Sub County. Kasenyi plains are located north east of Queen Elizabeth national park, west of Lake George.
The savannah plains of the kasenyi sector have enabled the existence of the many wildlife species in the plains. With huge number of the Uganda kobs that prefer these plains so as to few their predators from a far and run away. This has also attracted lions to hurt down antelopes, which are their main source of prey in the plains.
4 of 5 of the big wild game can be sighted while on a game through the open savannah of the kasenyi plains. Herds of buffaloes, leopards, hyenas, warthogs, bush backs, lions, bush pigs, elephants and many more, are among the wild game species that are sighted while on a game drive through the savannah plains of kasenyi.
With its location near Lake George, a visit to the kasenyi plains has a rewarding view of the lake. Its location favors the exploration of the Kazinga channel with the numerous mammals and birds that live around the water channel.
The 32meters water channel, links Lake Edward and Lake Gorge. The Kazinga channel is among the highlights for a visit in the Kasenyi plains of Queen Elizabeth national park. The channel attracts vast of wildlife that are experience while on a drive through the kasenyi plains. The mammals such as the antelopes, elephants quenching their thirst in the water channel. This gives a chance to view these mammals, together with the Nile crocodiles and the hippos.
Besides the game drives in the plains, a boat cruise on the Kazinga channel is a rewarding activity that can be offered on a visit to the plains of kasenyi.
The kasenyi fishing site, enhances every traveller’s t to the kasenyi plains. A visit t the fishing site avails an opportunity to interact with the local fishermen and natives who live around the area. A taste of the fish fresh the lakes is a mouthwatering venture that every tourists shouldn’t miss out.
The kasenyi plains of Queen Elizabeth national park is also surrounded by other touristic attractions that can be enjoyed while on a visit to the plains. Lakes that include Gorge, Edward the shores and marshes of these lakes a home to wildlife such as the water bucks, the swamp dwelling Sitatunga to mention but a few. These cannot be sighted anywhere else in the national park. Lake Bunyampaka and islands of Akika, Irangara, and kankurango can also be sighted and visited.
Part of the kasenyi plains, is the Kasoga community located is located south west r of the kasenyi sector. The community offers various activities to the tourists; these include canoeing on the lakes, a community walk that immerses one in the local lifestyle and culture of the community, a birding experience where 150 bird species can be sighted and fishing trips.
How to get to kasenyi plains
The kasenyi plains are located in Queen Elizabeth national park located in western Uganda. From Kampala to the park a road transfer is 414 km which is approximately a 6 hours’ drive using the Mubende fort portal high way. Kasese town to the kasenyi plains it is 49 kilometers south east of the town.
The savannah plains of kasenyi can also be accessed via an air transfer from Entebbe international airport to kasenyi airstrip using a charter flight. An air transfer to the kasenyi plains is the fasting mean to the reach the plains with only 1:50 minutes use
Accommodation in kasenyi plains
The savannah plains of kasenyi are located in Queen Elizabeth national park creating the need for accommodation facilities for the people that are stay inside the park. Accommodation in the sector range from budget, midrange to luxury. These include: kasenyi safari camp, kasenyi wildlife game lodge, Elephant plains lodge, Simba safari camp and many more.
A Ugandan safari in the pearl , is truly fulfilled with a visit to the kasenyi plains for wildlife viewing.