Kasoga Community Experience in Queen Elizabeth national park

An epic community treat on the banks of Lake George.

Located on the fringes of Lake George, Kasoga Community Experience is a sensational community initiative on one of Uganda’s Ramsar sites in Hamukungu Fishing Village, on the outskirts of Queen Elizabeth National Park. Kasoga community experience offers first hand encounters about the life and culture of native communities on this landing site.

Don`t let yourself wait for so long for the afternoon boat cruise at Kazinga channel, fix in the Kasoga community experience in the mid-morning just after a remarkable game drive, engage in various community ventures including a 1 hour canoeing experience, 2 hour community walk or opt for a 3 hour Community Birding activity, among other activities.

Kasoga community experience; Tourist activities and encounters.

Community walk

The community walk includes visitation of the landing site and getting marine information, the fish preservation stoves, traditional canoe making demonstrations, proceed for net sawing, a chance to see women making crafts, then to the location which is the only place in Queen Elizabeth national park to get as close as possible to Hippos, reach the spot that has the most beautiful view in the community, walk through the historical swamps in the community and the vacation palace of former king of Tooro. As well as viewing abundant birdlife, up to 26 different species.


The canoeing activity involves getting information on the history of Irangara and Rubona Islands, showing different schools of Hippos which include, schools the existing schools, those that are rejuvenating and those which have varnished. Also, the best breeding zones of fish that are close to the community can be seen from here. While on the canoe, there are clear chances of viewing the Rwenzori mountain ranges on a clear day and also one can take a relaxed cruise to access Irangara Island for a walk and to see fishermen camping on a bad catch day doing outdoor cooking.

Towards the landing site, adventurous travelers are given chance to peddle towards the landing site before we land. Other attractions like birds on the edge of the lake, fishermen capturing their baits naked offer extra excitement.

Community Birding

Community birding is another notable activity to consider during Kasoga community experience. It involves taking a walk through a developed community birding trail to go bird watching within the bushy parameters of the community land. Over 80 bird species can be viewed while on this trail, and after lunch, more other 30 different bird species can be watched. The overall estimated population of birds in this area is 150 bird species, worthy to be considered for birding tours in Uganda.

Canoe Regatta

This is a historical venture that was first done in 1952 during the royal visit of the Queen of England in the then “Kazinga National park” which was later renamed in the same year to Queen Elizabeth national park following the Queen’s visit. It involves a competition between the guests and the locals, on fast speed canoes to the northern bank on Irangara Island from the landing site on the southern bank and back. A fresh fish snack of fried lung and tilapia fish will be served escorted with locally made passion juice or banana whisky as preferred by the visitor.

Fishing tours

This lake boasts of having the highest production rate of fish and a home to the sweetest fish not only in Uganda but in the whole world.

Fishing involves taking a local canoe with the right gear to the best breeding zones for a catch which is later prepared for a meal or a snack as preferred by the guest. Recreational and big game fishing trips can be organized.

Cultural excursion

This is typically firsthand experience that fully immerses visitors in both cultural and marine practices of the community. A typical cultural excursion introduces visitors to participate and admire the local milking processes, escorting cattle to the bush within the community parameters, and the indigenous methods of milk preservation to produce local yogurt and finally getting ghee. A visit to the landing site will avail you with endless opportunities to engage in the marine practices of the community.

Include Kasoga community experience on your Uganda safari itinerary and enjoy the thrill of authentic African culture and feel the serenity of one of Uganda’s virgin lake – Lake George.

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