The Fishing Village Located in Kazinga Channel
The 2-hour boat ride through Kazinga Channel was a highlight of my trip. The Kazinga Channel lies within the borders of Queen Elizabeth Park and is separated by Lake Edward and Lake George with the waters flowing south-west.
I wrote before about all the amazing wildlife I could see from the boat including elephants, water buffalo, crocodile, hippos and many different bird species as well as monkey’s playing on the shores.
As we sailed along, we came upon a fishing village. This village of people have lived along the shores of the Kazinga Channel for decades and are considered squatters by the government as they don’t own the land but have taken up residence there. They subsist and survive by building their own community; building and selling hand-made boats; transporting people back and forth to the mainland and compete with the birds for the many fish that are in the Kazinga Channel.
They have built a school and a hospital for their own community and therefore don’t need to bother with the hustle and bustle of the mainland.
Life might not be easy as it appears, but it is certainly gentle like the waters.
Below are various images of the area, the channel and the people of the fishing village.