Since we'd already such a variety of animals on our previous game drives, we decided to see them from a different perspective. In Queen Elizabeth National Park, we took a river cruise on a small boat down the Kazinga Channel so we could see the animals from the water.
We saw tons of water buffalo and hippos in the water near the riverbank, and we caught sight of a large crocodile sunning itself on the shore!
I turned to watch a nearby hippo submerge, and when I turned back, the croc was in the water next to our boat too.
As our tour of the Kazinga channel neared its conclusion, our boat driver went past the dock because he saw something…up ahead a herd of elephants emerged from the trees for a drink from the river!
There were about 15 in all, including two adorable little guys!
We watched them splash water on their backs to cool off in the Kazinga Channel from the early afternoon sun, and drink their fill before retreating back to the trees. It was a sight to behold.
En route to Isunga Lodge, our accommodation for the night, we had a brief pit stop at the Equator! Pretty cool indeed.