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Queen Elizabeth national park

Queen Elizabeth national park.

It is located in the western part of Uganda laying between Lakes Gorge and Edward. With the Kazinga Channel crossing through its 700 sq mile land area. The park named after the Queen of England in 1954 following her visit.

Wildlife In Queen Elizabeth National Park

The park is home to 618 bird species which is the 6th highest diversity in the world and the highest in Africa. Making it a perfect destination for Uganda Birding Safaris, in addition to 10 primate species like chimpanzees and 95 mammals including big game.

Attractions In Queen Elizabeth National Park

Tree Climbing Lions: with just two populations of these unique lions in the whole world. Explore the southern Ishasha sector to track these lions commonly seen up in the fig and acacia trees.

The Kazinga Channel:

This natural water channel connects Lakes Albert and Gorge and a home to a large number of hippos, Nile Crocodiles, elephants and hippos  easily seen on the thrilling Kazinga Boat Ride

Kasenyi Plains:

these plains  popularly visited by tourists on a Uganda Wildlife Safari as they are home to a very large number of antelopes, the Uganda Kobs, lions and several large predators

Kalinzu Forest:

This offers very rewarding chimpanzee tracking experiences and it is located on the southeastern corner of the park

The Kyambura Gorge:

This verdant forested 100 meter deep valley with peculiar is home to a large number of primates and popular for Chimpanzee tracking tours in Uganda.

Mweya Peninsular:

This is a stretch of land that protrudes into Lake Edwards commonly visited during game drives as it offers perfect game views while exploring the various game tracks.

Lake Katwe Salt Works:

within the alkaline Lake Katwe, salt mining works have been ongoing for several years since that is the main economic activity in the area. Consequently a large number of tourists visit here to learn and observe the traditional method of salt mining

The Katwe Explosion Crater Lakes:

These lakes found in the northern part are foundon the highest elevation of the park. from here tourists enjoy sweeping views of the Rwenzori Mountain ranges, the western rift valley escarpments and lakes George and Edward.

How To Get To Queen Elizabeth National Park

The park located about 389 km from the capital Kampala and accessed wither by road on a 6h 30min drive via Masaka Road or by a charter flight to Mweya air strip. Accommodation
With a wide variety to lodges, campsites, hotels and tented Camps, Queen Elizabeth National Park offers accommodation for everyone like the Ishasha Wilderness Camp Queen Elizabeth National Park irrespective of your budget and these range from luxury, mid-range to budget facilities. checkout our most recommended Accommodations in Queen Elizabeth National Park for a more information on each facility

Best Time To Visit Queen Elizabeth National Park

The Dry season that runs from January to February and from June to September is considered the best time to visit with the peak safari time in Uganda being from June to September, while Migratory species arrive in August to December, and March to May offering the best birding time

Activities in queen Elizabeth national park

Game drives

Queen Elizabeth NP has several trails where game drives are conducted. From popular game drives around Mweya to drives into the remote Ishasha Sector that is famed for its tree-climbing lions, you will not be disappointed. Your game drive will be full of great glimpses of the indigenous wildlife while stretching your limbs.

Kyambura Gorge walk

Kyambura lies in the eastern corner of Queen Elizabeth National Park. The gorge is beautiful and walking safaris  arranged at he ranger post. The gorge hosts a variety of primates including chimpanzees that are often visible on the walking safaris. Walks take from 3 to 5 hours.

Bird watching

Queen Elizabeth National Park has the largest checklist of any protected area in East Africa with more than 600 bird species recorded. This is mostly due to the wide variety of habitats: from savannah to forest to wetland. Many of the birds in the park are regarded as specials within East Africa, which make it a prime birding destination. The swamps in the Ishasha sector are a good place to look for the elusive shoebill stork. Migratory birds are present from November to April

Chimpanzee tracking

Chimpanzee tracking done from the gorge found in the Kyambura in the eastern part of the park. From Kyambura, there are a number of other primates such as Black and White Colobus Monkeys, Red-tailed Monkeys, Olive Baboons.

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