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Queen Elizabeth National park

Queen Elizabeth National Park: is undoubtedly Uganda’s most famous national park and traveler’s destination. The presence of varied bio network to mention the beautiful lakes, extensive savanna, the natural forests and fertile swamps hence making it the best place of the big games, ten primate species of course including chimps and over 600 bird species. Situated cogitated close to mountain Rwenzori, the park’s sites include several beautiful crater lakes winding through the rolling hills, the panoramic display of the Kazinga channel with an awesome view of the hippos, buffaloes, elephants and several bird species lined up at the shores. With a continuation towards ishasha sector plains, another surprise of tree climbing lions resting on trees waiting to pounce on the Uganda Kobs and other preys will blow one away.  Besides the remarkable wildlife attraction, Queen Elizabeth national park also boasts of attractive heritage/ culture history. There are numerous opportunities for traveler and tourists to visit the local population who are entertaining in terms of local music and cultural dances. With all such, Queen Elizabeth National Park leave tourists wanting for more.

 

What to do in Queen Elizabeth National Park

Nature Walks

We organize short and longer nature walks guided by very knowledgeable and skilled guides inside the Maramagambo forest. During these walks, you will get an opportunity to visit the bat caves found near the breathtaking Blue Lake. These ancient caves today are habitat to large pythons which prey on the hundreds and hundreds of bats that live here. You will also encounter different bird species as you explore this forest.

The Launch Cruise

It is a two hours boat ride to Kazinga Channel, a natural water-channel that joins Lake Edward and Lake George. Its water banks are crowded with a number of different wild animals among which are: Crocodiles and Hippos in addition to buffaloes, elephants and a great profusion of birds. This launch cruise presents tourists a great chance to take some beautiful photographs as well as record videos.

Look for the unique Tree-Climbing lions in Ishasha Area

Explore the Ishasha area located in the southern section of the park where you will get a chance to see some lions resting up in the branches of the huge fig trees. On the African continent, there are only two populations of such unique tree climbing lions and this population is the once where chances of sighting them are almost guaranteed. You will also view some other animals like the Uganda Kobs and buffaloes.

Chimpanzee Tracking

The Kyambura Wildlife Reserve is situated in the eastern side of the park which is home to quite a number of different wildlife among which are several birds and primates. Although olive baboons and the Black and white colobus monkeys are present here, the primary tourist activity here is chimpanzee tracking during which tourists get a chance to come face to face with these forest apes which are also referred to as man’s closest living relative.

Wildlife Viewing / Game Drives

Queen Elizabeth National Park is home to over 550 different types of bird species, and more than 91 different mammal species among which are some of the ‘Big Five’ animals of Africa. These can best be seen during our exciting game drives which are led and guided by our highly trained, knowledgeable and well experienced safari guides. We conduct the game drives in four wheel drive (4WD) vehicles. Some of the wild animals you will encounter are: the spotted hyena, Uganda Kobs, lions, striped jackal, buffaloes, bushbucks, forest hogs as well as the huge elephants.

Bird Watching

Our adventurous guided bird watching tours in the park are led by professional birding guides who will lead you in the forest and detail you about the various species living within this area. The park has a bird list of more than 501 different bird species which in fact makes it the best place for enthusiastic birders to enjoy such a tour.

Lion tracking

Lion tracking is one of the most interesting experimental tourism activities in Uganda. Lion tracking involves learning much more about the habits of the king of the wild in natural plains of Kasenyi with in the national park.  Limited numbers of participants are allowed to a natural habitat and the activity lasts for 2-3 days and only twice a day; in the morning around 8am and late afternoon.

Accommodation

The park has got a lot of lodges, camps & hotels for accommodation ranging from luxury, budget and mid-range and these are available both inside and outside the park. You can book your accommodation through our company and early bookings are advised.

Luxury

  • Mweya safari lodge
  • Ishasha wilderness ldoge
  • Kyambura gorge lodge

Mid-range

  • Engamzi game lodge
  • Engiri safari lodge
  • Buffalo lodge

Budget

  • Pumba safari camp
  • Mweya hostel
  • Samba safari camp
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