Queen Elizabeth National Park

Queen Elizabeth National Park is one of the oldest game parks in Uganda dating back even before independence to 1952. This popular park named after the late Queen of England – Elizabeth is located in western Uganda in this district is just at the back drop of the famous Rwenzori Mountains.

However, fun fact that this park though mainly located in Kasese it actually spread to 3 other districts which are Ka mwenge, Rubirizi and Rukungiri. And the park covers a total surface area of approximately 1978 square kilometers.

This savannah park was previously known as the Kainga Channel National Park from the kazinga channel that goes through the park but as stated above it was renamed two years after the gazzetting in 1952 to Queen Elizabeth National Park to mark and commemorate the Queen’s visit to Uganda then.

This park regarded as the second-largest national park in Uganda is home to over 100 savannah wildlife species, including the rare and unique tree climbing lions, about 3000 bird species, an assortment of savannah vegetation and exquisite landscape.

No wonder it’s the most visited of all Ugandan parks.

Apart from the lions some of the animals you will be sure to see in this park are the elephants, leopards, buffalos, hippos, bushbucks, waterbucks, crocodiles, Kobs, warthogs and many others.

If you are in luck, you will also see number of primates in this park like chimpanzees, baboons, monkeys etc. all found in the kyambura gorge.

For bird lovers you will surely have a fun filled day sighting birds from the Albertine endemic birds to several species Shoe bill stork, Spur-winged plover, black crake, African fish eagle, white-backed pelican and many more.

When it comes to physical or landscape beauty queen Elizabeth national park is gifted by nature from the Salt Lake – Lake Katwe, lake later craters, volcanic cones and Kazinga channel you will be amazed at the beauty.

The lake katwe craters stand 1350 meters above sea level the highest point.

When you visit Queen Elizabeth National Park, you will be in for a bonanza of activities that include: –

Game drives; which are the most traditional safari activities, taking around the park in the car to view the numerous animals in the park.

Boat rides: – the kazinga channel is a perfect water body for boat rides that give you an opportunity to enjoy the views of nature and wildlife on the water.

Chimpanzee trekking: done on occasion in the Kyambura Gorge.

Queen Elizabeth National Park

Nature walks that give you an amazing opportunity to explore and take in the beautiful nature, landscape and flora of the park.

Night game drives are also done for interested parties to give them a feel of the park in the night and to also see the night animals, that are not easily seen in the day time.

Icing on the cake is the lion tracking experience where you go in the wild to find the tree climbing lions using a tracking system.

With these activities and couple of other complimentary activities, we are sure your visit to Queen Elizabeth national park will be beyond spectacular.

Visits to Queen Elizabeth National Park are some daily all year round. Usually, these visits will last about 3 to 5 days depending on how you have aligned your activities in the park and other factors.

For the park and activity prices, you will have to consult your tour operator but most of all plan your visit to Queen Elizabeth National Park sooner than later.

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