Queen Elizabeth National Park is located in Western Uganda, covering districts of Kasese, Kamwenge, Rubirizi, and Rukungiri. The park is estimated to be 417km about 7 hours by road from Kampala. Occupying an area of over 1,978 km2, it lies between the Lakes, Edward and George enclosing the Kazinga Channel which connects the two water bodies forming one of the incredible picturesque Uganda safari sites.
Undertake a Uganda tour to Queen Elizabeth National Park, and engage in a variety of activities that range from amazing boat cruise at Kazinga channel to extensive game drives to view this park’s resident animals and wonderful Uganda birding safari experience since its home to 600 bird species. The park is an incredible hub for birding as it contains a variety of habitats that range from savanna, wetlands to lowland forests.
A game drive within Katwe Crater area, Kasenyi pains and the Queen’s pavilion is another adventure that will whelm you; observe over 95 different species of mammals during a memorable game Safari in Uganda through well maintained game tracks. It is advised to go for game drives in the morning because there are high prospects of seeing elephants, buffaloes, lions, warthog and a multitude of antelopes, as they wake up to graze under a beautiful sunrise. Another familiar but unpredictable animal to spot in this park is the Giant Forest Hog (Africa’s largest pig).
Chimpanzees in Kyambura gorge or in the neighboring Kalinzu Forest Reserve is another interesting adventure worth undertaking in this park. Chimpanzee trekking tour in Queen Elizabeth National Park is more than just discovering chimpanzees in their natural habitats; it acquaints visitors about the ecosystems of Kyambura gorge’s atmospheric “underground” rainforest, a favorable climate and vegetation that act as foraging food for the chimps and Kyambura River traversing its floor. Kyambura gorge is an epic attraction worth encountering while on a holiday tour in Uganda.
One more distinguished attraction in Queen Elizabeth national Park is the tree climbing lions in Ishasha sector. The tree climbing lions are one of the most sought after animal species by vacationers on a wildlife safari in Uganda. Here, lions climb up in fig trees of Ishasha sector in the southern part of Queen Elizabeth National Park. They can be visited during an en route game drive to the Uganda gorilla safari destination of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park or with an overnight stay at one of Ishasha’s luxurious or mid market safari lodges.