Enjoy great game viewing with animals such as lions, leopards, buffalo, elephants, hippo, crocodiles, birding, boat rides, nature walks in Kyambura gorge, proceed to Ishasha corridor to observe tree climbing lions in Queen Elizabeth National Park
Queen Elizabeth National Park spans the equator line monuments on either side of the road mark the exact spot where it crosses latitude 00. The park was founded in 1952 as Kazinga National Park, and renamed two years later to commemorate a visit by Queen Elizabeth II. The park is home to over 95 mammal species and over 600 bird species. The Katwe explosion craters mark the park’s highest point at 1,350m above sea level, while the lowest point is at 910m, at Lake Edward.
Set against the backdrop of the jagged Rwenzori Mountains, the park’s magnificent vistas include dozens of enormous craters carved dramatically into rolling green hills,, whose fig trees hide lions ready to pounce on herds of unsuspecting Uganda kob.
Attractions in Queen Elizabeth National Park
Kazinga Channel connects two lakes George and Edward and provides an excellent opportunity for using the boat launch to view the Channel with its banks lined with hippos, buffalo and elephants, and the endless Ishasha plains
Queen Elizabeth National Park remains a very popular tourist destination in Uganda. The park’s diverse ecosystems, which include sprawling savanna, shady, humid forests, sparkling lakes and fertile wetlands, make it the ideal habitat for classic big game providing ideal game drive experiences
Queen Elizabeth National Park contains ten documented primate species including chimpanzees like chimpanzees, baboons, red tailed monkeys, black and white colubus monkeys, velvet monkeys. These can be tracked in the Kyambura gorge comprising a rain forest and river.
Queen Elizabeth National Park is home to over 600 bird species. Expect to see and listen to the sweet sounds of birds like African finfoot, African fish eagle, African Kingfisher, blue-headed bee-eater, flamingo and falcons among others