Named after the Queen of England the second, Queen Elizabeth National park is one of East Africa’s most popular savannah reserves. It has a variety of habitats and this is the reason why it has the most diverse wildlife than any other national park in Uganda; 96 mammal species, 10 primate species, 612 bird species and more than 30 species of reptiles. With all these, wildlife viewing in Queen offers great opportunities to spot Africa’s iconic wildlife species. Common big game of the park include buffaloes, elephants and hippos. Other animals include Uganda kobs, waterbucks, warthogs, chimpanzees, baboons, lions and leopards. A special attraction of Queen Elizabeth national park are the tree climbing lions in the Ishasha sector, south of the park.
Activities– Game drives, Kazinga channel Boat cruise, Birding, Chimp tracking, Nature walks, Crater exploration, Bat Cave Visit and tree climbing lion tracking at Ishasha are some of the top activities to when you are on safari in Queen Elizabeth national park.
Getting there– Queen Elizabeth National Park is located about 410km west of Kampala and you can get there through two routes ; the Kampala-Masaka-Mbarara- Kasese route or the Kampala- Mubende-Fort Portal-Kasese. A direct drive to the park takes 6-7 hours. From Kibale National park, it takes about 2 hours and from Bwindi Impenetrable national park, it takes approximately 4 hours to reach Queen Elizabeth national park. The Lake Mburo national park to QENP drive takes 3 hours.
You can also access the park by air. There are Charter flights from Entebbe or Kajjansi airfield and other parks to Mweya airstrip, Kasese airfield and Kihihi airstrip.
Accomodations– Mweya Safari lodge, Elephant Plains lodge, Park View Safari lodge, Ishasha Wilderness Camp, Simba Safari Camp, Kyambura Gorge lodge, Kingfisher Lodge, Engiri Game lodge, The Bush Lodge and Marafiki Safari lodge.
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