Queen Elizabeth National park
Queen Elizabeth national park is Uganda’s second largest oldest biodiversity national park which is set in the low lying rift valley that crosses the equator south of Rwenzori Mountain. The park is undoubtedly the most famous national park and Uganda traveler’s destinations that protects a fabulously diverse landscape of Tropical habitants. Queen Elizabeth national park supports a diverse range of 95 mammals and 10 primates to more than 600 species of birds, rolling grassland, moist acacia woodlands, Tropical rainforests, sheer sided volcanic calderas and a variety of wetlands including the open waters and swampy shores of Edward and George.
Queen Elizabeth national park has a variety of wild animals that can easily be spotted like Elephants, buffalo, Uganda kob, giant forest hog while at the top of the list is the Tree-climbing lions found in the south of the park. You can also do boat cruise to see hippos and crocodiles. Hike through the rain forest to find chimpanzees.
What To See & Do In Queen Elizabeth National Park
Queen Elizabeth national park supports a diverse range of Flora and Fauna with its habitat for over of 95 mammal species, 10 primates to more than 600 species of birds. The park features top best destinations in Uganda with famous Tree climbing lions and the equator line. Set out to discover the Mweya peninsular, Kazinga channel for a boat cruise, scenic Kyambura gorge to see chimps, think Maramagambo Forest, scenic Kasenyi plains, salty Katwe plains and the Tree climbing lions in Ishasha sector.Many activities can be enjoyed like Birding, caves, Chimpanzee trekking, park Game drives, watch Tree climbing lions, Launch boat cruise and wild life like elephants, Buffalos, Uganda Kobs, Crocodiles and lions
Kyambura Gorge in Queen Elizabeth national park inhabits the only habituated chimpanzee community. The forest is 100m deep Kyambura River Gorge which runs for 16km on the park’s entrance boundary with Kyambura game reserve. Guided Chimpanzee trekking in the confined nature of forested gorge is easy. Chimpanzee permits to travelers on a safari in Uganda cost US$50 including the guide and must be booked and paid at the katunguru park headquarters 8km to the north. Chimp trekking takes about 3-4hours greatly depends on the weather.
Mweya Peninsular-main tourist attraction in Queen Elizabeth national park, Mweya peninsular has an elevated arrow head of bushy land connected to the northern mainland by a natural isthmus little wider than the road that traverses it. The most sightseeing activities like overlooking Katwe bay of Lake Edward. The majority guests that visit Mweya enjoys the sightseeing of Buffalos, elephants milling around the lake shores with a glimpse of snowy Rwenzori peaks.
The equator passes through Queen Elizabeth national park that provides a beautiful place for craft shops, snacks, light meals, internet facilities and photo shooting by travelers on a Uganda safari tour. The Queen pavilion is a bandstand like set on a low ridge above the side of the Kasese-Ishaka road 1 km south of the official equator lay-by. The pavilion was built in 1958 to receive the British Queen Mother and Omukama Rukidi111 of Toro.
A Must See In Queen Elizabeth National Park
Tree Climbing Lions
Ishasha sector runs south from Lake Edward through Ishasha River to the west and Ntungwe River to the east border of Congo. Ishasha covers an area of 1000km south of Mweya which gives an alluring game viewing areas to travelers. The best known tourist attraction include the savannah woodland, Ishasha River, Tree climbing Lions, Rare shoebill stork, Buffallos, elephants, warthog and many monkeys.