Queen Elizabeth National Park Uganda

Queen Elizabeth National Park (QENP) is among the most loved and commonly visited wildlife reserve in the country among tourists visiting on a Uganda safaris. The park covers a total area of 2,056 square kilometers. This park together with the Kyambura and Kigezi Wildlife Reserves form one of the most varied ecosystems on the African continent. It includes lakes George and Edwards, the Kazinga Channel as well as river Ishasha.

Its varied habitats offer shelters to a variety of wildlife such as: hyenas, topis, leopards, buffaloes, elephants, lions, large forest hogs, waterbucks, as well as Uganda Kobs, among others in addition to 10 different primate species including chimpanzees and over 550 different bird species.

What to Do, Safari Activities in Queen Elizabeth National Park,

 Game Drives

These are done either in the early morning or late afternoons during your Uganda Wildlife Safari.  Queen Elizabeth National Park offers over 200kms of game drive tracks that are well managed.  For utmost enjoyment, our game drives are led by our knowledgeable safari-guides who are well informed and highly skilled.

Chimpanzee Trekking in Kyambura Gorge

Enjoy the chimpanzee trekking experience in the Kyambura Gorge a leafy riverine forest. This activity is led by park rangers and as you trek chimps you will encounter various other primates in the forest such as the black & white Colobus monkeys, red-tailed monkeys plus olive baboons, along with different types of birds.

Launch Cruise | Boat Ride on Kazinga Channel

There is a guided 2 hours boat trip on the Kazinga-Channel during which you will have a closer encounter of different wildlife including large schools of hippos, giant elephants, soaking crocodiles and numerous migrant water birds.

Maramagambo Forest Nature Walks and Explore the Bats Cave

Enjoy guided nature walks in Maramagambo Forest during which you will see various birds, butterflies, numerous tree species plus some primates. Visit the Bat caves as well as see several pythons which normally feed on the thousands of bats that dwell in this cave.

 Bird Watching

 The park has over 600 types of birds.  Our well-trained and experienced guides will lead you to the best spotting areas and you will certainly have an enjoyable experience. Some of the birds commonly seen include: the Shoebill stork, Lesser flamingos, African fish eagle, Red-capped lark, Black headed Gonek, Pin tailed Whydah, African skimmer, African Mourning dove, Grey headed Kingfisher, papyrus gonolek, martial eagle as well as the Slender tailed Night jars, many others.

 Search for the Tree Climbing Lions

The African continent has only two populations of these unique tree climbing lions. During our Safaris Africa Nature Trekkers Ltd will offer you an opportunity to search for these lions in the southern part of the park – Ishasha Area. You will also see several other animals that dwell in this part of the park such as the Uganda Kobs, buffaloes as well as Topi

Explore the Traditional Salt Works

Visit the salt works industry found in the town of Lake Katwe.  Since back in the 14th Century, locals in this area have been using traditional means to mine salt from this lake. It is a very unique experience worth exploring

How to Get There

 When cming from Kampala city, you can use the Masaka – Mbarara or Fort Portal routes.   There are 3 airfields near the park for holidaymakers using private charters and these are at Ishasha, Mweya Peninsula as well as Kasese.

 Where to Stay | Accommodation – Queen Elizabeth Park

There are a various accommodation options inside and around this park varying from budget, the mid-range and luxury facilities as listed below:  Mweya safari lodge,

  • Jacana safari lodge,
  • Ishasha wilderness camp
  • Mweya hostel
  • Hippo’s camp
  • King-fisher camp among several others.