QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK

Volcanic craters, grassy plains, tropical forest and giant lakes connected by a channel groaning with hippos

Queen Elizabeth National Park

Queen Elizabeth National Park is the most famous national park of Uganda. It is located in the western part of the country. The borders of the park are formed by Lake Edward, the Kazinga Channel and Lake George. This park has been named after queen Elisabeth II and is established in 1954.

The Mweya Lodge near the Kazinga Channel is very famous among tourists, as many birds, hippo’s, buffalo’s, elephants and, if you’re lucky, lions can be spotted from the lodge. The park has become famous because of the great variety of wild animals despite the fact that many animals have been killed during the war between Uganda and Tanzania. Nowadays, over 90 mammals and over 500 different species of birds can be found in Queen Elizabeth National Park. Furthermore, in the park a few craters can be found filled with saltwater lakes. Flamingo’s can be spotted there!

Ishasha area

The Ishasha sector is in the Southern part of Queen Elizabeth National Park and is currently notably recognized for its resident tree climbing lions that are an exceptional attraction and one among the highlights on all safaris taken within Queen Elizabeth National park. The lions are now and again spotted hanging on braches of huge fig trees whereas the Uganda Kob (which are the major food to these lions) graze in the plains of the Ishasha sector.

Best time to travel to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Queen Elizabeth National Park is open all-year-long, but spotting animals is best from January to February and June to July (the Dry seasons). In the Wet seasons from March to May and August to December the park is beautifully green and lush.

Wildlife

Elephant and buffalo can be found here, as well as kob, sitatunga, forest hog, hippo, crocodile, lions and the occasional chimpanzee. in the southern side of the park – Ishasha area – you can spot tree climbing lions if you are lucky.

Special interests? Talk to us and we can include these in your itinerary.

WHAT TO EXPERIENCE IN QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK

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