Queen Elizabeth National Park covers 2,056 square kilometers and borders Congo to the south of the Rwenzori Mountains. The Kazinga Channel joins Lake Edward with Lake Gorge, providing a breathtaking boat ride. The Queen Elizabeth National Park is made mostly of savannah and marsh. The park is located in Uganda’s south-west Rift Valley, between Lake Edward and Lake Edward. The DRC is located west of the park.
The “Big Four” of Africa can be found in Queen Elizabeth National Park: elephants, lions, leopards, and buffaloes. The park was designated an IBA by Birding International, making it a popular birding destination.
Attractions in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda
There are over 90 animal species in Queen Elizabeth National Park, including Uganda Kobs, leopards, buffaloes, spotted hyenas, lions, elephants, waterbucks, bushbucks, and unusual chimps, blue monkeys, Vervet monkeys, black and white Colobus monkeys, olive baboons, and red-tailed monkeys. The park is popular for birdwatching due to its 606 bird species.
Crocodiles, elephants, buffaloes, and other animals can be seen quenching their thirst on a launch voyage down the Kazinga Channel. You can see a variety of wildlife in the northern Kasenyi plains before going to the southern Ishasha sector to see tree climbing lions. Chimpanzee tracking is available in Kyambura Gorge, while bird observation is available in Maramagambo Woodland.
Accommodation in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda
Excellent customer service is provided by Mweya Safari Lodge, Jacana Lodge, Katara Lodge, Kyambura Gorge Lodge, Kasenyi Safari Lodge, Elephants Plains Safari Lodge, Ishasha Wildness Camp (luxury), Enganzi Safari Lodge, Ihamba Safari Lodge, Kasenyi Wildlife Lodge (middle-range), Simba Safari Camp, Bush Lodge Camp, and Buffalo Resort (Budget facilities).
The accessibility of Queen Elizabeth National Park
A paved route from Kampala to the park’s center via Mbarara and Bushenyi passes within 22 kilometers of the primary tourist destination, Mweya Peninsula. The park is 420 kilometers from Mbarara and 410 kilometers from Fort Portal.
Queen Elizabeth National Park is easily accessible from Lake Mburo National Park, Kibale National Park, which is famous for chimp tracking, and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, which is famous for gorilla tracking.
Morning and afternoon flights connect Entebbe to the principal airstrips at Kasese, Mweya, and Ishasha.
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