This is by far Uganda’s most scenic and visited game reserve. A massive variety of habitats including the savanna grassland mixed with various kinds of trees and grassy plains as well as different swamps and volcanic features which include volcanic cones and deep craters and tropical rain forests give the park its distinctive look. Queen Elizabeth National park is an ideal place to sight large game, go bird watching (612 species) on the Kazinga channel, and track chimpanzees in the Kyambura Gorge. Find tree climbing lions in Ishasha. For many years, Queen Elizabeth National Park has been Uganda’s most visited national park. In terms of wildlife or biodiversity, Queen is Uganda’s most populated protected area. A visit to Queen Elizabeth National Park is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see Africa’s big five wild animals in their natural habitat. Other attractions in Queen Elizabeth National Park that may pique your interest include the gorge, caves, and tree climbing lions are a highlight of Queen Elizabeth National Park Uganda Safaris Tours. The lions in Queen Elizabeth National Park are very different from those found in other Ugandan and African national parks. Climbing lions can be found in the Queen Elizabeth National Park sector, which is located in the park’s southernmost region. If you climb in the trees within.
Queen Elizabeth National Park lies against the backdrop of the great Rwenzori Mountains with stunning and panoramic views that are made up of various crater lakes. These lakes are carved dramatically into many green rolling hills. When you visit, you will be rewarded with magical sights of the Kazinga Channel, its shores teeming with hippopotamus, elephants and buffalo. You will also see the plains of Ishasha, whose fig trees obscure tree-climbing lions that are ever ready to hunt herds of Ugandan kob. As it is with the rich abundance of wildlife, Queen Elizabeth National Park Uganda also has a rich cultural background. There are many opportunities for tourists to meet up with the local communities and be part of amazing cultural activities like traditional dances, storytelling moments, listening to traditional music and more. You can further engage in community projects and leave footprints of good behind. Named after Queen Elizabeth II, the park was previously named Kazinga National Park. The gazetting of Queen Elizabeth National Park has long ensured the conservation of its ecosystems for decades, which in turn can benefit the surrounding communities. Some activities in this popular national park include wildlife viewing (primary activity) in Kasenyi, Mweya and Ishasha sectors, chimpanzee trekking in the exhilarating Kyambura Gorge, Kalinzu forest or Maramagambo forest, hot air ballooning and local community visits. Other interesting activities include hiking and nature walks, bird watching, cruises on the Kazinga Channel, lion tracking with the Uganda Carnivore Program, a visit to the explosion crater and a visit to the Katwe salt works. Tourists can visit Queen Elizabeth National Park at any time of the year, but the best experiences are during the months of June to September and December to January respectively. This amazing wildlife park is not only among the best wildlife viewing destinations but is also Uganda’s most popular tourist destination.
Activities To Do In Queen Elizabeth National Par
Boat/launch cruise on Kazinga Channel
If there is one most memorable recreational activity you shouldn’t miss on the Uganda safari then it is a launch/boat cruise on Kazinga Channel in Queen Elizabeth National Park. It is a 2-3 hours recreational experience and it is conducted twice a day, in the morning and in the afternoon. Kazinga Channel extends about 32kms, connecting Lake George and Lake Edward. While on a boat cruise, expect to see huge volumes of hippos, crocodiles, water birds plus other wildlife species.
Queen Elizabeth National Park is one of the premier Uganda safari parks offering amazing game drive/game viewing experiences. Tourists can engage in guided game drives through the park’s Kasenyi Plains which rewards with the astonishing sight of antelopes, buffaloes, warthogs, elephants, lions, leopards, hyenas, birds, and a lot more, or explore the Ishasha sector in the southern side of the park, a renowned sector with the tree-climbing lions. While on the Uganda safari holiday in Queen Elizabeth National Park, it is possible for you to participate in day or night game drives.
Tree climbing lion tracking experience
This is one of the extraordinary Uganda safari experiences offered to visitors in Queen Elizabeth National Park. It lets you sight lions including the tree-climbing lions. This activity is carried out together with experienced researchers and special tracking devices will be used. It is done 2 times a day, in the morning and in the evening/afternoon. While on a trek, expect to enjoy a good sight of not only lions but also other wildlife like antelopes, birds, and many more.
One of the interesting safari activities worthy of taking part in the Uganda safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park is birding. Over 620 bird species exist in this beautiful park’s varied habitats making it an amazing birding destination. While on Uganda birding safari in this protected area, some of the birds to excite you include the shoebill stork, pelicans, Kingfishers, papyrus canary, Verreaux’s eagle owl, white-winged warblers, black rumped buttonquail African skimmer, long-tailed cormorants, Squacco heron, black bee-eaters, grey-headed kingfishers, nightjars, papyrus gonoleks and others. The most preferred time for birding tours in Queen Elizabeth National Park starts from March-May and September-November.
Hot Air Balloon Experience
A hot air balloon tour is an exciting and unusual experience, currently conducted in Murchison Falls National Park and Queen Elizabeth National Park. It offers tourists on Uganda safari a chance to enjoy the good sight of savanna wildlife while in a hot air balloon rather than in a 4×4 Land Cruiser/Safari Van.
While on Uganda safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park, there is a possibility of you participating in chimpanzee tracking. This is perfect for primate lovers and this thrilling primate adventure is best conducted at Kyambura Gorge, Eastern side of Queen Elizabeth National Park where a variety of primates including chimpanzees, blue monkeys, L’Hoest monkeys, red-tailed monkeys, black and white colobus liver.
Guided Nature Walks
If you are interested in nature walks/hiking then a visit to Queen Elizabeth National Park is worth your Uganda safari holiday and time. The park features diverse habitats tourists can explore while on a guided nature walk, each exposing visitors to the park’s huge volumes of wildlife, birds, and colourful butterflies at a close range. Nature walks in this park are perfectly carried out in Maramagambo Forest, Mweya Peninsular, and other sites.
Please note that this is a general itinerary, and the actual duration, activities, and accommodations may vary depending on your preferences, available time, and the specific arrangements made with you. It is advisable to consult with us to customise your itinerary and make any necessary adjustments.
- 4×4 safari vehicle with fuel
- Professional Local english speaking Guide/Driver
- Full Board Meals Plan
- All park entry fees-Game drives, ranger and entry fees
- Safari Boat Cruise At Kazinga Channel
- Visa Entry Fees
- All Air fares
- Meals where not provided
- Porter fees while trekking
- Personal Insurance
- Personal shopping bills
- Items of personal nature
- Alcoholic drinks