Queen Elizabeth National park

Queen Elizabeth National Park is Uganda’s most popular Savannah reserve and has the widest variety of wildlife of any Ugandan park. The variety of habitats includes grassland Savannah, forests, wetlands and lakes. This provides the setting for an extensive range of large mammals and primates.  Leopard sightings are common, and the Ishasha sector is famous for its tree-climbing lion. Huge herds of buffalo and elephant are found in the Savannah areas of the park. An amazing number of hippo inhabit the Kazinga channel on which daily boat trips are conducted. Chimps can be tracked in the Nyambura godge, and several primate species are present. The park has luxury accommodation that will favour all visitors. It also caters for the budget travelers.Mweya safari lodge and Jacana lodge have excellent services and Ishasha wilderness camp with lavishness accommodation. Budget accommodation includes Mweya hotels and Ishasha bandas with average standards that will make your stay memorable. There are a number of activities that take place in Queen Elizabeth National park and they include;

  1. Nocturnal game drives/ Night game drives.
    There is a high chance of seeing predators such as lions, leopards, civet cats, genal cats and several cats after dinner in company of armed game rangers.
  2. Day game drives.{ both morning and evening game drives}
    During the 2 hour morning and evening game drives accompanied by the safari guide, there are chances of seeing elephants, buffaloes, lions, leopards, warthogs, and a variety of antelopes.
  3. Launch/ boat cruise on Kazinga channel.
    The boat cruise on the kazinga channel usually lasts 2 hours and gives visitors the opportunity to see a variety of yawning hippos in water, water birds, buffaloes, elephants, zebras, the Uganda kobs, topis, water bucks, bush bucks, reed bucks, duiker, mongoose, swamp antelopes, spotted hyena, warthog and forest hog.
  4. Chimpanzee tracking in kyambura Godge.
    Kyambura Godge is a home to a number of habituated chimpanzees, baboons and monkey.
  5. Mongoose tracking.
    One of the little known about activities in the park is the mongoose research tracking which takes place on the Mweya peninsula.  it is a 3 hour activity which can be done with a guide who accompanies you as you set off to the mongoose research  area . so that you  can observe the banded mongoose and learn about their way of life.
  6. Bird watching.
    The park has over 550 species of birds that have actually made it in a charming destination for guests that love watching birds. During a launch cruise along kazinga channel, one of the most exciting activities to see is the aquatic birds such as the white faced whistling, spur-winged  plovers, squacco heron, fish eagle, pink and white backed pelicans, african jacana, yellow backed weavers and so many others. While the prominent species include the malachite,  black- ramped button-quail, collard pranticles and so many others.
  7. Lion research tracking.
    Each morning or late afternoon you can take part in a lion tracking research experience in Queen Elizabeth park, these tracking times last between 1-3 hours and its done twice a day.  Therefore its only lions with radio-collars attached to them that are tracked. with the company of the researchers you will be able to learn the habits of the lions.
  8. Maramagambo forest.
    it has got a number of  activities  and its good for bird-watching with a bat cave trail that leads you to a bat cave viewing area which homes pythons. The blue lake is also scenic which attracts many tourists.
  9. Ishasha tree climbing lions.
    Game drives in Ishasha sector rewards a sight of Ishasha’s  most famous tree climbing lions along the path lounging in the branches while keeping a close eye on the herd of Uganda kobs. It is also a home to many buffaloes and elephants as well as the rare shoe bill stork.