Queen Elizabeth National Park is another tour destination besides Bwindi National Park located in the south west part of Uganda. The park is surrounded by many districts including Kamwenge, Rubirizi, Kasese and Rukungiri.
The park is approximately 400 kilometers from the main capital city of Uganda. Kasese is located outside the northeastern edge of the park, while Rubirizi is near the southeastern, Maramagambo forest which borders Kigezi Game Reserve, Kyambura Game Reserve and Kibali National park in Uganda, Virunga National in Democratic Republic of Congo.
Queen Elizabeth National park is habitant for the biggest flock of Hippopotamus in Kazinga Channel with an estimation of 1,978 square Kilometers. It’s located from Lake George in the north east to Lake Edward in the south west connecting to Kazinga Channel which joins the two lakes.
Queen Elizabeth was founded in 1952 as Kazinga National park.
Queen Elizabeth National Park is a wildlife sanctuary that harbors animals such as a kob, African Buffaloes, Hippopotamus, Nile crocodile, African elephant, African leopard, chimpanzees, lion, Kob, waterbuck, warthogs and many more.
Ishasha sector in Rukungiri district is also part of Queen Elizabeth National park. This is one of the few areas in Africa where the tree climbing lions are inhabited.
Poachers in the areas of Queen Elizabeth National park killed over six elephants in the year of 2015; this caused a lot of frustration within the Uganda conservation Authority community.
Queen Elizabeth National, is a habitat to a number of savannah grassland including with very many kind of trees, shrubs, in this same environment there many lakes, river and swamps, forest lands and Maramagambo forest covering the part of the park.
Queen Elizabeth park, is a home of primates a diverse habitat including white colobus monkey, vervet and black monkeys, chimpanzees these are all spotted on top of the trees.
Queen Elizabeth National park, is one of the best attraction find the leopards ,Lions, Civet, Serval cats, elephants and many more, the lions are found throughout the forest park in the southern part of the Ishasha sector one of the best places in Africa for tree climbing lions.
The park has about 600 bird species including Martial Eagle, Black-rumped Buttonquail, African Skimmer, Chapin’s Flycatcher, Pink-backed Pelican, African Broadbill, Verreaux’s Eagle Owl, Black Bee-eater, White-tailed Lark, White-winged Warbler, Papyrus Gonolek, Papyrus Canary, Corncrake, Lesser and Greater Flamingo, Shoebill, Bar-tailed Godwit.
Trek the Mongoose in Queen Elizabeth National park in the Mweya Peninsula ,it’s a 3 hour activity where you learn about the Mongoose and their living habits in the forest.
Lion Research track
Take part in Lion tracking research experience in Queen Elizabeth National park, the trek takes a maximum of three hours or twice a day, the lions have radio collars which are attached to them. Learn about the habits of the lions in Queen Elizabeth Park, only few visitors are allowed to trek the lions.
Hiking in Queen Elizabeth National park
Hiking in Queen Elizabeth National park is another activity to explore the areas of Kyambura Gorge, Maramagambo, Mweya peninsula.
Chimpanzee trekking in Kyambura Gorge
Is another activity which takes place in Queen Elizabeth park in the savannah ranges, the Kyambura Gorge is referred to as the lost valley.
The forest one can see the baboons, chimpanzees, monkeys, forest flycatcher, Rwenzori Turaco and many more.
Katwe Explosion Crater
Katwe Explosion crater is located across the equator of the Albertine Rift which bubbles the volcanic activity in the past time. The area is 27 km between Kabatoro gate and Queen Elizabeth Park pavilion of the lakes, Rift valley escarpment and Kazinga channel, Lake Edward and Lake George and many more.