Written on: March 15, 2014
I visited in December 2009
Queen Elizabeth National Park is located in western Uganda about 234 miles by road from the capital Kampala. Queen Elizabeth has many interesting physical features including Lake George, Lake Edward, Lake Katwe, Kazinga channel that connects lake Edward to George it also has many Volcanic cones and deep craters. It also includes Maramagambo forest and Kyambura game reserve and about 95 species of mammals live here.
There is a variety of interesting game and fauna to see in queen Elizabeth National park, including Hippopotamuses in the Kazinga channel, lions, elephants, leopards and chimpanzees. Near Ishasha you will see the climbing lions and the males have black manes.
There are several services in the national park including a telecentre, park lodges, game drives, boat launches and scenic drives.
You can do several activities in Queen Elizabeth National park including bird watching safaris, watching tree-climbing lions, chimpanzee tracking at Kyambura forest reserve, Katwe salt works and several other activities I enjoyed these spectacular views around Ishasha.
Enjoy watching over 612 species the birds include the Papyrus canary, shoe bill stock, flamingos pink-backed pelicans and black-rumped button quail.
Enjoy a two hour boat cruise on Kazinga channel while viewing schools of hippos.
Stay at any of the park lodges and hotels surrounding it at a price between $50-200.
The camps include the Bush Camp, Hippo Hill Lodge, Hotel Margherita, Ihamba safari Lodge, Ishasha Ntungwe River Camp, Ishasha Tented Camp, Ishasha Wilderness Camp, Geolodges Jacana
Safari Lodge, Katara Lodge, Kingfisher Lodge, Mweya Safari Lodge, Mweya Hostel, Queen Elizabeth Safari Camp, Rwenzori International Hotel, Sandton Hotel and Village Eco lodge.
Queen Elizabeth National park is a place to visit for both local and international tourists.
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Written on: Jan 14, 2016
| Visited: Nov 2015.
The park is known to have the highest concentration wildlife in Uganda. Tree-climbing lions can be seen draped in trees in the Ishasha sector, and the variety of birds is spectacular! Over 612 bird species have been recorded in the area among which include the Lappet-faced Vultures, the rare shoe bill stork, pick-backed pelicans, black bee-eater, palm-nut and the A...
Written on: Sep 26, 2015
| Visited: Aug 2002.
If you camp, be sure you can get a fire lit. Backup matches, kerosene. Be sure. Because the fire really can help keep the predators away, and the lions are curious.
On our third or fourth safari in Queen, we saw a pair of young males, manes just coming in, near the peninsula. That night, they found us. What's that? That's lions.
Sniffing around the tent, lic...
Written on: Sep 17, 2015
| Visited: Feb 2015.
If I have seen beauty, it was in Queen Elizabeth National park. The park has a variety of animals starting from the small ones like squirrels to the largest ones like the elephants. It has the fascinating tree climbing lions that we saw relaxing in trees and truly one would say they are the King of the jungle. The Kazinga channel it self is a gem where you see hipp...
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Written on: Oct 09, 2014
| Visited: Aug 2014.
This is the second largest national park in Uganda and covering an area of 197800 ha found in the Albertine rift valley. The area was affected by Rinderpest and smallpox in 1890s and then the arrival of tsetse flies at the beginning of 20 century. In 1910 the seriousness of nagana and human sleeping sickness led the officials to move the inhabitants to areas free ...
Written on: Jul 24, 2014
| Visited: Jun 2014.
I now know why this park is so popular. Yes, it's more crowded than other parks in Uganda and Rwanda, but it's so scenic and has such a large number of animal life that it's ok.
Loved the food here for some reason. Def try to do a boat tour, too.
I am an outgoing person and fun loving. I can say I am a group traveler. Whether with friends or family, in the wild or at the beaches, it's always fun when it involves everyone. The beach games, swimming, the hikes, game drives and I feel safe in the crowd when a li...
Written on: Feb 04, 2014
| Visited: Jul 2012.
If you find yourself in Uganda and you want a day off in the wild, this is an amazing park to visit.
Getting there from Kampala has varied means and very pocket friendly. We are three of us and we board a bus headed Kasese. One of us is a Ugandan and knows the place quite well.
In Kasese, there are many taxis for hire. They accept day trips in the park and cha...
Written on: Nov 26, 2013
| Visited: Nov 2013.
Ever wondered where to find the park named after the Queen of England and how to get there?!
Situated in Western Uganda in four districts with astonishing creatures like rift valley escarpments, long winding caves, crater lakes and vast bird and animals species, Queen Elizabeth National Park has a variety of flora and fauna making it unique and so attractive with...
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Written on: Oct 18, 2013
| Visited: May 2011.
The game drive was great because I and my group managed to see the tree climbing lions in Ishasha sector and the also the boat along the Kazinga channel was superb. We also managed to see the elephants in a big herd plus other primates in the park.
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Written on: Jul 12, 2013
| Visited: Jul 2011.
This is Uganda’s most well-liked park and it is a very accessible savanna reserve. It is a perfect place to enjoy wildlife viewing as well as have eco-tours because of its great profusion of flora and Fauna that have actually transformed it into the best game park with the riches biodiversity in Africa.
This park is prominent for its vast population of antelope...
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I've been to Africa twice now for a total of around 7 months, completing an overland trip from Cape Town to Addis Ababa and north-to-south drive of Madagascar.
Written on: May 28, 2013
| Visited: Mar 2009.
Although a long way from any big cities, Queen Elizabeth NP is fairly accessible, as African parks go. Several good-sized roads criss-cross the park, allowing you to get a good feel for the variety of landscapes here.
Savannahs allow great views of herds of elephants.
The Kazinga Channel is really the draw here. This is a good time to have a guide, as different ...