Queen Elizabeth National Park


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Written on: April 21, 2013   |   I visited in December 2010 Queen Elizabeth national park

Queen Elizabeth national Park is one of the very famous parks in Uganda because it is on the syllabus for the primary education. Its beautiful nature is well talked about and any one would feel the urge to travel there. Immediately after the university one of my girl friends found a job in Kasese town which is the nearest big town to the national park. So I decided to go and have my Christmas for that particular year. I travelled from my home district which is a 2and ½ hour’s drive to kasese. Journey to Kasese is so enjoyable because the road is very good, there is a lot of vegetation and more to that, the National park occupies part of my home district (Bushenyi). The air is as fresh as you travel through the National park, with very nice trees and gardens of tea which look so beautiful, there is no traffic on the road and the journey is indeed refreshing. I set off around 10:30 am of which the whole of 11 o’clock was spent through the national park. It is very interesting that throughout the journey I did not see many animals as I thought. We only met a group of Uganda cobs that were crossing the road, and in me there was this thought that I was wasting my time visiting such a park. So I continued the journey up to Kasese.
The following day was yet another sunny day where I and my friend decided to go and visit the park. By the way the whole of Kasese is very hot so, people can also do sun bathing from there. We reached there by 9 0clock in the morning and before we could even sign in the lion was loudly roaring and I almost changed my mind and go back home until the guide told us that it was being disturbed by some small animals. So we were given a guide and a van to move around with. That park is really wide and it provides a habitat for so many creatures. I saw lions, elephants both mothers and their babies, leopards, then there were some snakes, chimpanzees and hippopotamuses. Then the best moment of all was when I saw chimpanzees feeding, like real human beings no wonder they say, the evolution of man started from chimpanzees. Among other enjoyable observations was watching lions climbing trees yet when we were little they used to tell us that if a lion is chasing after you, you climb a tree because they do not know how to climb, then imagined what I would do in this particular park where they are able to climb.. I had a very great, refreshing and joyful day and I wouldn’t hesitate to go back.
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(4/5 stars) Written on: Jan 24, 2017   |   Visited: Nov 2015.
Uganda is called the pearl of Africa and, in my opinion, QENP is Uganda's crown jewel.
We were not in the park more than a few minutes when we saw a bird of prey feasting on a feathered kill. Moments later we spotted a tree-climbing lion.
Aside from the Kazinga Channel, which is riddled with tourists and wasn't to my liking, the park feels relatively open and no... read more
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(5/5 stars) 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... read more
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(5/5 stars) 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... read more
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(5/5 stars) 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... read more
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(5/5 stars) 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 ... read more
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(4/5 stars) 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. read more
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(4/5 stars) Written on: Mar 15, 2014   |   Visited: Dec 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... read more
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(5/5 stars) 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... read more
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(4/5 stars) 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... read more
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(4/5 stars) 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. read more
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