Queen Elizabeth National Park reviews


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Named after Queen Elizabeth II and established in 1952, Queen Elizabeth National Park spans an estimated 1,987 km² (764 miles²). Located in western Uganda, the park covers the districts of Kases, Kamwenge, Bushenyi and Rukungiri, stretching from the crater foothills of the Rwenzori  peaks in the North and along Lake Edward to the remote Ishasha River in the south. ... ...

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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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(4/5 stars) 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... read more
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(4/5 stars) 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 ... read more

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Lion
Elephant
Hippopotamus
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(3/5 stars) Written on: May 03, 2013   |   Visited: Dec 2012.
Queen Elizabeth National Park is referred to as the "Pearl of Africa". In December, we set out to see this marvel. You can access QENP via chartered flights to kasese, mweya or ishasha airstrips but we decided to travel by road from kampala, mbarara town via katunguru to Bushenyi. This trip as we found out is extremely tiresome and boring, a good 5.5 hrs 400km jour... read more

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Warthog
Zebra
Hippopotamus
Nile crocodile
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(5/5 stars) Written on: Apr 22, 2013   |   Visited: Dec 1993.
Before there was much of a park here, this area was free to roam; staying in the sweet village of Katwe on Lake Edward in 1990 was charming and difficult to leave. Over one hill we discovered sections down in a valley - - explained as the salt-works (where water dehydrated out of various ponds). Over another hill was a small lake with multitudes of “lesser” pink ... read more

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Hippopotamus
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(5/5 stars) Written on: Apr 21, 2013   |   Visited: Dec 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 t... read more
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Safari suitability: 9 / 10
The park does contain four of the five (no rhino) and is exquisite in scenery and other wildlife sightings.
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