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Adventures of Queen Elizabeth National Park

Visited: Dec 2009 Reviewed: Mar 15, 2014

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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Visited: Nov 2015 Reviewed: Jan 24, 2017

Uganda is called the pearl of Africa and, in my opinion, QENP is Uganda's crown jewel.
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Visited: Nov 2015 Reviewed: Jan 14, 2016

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Visited: Aug 2002 Reviewed: Sep 26, 2015

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.
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Ultimate trip to Queen Elizabeth Nationa park.

Visited: Feb 2015 Reviewed: Sep 17, 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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Visited: Aug 2014 Reviewed: Oct 09, 2014

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Shutterbug delight

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Visited: Jun 2014 Reviewed: Jul 24, 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.
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Where lions climb trees!

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Visited: Jul 2012 Reviewed: Feb 04, 2014

If you find yourself in Uganda and you want a day off in the wild, this is an amazing park to visit.
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Queen Elizabeth National pk:Tremendous trip

Visited: Nov 2013 Reviewed: Nov 26, 2013

Ever wondered where to find the park named after the Queen of England and how to get there?!
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Visited: May 2011 Reviewed: Oct 18, 2013

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Visited: Jul 2011 Reviewed: Jul 12, 2013

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Diverse diverse diverse. And big.

Churchmanb
Visited: Mar 2009 Reviewed: May 28, 2013

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.
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No Big Game But Totally Worth It

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Visited: Dec 2012 Reviewed: May 03, 2013

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Visited: Dec 1993 Reviewed: Apr 22, 2013

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Visited: Dec 2010 Reviewed: Apr 21, 2013

Queen Elizabeth national park

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