You should never miss a Wildlife safari to Uganda – Queen Elizabeth National Park
Queen Elizabeth National Park is located in the western region of Uganda and occupies about 1,978 square kilometers. This park is a home to a variety of animals and birds thus it is among the most popular tourist destinations in Uganda.
After Uganda gorilla safari, visitors always want to go for a Uganda Wildlife Safari through Queen Elizabeth National Park. Here they see large numbers of elephants, Uganda Kobs, lions, water-bucks, chimpanzees, hippos, leopards, hyena, buffaloes, warthogs and many others.
There are over 600 bird species which makes the park one of the best spots for bird-watching safaris in Uganda.
Some of the tourists attractions in Queen Elizabeth National park include the following;
Kazinga Channel: This channel connects lake Edward and lake George. It is 40 kilometers long and best known for boat riding. Boat ride gives visitors a great view of the park and animals such as crocodiles, hippos, elephants that are always around the banks.
This tour activity along the Kazinga channel is also great for bird watchers because of the vast species of birds. A Rwanda safari is also great for the above amazing experience.
If you are looking down on a Wildlife Safari in Uganda one of the major tourist attractions in Queen Elizabeth National Park is Lake Katwe which is known for salt mining. Tourists to Lake Katwe often meet salt miners who are both men and women each with an individual mining area.
A few kilometers from Lake Katwe is Lake Munyanyage which is another crater lake and this one is home to large numbers of flamingos and other bird species.
Find the best spotting place for leopards which normally live within the scrubby thickets in Mweya Peninsula. It is also a focal point of the beautiful northern part of the park! Visiting with a guide is the best way to explore this as the guide will give you all the information you need as you go.
The Uganda gorilla tracking safaris also provides all the necessary information about the park as well as the Mweya Peninsular.
Taking an experienced guide in the early morning or evening hours is the best way to enjoy Game Driving through Queen Elizabeth National Park while spotting a variety of animals like lions, leopard, elephants, Uganda kobs impalas and many others.
Chimpanzee tracking in Kyambura gorge is one of the most popular tourist activities for tourists to Queen Elizabeth national Park. Tracking permits are a requirement for all trackers before tracking the chimpanzees. All trackers are first briefed about the tracking experience before they embark on tracking chimpanzees in the 16-kilometer-long Kyambura gorge.
Where to stay
The Park has both budget and high-end luxury accommodation facilities suitable for all kinds of tourists.
The following are some of the luxury Safari Lodge; Mweya Safari Lodge, Jacana safari Lodge and Ishasha Wilderness Camp and Kyambura Gorge Lodge. Budget accommodation facilities include Simba Safari Camp, Ishasha bandas among others. The park also has a number of camping sites.
How to get there
Queen Elizabeth National Park can be accessed through Mbarara or Fort Portal from Kampala. The park is approximately 410km from Kampala and it takes about 6 hours to get there from Kampala by road. Visitors from Gorilla trekking in Uganda Bwindi impenetrable forest can also access Queen Elizabeth National Park through the Ishasha sector.
Contact Uganda gorilla tours for more details.