Queen Elizabeth National Park is situated astride the equator in the south western Uganda. It’s the second largest national park in Uganda covering an area of 1,978 square kilometres. The park has varied habitats that include grass savannah, dense bushes, forest, swamp and lakes. The park offers magnificent game viewing experiences, a memorable launch trip and spectacular bird watching opportunities.
The park has over 100 species of mammals among which lion, elephant, buffalo, Uganda kob, warthogs, hyena, and leopards are the main draw cards. There are over 606 bird species many of which to be seen along the the Kazinga channel to the Mweya peninsular. The kazinga channel joins Lake Edward to Lake George where a launch trip allows visitors a close up encounter with many wildlife species.
Northern Crater Area
This region of the park is dominated by huge volcanic craters, some containing salt lakes. These unique ecosystems attract buffalo, elephant and on occasions many thousands of flamingo a sight sight to behold.
This huge forest just out side queen Elizabeth National Park is one of the biggest forests in Uganda. It covers a total area of 280 square kilometers of both primary and the secondary forest, 5 species of primates that includes chimpanzees.
The Blue Crater Lake at the sight of the Jacana Lodge is an impressive sight.
The gorge is within the savannah sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park. This 16 kilometer long scar in the earth is home to a group of habituated chimpanzees, baboons, monkeys and birds. The gorge is about 100m deep to where organised chimpanzee trekking can be conducted, bird watching, nature walks and sight seeing can be undertaken from the visitors centre.
The Ishasha Sector
This sector is the southern part of the park that is famous for it’s population of tree climbing Lions often to be seen in large fig trees in the plains.
- Mweya Safari Lodge – Upmarket
- Jacana Lodge – Upmarket
- Ishasha Wilderness Camp – Upmarket
- Katara Lodge – Upmarket
- King Fishers Safaris Resort – Mid range
- Game driving/ viewing
- Bird watching
- Launch trip
- Nature walks
- Chimpanzee tracking
A journey time of about 6 to 7 hours drive from Kampala via Mbarara to Mweya and 8 to 9 hours to Ishasha.