Queen Elizabeth National Park
Queen Elizabeth National Park is one of the outstanding treasures of Uganda. The park has recently been designated a Biosphere Reserve for Humanity under UNESCO. The park covers 2000 sq. kms and includes a remarkable variety of eco-systems; from semi-deciduous tropical forest to green meadows, savannah and swamps. It is the home of the famous tree-climbing lions, the Uganda kob and other antelope as well as elephant, buffalo, hippos, baboons, and chimpanzee.
Over 500 species of birds have been recorded here making it prime target for birdwatchers. Species recorded include the shoebill stork, black bee-eater, 11 types of kingfishers and a variety of raptors including several falcons and eagles. In the crater lakes, spectacular flocks of flamingos gather, creating the image of a moving pink carpet. The park is located in the Western Arm of the Great East African Rift valley; the park extends its horizons to the foothills of magnificent scenery of Mt Rwenzori in the North to Ishasha sector southwards famous for rare tree climbing lion’s.
The launch trip along the Kazinga Channel between Lake George and Edward is a memorable way to view the variety of game in Queen Elizabeth.
Actually the park is a treasure, a rich habitat of savanna, equatorial rainforests, papyrus swamps, Crater Lakes, baboon’s cliff, kyambura gorge Kazinga channel, Lake Edward and Lake George, full of animals and birds.
A Launch trip either morning or late afternoon and game drives provide visitors with easy viewing of animals such as Elephant, Buffalos, waterbucks, mongoose, warthogs, lions and several bird species. Kyambura gorge offers lifetime experience to trek chimps and other primates while the crater lakes region and baboon cliffs make visitors see the real taste of wonders of nature. Mweya safari lodge adjacent to Kazinga channel and Jacana safari lodge beneath spectacular Maramagambo forest scenery offer the best accommodation with hospitable staff.