Queen Elizabeth National Park, Wildlife Adventure Tours in Uganda
Queen Elizabeth National Park is located in the Western Region stretching traversing various Districts i.e Kasese, Kamwenge, Rubirizi, and Rukungiri about 400 kms from the busy town of Kampala. The Park covers an area of 1,978 square kilo meters (764 sq mi) with Lake George in the North East and Lake Edward to the South West with the Kazinga Channel joining the two lakes. The Park comprises of wildlife animals i.e African buffalo, Ugandan kob, hippopotamus, Nile crocodile, African bush elephant, African leopard, lion, and chimpanzee. There are many bird species that can be watched in the Maramagambo Forest located within the Park.
The Park is famous for various safari attractions ranging from the Tree Climbing Lions of Ishasha Sector to the Numerous Volcanic Cones with deep craters then the Crater lakes such as Lake Katwe where Salt is extracted.
Activities at Queen Elizabeth National Park
Queen Elizabeth National Park offers numerous Safari Activities that can be taken on by various Travelers from all over the world interested in Safari Adventures on Holiday in Uganda. Below are the activities.
Queen Elizabeth National Park is a birder’s paradise offering remarkable bird watching Adventures as you watch more than 600 various species of birds with Central African Species inhabiting the Savanna and Forest vegetation. The bird species include; Martial Eagle, Black-rumped Buttonquail, African Skimmer, Chapin’s Flycatcher, Pinkbacked Pelican, African Broadbill, Verreaux’s Eagle Owl, Black Bee-eater, White-tailed Lark, White-winged Warbler, Papyrus Gonolek, Papyrus Canary, Corncrake, Lesser and Greater Flamingo, Shoebill, Bar-tailed Godwit.
Game Drives at Queen Elizabeth National Park are a very ideal and prominent Safari Activity carried out in the Park. These involve transferring to the Park’s various tracks to watch the wildlife animals wander around their natural habitat and these include; buffaloes, hippos, elephants, topis, kobs, small antelope, bush buck duiker, waterbucks etc.
Boat Cruises are another safari adventure to carry out while at Queen Elizabeth National Park and these occur along the Kazinga Channel known to adjoin the two various Lakes i.e Lake Edward and Lake George. These offer scenic views at the green vegetation terrain, Hippos and Crocodiles beneath the water.
Lion Tracking Experiential
Queen Elizabeth National Park also offers the Lion Tracking Experiential where travelers join a team of researchers to go and track the amazing lions of Queen Elizabeth National Park. These are tracked in the Kasenyi Plains for 1-4 hours following them with tags/ trackers placed along their ears to make location of them through the Savannah easier.
Hiking and Nature Walks
Hiking and Nature Walks are very exciting to take on in Queen Elizabeth National Park in Maramagambo Forest, Mweya Peninsular and around the Ishasha River. Along the walks watch numerous species of birds, green vegetation terrain, primates and mammals.
Caving in Queen Elizabeth
Queen Elizabeth National Park offers remarkable caving adventures requiring you to the Bat Cave in Maramagambo Forest where you watch numerous resident Bats and Pythons. The walk to the Cave offers you views of the green vegetation terrain, bird species, primates and mammals.
Queen Elizabeth National Park is also an ideal destination for all travelers interested in experiencing amazing Cultural Encounters in Uganda. Transfer to watch and join in the dance with the Kikorongo Equator Cultural Performers who inform you about the Salt mining process at Lake Katwe. Other than visiting the Kikorongo Community, travelers can transfer to other local communities to learn and support the locals.
Chimpanzee Tracking is carried out in the stunning Kyambura Gorge where you watch the Chimpanzees in their natural forest vegetation. Sightings of these is not a guarantee but you can hear these communicate, copulate, forage, play, etc.