Explore Queen Elizabeth National Park’s scenic views
Exploring Queen Elizabeth National park while on a safari is one the most amazing things that you can do when in Uganda. Queen Elizabeth National Park was named after the queen of England, it’s undeniably majestic. This amazing national park is found in Western Uganda. There’s a lot one can explore while on the safaris in Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Exploring Queen Elizabeth National Park is dreamy as its surrounded by water bodies; Lake George, Lake Edward, and the Kazinga channel. The park has a wide variety of terrain, including volcanic craters, grassy plains and tropical forest.
The Kasinga Channel has the largest concentration of hippos in the world! This gives it an advantageous point of beautiful views over other National Parks in Uganda.
Exploring Queen Elizabeth National Park is popular with tourist
Queen Elizabeth is the most visited national park in Uganda. A visit to Uganda is not complete until you explore Queen Elizabeth National Park. The park is much more than just the picturesque views.
The park has shady, humid forests, sparkling lakes, and fertile wetlands, making it the ideal habitat for classic game.
It also has ten primate species including Chimpanzees and Colombus monkeys. It was opened in 1952 along with Murchison Falls National Falls.
For birders, exploring Queen Elizabeth National Park is a sanctuary for birds. Bird devotees would be able to find over 600 species of birds just in one national park.
Game drives in Queen Elizabeth National Park
Like other parks in Uganda Queen Elizabeth has a variety of wildlife. These range from buffaloes, Uganda kobs, waterbucks, warthogs, lions, leopards, hyenas, giant forest hogs and elephants.
On the southern side of Queen Elizabeth National Park, known as Ishaha, you will spot tree climbing lions, Leopards and Topis. Also, you will see primates in the Kyambura Gorge and Maramagambo forest.
The bird species you may have a chance to see include African skimmer, Chapin’s flycatcher, Pink-backed Pelicans, Papyrus Canary, Shoebill stork, martial eagle, Black-rumped buttonquail and flamingos.
Boat ride in Queen Elizabeth National Park
A boat ride on the Kazinga channel is one experience you will enjoy. It’s a relaxing two-hour boat ride on the Kazinga channel. While on this ride you will see plenty of bird species and with a good camera you will be able to capture all the colourful birds on the shoreline.
You will encounter fishermen, fishing on the channel. They fish for both domestic and commercial purposes.
Also what you won’t miss are the schools of hippos and herds of elephants along the shoreline of the Kazinga channel. The boat always has entertainment and soft drinks for the 4-hour ride.
Queen Elizabeth is known for its birding experiences. It’s home to over 550 bird species. For bird watchers, this has become a popular destination for them.
Uganda is among the most well-known birding destination in the whole of Africa. It has a diversity of bird species a number of which are not easily spotted in any other part of the African continent.
There are several birding destinations within the country and these have made Uganda certainly one of the finest birding paradises.
As you take time to marvel at the spectacular birds, you will certainly come across a diversity of additional wildlife that will turn your bird watching safari into a very memorable encounter.
The most ideal time to spot these birds is actually early in the morning as well as late in the evenings.
Tree Climbing Lions in Queen Elizabeth National Park
The Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park is notably recognized for its Tree climbing lions that are an exceptional attraction and one among the highlights on all safaris taken within Queen Elizabeth National park.
These tree climbing lions can only be found in two National Parks in the East African region. That’s Queen Elizabeth National Park and Lake Manyara National Park in Tanzania.
The Ishasha tree-climbing lions are not to be missed as this is one of the best safari experiences you can be part of. It’s certainly one of the very memorable experiences in Africa.
Chimp Tracking in Queen Elizabeth
The Kyambura Gorge experience is more than discovering chimpanzees in their natural environment: it teaches visitors about the ecosystems of Kyambura Gorge’s atmospheric “underground” rainforest, including vegetation types; bird identification and behaviour; and chimp tracking and monkey ecology.
Exploring Queen Elizabeth National Park is a must. All you need is an experienced tour guide to show you around. Not forgetting the tour company to handle all the logistics for you. When you’re ready I recommend StarMount Safaris they are a trusted company that will guide you through your planning process.