"A medley of wonders"
The park was founded in 1952 park as kazinga national park and later renamed in memory of queen Elizabeth ІІ visit to Uganda. The park is Ugandans most popular destination because of its classic big game, sparkling lakes and fertile wetlands, kazinga channel, endless ishasha sector whose fig trees hide the lions ready to pray on the Uganda kobs, ecosystem, 600 bird species,10 primate species including the chimpanzees, rolling hills, lions, hippos, elephants, buffalos, kobs and so much more.
WHAT TO DO
This is the greatest of any national park in East Africa with over 600 species. Classified as an important birding area the parks savannah and forest linking to the forests of Congo allows you to spot east as well as Central African species.
Discover the chimpanzees in their natural environment at Kyambura gorge. Get to know more about the eco system of Kyambura gorges' atmospheric rainforest, vegetation types, bird identification and behavior, chimp and monkey ecology.
The bat cave underneath the shady Maramagambo forest is the home of bats and numerous pythons that visitors can view.
Wildlife research tour
Are you a researcher with great interest to study the wild African fauna, exotic birds and mammals, the weather surroundings and behavior? With this experience you will be able to monitor and find out why the park could be unique.
The tracks through Kasenyi, north kazinga plains, the Ishasha sector offers virtually guaranteed buffalo, elephants, antelopes, kobs, baboons and warthogs with our professional guides in the early morning or at dusk is the best way to track the lions and maybe the leopard.
For many fascinating species inhabiting the park, a boat ride on Kazinga channel gives you the sight of lots of hippos and buffalos while elephants can be seen on the shoreline.
Cultural trail and nature walk
Enjoy the Kikorongo cultural dancers, locals harvest salt from Katwe salt lake, the local Banyaraguru huts, or an agricultural village guided by the local community members.
To actively explore the landscape and wildlife of Queen Elizabeth national park, locations like the shady Maramagambo forest, Mweya peninsula for a scenic view and Ishasha river where you may spot a variety of forest and savannah species as well as having the opportunity to closely view the hippos on foot.