Queen Elizabeth national park is the second largest after Murchison falls national park, occupying an estimated area of 1,978 square kilometers extending from Lake George in the North East to Lake Albert in the South West and it includes the Kazinga channel that connects the two lakes.

It is the most scenic of all, making it the most visited with a big variety of habitats including savanna grassland mixed with various kinds of trees and grassy plains but also tropical rain forests, different swamps, and volcanic features comprising volcanic cones and deep craters, many crater lakes.

Queen Elizabeth Park History

The park was founded in 1952 as Kazinga National Park to protect the existing wildlife
from the communities from hunting them. In 1952, it was renamed after Queen Elizabeth
2 when she visited the park to commemorate the Queen’s visit.

Wildlife Diversity

Queen Elizabeth national park is home to the famous tree-climbing lions in the Ishasha sector in Uganda. The park is the third richest park in the wildlife population after Kidepo valley national park and Murchison falls national Park respectively. It’s an excellent place to sight large game such as the savannah elephants, giraffes, buffaloes, lions, leopards and different species of antelopes, chimpanzee tracking in kyambura gorge, and different bird species. The park’s water bodies are habitats for Crocodiles and have the highest concentration of hippos in East Africa

Things to and when to visit Queen Elizabeth national park

The park has the highest number of activities to do while there, tourist activities carried out in the park include game viewing, boat safaris, exploration of crater lakes, primates tracking, forest/nature walk in kyambura gorge, and kalizu forest. There are also community tours around the park including the Katwe salt mine where you will explore the way of life of people around the park.

Best Time to visit Queen Elizabeth national park

Queen Elizabeth national park can be visited throughout the year however to have the best exploration of the park’s attractions is best visited in the short period of December to February and in the long period from June to October, these are dry seasons of the year in Uganda and its during then when transportation is easier and easy access to wildlife

How to get there

Queen Elizabeth national park is located in western Uganda in the districts of Kasese, Kamwenge, Bushenyi, and Rukungiri can be accessed from Kampala through the Equator the south through Mbarara approximately 420km and in the north through Fort portal approximately 410km. The park can also be accessed through domestic flights
from Entebbe airport to the existing airstrip of Kasese, Mweya, and Ishasha.

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