Are you looking for the best tourist activities in Queen Elizabeth national park during your safari and adventure tour, here is a list of things to be done.
Queen Elizabeth is an oasis for a number of interesting species that inhabit the park, and boat cruising along it gives tour safaris the chance to cruise just meters from hundreds of huge buffaloes, hippos while elephants remain on the shoreline of Kazinga channel.
Around 60 bird species can be spotted during the boat cruise. It carries 40 passengers; the boat has a seat which allows to view and expert ranger takes you through the creatures’ stories.
Boat trip last 2 hours and run 3-4 times per day. They can be booked through Africa Adventure Vacations.
Bat Cave is located beneath the shady canopy of Maramagambo Forest. While at cave, you can view the resident bats and the pythons. There is also a cultural cave at the Nyanz’ibiri community. The Bat cave was funded by the Center for Disease Control. The cave has a viewing room where visitors can spot pythons and bats.
Nyanz’ibiri community has a historic cave that was a hiding place during the time of Idi Amin as a president. This place acted as a place for offering sacrifices and cleansing misfortunes.
Queen Elizabeth has variety of habitats which are roughly over 600 species. In fact, Queen Elizabeth is talked about by Birding International as the Important Birding Area. The park has got Savanna grass and forest that connect to DR Congo. This is the greatest park of birding in the East African national parks.
When birding in Queen Elizabeth National Park, it is good to have these sites in your mind for best experience; Kasenyi Area, Kazinga Channel, Maramagambo Forest, Mweya Peninsula, Ishasha Sector, Katunguru Bridge, Lake Kikorongo and Katwe.
The main bird species in the park include; Papyrus Canary, Martial Eagle, Pink-backed Pelican, African Broadbill, African Skimmer, Verreaux’s Eagle Owl, Chapin’s Flycatcher, Black Bee-eater, Black-rumped Buttonquail, White-tailed Lark, White-winged Warbler, Corncrake, Shoebill, Lesser and Greater Flamingo, Bar-tailed Godwit, Papyrus Gonolek. The birds are water birds, forest dwellers or woodland birds found in Maramagambo Forest.
Kyambura Gorge has got the most conducive environment for visitors to discover the vegetation types Chimpanzees, birds and the monkey behaviors. The Kyambura Gorge has a rainforest environment that is good for visitors. It is not easy to spot the chimpanzees but you can hear their sounds in a distant place.
Chimpanzees are men alike. Human beings share a lot with chimpanzee. Besides their hairy body, chimpanzee know how to hold hands and greet each other, they live in a social group of 10 to 100 chimpanzees, they eat and sleep. They also know how to kiss too. They babysit their young ones until four years. Chimpanzees also know how to use different tools like rocks for splitting nuts. They use sticks for drawing termite from nests and use pods for fetching water.
The chimpanzees have different skills that are inherited from generation to generation. They normally depend or feed on leaves, fruits, flowers and seeds. However, the skills of the chimpanzee depend on the diet and habitat. Chimpanzees also get annoyed and angry to those that try to tamper their anger.
Ecotourism is what welcomes to Leopard Village which is near Muhokya village. It is bordering northern part of Queen Elizabeth. This is a village where the community is run on social and economic ecotourism. Leopard village has a development initiative that is responsible for developing cultural and wild life conservation. It has almost 3acres of land.
Leopard village has got loving and welcoming community members who even make the visit by enjoying a conversation with them. Tourists visit the traditional huts of Bakonzo, Basongora and Banyabindi ethnic groups. Visitors can also buy handcrafts made by local members.
Leopard is partied by local communities and Uganda Carnivore Program. It is also being supported by Zoos in the United States and Germany. The local communities are of Kahendero, Hamukungu and Muhokya. Donations and fee are to help the community to develop.
Cultural encounter Kikorongo Women Community.
In Lukonzo “Kikorongo” means too much sunshine. The Equator Cultural Performers has a wonderful performance that consists of fire making, music, dance and drama. They teach Kikorongo’s African ArtCraft to visitors who are willing to learn. They teach how to make necklances, beads, baskets, woven belts, purses and bowls.
For unforgettable experience, tracks go through the North Kazinga Plains, Kasenyi, and Ishasha help to spot buffalo, warthogs, antelope elephant and baboons. Lions and leopards can be spotted during the morning ride.
In Ishasha you can sight lions and the local members siting under shady fig trees. In the southern part of Queen Elizabeth, you have a have higher chances of watching hippos, topis, hippos and buffaloes.
Kasenyi is in open grasslands that provide Queen Elizabeth the best game drive. Lions prey on the Uganda Kob. Touring with Mweya based Uganda predator Project gives a tourist a chance to sight hynas, leopards and lions since they monitor them by fitting them with radio collars.
Nature walks are one of the best ways to travel on the landscape and variety of wildlife of the park. Locations are Ishasha river and Maramagambo forest; Mweya peninsula with its beautiful views, where you may spot a variety of savanna and forest species and also having a chance to get closer to hippos on foot.
Mweya peninsula offers woodland and savannah with scenic views and bold warthogs. A t the end of park, tour safaris can enjoy an easy stroll along the Ishasha river, where they can see a variety of savannah and forest mammal and bird species as well as having a great chance on this walk to get closer to hippos on foot and remaining safe on the raised bank above the Ishasha river.
A research trip is organized for those tourists and scholars who want to test the wild adventure of African Fauna. When researching you will be able to witness and participate in monitoring of birds and mammals, habituation calls using a locator, surroundings and behavior plus the weather. It’s a wonderful adventure. The reports by researchers are reserved in the databases for future use and for preservation of the wildlife ecology and conservation of ecosystem.
Lion Tracking, Mongoose Tracking, Bird Counts and Hippo Census are some of the tourism experiments and activities running in Queen Elizabeth. The tour is in-between 2-3 hours. It takes place in the early morning and evening especially in the night. Few visitors are allowed in the park to reduce the amount of pressure put on animals and also to boost the experience of tourist on the site.
Book with us at the reservations desk of Africa Adventure Vacations and book in advance for best experience and to avoid inconveniences.
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