What can I do and see in Queen Elizabeth national park

The fly-in safari to queen Elizabeth national park will enable you to encounter and explore different sections of the park

Arranging Fly-in Safari To Queen Elizabeth National Park

Are you looking for a fly-in safari to Queen Elizabeth National Park? This park is found in the southwestern part of Uganda neighboring the other parts of Kibale forest national park, mountain Rwenzori national park, and Bwindi impenetrable forest national park. Queen Elizabeth national park is ranked as the second-best visited and largest national park after Murchison falls national park. it features the best savannah vegetation parks that offer an opportunity for wildlife viewing and while you’re visiting the Queen Elizabeth national park, you will be able to see the big 4 animals which include lions, leopards, buffaloes, and elephants. Arranging a fly-in safari to Queen Elizabeth national park is meant for the people who are interested in touring and visiting the Queen Elizabeth national park to participate in different activities which include a boat cruise, community visits tours, wildlife viewing, and chimpanzee trekking among others.

What can I do and see in Queen Elizabeth national park?

The fly-in safari to queen Elizabeth national park will enable you to encounter and explore different sections of the park that include the southern sectors where you will be able to see tree-climbing lions, herds of elephants, herds of caped buffaloes, and cross to Mweya peninsular to participate in boat cruise at Kazinga Channel where you will be able to see different species of animals and birds. The park also features Kasenyi plains which are popularly known for game drives and the Kyambura Gorge which is known for chimpanzee trekking and visitors are limited to only one hour of chimpanzee trekking.

There different safari activities that you can do whole at Queen Elizabeth national park include the following

Safari game drives

 These are mostly done in Kasenyi plains and Mweya peninsular. While doing your safari game drives, you will be able to spot various animal and bird species which among other include waterbucks, antelopes, buffaloes, Topis, and on your lucky day you will able to spot leopards and lions. Queen Elizabeth National Park is rich in wildlife species that you can explore while on a game drive. In the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National park, it is interesting to have carryout game drives in this section. This is the only place in Uganda where you can go and see tree climbing lions while you’re doing a tour game drive safari. Game drives safaris are best done with our professional guides and where possible is supplemented by a ranger guide from Uganda wildlife Authority.

Boat cruise safaris in Kazinga channel

While in Queen Elizabeth national park you dare not to miss taking part in a luxurious boat cruise at the Kazinga channel. Kazinga channel is a collection point for animals, especially during dry conditions. Enjoy the cruise at the; channel as you see Nile crocodiles basking on the shores of the banks, see large groups of hippopotamus, buffaloes, elephants, warthogs among others. Kazinga channel has numerous bird species that are always there waiting for their prey in form of fish from the water. Have stunning views of Mweya peninsular and land and interact with local fishermen who are always at Kazinga engaging in fishing activities.

Chimpanzee tracking safaris in Kyambura Gorge 

Chimpanzee tracking is a key tourism activity that most of the tourists engage in in Queen Elizabeth National Park. The chimpanzee tracking safaris happens in the Kyamabura gorge and the activity starts early in the morning and there also an afternoon chimpanzee tracking trip. At Africa Adventure Vacations, we book for you the chimpanzee permits deepening on your time of travel and interests. To engage in all the activities in Queen Elizabeth national park, you will need to spend more time within the park and have a deep encounter of these activities, by contacting we shall send you more information and details of the packages that are available for Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Cultural Tours in Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Upon visiting Queen Elizabeth National Park for wildlife safaris, you may also decide to take part in cultural tours where you can meet and interact with local people.  encounter people at Lake Katwe and see how best the local people engage in different activities like salt mining as they earn a living from salt and tourism around the park. Queen Elizabeth national park is one of the parks where local people and the park live harmoniously. For cultural tours, the Kasoga community is the best example where you have the stories of the people adjacent to Queen Elizabeth national park and the best activities that they are involved in these people have mutually live with in-park premises as they enhance conservation while receiving benefits from the park and the tourist,  Enjoy the cultural dances and drama organized by the local people and participate in their daily activities and here you will have immersed into their culture for a better cultural experience.

Bird Watching

Queen Elizabeth national park has the highest concentration of bird species in all national parks found in Uganda and therefore this means that the park favors the birders. There over 600 recorded bird species in Queen Elizabeth National Park. There are various birds such as water birds, swamp birds, savannah birds, and the Albertine rift endemic birds. Some of the birds can be spotted while on the Kazinga channel boat cruise while you can view others on game drives in all corners of the park. The common bird species of Queen Elizabeth national park include Swamp Flycatcher, Abyssinian Ground Hornbills, Pel’s fishing-owl, Giant Kingfisher, Nightjars, Giant Heron, Giant Heron, Back-bellied Bustard, Rare Swamp flycatcher, Collared pratincole, Black-headed Lapwing, Gray-crowned crane, African Jacana, Marabou stork, Palm-nut vulture, Shoebill stork, and secretary bird among others.

How to get to Queen Elizabeth National Park on a fly-in safari

Air transport is the easiest and quickest means of transport to get to Queen Elizabeth national park on a fly-in safari. Flight to Queen Elizabeth national park will take only 1 hour and 15 minutes and there are available scheduled flights at Entebbe International airport/Kajjansi to Kasese or Mweya airstrips. After arriving at the above-mentioned airstrips, then you will be able to drive for a short distance to Queen Elizabeth national park. The time from the airstrip to go to Queen Elizabeth national park will depend on the location of the lodge where you will be staying in the national park. Visitors staying at Mweya peninsular lodges, it is a walkable distance from Mweya airstrip top Mweya peninsular lodges such as Mweya Safari Lodge among others, all flights commence the flights to queen Elizabeth national park from Entebbe/Kajjansi airfield depending on the tour operator who booked for you a ticket and which starting point he/she wants to use.

What is the best time to visit Queen Elizabeth national park on a fly-in safari?

Uganda is one of the countries of East Africa that is being crossed by the equator and in fact, the equator in Uganda crosses Queen Elizabeth national park which has modified the type of climate that Queen Elizabeth national park receives with two tropical rain rainfall periods. However, most of the visitors have taken the dry season as the best time to visit Queen Elizabeth National Park, and indeed this very true because, during the rainy season, the passages into the park and the trails becomes so hard to access, making the experience in the park so difficult. However, during the dry months of December to February and June to September, the park is dry with no incidences of the vehicle stuck in the mud and also the visibility of the wildlife becomes fine during the dry season because most of the animals in the park tend to concentrate on the watering points during dry season making it convenient for you to view and take photos.

Where you can stay in Queen Elizabeth National Park on a fly-in safari?

Once you arrive at Entebbe international airport, you should spend a night in Kampala or Entebbe international airport so that you can get up and get catchup with the domestic flight to queen Elizabeth National park. Queen Elizabeth national park is surrounded by different accommodation facilities’ ranging from budget, midrange, and luxury accommodation facilities. There are different budget accommodation options which include Elephant Hab Lodge, Pumba safari lodge where you can pay around 90 to 100 USD per person per night. Middle range accommodation facilities include Bush lodge, buffalo lodge for up to 100 to 200 United States dollars per night per person. Luxury accommodation facilities include Mweya safari Lodge, Katara Lodge, and Kyambura gorge loge and the rooms range from 200 to 400 United States dollars per night.

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