Activities in Queen Elizabeth National Park

Variety of activities tailored for visitors. Such as game drives, Kazinga boat cruise, lion tracking research, chimpanzee trekking, mongoose tracking on Mweya peninsular

Safari Activities In Queen Elizabeth National Park

Activities in Queen Elizabeth National Park. The park is among the most popular visited destinations in Uganda, it’s located on the western side of Uganda in the Kasese district. The park is 1978 sq. km large and was gazetted in 1952, with a diverse ecosystem that includes savannah woodland, humid lakes, and sparkling lakes. The park is a home of 95 mammals with 3000 hippos, 400 elephants, and 600 bird species, and over 200 buffer fly species.

The fact that Queen Elizabeth National Park is located near Bwindi Impenetrable National Park visitors who visit Bwindi National Park for gorilla trekking find it easy to visit Queen Elizabeth National Park and enjoy a variety of activities tailored for visitors. Such as game drives, Kazinga boat cruise, lion tracking research, chimpanzee trekking, mongoose tracking on Mweya peninsular among others.

Safari Activities in Queen Elizabeth National Park

Kazinga channel Boat trips in Queen Elizabeth National Park: Kazinga boat cruise is an activity where you will have to see almost every wildlife of Queen Elizabeth National Park. The Kazinga channel is 40km and you will have an awesome experience where you will see and learn about African wildlife i.e. African buffaloes, elephants, crocodiles, hippos, and a variety of bird species. The boat cruise is done twice a day and in the high season, it’s done three times a day. The morning cruise is done in the morning starting at 11 am and lasts for 2 hours and the evening shift is done at 3 pm and ends at 5 pm and books are done at Mweya safari offices

Game drives safaris in Queen Elizabeth National Park: Game drives are also some of the things you can engage in when you visit Queen Elizabeth national park. The best season for game drives in this park is the dry season that between June to September and January to February. During the dry season, the roads are dry, the grass is short making the game viewing better and clear. During the game drive, you will see tree climbing lions at Ishasha, herds of buffalo, Uganda kobs, elephants, hippos, and warthogs, elephants among others

Chimpanzee tracking safaris Queen Elizabeth National Park: This is also an interesting activity done in Kyambura gorge in Queen Elizabeth National Park. The presence of primates has baptized Kyambura gorge new names like the valley of apes. Kyambura has got a strip of rain forest cutting across the savannah woodland area. The chimpanzees sing in the trees and also walk on land.

Birding watching safaris in Queen Elizabeth National Park: Birding in Queen Elizabeth national park is amazing and at its best. The park has over 600 bird species and some also recognized internationally. The so many concentration of birds come from the presence of a wide range of habitats from savannah woodland forests i.e. Maramagambo, Kalinzu forest near Queen Elizabeth National Park, and wetlands. Many of the birds can be best viewed long Kazinga boat cruise and the include cormorants, kingfishers, black bee-eater, flycatcher, African fish eagle, flamingoes  among others.

Cultural encounters in Queen Elizabeth National Park: With cultural encounters activity you will enjoy the local folklore from elders in queen Elizabeth national park communities. You will enjoy Kikongoro culture dancers at the equator. This is a group of women who are deep into African culture, they entertain visitors and make African crafts that visitors love to take home. If you are going to get involved in the community walk the fishing villages along with Kazinga channel and Lake George i.e. Businga village with Businga community you will like fishing, boat cruise, and sport fishing among others

Hiking and nature walk Safaris in Queen Elizabeth National Park: These are mostly done around crater lakes in Queen Elizabeth National Park. The lake Katwe crater drive will expose you to a wide range of interesting things, Katwe carter salt works is also an attraction you will enjoy while in Queen Elizabeth National Park as you will see the salt mining process. Hiking is also done in the Maramagambo forest, Kalinzu forest reserve, and Kyambura gorge. As you engage in these interesting hiking packages, you will enjoy butterfly watching in Kyambura gorge, beautiful view of crater lakes, and learn about trees in Kalinzu forest among others. Maramagambo forest also gives you a chance to see bats inside the caves. The bat caves were closed after the Marburg incident

The park has got so many accommodation facilities where you can rest while at queen Elizabeth national park. These range from luxury to the most affordable ones i.e. Ishasha safari camp, Kasenyi safari lodge, Jacana lodge, Mweya safari lodge, Mweya hostels, elephant lodge among others.

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