Sectors Of Queen Elizabeth National Park

Queen Elizabeth national park was gazette in 1952 as Kazinga channel and later renamed in 1954 as queen Elizabeth national park making it one of the oldest national parks in Uganda.

Sectors Of Queen Elizabeth National Park

Sectors in Queen Elizabeth national park: The park is located in four districts namely Kasese, Kamwenge, Rukungiri, and Rubirizi. Queen Elizabeth national park is the second largest national park in Uganda with an estimated size of 1978 sq. km. Queen Elizabeth national park was gazette in 1952 as Kazinga channel and later renamed in 1954 as queen Elizabeth national park making it one of the oldest national parks in Uganda. The park is a habitat of 95 animal species, with the big for mammals i.e. elephants, buffaloes, lions, leopards and other animals such as giant forest hog, hippos, Uganda kob, antelopes, crocodiles, bushbucks, waterbucks, primates like red-tailed monkeys, chimpanzees, baboons, vervet monkeys, blue and white colobus among others

Queen Elizabeth national park has over 600 bird species making it the best birding destination in Uganda. Bird species in the park include pied kingfisher, African fish eagle, and squacco heron, spur-winged plover, black crake, African jacana, among others. Queen Elizabeth national park is divided into different sectors which include

Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park:

Ishasha sector is located in the southwestern part of the park and is known for tree-climbing lions. The park will engage you in a game drive in savannah plains where you will see tree climbing lions resting up in acacia, fig tree branches looking down on the Uganda kobs and antelopes grazing in savannah plains. Lions in the Ishasha sector climb trees to have a clear view of their play and to run away from tsetse flies that bite them and also to turn away from strong heat on the ground.

Trees climbing lions are not common and in Africa, they can only be found in Uganda in Queen Elizabeth national park and Lake Manyara national park in Tanzania. Ishasha sector does not only have tree climbing lions but also other safari activities such as bird watching, where bird lovers can get to see birds like ross’s turaco, African crake, black-bellied bustard, white-headed barbet, broad-billed roller, white-headed barbet, African jacana among others

Kasenyi sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park:

Kasenyi sector is located 48km from Kasese town in the northeastern part of Queen Elizabeth national park. Kasenyi sector is made up of open savannah grassland and is the breeding area for Uganda kobs meaning lions can also be seen here. Kasenyi offers several tourism activities such as

Game drive: Game drives in Queen Elizabeth national park are carried out in Kasenyi plains because of the large concentration of Uganda kobs, some lions, buffaloes, elephants, and some bird species such as yellow-throated long crow, grey crowned crane, red-throated surf owl, brown snake eagle, white-tailed lark, and African jacana among others. Game drives in the Kasenyi sector can be carried out either in the morning or in the evening

Lion tracking: Lion tracking is one of the interesting tourism activities in the park. Lion tracking is done in Queen Elizabeth national park and this activity allows a limited number of visitors and is done twice a day either in the morning or in the evening with a team of researchers and trackers tracking lions with radio calls. The tracking of lions takes about 3 hours here you will take photos of lions, monitor their behaviors, and record moments.

Kyambura sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park:

This sector is also known as the valley of apes and is located on the eastern side of Queen Elizabeth national park. In the Kyambura sector, visitors can engage in activities like

Chimpanzee trekking: Chimpanzees are the second most visited attractions after mountain gorillas found in Bwindi impenetrable national park and Mgahinga gorilla national park. Chimpanzee trekking activity in Queen Elizabeth national park can be carried out in the morning or afternoon starting with a briefing about expectations, rules and regulations followed during trekking. Chimpanzee trekking takes about 2-3 hours once you find chimpanzees you will be given one hour to stay with them in their natural habitat, learn about their behaviors, take photos, and record memories.

Mweya peninsular of Queen Elizabeth National Park:

Mweya peninsular is found in the northern sector of Kazinga channel which joins Lake George to Lake Edward and visitors who visit this sector can carry out activities such as.

Boat cruise: This is an interesting activity carried out on the stunning Kazinga channel. The boat cruise in Queen Elizabeth national park is done in two sessions with the morning session starting at 9 am and the evening session at 2 pm. During the boat cruise, you will see animals like elephants, buffaloes, antelopes, waterbucks which will be along the water banks drinking water more especially in dry seasons. You will also see water birds i.e. pygmy kingfisher, swamp nightjar, red-capped dark, swamp flycatcher, little bee-eater, African morning dove among others.

Night game drive: This is an activity in the park where visitors move at night with armed park rangers and spotlight torches to see nocturnal animals. The night game drives are done in Mweya peninsular. During the night game drive, you will be able to see animals like hippos grazing, lions, leopards, hyenas, and civets among others.

Maramagambo forest of Queen Elizabeth National Park:

This is one of the natural forest reserve attractions in Queen Elizabeth national park found in Bushenyi district. The forest is a home of 7 primates which are chimpanzees, blue monkeys, baboons, other animals species such as giant forest hog, African buffalo, bush pigs, antelopes and when you visit Maramagambo you engage in activities like nature walks, primate viewing, bat watching and bird watching among others.

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