This is an amazing destination to go for Safaris and tours while in Uganda, Queen Elizabeth National Park ranks high as far as Uganda’s great offered Wildlife and this is because of its evidenced Wide range of different Wildlife Species habited.
If you are more interested in variety of unique species of Wildlife endeavor to visit this exceptional tourist site for a fantastic experience.
Queen Elizabeth National Park ranked among the top ten must visit Uganda’s National Parks is geographically located in the Western Part of Uganda along Uganda’s border with Democratic Republic of Congo, the boundaries of the Park includes the Kazinga Channel which connects the two lakes named Lake George on Uganda side and lake Edward on Democratic Republic of Congo side.
The nearest other Parks to this destination include Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Kibale Forest National Park
At first this Park was named Kazinga Channel National Park and after reading this short statement you may start asking yourself why is that currently it’s called Queen Elizabeth National Park and this is the answer to your question.
The name “Queen Elizabeth National Park” resulted after a visit to this Park by Queen of England “Queen Elizabeth ii” and all intensions of the naming were to commemorate the Queen’s great visit to the Park.
Furthermore, Queen Elizabeth National Park is characterised with different ecosystems which include tropical rainforests, Savannah, grasslands, hilly areas, bogs, shrubs, montane forests, some parts covered with bamboo forests and water swampy areas mostly along the shores of Kazinga Channel.
How to get there?
The best way of accessing Uganda in the South western particularly traveling from Kampala by road, Kampala- Masaka-Mbarara highway is the best recommended route including the en route stop over at the equator in Kayabwe before reaching Masaka town.
The stopover at the equator is associated with brief explanation about the equator; photos when posing at the equator and snacks, then after continue with the journey up to the Park, lunch is provided enroute in Mbarara town.
It usually takes about 7-8 hours for the drive from Kampala to Queen Elizabeth National Park but usually depending on speed used, nature of climatic conditions, traffic along the way and included stop overs. The journey is characterised with enroute sightseeing of land scapes, grasslands and more.
If you are a kind of a person who is not used to long distance drives, air transport means is your suitable option to go. Always private charters are arranged from Kajjansi airstrip or Entebbe airport up to Mweya airstrip in Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Queen Elizabeth National Park is popularly known for its great Wildlife offered and expects to see variety of Wildlife species on a great discoverable visit to this Park including Wild animals like Elephants, Buffaloes, and famous tree climbing Lions, Leopards, Impala, Kobs, hearte beast, Bush bucks, reed bucks, spotted hyenas, forest hogs, warthogs, and more.
Primates include Chimpanzees, Black and White Colobus monkeys, Blue monkeys, Red tailed monkeys, Vervet, Mangabey, baboons and more, Reptiles include geckos, chameleon, snakes like black cobra, python, Egyptian cobra and more. Insects include Butterflies, Mantis, bees, grasshoppers and more.
Queen Elizabeth National Park is regarded as a haven for bird watching with over 600 bird species recorded sightable in its major birding hotspots including Endemic species and non-endemic bird species.
The best exciting and most prominent activities done while in Queen Elizabeth National Park include, Game drives around the suburbs of the Park, Launch trip cruise along Kazinga Channel, Chimpanzee tracking in Kyambura gorge, and bird watching.
Don’t be scared of where to stay on a visit to this Park in South Western Uganda because it’s geographically situated with different accommodation facilities ranging from camping to self-contained rooms which are reserved for tourists to stay at affordable prices. These accommodation facilities are categorised into three including budget, mid-range and luxury facilities. Enjoy your time as you visit Queen Elizabeth National Park in the South western part of Uganda.