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Queen Elizabeth National Park (QENP)

Tree Climbing Lions of Queen Elizabeth National Park

Queen Elizabeth National Park is located in the western region of Uganda straddling the districts of Kasese, Kamwenge, Rukungiri and Rubirizi measuring up to 400 kilometers (250 mi) west of Kampala on a 1,978 square kilometer piece of land.

Queen Elizabeth National Park elephants
A family group of African Elephants in the Queen Elizabeth National Park in Uganda.

It was established in 1952 and first called Kazinga National Park but two years later named Queen Elizabeth National Park to commemorate the visit by Queen Elizabeth ll making it one of Uganda’s oldest and most visited parks with reserves like Kigezi and Kyambura Game Reserves.

This royal park is also bordered by Kibale National Park in close proximity to Maramagambo forest and Virunga National Park from the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Wildlife

They include estimated 5000 hippos, 2500 elephants and at least 10,000 buffalos grazing in the grasslands and lake shores alongside Africa’s most legendary species like African cape buffalos, the African elephants, the African lions, and the leopards.

The herbivores include warthogs, waterbuck, Uganda kob, topi, and sitatunga antelopes among others. The primates include gorillas, chimpanzees, vervet and black- and -white colobus monkeys among many others.

Majestically, over 600 bird species such as raptors, African dove, little bee-eater, martins, swifts, yellow bill, barbets, blue-throated roller, honey guide greenbul and black bishop among others are widely spotted here.

In this same park, tree climbing lions can be spotted resting on the branches of big trees in Ishasha sector of the park. Ishasha sector is a hotspot for tree climbing lions and savannah wildlife such as elephants, antelopes and leopards.

Activities

  • The park has several interesting activities that include;
  • Game drives along the Ishasha sector and Kasenyi plains etc
  • Launch cruise on the Kazinga channel
  • Birding on the savannah bushes and along the Kazinga Channel
  • Chimpanzee tracking in Kyambura Gorge
  • Gorilla tracking
  • Cultural encounters
  • Wature walks
  • Hiking

 

Areas of interest

  • Lake George
  • Explosion craters
  • Katwe
  • Kasenyi Plains
  • Mweya Peninsula
  • Kazinga Channel
  • Kyambura Wildlife Reserve
  • Kyambura Gorge
  • Maramagambo Forest
  • Ishasha Sector

For a safari in this Park, simply call us today at +256-779298794 or send us an email to info@ecospaceexplorers.com to speak with the reservations team.

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