Queen Elizabeth National Park

Queen Elizabeth National Park has the lion’s share of admirers of every single Uganda National park. Described as the most illustrious safari landing place of awe. Queen Elizabeth Park spreads out 1978 square kilometers shaping it to be the second largest park in Uganda. Substantially a grassy plain safeguarded domain, the park enjoys assorted wildlife and some to be very distinctive. The tree climbing lions for instance that lodge inside the arms of its tropical, steamy green woodland, sheltered in rich marshes. Recounted as Uganda’s Rift Valley and hemmed in the west by Lake Edward, and the Rwenzori Mountains to the north dissecting it into two neighborhoods. The north and the south. The fruitful tropical patch has a remarkable topography inclusive of a Tropical Rain Forest, and two lakes fusing a natural channel projecting into a body of water. The venus is soberly bewildering. Lounged succulent cacti, bearing spines and lacking leaves display brilliant colors of flowers sprawled within the jungly greenwood rivers and lakes. Over 639 genes of birds, 10 primates, and countless game flourish in The Queen Elizabeth National Park. Old and ancient is this park. The Queen is esteemed and worthy of a second glance, should you be considering a visit to Uganda. 


Uganda’s tropical weather is bounded by two rainy seasons bestowing Uganda with a green lush landscape. Brisk in the mornings and comfortable throughout the evenings. Blankets at night.


A safari at the Queen Elizabeth National Park holds thousands of elephants and a substantial amount of hippos and buffaloes in the tens of thousands. Bird lovers will encounter over 620 different species. Uganda Kobs, topis, warthogs, primates, monkeys, baboons, waterbucks, and much much more.

Getting there

Without difficulty from Kampala, the drive is between 5 and 6 hours. The Mbarara Kasese Fort Portal highway darts across its middle. The tourism hub at Mweya peninsula, a threadlike strip of closely compacted vegetation, residence to a plethora of wildlife excitement, including mongooses. From Kampala and to the park, you can advance from the south via Mbarara (420km). (410km) passing through Fort Portal from Kampala. This course can be integrated to shape a pleasing loop. A minuscule detour to look in on Lake Mburo, Semuliki, and Kibale National Park is worth the detour. Moreover,  you can arrive at the park by air at Kasese, Mweya, and Ishasha. 

Attractions of the Queen

The park has marvelous wildlife appeal namely the Big 5 customarily realized as elephants, lions, hippos, buffalos, and rhinos. 95 mammal species and above have been chronicled in the Queen Elizabeth National Park. Additional wildlife incorporates Cape buffalo, Uganda kob, waterbuck, warthogs, leopard, hyena giant forest hog, and much more. The park’s flora gives way to green plants, grassland, acacia trees, swamps, and forest. An oasis of birds in this park. 612 species and counting are documented. Mweya Peninsular is the bosom of activity with a matchless panorama overlooking Katwe Bay of Lake Edward making for a perfect tourist destination. A great place for mementos, and remembrance shopping. The Kazinga channel bonding Lake George to Lake Edward is roughly 40m long. It has the fabulous eyeshot of the park’s sweeping wildlife-recorded events. The strands of the lake are favorable to a great-sized accumulation of mammals, birds, and reptiles. Boats are the preferred method for touring this chunk of the park.Trekking is the best and most exclusive way guests can experience the nature dwellings of wildlife in the thickest of Northern Kazinga abutting Mweya. The best viewing for expedition drives is mornings and evenings. Spotting lions should be done in the eastern part of Kasenyi plains and the Kasese road. This is where lions typically hunt for Uganda Kobs.

The Equator And The Queens Pavilion

The Ugandan equator is a charming place to take photos and shop for souvenirs at the craft shops.  At the Northern entrance to the crater and easy to spot, is the Queen’s Pavilion.

Ishasha Plains

Ishasha south of Mweya and among native dwellers is comprised of savannah woodland, Ishasha River, and Lake Edward including tree climbing lions only to be found in Tanzania and Uganda worldwide.


There are oodles of activities, to do at the park. Ideal landing for hiking and nature walks, trails incorporating Ishasha River, and hiking within the Kyambura Gorge. Maramgambo nature forest walks in the Kasenyi plains and hiking amidst explosion craters fulfill the sought-after itch within the visitor searching for life so exotic in any one place, and, witnessing terrain like no other.

Game Drive

The most sought-after and recommended at the Queen Elizabeth National Park are the game drives through Kasenyi, the north Kazinga plains, and the Ishasha territories. Pleasant topography over its varying tropical grassy plains, elephants, buffalos, lions, leopards, Uganda Kobs, and the main attraction, tree climbing lions. A paradise of birds sought after by bird enthusiasts and photographers snapping away. Game drives and sundowners in this incredible setting will be one to savor during, and beyond your born days in the company of relaxed lions in trees, your story will be shared for generations to come. 


A boat voyage at The Queen Elizabeth National Park is to die for. Orchestrated and moving through the Kazinga Channel lasting around 2 hours consisting of views of hippos, crocodiles, water birds, antelope, buffalo, and elephants basking in and alongside the banks.


An accumulation of birds such as black bee-eaters, martial eagles, African skimmer, white-winged warbler, papyrus gonolek, papyrus canary, corn crake, flocks of flamingo, pink-backed pelicans, African broadbill, and not forget the shoebill stork to mention a few.  

Nature Walks And Hikes

With nature, hidden gems appear during walks and hikes to be witnessed only by a personal expedition. Maramgambo Forest, Kyambura Gorge, and the Mweya Peninsular are certainly welcomed with a breath of fresh air.

Chimpanzee Trekking

The Lost Valley known famously around Kyambura Gorge is where some of the best chimpanzee trekking can be had. Over 10 primate species, you will possibly encounter an array of the most colorful birds in this vicinity. 

Volcano Explosion Craters

The crater and the Katwe salt lake are within a 12-kilometer drive to be witnessed.

Hot Air Balloon Safari

A bird’s eye view in a hot air balloon captures wildlife, the Rwenzori Mountains of the moon, the great western Rift Valley, craters, lakes, beautiful antelope, and fauna as far as the eye can see.


Accommodations in and around the Queen Elizabeth National Park cater to all. Some of the most luxurious lodges to return to from a rugged safari where pampering is at the forefront. Clean medium and budget lodgings are readily available as well.