Queen Elizabeth National Park

Queen Elizabeth national park.

Queen Elizabeth national park, is Uganda’s most visited game reserve and it’s the second biggest national park, it boarders DRC on its western side  lying on the base of the rift valley between lake George and Edward. It’s known for the big four animals those are the lions, elephants, the buffaloes and the leopards and also classified as an important birding area by the Birdlife international. hence making a popular Uganda safari destination.

tree climbing lions in Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National pARK. Location of Queen Elizabeth park. 

Queen Elizabeth Park lies in about 5-6 hours from Kampala on the surface road via Mbarara and can be reached on the dirt road from Bwindi accessible by public transport and it’s in the southwestern region near Kasese. And it’s about 1,978sq km large.

What to do in Queen Elizabeth national park. 

There are a number of activities in then park which include;

  1. Chimp tracking in the Kyambura gorge.
  2. Launch trip on the Kazinga channel which offers great game viewing.
  3. Game drives in the Kasenyi are
  4. Game drives in the Ishasha sector for tree climbing Lions.
  5. There are also guided tour walks within Maramagambo forest.
  6. Birding watching.
  7. Salt works visit

Where to stay while visiting Queen Elizabeth National park. 

The mweya sector of Queen Elizabeth national park receive the majority of visitors to the park because there are a number of newly refurnished lodge and the  park HQ situated on the Mweya peninsular.

  1. There is the students’ hostel at mweya
  2.  The mweya safari lodge
  3. Queen Elizabeth bush lodge.
  4.  Jacana safari lodge. Katara lodge
  5. Kingfisher resort
  6. Kyambura gorge.
  7. Ishasha wilderness camp
  8. Park View Safari Lodge 

Best time to visit Queen Elizabeth National park.

Road conditions can be difficult and very muddy in the rainy season between March-April and November-December therefore tours are best done outside these seasons. However during the dry season, it is easy to see the world life.

Accommodation details

Mweya safari Lodge is strategically located with a beautiful view, a great lodge with amazing rooms, excellent meals.

The Katara lodge along Mbarara- Kasese highway

Marafiki Safari lodge

Elephant plains lodge,

All these lodges re outside the park, but offer the best views of the park, that one could ever ask for.