Queen Elizabeth National Park

Uganda’s Queen Elizabeth National Park is truly a Medley of Wonders!

Queen Elizabeth National Park

Set against the backdrop of the jagged Rwenzori Mountains, the park’s magnificent vistas include dozens of enormous craters carved dramatically into rolling green hills, panoramic views of the Kazinga Channel with its banks lined with hippos, buffalo and elephants, and the endless Ishasha plains, whose fig trees hide lions ready to pounce on herds of unsuspecting Uganda kob.

Queen Elizabeth National Park is understandably Uganda’s most popular tourist destination. Located ins South West corner of Uganda in Kasese District, the park’s diverse ecosystems, which include sprawling savanna, shady, humid forests, sparkling lakes and fertile wetlands, make it the ideal habitat for classic big game, ten primate species including chimpanzees and over 600 species of birds.

 

As well as its outstanding wildlife attractions, Queen Elizabeth National Park has a fascinating cultural history. There are many opportunities for visitors to meet the local communities and enjoy storytelling, dance, music and more. The gazetting of the park has ensured the conservation of its ecosystems, which in turn benefits the surrounding communities.

Good To Know

Location

Kasese District

South-Western Region

Altitude

1,150 m

Area (km2)

1,978 km²

Tours
White water rafting is high on many people’s list of things to do while on a trip to Jinja. With some lots of good rapids and a stunning river with high level its superlative, there are some very exhilarating sections with space between to lay back and float along taking in the landscape and enjoying the nature, particularly the many species of birds to be found here.
Visit Queen Elizabeth National Park for a wildlife safari experience where you watch animals on game drive and amazing boat safari on Kazinga Channel.
Challenge the Rwenzori Mountain Range; third highest mountain in Africa. The highest Rwenzoris are permanently snow-capped, and they, along with Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Kenya are the only such in Africa. The Ruwenzoris are often identified with the "Mountains of the Moon" mentioned by Ptolemy.
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