Queen Elizabeth National Park Safari
Queen Elizabeth National Park is a mixed vegetation that is From open savannah to rainforest, from dense papyrus swamps and brooding crater lakes to the vastness of Lake Edward, is a wonder, QENP boasts one of the highest biodiversity ratings of any game park or reserve in the world; with almost 100 mammal species and a remarkable 606 bird species makes this superb safari territory, with elephant, a profusion of hippos, the elusive giant forest hog and handsome Uganda Kob all regularly sighted around the tourist village on the Mweya peninsula which also boasts a marvelous waterfront setting in the shadow of the Rwenzori mountains.
Else where, the remote Ishasha sector is famed for its tree-climbing lion, the Kyambura Gorge harbours habituated chimps, the Maramagambo Forest is home to an alluring selection of forest monkeys and birds, and flocks of flamingo Katwe crater lake
Park size 1,978 sq km : Location; Southwest near Kasese town.
Getting to Queen Elizabeth National park:
The park lies 5-6 hours from Kampala on a surfaced road via Mbarara, and can be reached on a dirt road from Bwindi. Accessible by public transport.
Activities that can be found in the park: Launch trips on the Kazinga Channel offer great viewing, as do game rives around Mweya. Bird watching is excellent. Also available are chimp tracking in Kyambura gorge and guided walks in Maramagambo forest.
Best time to visit; any time of the year is Ok for a Queen Elizabeth safari.
Accommodation at Queen Elizabeth national park
: At Mweya there is an up market lodge, campsite and budget hostel. Another up market lodge fringes a crater lake in Maramagambo forest. A low key camp is found in the Ishasha sector. Accommodation is also available in Kasese, about 64km from Mweya.