Queen Elizabeth National Park is the largest and most accessible national park in Uganda; with a surface area of about 2,000 Km2 spread over open planes, volcanic mountains, craters, lakes and wetland forest that are ideal habitat for classic big five game, about ten primate species that include chimpanzees and over 600 bird species. A great place to stop by en route to Bwindi or Murchison Falls.
The beautiful landscapes full of wildlife at Queen Elizabeth National Park
What to see at Queen Elizabeth national park
The open savannah grassland at Queen Elizabeth National Park.
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Some of the top end hotels and lodges at Queen Elizabeth national park
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Queen Elizabeth National park is a notable Ugandan safari destination for wildlife tour, chimpanzee tracking adventures and birds watching safari. It’s Uganda’s most popular game reserve, its stretches from the crater foothills of the Rwenzori range in the north, along the shores of Lake Edward to the remote Ishasha River in the south.
The park shares 4 different districts of Kasese, Kamwenge, Bushenyi and Rukungiri. It’s located southwest of Uganda, around 376Km from Kampala (Uganda’s capital city). The park was named after Queen Elizabeth II and was established in 1954.
The park is famous for primates trekking that include Chimps, monkey species among other primates; other wildlife at Queen Elizabeth National park include the tree-climbing lions, warthogs, buffalo, rare aquatic sitatunga antelope, giant forest hog, beautifully horned Uganda kob, topi, water-bucks, elephants, hippos, crocodiles and leopard.
Queen Elizabeth National park has a wide range of accommodation, from the luxury top end safari lodges, the authentic and Eco friendly African Safari Camps, the private secluded Camps to the traditional Campsites. Check out some of our recommended hotels and lodges on the accommodation tab above.
The best time to spot most wildlife at Queen Elizabeth National park is on the dry season, animal are easily spotted on the open plains and near rivers or water holes in search of food and water. In Uganda the dry season are between December-February and July-October, this is the best time to spot wildlife. March through May and November are considered to be shoulder season with lesser wildlife compared to the high season. Bird’s watching is best in October – December.
Queen Elizabeth National park is about 376 km from Kampala, a 5-6 hours road drive via Mbarara or Fort Portal or 40-45 minutes flight from Kampala. The park can also be accessed from Bwindi via Kazinga channel or from Kibale national park; there are daily scheduled flights from Entebbe Airport to Queen Elizabeth National Park (Mweya Airstrip) or Rwenzori Mountains National Park (Kasese Airstrip).
This a 5 days a pure Wildlife and Chimpanzee trekking safari holiday at Queen Elizabeth and Kibale national park, driving from Kampala to Kibale; where you will spend the two days on nature walks and tracking the beautiful primates and then transfer to Queen Elizabeth to watch more
This is a 7 days Safari holiday full of real adventure; the holiday begin in Kampala, driving down to Kabale national park to watch primates and bird watching, then proceeds to Queen Elizabeth national park for wildlife safari and finally head down to the famous Bwindi impenetrable forest
This a nine days pure wildlife watching and primates trekking safari holiday in Uganda, that starts and ends in Kampala; it begins with a long drive to Murchison falls to watch wildlife and explore Nile River, followed by chimpanzee trekking in Kibale forest, wildlife watching at Queen Elizabeth
This a 6 days family safari holiday to Lake Mburo and Queen Elizabeth; driving from Kampala to Lake Mburo; where you will spend the two days on game drive, boat ride and nature walks, and then transfer to Queen Elizabeth to watch more wildlife. It’s a great itinerary
Family safari holiday to Murchison Falls, Queen Elizabeth and Lake Mburo; driving from Kampala to Murchison Falls national park; where you will spend the two days on game drive, boat ride and nature walks, and then transfer to Queen Elizabeth to watch more wildlife, before winding up at
This a 9 days pure Birds watching, Primates trekking and safari holiday in Uganda, that begins and ends in Kampala; the tour begins by visiting Kibale forest to watch chimps and the beautiful birds, then proceed to Queen Elizabeth National park, Gorilla and birds watching at Bwindi forest
Queen Elizabeth national park has a wide range of accommodation for holiday makers, whether it’s a group, family or individual wishing to watch wildlife and the beautiful landscapes. Accommodation ranges from luxury 5 star hotels, private excluded bush lodges to budgeted camping sites. Whether it’s a wildlife watching safari, nature walk safari and Gorilla trekking, photography tour or birds watching safari you are after; there is accommodation for you. Check out some of our recommended hotels below or contact our holiday expert to find you accommodation that suits you.
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