Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda

Uganda’s most popular wildlife reserve, famous for its tree-climbing lions and herds of elephants.

Queen Elizabeth National Park is Uganda’s most popular wildlife reserve. This beautiful game area boasts one of the world’s highest biodiversity ratings. It offers rainforests, swamps, crater lakes, and a lush savannah that is home to nearly 100 mammal species and almost 600 species of birds.

From witnessing the park’s tree-climbing lions to swamp antelope, huge pods of hippos, herds of elephants as well as tracking chimpanzees, the park is home to a wealth of wildlife. 4 of the big 5 are present in the reserve, the variety of habitat providing the perfect setting for large mammals as well as primates. Chimpanzee trekking can be done at Kyambura Gorge. Prolific birdlife makes the area a prime birding destination, with specialist species such as Pel’s fishing owl, the famous shoebill, African finfoot, and the great blue turaco. 

With a backdrop of the Rwenzori Mountains, this national park exhibits spectacular scenery.

To experience Ugandan wildlife diversity at its best, be sure not to miss out on this African gem.