Queen Elizabeth National Park is one of Uganda’s most popular wildlife reserves. This beautiful game area boasts one of the world’s highest biodiversity ratings and a safari to this Uganda gem will deliver sightings of nearly 100 mammal species and almost 600 species of birds.
Wildlife to spot on safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park
With a backdrop of the Rwenzori Mountains, you will experience wildlife diversity at its best on a Uganda safari to the Queen Elizabeth National Park. The park, occupying nearly 2 000 square kilometres in the west of Uganda, was founded in 1952 as Kazinga National Park but was renamed two years later to commemorate a visit by Queen Elizabeth II.
The park’s wide range of ecosystems includes sprawling savanna, humid forests, sparkling lakes and fertile wetlands. Marvel at the spectacular scenery on your holiday to Uganda and also be awed by the park’s various volcanic features, including volcanic cones and deep craters, many with crater lakes.
From witnessing the famous 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 you will be able to experience while on safari in Uganda. The variety of habitats provides the perfect setting for large mammals as well as primates. 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.
Activities and experiences in Queen Elizabeth National Park
A safari in the Queen Elizabeth National Park should form part of the itinerary on your Uganda vacation. Game drives, guided bush walks, chimpanzee trekking, bird watching and boat cruises are just some of the activities and experiences on offer in the park.
The major highlight of a visit to the Queen Elizabeth National Park park is undoubtedly the scenic game drives and guided bush walks. You can expect to see a myriad of species like big herds of elephants and buffalos, antelope like the Ugandan kob and topi as well as predators like lions, leopards and spotted hyenas.
Take your safari to Uganda to the next level with a chimpanzee trekking experience in the Kyambura Gorge, located in the north of the Queen Elizabeth National Park. Getting up close and personal with the habituated chimpanzees is a once in a lifetime experience.
A safari to Queen Elizabeth National Park with JENMAN African Safaris
Discover the very best Uganda has to offer with the 11-day Highlights of Uganda safari package. Explore the beautiful Queen Elizabeth National Park which boasts one of the world’s highest biodiversity ratings and which is home to nearly 100 different mammals and almost 600 bird species.