QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK

This park lies on 2.056 sq. kms of land situated south of the Rwenzori Mountains, bordering Congo and including two lakes, George and Edward, which are connected through the natural Kazinga Channel. It is an ecosystem made of wetland and open savannah areas, at an altitude of 910m at Lake Edward.

Species: Queen Elizabeth records a large number of animals, including 95 mammal species (among them elephants, lions, leopards, Uganda kobs, buffaloes, jackals, spotted hyenas) and 10 primate species, like chimpanzees, vervet monkeys, blue monkeys, red tailed monkeys, black and white colobus, olive baboons. The list of birds is of 606 species recorded, possibly the highest in any African National Park and in the world.

Activities: Launch trip from Mweya along Kazinga Channel for a wonderful wildlife experience: Game drives in Kasenyi Plains (Northern Sector) and in Ishasha (Southern sector, searching for the typical lions climbing the fig’s trees). “Chimpanzee trekking” in Kyambura Gorge and bird watching in Maramagambo Forest.