Queen Elizabeth National Park Uganda Wildlife Safaris, Uganda Safari

Queen Elizabeth National Park is Uganda’s most popular tourist destination. The park was founded in 1952 as Kazinga National Park and renamed it two years later to commemorate a visit by Queen Elizabeth II.

The park’s vast ecosystems including the sprawling savanna, shady, humid forests, sparkling lakes, and fertile wetlands make it the ideal habitat for the classic big game, ten primate species including chimpanzees and over 600 species of birds, an astonishing 5000 hippos, 2500 elephants and over 10,000 buffalo thriving in its grasslands and shorelines.

Queen Elizabeth National Park

Queen Elizabeth National Park

The other common herbivores include warthogs, waterbuck, Uganda kob and topi, and the sitatunga antelope.

The park can be accessed most easily from Kampala.

The tarmac road from Kampala via Mbarara town and Bushenyi leads to the center of the park, passing just 22 km from Mweya Peninsula, the main tourism hub.

Approaching the park from the south via Mbarara covers a distance of 420km while the north through Fort Portal covers a total of 410 km.

En-route to the park, visitors have the opportunity to enjoy short detours to Lake Mburo National Park, Rwenzori Mountains, and Kibale Forest National Park, renowned for its chimpanzee tracking.

The park can also be accessed from the south from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

There are ten species of primates that enjoy the park’s diverse habitats, the most popular being the chimpanzee. Other primates include Vervet and black-and-white colobus monkeys and the baboons.

Birding in Queen Elizabeth National Park is incredible as the park contains a variety of habitats that range from savanna to wetlands to lowland forests.

This diversity is reflected in the list of over 600 bird species, the biggest of any protected area in East Africa. A majority of the birds found in this area are regarded as famous birds of East Africa.

Big Cats
The park’s big cats include the lion, leopard, civet, genal, and serval cats. Lions are found throughout the park but the most renowned live in the southern sector of Ishasha, where they rest on the limbs of fig trees.

The smaller cats are also predominantly nocturnal and best spotted on night game drives.

Big Game
With an astonishing 5000 hippos, 2500 elephants, and over 10,000 buffalo thriving in its grasslands and shorelines, the park guarantees sightings of some of Africa’s most iconic species.

Other common herbivores include warthogs, waterbuck, Uganda kob, and topi, as well as the sitatunga antelope.

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