Uganda’s travelers mostly focus on gorilla trekking at Bwindi impenetrable forest national park or at Mgahinga Gorilla national park within the misty-laden montane thick forest. Few travelers to Uganda realize that Uganda also offers prime safari experiences and a unique place like Queen Elizabeth National Park protects stunning sceneries, a diverse wildlife species for big game drives species, Queen Elizabeth national park is located within the equator of Southwestern Uganda covering over 764 square miles between two Uganda’s Great Lakes, Lake George, and Lake Edward.
Things to do at Queen Elizabeth national park
Queen Elizabeth national park game drives offer the most hidden traditional wildlife species. Travelers always book a guided trip, or self-drive your rented vehicle through Queen Elizabeth national park. Night game drives are also offered to allows travelers to view the nocturnal animals who traditionally enjoy sleeping during the day.
Travelers can take an experiential wildlife safari with the Uganda Wildlife Authority that is themed on mongoose tracking, hippo census, lion tracking, and bird counts. mostly booked at the Mweya Visitor’s Information Center.
Enjoy Kyambura gorge-guided chimpanzee experiences offering unforgettable encounters with the human beings’ closest relatives living in the forest. The chimpanzee troop being habituated gives travelers an excellent chance to observe them.
Queen Elizabeth national park Kazinga channel boat-based wildlife spotting is a top activity to participate in, The Uganda wildlife Authority launch trips offers 40 passenger’s seats, guaranteeing them to view Nile crocodiles, hippos, and large herds of animals that come to enjoy freshwater along the shores as the expert of UWA ranger narrates.
Cultural lovers can enjoy the authentic look into Ugandan’s people culture by taking part in a cultural tour at the Kikorongo Cultural Center where you may learn how to weave Uganda’s traditional baskets, make beads, necklaces, or buy souvenirs created by the talented women within the local community. Or, walk and learn more about the local traditional Banyabindi, Basongora, and Bakonzo. Participate in the song and dance performances.
Queen Elizabeth National Park protects more than 95 mammal species, the four of the big five animals including elephants, lions, buffalo, and leopards, 10 primate species such as the chimpanzees of Kyambura gorge, red-tailed monkeys, black-and-white colobus monkeys, and olive baboons. Huge herds of antelope families including Uganda kob, topis, sitatunga. while the lakes and channel offer a sanctuary for aquatic species that includes hippos and the Nile crocodiles.
Queen Elizabeth national park Popular game drive sectors include the open Kasenyi plains grasslands, where the herds of Uganda kob resides mostly which attracts plenty of predators looking for food, and the famous Ishasha sector of the southern part of the park where travelers can easily locate topi and sitatunga antelope.
Queen Elizabeth National Park’s famous tree-climbing lions can be sighted lying in the fig tree branches in the Ishasha part of Queen Elizabeth national park. Tree-climbing lions can be having a unique vantage for spotting prey that could be escaping the heat and insects from the ground level.
Queen Elizabeth National Park is among Uganda’s top birding destinations rewarding travelers with over 600 bird species such as prehistoric-looking shoebill stork, threatened papyrus gonolek, Verreaux’s eagle-owl among others.