Queen Elizabeth National Park

Queen Elizabeth National Park landscape. Image © Rachel Landman.

Terrain – Savannah & Rainforest
Park Size – 1978 km²

Set to the backdrop of the Rwenzori Mountains, on the floor of the Rift Valley is Uganda’s most popular savannah national park, largely due to the number of big game and activities available for its visitors. The parks varied habitats support a bird list of 604 species, making it also a highly alluring destination for birders. The major attractions of Queen Elizabeth National Park is the iconic tree-climbing lion in the southern sector of the park, Ishasha Plains, which you can track with an experienced Uganda Wildlife Authority guide.

Activities:
Savannah game drive, predator tracking, hot air ballon safari, water safari, nocturnal predator tracking, chimpanzee tracking, savannah sundowners, forest nature walk, savannah and forest infinity pool, bush breakfast, bird watching.

Key Species:
Monkeys (various), chimpanzee, lion, leopard, spotted hyena, mongoose (various), honey badger, cape buffalo, giant forest hog, warthog, bushpig, aardvark, hippopotamus, nile crocodile, 600 bird species recorded.