Queen Elizabeth National Park is one of the best safari destinations found in southwestern Uganda. Most of the visitors have known Queen Elizabeth National Park because of its stunning wildlife safari activities which have enabled the visitors to get more safari experiences. The Queen Elizabeth National park spans the districts of Kamwengye, Kasese, Rukungiri, and then the Rubirizi district. Uganda is the biggest national park and it is the second biggest after the Murchison falls National Park. There are more than 1978 square kilometers that the park does cover and all this land with covered by spectacular wildlife attractions proving the visitors with wonderful wildlife safari activities. The park features a lot of primates, amphibians, and reptiles all inhabiting various vegetation types that are found with the National Park
There are a lot of safari activities that you can do in Queen Elizabeth National Park and among others, these include the following
Chimpanzee trekking in Queen Elizabeth National Park; queen Elizabeth National park is the one to the chimpanzees which are found in the Kyambura gorge. Chimpanzee trekking is also a popular activity in Uganda that is loved and enjoyed by several visitors other than the gorillas. Kyambura gorge in Queen Elizabeth National park harbors a lot of chimpanzees and it is known as the valley of apes because of the great primate that calls this valley it is home. Visitors who are interested in chimpanzee trekking in Kyambura gorge can either do it early in the morning and where possible do it in the afternoon meaning that the sector. The chimpanzee trekking in Queen Elizabeth National Park begins with the briefing and after you will go into the forest to see and engage in the gorilla trekking activity. As you walk through the forest, you will be able to encounter other species including the red-tailed monkeys, the white colobus monkeys, and the baboons. Visitors will spend only one hour seeing the chimpanzees in Queen Elizabeth National park as you learn more about the animals.
Bird watching; Queen Elizabeth National park is an important birding destination in Uganda with more than 612 species of bird which are recorded within the park. There is a various area in Queen Elizabeth National Park that offers the visitors the birding experience and some of the birding experiences in Queen Elizabeth National park are conducted in Maramagambo forest, the areas along the Kazinga channel, birding is also conducted within the Katwe area, along the Kasenyi plains, Kikorongo and the bird watching in Ishasha sector. The species of birds that can be seen in Queen Elizabeth National Park include back cuckoo, common squacco heron, saddle-billed stork, Blue-breasted kingfisher, African finfoot, Swampy flycatcher, African mourning dove, Hooded vulture, honeyguide greenbul, pink backed pelican among other several species of birds.
Kazinga channel boat cruise; Queen Elizabeth National Park provides an excellent destination for the boat cruise which are conducted on the Kazinga channel. The boat cruise is conducted in two sessions is from 9 am the morning and the last session starts at 2:00 pm. The boat cruise activity will make you see a lot of animals that come to drink water during harsh and hot conditions. You’ll be hoping to witness crocodiles and hippos clumped together in the water. The Kazinga Channel is famous for being home to Africa’s largest population of hippos. You’ll also get up close and personal with animals like elephants, bison, waterbucks, and Uganda kobs, who will drink water from the water’s edge, as well as bird species like pied kingfisher, dark crake, African jacana, saddle-billed stork, yellow-billed stork, and long-tailed cormorant, among others.
Game drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park; since Queen Elizabeth National park is the re-known wildlife safaris in Uganda and provides wonderful places for the visitors to carry and so the game drives safari. The game drives in Queen Elizabeth National Park are done early in the morning when the animals are active or at times in the afternoon when these animals have grazed and they are resting in the shades. Queen Elizabeth National Park has got interesting areas where the game drives are being conducted and these include the Kasenyi plains, the Ishasha sectors specifically for the tree-climbing lions, and the Kasenyi plains. The tree climbing lions can be observed lounging high on tree limbs staring down on gazelles touching in the savannah fields in the Mweya peninsular and Ishasha area. The game drive takes place in the comfort of a safari vehicle, and you will want to view Uganda kobs, elephants, lions, panthers, warthogs, waterbucks, bushbucks, bison, and goliath woodland pigs, among other animals.
Queen Elizabeth National Park Nature walks; the nature walks offer the visitors the best safari experience and it provides the visitors with a wildlife walk experience and blends with nature. Nature walks in Queen Elizabeth public park take place in Maramagambo forest land, Kyambura gorge, and Mweya peninsular, among other places, and provide a close-up view of untamed life such as elephants, elephants, chimps, L’hoest monkeys, high contrast colobus monkeys, red followed monkeys, bird species such as honey aide greenbul, layered breasted illadopsis, chestnut wattle eye, and other well notable species that can be seen
Accommodation in Queen Elizabeth National Park
There are several accommodation facilities and lodges in Queen Elizabeth National Park that you can identify and stay at while visiting the park. some of the accommodation facilities include Katara Lodge, White House Hotel, Mweya safari Lodge, Kitandara plains Lodge, Queens Bush Lodge, Pumpa safari Cottages, Elephants plains Lodge, Jungle Lodge, Park view Lodge. These Lodges provide high-quality administrations and offices, such as a café that serves local and international dishes, a bar, comfortable rooms with en-suite bathrooms, a pool, meeting rooms, free Wi-Fi in open areas, clothing administrations, and relaxing gardens, among others, that make guests feel at ease.
The best time to go to Queen Elizabeth National Park
The time to enjoy the queen Elizabeth national park can be visited and the animals can be seen throughout the year and the whole months of the year. However, the best time to go to Queen Elizabeth National Park is during the dry season from June to October and then December to February. During the dry season, the recreation area receives less precipitation, resulting in short grass that allows you to see the creatures, tolerable access streets to the recreation area, and large numbers of creatures congregating around the shores of the Kazinga channel to drink water, allowing you to take incredible photographs of various creatures.
Come and enjoy the best wildlife safari activities in Queen Elizabeth National Park.