Queen Elizabeth National Park; Uncover the Untold Mystery.
In the heart of Africa, where the savannah plains of Uganda meet the well know “Mountains of the Moon” – the Rwenzori Mountains, lies an extraordinary sanctuary known as Queen Elizabeth National Park. Located in the southern region of Uganda, Queen Elizabeth National Park is the second largest national park in Uganda after Murchison Falls National Park and it spans districts of Kasese, Kamwenge, Rukungiri, and Rubirizi.
The park is the most visited tourist destination in Uganda, and it is renowned for its unique geographical features such as the Kazinga Channel, the Kyambura Gorge and also characterized by the diverse eco-systems such as the Savannah grasslands, dense forests, wetlands, and crater lakes.
Queen Elizabeth National Park offers a wide range of activities such as game drives, boat safaris, birding safaris, Chimp tracking, nature walks, and also cultural encounters. Queen Elizabeth National Park was named after Queen Elizabeth II of England who visited the park in 1954 and it spans an area of 1,978 square kilometres.
The Location of Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Queen Elizabeth National Park is located in the southern region of Uganda. It highlights the majestic Rwenzori Mountains also known as the “Mountains of the moon”, it is nestled between lake Edward and lake George and connects them through the Kazinga Channel and also includes the Maramagambo forest area while sharing borders with Kyambura Game Reserve, Kigezi Game Reserve and the Kibale National Park in Uganda and the Virunga National Park in DRC.
Wildlife in Queen Elizabeth National Park
Queen Elizabeth National Park is home to over 95 different mammal species which include the four big five (the Elephant, Buffalo, Lion, and Leopard), the Uganda Kob, the Topi, Spotted hyenas, Defassa waterbuck, Rothschild’s giraffes, warthogs and primate species like the Black and White Colobus monkeys, red-tailed monkeys, Olive Baboons and the critically endangered chimpanzees. You get to witness all these mammal and primate species by partaking in game-drives.
The Lakes (Lake Edward and Lake George) and the Kazinga channel also offers great opportunities to witness aquatic species such as the crocodiles and hippos. Partake in boat cruise safaris and get to witness all these aquatic species.
The park is also home to number of bird species which include the African fish eagle, Shoebill stork, Martial eagles, Grey-crowned crane, African skimmer, African jacana, Hamerkop Marabou stork, African hoopoe, African green broadbill, African pied hornbill, Brown-chested lapwing, Grey-headed kingfisher, Red-throated bee-eater, and the African paradise flycatcher.