Founded in 1952 as Kazinga National park, the park changed commemorating the visit of Her Majesty the Queen of England to Uganda. It is Uganda’s most popular and most scenic National Park crossing the equator along the way that has a variety of flora and fauna. It sits on 1,978km2.
Queen Elizabeth National Park having a diverse ecosystem including sprawling savanna, the kazinga channel, Lakes, swamps, Rain Forest and jagged Rwenzori Mountains makes it one of the favorite tourist destination in East Africa.
There are over 95 mammal species that include tree climbing Lions, Leopards, Hippos, Buffaloes, Spotted Hyena, Elephants and the elusive Giant Forest Hog in this park; over 10 Primates include Red tailed monkeys, L’Honest’s momkeys, baboons, velvet monkeys, Chimpanzees, Black and White Colobus Monkeys, Blue, Black faced Red Colobus and Olive Baboons.
Bird species are over 600 species with numerous water birds, woodland, raptors, migrant birds and forest dwellers including pink-backed pelicans, black-rumped button quail, African broadbill, shoebill stock, martial eagle, flamingos, to mention but a few.
The unique kazinga channel sets it apart and is 40m long. Joining the two lakes Edward and George giving you a spectacular view of mammals, reptiles and birds while you are on the boat ride as they draw to the shores to quench their thirst.
The Maramagambo forest derives its name from a traditional tale of youngsters who lost their way in the thick forest for a number of days and upon return, they were too tired to talk hence the name Maramagambo.
- Games drives
- Boat rides
- Lion tracking
- The hot air balloon over Queen’s plains
- Crater drive
- Chimpanzee trekking
- Bird watching
- Forest walk and hiking
- Nature walk
- Community visits