Queen Elizabeth: A Medley of Wonders
Uganda’s most scenic and diverse park enjoys a fabulous location on the floor of the Albertine Rift Valley. Queen Elizabeth is located 914m above sea level, at the foot of the 5,100m Rwenzori Mountains. The 40km Kazinga Channel which connects lake George and Edward. Open savanna, acacia woodland, closed forest and vast wetlands support an impressive 95 mammal species and over 600 species of birds.
This is a remarkable total for a park that is less than 2,000 sq km in area and is surpassed in Africa only by the neighbouring and Large Virunga National Park in Congo.
These unique points are a source of water for the park’s animals and at certain seasons a magnet for flocks of Flamingos. The craters are overwhelmingly yet sublimely beautiful and the Lakes are magically enchanting one of nature’s stunning grand design.
Tree Climbing Lions
Tree climbing lions., unique and uncommon. They climb trees to take naps and cool off; exceptional creatures and existent only in some parks in Tanzania and Uganda. A weekend off to Queen Elizabeth National Park will leave you thrilled at the sight of Ishasa’s tree climbing lions.
The scenic splendor and spectacular contrasting country side of Queen Elizabeth is a shelter for more than half of the 1,000 stunning bird species in Uganda. The skies are punctuated with different birds in various colour montages and sizes. Water birds can be seen nesting on the banks of the Kazinga Channel while land birds can be seen during nature walks. All these merge to make this park an exceptional tourist destination.
Animals of the lake
Derived from a Greek word meaning ‘river horse’, hippos are water loving herbivorous animals. They take pleasure in cooling off in water during the day and emerging at night to feed. A visit to Queen Elizabeth National Park will grant you the opportunity to see these magnificent creatures in big numbers.
Safaris including Queen Elizabeth National Park