Queen Elizabeth National Park

Queen Elizabeth National Park


Queen Elizabeth National Park is probably the best option since it contains a wide variety of wildlife and is easily accessible in the western corner of Uganda and takes about 4-5 hours driver from Kampala the capital city of Uganda. As such it is near Kibale Forest, the Virunga Volcanoes and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and thus it can be combined with gorilla and chimp tracking.

The park is located at the base of the ‘Mountains of the Moon the Rwenzori Range and the views from some of the camps are simply spectacular.
Queen Elizabeth National Park boasts an array of wildlife including lion, leopard, elephant, antelope including the native Ugandan cob and the park is home to over 600 bird species – a quarter of Africa’s total birdlife! It spans an area of about 2000 sq km with rolling hills and savannah plains, lush rainforest, crater lakes and the Kazinga Channel. This 32km long body of water runs between Lake Edward and Lake George and is filled to the brim with hippos and crocodiles.
The park is expansive and most tourists choose to stay in and around the village on the Mweya Peninsula. It is set on a splendid waterfront at the base of the Rwenzori Mountains and offers great game viewing. For those wishing to get off the beaten track, the Ishasha Sector is remote, rough and ready with its tree-climbing lions. And you can head to the beautiful Lake Mburo National Park which is halfway between Queen Elizabeth and Kampala
Flora and fauna

The park is home to 95 mammal species while the birdlist is 612 species long. This diversity is the result of an impressive range of habitats. Fifty-seven vegetation types have been identified though these can be summarised as just five: forest; grassland; bushy grassland; Acacia woodland and lakeshore/ swamp vegetation. Residents of the park’s grasslands include elephant, Cape buffalo, Uganda kob, waterbuck, warthog, giant forest hog, lion, leopard and hyaena. Topi are found in Ishasha, while forest primates are found in Kyambura Gorge and Maramagambo Forest.

Queen Elizabeth National Park has an impressive birdlist exceeded only by the neighbouring (and far larger) Virunga National Park. Key bird species include martial eagle, black-rumped buttonquail, African skimmer, Chapin’s flycatcher, pink-backed pelicans, white-winged warbler, papyrus gonolek, papyrus canary, corncrake, lesser and greater flamingo, and shoebill stork.


– Game Drives
– Bird Watching
– Launch Cruise
– Nature Walks

Accomodation in Queen Elizabeth National Park


This luxury camp is situated within the Southern Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park head-to –head with Ntungwe River. This area of the park is a famous one for tree climbing lion and this exclusive lavish camp will fulfill your dreams. The camp is strategically located to reach Bwindi Impenetrable easily to enjoy the Gorilla experience.



Mweya Safari Lodge is a beautiful facility located on the Mweya peninsular within the Queen Elizabeth National Park overseeing the Kazinga Channel. This lodge has several self-contained rooms with mosquito netted curtains. There are 32 standard rooms, 12 deluxe rooms having AC, 2 Suites plus tents and cottages.

All the rooms have private balconies where you stand and enjoy views of the Lake Albert and the Kazinga Channel. The clients who are luxurious are offered Queens Cottage and presidential Cottage just to fit their needs.



In the Kyambura region of Queen Elizabeth National Park is where this lodge is found and it is a standard lodge serving all the middle income and price sensitive travelers. All the cottages are en-suite and placed in natural eco system with crafted natural materials, thatched with local grass to give travelers cool relaxation on a safari.

The bath tubs and showers allow you watch the wilderness running both hot and cold water here a guest has to choose what favors them.



This safari Camp is owned by Uganda Lodges and it is positioned on the borders of Queen Elizabeth National Park. The camp offers a variety of comfortable and yet affordable guest rooms, dormitory rooms and a nice camp site.

The lodge has 9 twin or double rooms, 2 triple rooms and they are en-suite, 2 family cottages, there is a common living room plus 3 dormitories these have shared bathroom facilities and there is also a private camp site



This is a perfect setting to enjoy your time in the wilderness of the Queen Elizabeth National Park. The lodge is on a hill bordering the park and while there you can have beautiful views of the fresh bush of Western Uganda.

Enganzi Lodge has 5 wonderfully set cottages with a perfect view of the park where visitors will be spoilt as they enjoy the nature with its flora and fauna.



The lodge is well located on the top of the ridges which are overlooking Queen Elizabeth National Park within the Western Rift Valley, with this location one can have a full view of the National Park, Lake Edward and George plus the Kazinga Channel.

The lodge has double and twin rooms, single rooms and self-contained, family rooms and 2 luxurious honey moon suites. Tough extra beds can be added on request and at a fee within their spacious rooms.


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