Queen Elizabeth National Park
Queen Elizabeth National Park is Uganda’s most popular game park. It is located in the western part of the country. The park has several eco systems. These are; craters, grasslands and woodlands, swamps and tropical forests.
The game park was established in 1952 as the Kazinga Channel National Park. In hour of Queen Elizabeth’s visit, its name was changed in 1954.
Location of the park
The park covers the districts of Kasese, Rukungiri, Rubirizi and Kamwenge.
This park is about 400km from Kampala city by road and it is in the Southwest of the city.
The park extends from lake Edward, Lake George and Kazinga Channel which joins the two lakes covering about 1978 kilometers.
What to see
Queen Elizabeth National Park is home to many attractions like African
Leopard, lions, Chimpanzees, Nile Crocodiles, Cobs, Hippopotamus, Leopards and Elephants. It is home to about 95 mammals and over 500 bird species.
The park is also home to many volcanic features like the volcanic craters, crater lakes and many more.
The park also has well established gaming tracks that expose tourists to wildlife such as Leopards, Lions especially the tree climbing lions, Buffaloes, Bush bucks, Warthogs, Ugandan Cobs and the bush pigs.
This park is also the only park where one can view the beautiful Flora and
Fauna from air in a hot air balloon. One can see the animals hunt their prey though this experience is a bit costly but its worth the price.
The Kazinga Channel
One can also have a great time while seeing the animals up on the shores of the Kazinga Channel. They do so in order to have a drink and rest. You witness this in the comfort of a motor boat.