Queen Elizabeth National Park – Wildlife Park Uganda

queen-elizabeth-national-parkQueen Elizabeth National Park is found in the western part of Uganda about 376km southwest of Kampala Uganda’s capital city. The park is the most loved and visited the national park, situated in the districts of Kasese, Kamwenge, Bushenyi, and Rukungiri. The park extends from Lake George in the northeast to Edward in the southwest and it includes the bountiful Kazinga Channel that connects the two lakes.

The park was established in 1952 as Kazinga National Park and later after two years, it was renamed Queen Elizabeth to commemorate the visit of Queen Elizabeth II. The park is home to over 500 bird species and over 95 species of mammals. The Ishasha sector in the district of Rukungiri is well known for its tree-climbing lions, whose males sport black manes, a feature amazing to lions here.

wildlife-queenThe national park is likewise popular for its volcanic features, including volcanic cones and deep craters, numerous with crater lakes, for example, Lake Katwe, from which salt is extracted.

Found on the foothills of the mighty Rwenzori Mountains, Queen Elizabeth national park’s tours features dozens of huge crater lakes carved amazingly into the rolling green hills, scenic views of the beautiful Kazinga Channel with its banks lined with a variety of wildlife like; hippos, elephants and buffalos, and the endless Ishasha plains.

elephants-queen-elizabethAnd addition to its extraordinary wildlife attractions, the park has an interesting cultural history. There are also many chances for tourists to the park to meet with the local communities surrounding the national park and appreciate storytelling, music, dance and many others.

With a variety of wildlife flourishing in its grasslands and shorelines, the national park ensures sightings of some of Africa’s most notorious species. Hearing the elephants’ calls resound around Queen’s crater-filled valleys is a memorable experience.

birds-queenBird watching in the park is an exciting experience as it contains a variety of habitats that range from savanna to wetlands to lowland forests. The park still is home to over 600 species of birds this makes it a perfect destination for bird lovers.

The park’s most interesting inhabitants are its cats: leopards, lion, serval and some smaller felines..

tree-climbing-lionsLions are found all through the Queen Elizabeth National Park, however the most famous live in the southern part of the park the Ishasha Sector, where they rest on the branches of fig trees. Lone leopards are nighttime and wickedly well camouflaged, making an impression all the more rewarding! The small felines are additionally prevalently nighttime and best spotted on night game drives.