The park lies astride the Equator in the Albertine Rift Valley in south west Uganda, bordered by the Democratic Republic of Congo in the west. It is situated between two big lakes: - Lake George (N.E), Lake Edward (S.W) and the two lakes are joined by the 33 km long Kazinga channel which bisects the park. To the north of the park are the impressive craters lakes and to the south is the Maramagambo forest and Ishasha sector famous for tree climbing lions. The park has been declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO hence acknowledging it as a key component in the world's ecosystem. The area covered is 1978 sq km of flat and gentle terrain with many diverse habitats .These habitats are a home to:- 95 species of mammals, 600 species of birds, primates,Reptiles (crocodiles, Rock python, snakes, monitor lizards), amphibians and fish.
The memorable experiences in the park are:-
-Game viewing and scenery (especially the crater lakes).
-Launch cruise on the Kazinga channel.
-Tree climbing lions in the Ishasha sector.
-A safari to the bat cave
The park is only 440 km from Kampala city and can be
reached by road and air.
We offer a three days tour to Queen Elizabeth National Park
We start early and drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park, we will have a stop over at the Equator for traditional pictures and souvenirs.We will continue and pass by Mburo National Park. If we are chancefull will see Zebras next to the road. We will have lunch in Mbarara town, proceed to Maramagambo forest for a guided walk to the bat cave.You will enter Queen Elizabeth through the Katunguru gate and if time allows we will have agame drive on our way to Mweya lodge which lies at the peninsula. In the late afternoon we will take aboat cruise along Kazinga channel.The channel is anatural channel between lake Edward and George and it is 34km long. The boat cruise is apopular activity at Mweya. While on the safe boat, you can see Elephants, Buffaloes, Nile crocodiles, Hippos that are cooling off and abundant birdlife. This cruise will be definately the high light of your safari. Accommodation at Mweya/Buffalo lodge
The day begins early as this is best time for game viewing. We take the channel track which runs parallel with the Kazinga channel and we drive slowly to wards the Katunguru gate. The channel is particularly rewarding with warthogs, bushbuck, waterbuck and Elephants. There are some chances in the morning hours to see the spotted hyena and leopard. We will continue to Kasenyi an area near lake George which is an interesting game viewing area. The wetlands surrounding the lake are of international importance protected by Ramsar Convention. You will visit the Uganda Kob Mating Ground which is adefined area specifically used by Uganda kobs for challenging, enticing and mating. You will watch spectular fights as kobs defend their territories, look for lions as well because the high concentration of kobs attract the predators. We will also visit the fishing village and the salt works at Kasenyi, see the local community activities. We continue with our game drive as we return to the lodge. You will relax along Kazinga channel untill lunch time. In the afternoon we will have acrater drive and visit the Katwe salt lake before returning to lodge for an over night stay at Mweya lodge.
Early wake up because we need to drive to Kyambura gorge for chimpanzee tracking. Kyambura lies in the southern sector of the park and we take the main road to Mbarara and cross the Kazinga channel at Katunguru. On arrival the rangers will lead us and we drive to nearest point where the rangers usually know the chimpanzees are approximately located. The rangers will brief you before descending into the gorge. The nature walk takes afew hours. We will later drive back to Kampala, reaching late in the afternoon. Over night at any booked lodge or direct to air port depending on time of departure.