Queen Elizabeth National Park

Queen Elizabeth National Park


The Queen Elizabeth National Park is highly regarded and is one of the most outstanding of Uganda's national parks. Overflowing with wildlife, this territory is surrounded by the high slopes of the Rwenzoris in the north, extending along the shores of Lake Edward in the west, reaching the remote region of Ishasha in the south. The overall impression is one of wide ranging diversity: green savannah with acacia and euphorbia trees, giving way to lakes and marshes, all framed by the snow-capped peaks of the Mountains of the Moon. With more than 57 types of vegetation these zones can be categorised into five main groups: backwoods, prairies, grassy thickets, Acacia forest and wetlands. Moreover, the park is home to a great variety of mammals and the most significant number of bird species, making it a birders dream destination.

Wildlife in the national park includes elephants, bison, Ugandan kobs, waterbuck, warthogs, giant forest pigs, lions, leopards and hyenas. On the shores of the Kazinga Channel you will experience large groups of hippopotamus and a few crocodiles. Topis are found in the southern sector of the park, while a range primates can be seen in the Kyambura Wildlife Reserve and Maramagambo Forest.

Queen Elizabeth National Park

Getting There

Queen Elizabeth National Park is a 5-6 hour ride from Kampala through Mbarara by road. You can also reach it via Fort Portal from Kasese. In any case, it's about 420km away. You can also

Queen Elizabeth National Park


While all of the Big Five are not found in the park, there are indeed 95 mammal species (including 20 carnivores and 10 primates) to more than 600 species of birds. The list of highlights

Queen Elizabeth National Park


Lions and leopards are now present mainly in animal preserves and national parks, but they are occasionally seen outside these places. Hippopotamuses and crocodiles inhabit most lakes and

Queen Elizabeth National Park

When To Go

The best time to visit the Queen Elizabeth National Park is in the dry a long months of January and February and again in June to August. Take note that the substantial rains in the wet months

Queen Elizabeth National Park

What To See (Wildlife)

Take a boat cruise (around 2 hours) on the fascinating Kazinga channel starting from the Mweya peninsula that offers spectacular views of the Kasenyi and Mweya plains. Learn about traditional

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Activities / What To Do

At Queen Elizabeth National Park you can do a lot of activities such as:

  • Game Drives
  • Chimp Tracking
  • Bird Watching
  • Cultural Tour
Queen Elizabeth National Park

Weather & Climate

We're often asked 'when is the best time to go to Rwanda?', and the answer is usually complex. It will depend on many things including your interests, where you want to visit and why you're

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Health & Safety

The biggest challenge for Uganda is inadequate resources. Uganda has five medical colleges and 29 nursing schools training people in Western medicine. Even so, there remains a

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Travel Tips

Roads are impassable during the wet season between November and April, however, bird watching is favourable during this time. The tree-climbing lions of QENP are concentrated

Queen Elizabeth National Park


The Ugandan Shilling is the currency of Uganda. Our currency rankings show that the most popular Uganda Shilling exchange rate is the USD to UGX rate. The currency code for Shillings is UGX,

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