Queen Elizabeth National Park is sandwiched between the Rwenzori Mountain Ranges to the East and Lake Edward to the West. The park is located 470km from Kampala and covers approximately 2,000sq km.
Wildlife in the park includes elephant, buffalo, Uganda kob, variety of antelope, baboons and chimpanzees and the famous tree-climbing lions. Queen Elizabeth National Park is also one of the best places on the continent to see high concentrations of hippo.
Birdlife is also prevalent with over 500 recorded species making it a bird watchers paradise. The best time of the year to visit the park is just after the rains, between October and November and March and April when high concentrations of animals roam the whole area.
Game viewing is best experienced via a boat trip along the Kazinga channel between Lake George and Lake Edward.
Where to Stay:
Camping is available at Mweya Lodge and along Kazinga Channel. Other lodges in the park include Ishasha Safari Lodge and Lake George Lodge.