Queen Elizabeth National Park
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Located in western Uganda, Queen Elizabeth National Park is a sprawling expanse that covers around 1,978 square kilometers, encompassing a diverse range of ecosystems from savanna and wetlands to forests. Known for its rich biodiversity, the park is one of Uganda's most popular tourist destinations, offering an array of wildlife and scenic beauty that rivals some of the continent's more famous reserves.

One of the park's major attractions is its impressive variety of big game. Queen Elizabeth National Park is home to the famous African Big Five—lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard, and rhinoceros. But what sets the park apart is its tree-climbing lions in the Ishasha sector, a unique behavior that's rare in other parts of Africa. Observing these magnificent predators lounging in fig trees is a sight that captures the imagination of many visitors.

In addition to the Big Five, the park hosts a wide array of other animals including hippos, crocodiles, and a variety of antelope species like the Uganda kob, all frequently seen along the Kazinga Channel. This natural channel connects Lake Edward and Lake George and is a hotspot for wildlife viewing, particularly from boat tours that navigate the waterway.

Birdwatchers will find Queen Elizabeth National Park a paradise, with over 600 bird species recorded. From water birds like the African fish eagle and the African skimmer to forest-dwellers like the black bee-eater, the park offers a rich avian tapestry that is one of the most diverse in Africa.

Beyond the fauna, the park's landscapes are equally captivating. The scenic drive between the park's different sectors provides stunning vistas, including the explosion craters—extinct volcanic craters that are now scenic lakes. These craters add a unique geological element to the park's wide range of attractions.

For those interested in cultural experiences, the park is surrounded by communities that offer guided village walks. These walks provide insight into the traditional lifestyles of the local people, including pastoralist and fishing communities, and offer a different perspective on life alongside the natural wonders of the park.

In summary, Queen Elizabeth National Park offers a multifaceted experience that goes beyond the typical safari. Whether you're cruising down the Kazinga Channel observing hippos and birds, tracking tree-climbing lions in Ishasha, or simply soaking in the stunning landscapes, the park offers a rich, varied tapestry of experiences that showcase the beauty and diversity of Uganda.

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Geeky Facts about Queen Elizabeth National Park

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In 1954 the park was renamed to commemorate a visit by Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain.

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With 619 registered bird species, QENP is the second highest of any park in Africa.

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Around 5,000 hippos live in the park, the highest registered count in East Africa.

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Remarkable Rwanda & Gorillas of Uganda

Remarkable Rwanda & Gorillas of Uganda

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9 days from

£3,890 / person

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Uganda - Gorillas in the Mist

Uganda - Gorillas in the Mist

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14 days from

£8,569 / person

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Gorillas & Hiking Uganda's Rwenzori Mountains

Gorillas & Hiking Uganda's Rwenzori Mountains

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12 days from

£3,780 / person

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Beaches, Game Parks & Gorillas

Beaches, Game Parks & Gorillas

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27 days from

£5,464 / person

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14-Day Explore Uganda Wildlife Safari and Apes Uganda

14-Day Explore Uganda Wildlife Safari and Apes Uganda

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14 days from

£3,740 / person

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15 Days Uganda Rwanda Safari Guided Motorcycle Tour

15 Days Uganda Rwanda Safari Guided Motorcycle Tour

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15 days from

£2,878 / person

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Gorillas & Plains tour

Gorillas & Plains tour

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14 days from

£2,119 / person

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Gorillas & Game Parks

Gorillas & Game Parks

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16 days from

£3,236 / person

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15-Day Uganda & Rwanda Gorilla Safari

15-Day Uganda & Rwanda Gorilla Safari

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15 days from

£2,938 / person

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Cycling Uganda & Rwanda: The Heart of Africa

Cycling Uganda & Rwanda: The Heart of Africa

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£4,081 / person

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East Africa Overland: Serengeti & Safari Drives

East Africa Overland: Serengeti & Safari Drives

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19 days from

£4,529 / person

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