Activities in Queen Elizabeth NP
Queen Elizabeth national park is located in western Uganda. The area of the park extends from Lake George in the northeast to Lake Edward in the southwest, with the Kazinga Channel connecting the two. It has a stunning biodiversity with open savannahs, dense papyrus swamps, crater lakes, forest and in interesting Gorge. It is named after Queen Elizabeth II and is home to 95 species of mammal and over 600 species of birds.
A classic African safari experience through Kasenyi Plains or the Ishasha sector offers a good chance of viewing elephants, buffalo, antelopes... Taking an experienced guide in the early morning or at dusk is the most successful way to track down a pride of lions, or... maybe even the odd leopard. Guides are available from 6:30am onwards and should be booked the day before with UWA. The Uganda Wildlife Authority has recently introduced night game driving at additional charges.. Note that the Bush Lodge does not have any vehicles but arrangements can be made once in the camp with local taxi drivers. Alternatively you might book an open safari vehicle with UWA.
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Taking the boat tour on the Kazinga channel is a real must when visiting the Park. It gives visitors the chance to cruise just meters from hundreds of hippos and buffalos, while elephants and the like linger on the shoreline. Different operators run private or scheduled trips. Contact Mweya Safari Lodge or UWA for more infomation and bookings
The great variety of habitats in Queen Elizabeth National Park (lakeshore, swamp, grassland and forest) supports a remarkable 612 species of birds.
Chimpanzee trekking in Kyambura Gorge
Visitors can track chimpanzees in the dramatic Kyambura Gorge on the eastern side of the park. The experience is more than discovering chimpanzees in their natural environment: it teaches visitors about the ecosystems of Kyambura Gorge’s atmospheric “underground” rainforest, including vegetation types; bird identification and behavior; and chimp and monkey ecology. The tour last between 1 and three hours and starts at 8am and 2 pm daily. Advance bookings are recommended. Clikc here for UWA's fees
Salt Crater lakes
The Katwe salt crater is saline lake where one can witness the traditional and ancient extraction of salt. Click here for more information
Wildlife Research Tours
This new and unique experience allows visitors to join a research team and to actively participate in monitoring certain animal species, their behaviour... The tours last between one and three hours and take place early morning or evening. The research tourism activities currently available are Mongoose Tracking, Lion Tracking, Hippo Census, and Bird Counts. The number of people on each outing is limited so booking at least 24 hours in advance is required.For more information about fees and booking visit our UWA’s Tariffs page