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Six reasons why you should look out for Queen Elizabeth National Park

Six reasons why you should look out for Queen Elizabeth National Park the second largest park in Uganda after Murchison falls and the most visited park

Six reasons why you should look out for Queen Elizabeth National Park

Six reasons why you should look out for Queen Elizabeth National Park: Queen Elizabeth is the second largest national park in Uganda after Murchison falls and it is also one of the most visited national parks in Uganda. The Park is located in western part of Uganda in four districts namely Kasese, Rubirizi, Rukungiri, and Kamwenge district. The lies on 1978km and it is known for harboring about 95 mammal species including the tree climbing lions which are found in Ishasha sector .Other species include the Uganda knobs, leopards chimpanzees, hippos, bushbucks and it is also comprised with over 600 bird species which is the sixth highest diversity in the world and the highest in Africa making it a perfect destination, These bird species includes shoebill, swamp flycatcher, palm-nut vulture, crab-plover great blue turaco among others.

Six reasons why you should look out for Queen Elizabeth National Park

Nature walks in Queen Elizabeth national park: Nature walk Is an extraordinary and one of the key factors as to why one should seek out for queen Elizabeth. Nature walk enables you to scrutinize the national park on foot under the guidance of a company tour guide and armed park ranger. During the guided nature walk you will chase different routes along the River Ishasha, Mwenye peninsula and also the trails in Maragambo forest among others where you will get intimate with different wildlife species including primates like black and white colobus monkeys, vervet monkeys, olive baboon, blue monkeys and also different bird species like African finfoot, African skimmer, Caspian plover among others.

Game drives in Queen Elizabeth national park: Game drive is one of the famous activities practiced in the park and makes it one of out standing inducement as to why you should make the scene to the park. In Queen Elizabeth game drives are commonly done in ishasha, mweya, and peninsula and also in kasenyi plains where you will be able to view the climbing lions and different wildlife species including 4 mammals which are lion’s,  leopards, buffaloes and elephants. There are also other species like birds among others.

Lion tracking in Queen Elizabeth National Park: Queen Elizabeth national is the only national park in Uganda that offers the lion tracking experience to their tourist hence making a perfect point as to why you drop in Queen Elizabeth. Lion tracking in Queen Elizabeth is only practiced in kasenyi where tourists are given an opportunity to stay close with these lions and also learn their behaviors, lifespan, natural habitats among others.

Bird watching in Queen Elizabeth National Park: Queen Elizabeth park is comprised with over 600 bird species which is the sixth highest diversity in the world and the highest in Africa these species include migratory birds, savannah birds, forest birds, water birds among others. Bird watching in Queen Elizabeth park can be done in two sections in the morning or in the evening with professional tour guide following different birding trails where you be able to watch various birds like pink backed pelican, collared pratincole, swamp flycatcher, spotted red shank, western banded snake eagle among others.

Boat cruising on Queen Elizabeth National Park; Boat cruise is an extraordinary activity carried out on Queen Elizabeth park, it is done on kazinga channel, a water channel that connects lake George to lake albert. During boat cruising which takes about 2 to 3hours you will be able to view different water species like hippo, Nile crocodiles in water and on surface birds like bee eater fish eagles among others.

Chimpanzee Trekking in Queen Elizabeth; Chimpanzee trekking is an exciting activity in queen Elizabeth  where you will be able explore the forest on foot in search of chimpanzees and once are found, one hour is given to you to spend it with them to learn about their behavior and habitats. Chimpanzee trekking in Queen Elizabeth park is done at kyambura gorge also known as the valley of apes and the activity starts early in the morning about rules and regulations to follow during the trek king. After the briefing you will start trekking in forest with an experienced tour guide who will lead you to track them and once are found you be allowed to spend an hour with them in their nature habitats which gives a chance to learn about, take pics, record videos among others.

Accessing Queen Elizabeth national park

Queen Elizabeth park is located in western part of Uganda and you can access it via road or air transport.

Accessing Queen Elizabeth national park by road transport from Entebbe air port via Entebbe, Kampala, Masaka, Mbarara, fort port road to the park head quarters it takes about 7 to 8 hours.

Accessing Queen Elizabeth national park by air transport means, you will charter flights with Aero link Uganda or Bar aviation from Entebbe international air port to kasese airstrip. Using air transport means is the best to tourist because it reduces distance to be covered.