Why visit Queen Elizabeth national park
Why visit Queen Elizabeth national park? The park is found in Kasese district of south western Uganda. Queen Elizabeth national park is the second largest national park in Uganda covering an area of 1978 square kilometers. The park is surrounded with tropical rainforests, savannah grassland and savannah woodland which support the survival of wildlife in the jungle. Visit one of the most popular destinations in Uganda for wildlife viewing safari. In 1952 is when Queen Elizabeth National park got its name from the Queen of England but before it was known as Kazinga national park.
Visit Queen Elizabeth national park and do game drive which is normally done around in Kasenyi plains, where you will get a chance to see the large numbers of Uganda kobs, lions, buffaloes, elephants and among others. You can do game drive in Ishasha areas and get a chance to see the tree climbing lions, one of the most famous tourist activities carried out in Queen Elizabeth national park.
Visit Queen Elizabeth national park and enjoy boat cruise on Kazinga channel which covers 40 meters long and it links in the western Lake Edward and eastern parts of Lake George. Boat cruise on Kazinga channel is an amazing experience that you should not miss out on your Uganda safari to Queen Elizabeth national park and it take about 2 hours while floating on the water. Boat ride on Kazinga channel hosts several fauna and flora that one can enjoy while on a boat cruise in Queen Elizabeth national park. This activity gives you a chance to see many wild animals around the shores of Kazinga channel like hippos, crocodiles, elephants, antelopes and among others which makes Queen Elizabeth national park a superb place for a wildlife safari in Uganda.
Bird lovers visit Queen Elizabeth national park for bird watching safari since it is one of the best national park where you can do bird watching with over 619 bird species which making it the 6th highest park in the world and second highest park in Africa. The park has a best birding spot area which includes Maramagambo forest, Mweya peninsular, kyambura George, Lake Katwe, a boat trip on Kazinga channel where you will see bird species like the Pink-backed Pelicans, Great-white ad among others. All these spotting areas offers you a great birding experience in Uganda.
You can also visit Queen Elizabeth national park for chimpanzee trekking which takes place in Kyambura Gorge, one of the fascinating tourist attractions that take place in Queen Elizabeth National Park. Chimpanzee tracking in Kyambura gorge is a magical experience which attracts most of tourists in the park. Therefore on your safari to Queen Spare some time do chimpanzee tracking and get a chance to see the unique primates.
On your trip to Queen Elizabeth national park, you will also enjoy hot air balloon which is the best way to experience the park at 360 degrees in an aerial way. This activity is normally started in the early morning and it gives you a chance to see a lot of wild life animals plus the nocturnal animals within the park
The best time to Visit Queen Elizabeth National Park
Queen Elizabeth national park can be visited throughout the year but the best time to visit the park for the above tourist activities is from December, January, February and June-July during the dry season while the wet season which is from March, April, May, October and November is not good to visit the park and few activities taking place and some safari lodges and camps during high rainfall they close since the roads and forest trails are impassable.
Uganda is the best and remarkable destination with a lot of national park like Bwindi impenetrable forest national park which is popular place for exclusive gorilla trekking, and most of tourists visit Uganda mainly for mountain gorilla trekking. Or you can go to Rwenzori Mountains where you will enjoy one of the most trending hiking experience in Africa and among other national park and also explore and encounter lots of bird species in Semuliki national park .