Queen Elizabeth National Park covers an area of about 1978 km2; its position provides a magnificent view of the rift valley floor that occupies Lake Edward and Gorge. Its well know to be habitat of about 95 mammal along with 612 species of birds.Formerly,a historian known as Douglas Willocks talked about the various features that led to the formation of the park in 1952.
The area was strategically located with a stunning view of Mount Rwenzori, the plains and the composite jagged mass of mountains that are good for activities such as hiking.
On the other side of Lake Edward, there is a famous hill known as Mitumbe that look out to Congo. Its beauty is signified with changing colors from blue to green, with gentle slopes, distant and this makes it become the center of darkness in Africa. The eastern part of the park is characterized with peaceful green escarpment that is acquired from the western rift valley. The features are all covered with savannah making it a beautiful place full of nature euphorbia trees.
The park is so extensive further more adjacent to the other protected areas. For instance Kigezi covering an area about 256km2 and Kyambura with about 154km2 wildlife set a side. The other areas include Kalinzu Forest reserve that adjoins to DRC with about 200km2 along Virunga National Park.Rwenzori National Park is about a few Kilometers to the North.
Queen Elizabeth National Park has one of the highest bio diversity ratings of any national park in the world, over 500 different bird species and about 100 mammal species.
The grassland plains supports a variety of animals which can be viewed from a vehicle on the network of tracks designated in the park. About 20 predators are found in the park such as lions, leopards, side stripped jackal and spotted hyena among others.
Common Antelopes species include the kob, bush buck, topi and water buck. Other animals which can even be found at mweya peninsular are;Buffaloes, elephants, warthogs and hippos. There are also various primate species are available in the park including chimpanzees, red-tailed monkeys, blue monkey, black and white colobus monkey, olive baboons among others. The Ishasha sector is famously known for its tree climbing lions and it is also known to host the world’s highest concentration of hippos.
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Day 1: Arrival and Transfer:
Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park which is one of the outstanding treasures of Uganda and named after Queen Elizabeth II visit in 1954.En route we shall stop at the equator which divides the earth into the Northern and southern hemisphere. We shall have lunch in Mbarara and thereafter proceed with our journey to the park. Dinner and overnight in Queen Elizabeth Park
DAY 2: Game drive and Boat cruise:
After breakfast at 6.30am depart for the early Morning Game drive. The park has a net work of many game tracks which end at the Kasenyi fishing village.
Expect to see animals such as Elephants, Waterbucks, Warthogs, the Uganda Kob, herds of Buffaloes. Watch out Baboons and monkeys!
After lunch, go for the exciting 2hour Launch cruise along the Kazinga channel. Expect to see bird species such as the rare shoe bill, Egyptian geese, the yellow billed stork, white pelicans; Hippos and Crocodiles swimming while others bask in the sun. Return for dinner and overnight.
Day 3: Return to Kampala.
Immediate transfer to Kampala or(oportional)go for chimpanzee tracking in Kyambura gorge or go for nature walk in Maramagambo forest where bat caves On your way, make a stopover at Mpambire drum village, a chance to buy a locally made drum.
End of Uganda Safari