Queen Elizabeth National Park

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Details of Queen Elizabeth National Park

Uganda's premier safari destination couldn't be better situated - ideally located between the gorillas of Bwindi and the chimpanzees of Kibale. It makes for the perfect pit stop between the two popular parks, and provides some of the best game-viewing you'll find outside of Kenya and Tanzania's large parks.

Four of the Big Five are present (rhinos being the absentee), with the park one of only two places on earth where you can hope to see tree-climbing lions.

lion in a tree, queen elizabeth national park, uganda

The park also has a small but habituated chimpanzee family, and treks to see them can be arranged.

Kazinga Channel, linking Lake Edward and Lake George, plays host to multiple daily boat cruises that provide a great platform for seeing waterbirds, buffalo, crocodiles, hippos, and more. A huge variety of accommodation - ranging from backpacker to luxury - makes it a great park for all budgets.

kazinga channel, queen elizabeth national park, uganda

Bird watchers are in for a treat - with over 600 species of bird calling the large park home.

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Queen Elizabeth National Park is Uganda's premier game drive destination, and is famed across Africa for its rolling plains and its wildlife diversity.


Home to four of the Big Five and a popular birding destination, "QE" is the perfect way to see Africa's most iconic wildlife in between gorilla and chimpanzee trekking, as it lies midway between Kibale and Bwindi Impenetrable.

Size: 1,978 square kilometres.

Location: Midway between Kibale and Bwindi Impenetrable National Parks.

Best Time: January to February and June through August. Dry season provides better game-viewing conditions. Heavy rainfall in April – May and September – November make the park’s dirt roads hard to navigate.

To Do: Game drives, Kazinga channel cruise, guided walks, chimpanzee trekking, and bird-watching.

Known For: Tree-climbing lions, four of the Big Five, and Kazinga channel.

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