Queen Elizabeth National Park

Safaris in Queen Elizabeth National Park

Sandwiched between Lake George and Lake Edward on the south west border of Uganda, Queen Elizabeth National Park is known for its varied topography, from bushy grassland to swampy vegetation, and the wonderfully diverse catalogue of wildlife that inhabits it, making for one of the most interesting safari landscapes in this part of Africa.

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Why we think you’ll love it

  • Queen Elizabeth National Park is home to both the mainstream safari game (think lions, hyenas and hippos) and some more under the radar wildlife, including the Uganda kob (a subspecies of antelope) and the giant forest hog (which pretty much is what it says on the tin).
  • Leopards are one of the most common wildlife sightings.

Queen Elizabeth National Park Safaris: The Detail

Unsurprisingly, given its proximity to two of Uganda's Great Lakes and the Ishasha River, Queen Elizabeth National Park isn't short on water and so is able to support a huge range of animals, including over 600 species of bird. Track game via the traditional 4x4 route or mix things up a little by taking a scenic boat ride along the Kazinga Channel, which separates the park's two lakes.

Did you know

  • The Queen Elizabeth National Park is the most visited national park in Uganda
  • The park was founded in 1952 as Kazinga National Park. It was renamed two years later to commemorate a visit by Queen Elizabeth II.

Additionally, the Queen Elizabeth Predator Project offers visitors the opportunity to work with expert trackers to locate and observe the behaviour of local lions and leopards. Getting involved in this important research work, while also experiencing some fantastic close-up sightings, is an incredibly memorable experience.

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