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Queen Elizabeth National Park

Queen Elizabeth National Park is Uganda’s most visited national park, covering approximately 1,978 square kilometres (764 square miles) of diverse ecosystems. It is located in the Western Rift Valley and boasts an array of wildlife, including the famous tree-climbing lions.

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Queen Elizabeth National Park is open all year long, but wildlife viewing is at its best from January to February and June to July (the Dry seasons). However, this scenic park is at its most beautiful in the Wet seasons from March to May and August to December.


  • Game Drives: Find thrilling game drives to explore the park’s diverse landscapes, from savannah plains to volcanic craters. Encounter elephants, buffalos, leopards, hyenas, and various antelope species. Keep an eye out for the elusive tree-climbing lions.
  • Boat Safaris: Cruise along the Kazinga Channel, connecting Lake Edward and Lake George, on a boat safari. Witness an abundance of hippos, crocodiles, and numerous bird species along the shoreline.
  • Birdwatching: Queen Elizabeth is a paradise for birdwatchers, with over 600 bird species. Spot African fish eagles, pelicans, kingfishers, and the shoebill stork.
  • Chimpanzee Trekking: Join guided chimpanzee trekking experiences in the Kyambura Gorge or Kalinzu Forest Reserve to observe these fascinating primates in their natural habitat.
  • Nature Walks: Explore the park on guided nature walks to discover the smaller wonders, from medicinal plants to butterflies. Visit the Maramagambo Forest for bat cave tours.
  • Cultural Encounters: Interact with local communities and learn about their traditional lifestyles, dances, and crafts. Gain insights into the rich cultural heritage of the Bakiga and Banyaruguru people.

Queen Elizabeth National Park invites you to embark on a safari adventure that promises diverse wildlife encounters, stunning landscapes, and cultural immersion. Whether you’re a seasoned safari-goer, a bird enthusiast, or a cultural explorer, Queen Elizabeth offers a captivating and enriching experience. Explore our website to start planning your Queen Elizabeth expedition with Africa Travel Tours today!

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