Queen Elizabeth National Park is understandably Uganda’s most popular tourist destination. The park’s diverse ecosystems, which include sprawling savanna, shady, humid forests, sparkling lakes and fertile wetlands, make it the ideal habitat for classic big game, ten primate species including chimpanzees and over 600 species of birds.
Set against the backdrop of the jagged Rwenzori Mountains, the park’s magnificent vistas include dozens of enormous craters carved dramatically into rolling green hills, panoramic views of the Kazinga Channel with its banks lined with hippos, buffalo and elephants, and the endless Ishasha plains, whose fig trees hide lions ready to pounce on herds of unsuspecting Uganda kob.
As well as its outstanding wildlife attractions, Queen Elizabeth National Park has a fascinating cultural history. There are many opportunities for visitors to meet the local communities and enjoy storytelling, dance, music and more. The gazetting of the park has ensured the conservation of its ecosystems, which in turn benefits the surrounding communities.
Uganda’s Queen Elizabeth National Park is truly a Medley of Wonders!
Highlights Of Queen Elizabeth N.P
Enjoy Classic African self drive safari experiences through Kasenyi and ishasha plains
Kazinga Boat Cruise
Enjoy Vibrant wildlife encounters on the famous Kazinga Channel boat cruise, an oasis for many fascinating species.
Track Chimpanzees (Human closest relatives) in the Kyambura Gorge and be rewarded with a Bio-diverse experience.
Crater Lake Drive
Take a scenic drive through very fascinating and beautiful Explosion Crater lakes. A very rewarding self Drive experience.
Directions to Queen Elizabeth National Park.
The park is located in the western part of Uganda, covering districts of Kasese and part Rukungiri .
From Kampala the park can be reached through two major highways ( Kampala-Fortportal highway and Kampala-Masaka highway )
The Kampala- Fort portal high way channels off from Busega, going through Mubende and Fort portal and then to Kasese. Its is a 410km road from the city to park. Travelers can have a visit to Kibale National park if interested to see a home of the primates in Uganda( mainly chimpanzees)
The Kampala- Masaka highway channels off Natete going through Masaka, Mbarara and turn right approximately 1km after the Mbarara referral hospital then leave the Mbarara- Kabale road to switch to Mbarara-Kasese road driving for about 120 km. Travelers can have access to lake Mburo if interested.
Mweya Safari Lodge
For those guests seeking to spoil themselves a liitle more or prefer exclusivity and luxury, Mweya Safari Lodge offers numerous configurations of cottages to suit your needs and requirements.
Families may be more comfortable in the affordable, family cottages, namely “The Rwenzori Cottage” and “The Royal Cottage”.
For those demanding something more luxurious and exclusive, the “Queens Cottage” and “The Presidential Cottage” will just the right accommodations for you.
Mweya has different cottages like: The Presidential Cottage, The Queens Cottage, 2 Family Cottages, 2 Luxury Tents, 2 Standard Tents. and each room at Mweya Safari Lodge has a breathtaking view of the Kazinga channel. You can watch the forest hogs grazing the grass outside, as well as the odd curious hippo
Ihamba Safari Lodge
Ihamba safari lodge is located on the shores of Lake George in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Muhokya sub-county, near Kahendero Fishing Village.
Good for nature and animal preservation, their lodge is a perfect location for those who want to experience the tranquility of unspoiled Africa, untouched by mass tourism. Ihamba Lakeside Safari Lodge’s unique charm is in the atmosphere of intimacy, welcoming ambiance and a splendid customer service that is carefully rendered to their esteemed guests and visitors.
The Bush Lodge forms an excellent base to monitor your safari activities in the park.The bush lodge is surrounded by the National Park and bordering the Kazinga channel
Bush lodge offers a budget friendly accommodation to travelers both tent-non self-contained and tent-self-contained that ensures maximum privacy as away to the safari aspect of the lodge
Camping in Queen Elizabeth N.P
Queen Elizabeth N.P allows travelers to come along with their own camping equipment with different unique public, wilderness and private camping sites. Each camping offers a different and unique experience. Rent a car & Camping gear from Auto Rental Uganda and be rewarded exclusively with an inspirational journey in Uganda.