Queen Elizabeth National Park

Queen Elizabeth National Park is located 5 - 6 hours drive in the southwest from Kampala covering an area of 1978 sq km. From open savannah to rainforest, from dense papyrus swamps and brooding crater lakes to the vastness of Lake Edward, it is little wonder that QENP boasts one of the highest biodiversity ratings of any game reserve in the world.

Wildlife; more than 95 mammal species have been observed and a remarkable 606 bird species makes this superb safari territory, with elephant, a profusion of hippos, the elusive giant forest hog and handsome Uganda kob all regularly sighted around the tourist village on the Mweya Peninsula - which also boasts a marvelous waterfront setting in the shadow of the Rwenzori Mountains. Elsewhere, the remote Ishasha Sector is famed for its tree climbing lions, the Kyambura Gorge harbours habituated chimps, the Maramagambo Forest is home to an alluring selection of forest monkeys and birds, and flocks of flamingo are resident on the crater lakes.

Accommodation; There is one luxury lodge, a campsite and a budget hostel

Activities; The park offers game drives/ viewing, chimp trekking and walking at any time of the year.