Queen Elizabeth National Park


Queen Elizabeth National Park covers an area of about 1,978 km2. Its position provides a magnificent view of the rift valley floor that occupies Lake Edward and Gorge. The are spectacular views of Mount Rwenzori, the plains and the jagged mass of mountains that are particularly good for hiking.

On the other side of Lake Edward, there is a famous hill known as Mitumbe that looks out to Congo. The eastern part of the park is characterised by a lush green escarpment that is acquired from the western rift valley. The features are all covered with savannah making it a beautiful place full of euphorbia trees.

The grassland plains support a variety of animals which can be viewed from a vehicle on the network of tracks designated in the park. About 20 predators are found in the park such as lions, leopards, side stripped jackal and spotted hyena among others.

There are also various primate species in the park including chimpanzees, red-tailed monkeys, blue monkey, black and white colobus monkey, and olive baboons. The Ishasha sector is famous for its tree-climbing lions and it is also thought to host the world's highest concentration of hippos.



Ishasha Wilderness Camp

Ishasha Wilderness Camp is situated inside the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park on the Ntungwe River, and is an idyllic retreat for people who truly enjoy the wilderness...


Kyambura Gorge Lodge

Situated on the edge of the Kyambura Gorge and Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kyambura Gorge Lodge has spectacular views over the Gorge and the lush savannah of the park, with the peaks of the Rwenzori Mountains in the distance...


Mweya Safari Lodge

Mweya Safari Lodge is located on a peninsula in the heart of Queen Elizabeth National Park and is surrounded by the Rwenzori Mountains...


Day 1: Queen Elizabeth National Park

Meal Basis: Bed & Breakfast

The former seat of Uganda’s government, Entebbe just a short drive from the current capital and offers plenty to keep visitors amused. Tourists can while away days on the beaches along the banks of Lake Victoria, stroll around the fields and forests of the Botanical Gardens, or pay a visit to Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary, a haven for country’s remaining chimps.

Day 2 - 4: Queen Elizabeth National Park

Meal Basis: Full Board plus Activities

The Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is where you have the best chance of spotting a mountain gorilla family going about their business. Once you have your permit you are led across the rugged terrain and though the awe inspiring jungle to where the gorillas were seen yesterday and then you track them down. Aside from the amazing gorilla interactions there are numerous forest walks and 346 species of birds to track down, many of which are amazingly coloured.

Day 5 - 6: Queen Elizabeth National Park

Meal Basis: Full Board plus Activities

Volcanic craters, grassy plains, tropical forest and giant lakes connected by a channel groaning with hippos are what you will see at the Queen Elizabeth National Park. The park has almost 100 types of mammal and 606 different bird species, including the peculiar shoebill, the Kasinga Channel alone is said to contain the world's largest concentration of hippos, and other wildlife includes buffalo, the rare aquatic sitatunga antelope, giant forest hog, Uganda kob, Defassa waterbuck and elephant. And at Kyambura Gorge you can see habituated chimpanzees.

Day 7 - 8: Queen Elizabeth National Park

Meal Basis: Full Board plus Activities

Kibale is home to the highest density of primates in Africa and although the main attraction is the habituated chimpanzees the park trees are alive with all manner of monkey. Red-tailed monkey, L Hoest's monkey, grey cheeked mangabey, red colobus and black and white colobus monkeys are all spotted here. And when you’re not spotting monkeys there are 300 bird species to keep you busy.

Day 9 - 11: Queen Elizabeth National Park

Meal Basis: Full Board plus Activities

Murchison Falls National Park is Uganda's largest National Park with the Nile River flowing through the middle of the park and the Murchison Falls being its major attraction. Ranging from dense rainforest to undulating savannah ensures incredible diversity and the prime game-viewing area is the peninsula between the Victoria and the Albert Niles, known as the Buligi Circuit. The forests are home to numerous primates, including Chimpanzees, and near the river you will see buffalo, elephants and Rothschild-Giraffes.

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