Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Queen Elizabeth National Park
Queen Elizabeth national park is amaizingly the most visited national park in Uganda and its located in western Uganda, spanning the districts of Kasese, Kamwenge, Bushenyi, and Rukungiri. Its location is approximately 376 kilometers (234mi),by road, southwest of Kampala, Uganda’s capital and largest city. The town of Kasese is just outside the northeastern edge of the park,while the town of Bushenyi is just outside the park’s southeastern boundaries. The coordinates of the park are 0012S, 3000E (Latitude:−0.2000; Longitude: 30.0000).
The park is named after Queen Elizabeth II and was established in 1954.The park was later renamed Ruwenzori before it returned to its royal name. Queen Elizabeth National Park is known for its wildlife,although many animals were killed in the Uganda-Tanzania War.Many species have recovered,including hippopotamus ,elephants,African leopards,Congo lions, and chimpanzees. It is now home to 95 species of mammal and over 500 species of birds. The area around Ishasha in Rukungiri District is famous for its tree-climbing lions,whose males sport black manes,a feature unique to the lions in this area.The park is also famous for its volcanic fea1tures,including volcanic cones and deep craters, many with crater lakes, such as the Katwe craters, from which salt is extracted.
ACTIVITIES IN QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK
Game Drive-Queen Elizabeth national park
For a classic African experience,the tracks through Kasenyi sector the Northern Kazinga plains and the Ishasha sector offer virtually guaranteed Buffalo,Antelop and African elephants sightings,along with warthogs and baboons.Taking an experienced guide in the early morning or at dusk in the most ssuccesfl way to track down pride of Lions and may be even the odd leopards.
Launch Trip Kazinga Channel-Queen Elizabeth national park
The Kazinga channel is an oasis for many of the fascinating species that inhabit the Park,and taking a Boat tour along it gives visitors the chance to cruise just meters from hundreds of enormous Hippos and Buffalos while African elephants linger on the shoreline.
Chimpanzee Tracking Kyambura Gorge-Queen Elizabeth national park
Chimpanzee tracking experience in Queen Elizabeth is done in Kyambura Gorge,this experience is more than discovering Chimpanzees in their natural environment;it teaches tourists about the Eco-System of Kyambura Gorge’satmospheric “under ground ” Rainforest,including Vegetation types,bird species,Chimps and monkey ecology.
ACCOMODATIONS IN QUEEN ELIZABRTH NATIONAL PARK
Mweya Safari Lodge (Luxury)
Mweya Safari Lodge is a luxury accommodation facility that offers tourists an unforgettable experience. Its Located on a peninsula within the heart of the Queen Elizabeth National Park, Mweya Safari Lodge is surrounded by the magical Ruwenzori Mountains aptly described as the ‘Mountains of the Moon To the east, lie the guardians of the birthplace of mankind, the Great Rift Valley hills, separated from the Mountains of the Moon by the meandering Kazinga Channel. Here the water flows endlessly into two giant lakes – Lake George and Lake Edward.
Buffalo Safari Resort (Mid-Range)
Buffalo Safari Resort is a safari accommodation located at Katungulu Bridge in Queen Elizabeth National Game Park in Uganda. This accommodation is ideal for guests travelling for leisure.
The property offers clean en-suite rooms all equipped with floor to ceiling mosquito nets and a desk. Rooms are simply decorated, and large enough to be comfortable.
The onsite restaurant offers a variety of cuisines including continental cuisine. Book your stay at a full board rate.
The Resort has spacious parking facility, room service and housekeeping services. Meeting and conference rooms can be made available for guest to cater to their corporate needs. Laundry services are available upon request.
Buffalo Safari Resort is in close proximity to Queen Elizabeth National Game Park and about 30 minutes drive to Lake Katwe.
Parkview Safari Lodge
Parkview safari lodge in Busonga, 10 km from Kyambura Game Reserve, Parkview Safari Lodge-Kyambura provides accommodation with free WiFi, air conditioning and access to a garden with a sun terrace. The accommodation features a spa bath and a hot tub. A balcony with mountain views is offered in every unit. A continental breakfast is available each morning at the property. Guests can enjoy a meal at the in-house restaurant, which serves a variety of Australian dishes. The lodge offers a sauna. Both a bicycle rental service and a car rental service are available a this property, while cycling can be enjoyed nearby Kyambura Gorge is a few steps from Parkview Safari Lodge-Kyambura.