Queen Elizabeth National Park

track lions to chimpanzees, across an incredible mix of habitats

It’s easy to see why the Queen Elizabeth National Park is Uganda’s preferred wildlife destination. Here you have the opportunity to track a variety of wildlife species, from lions to chimpanzees, across an incredible mix of habitats.

Founded back in 1952, today the Queen Elizabeth National Park is renowned for its plentiful wildlife, which includes 95 mammal species and over 600 species of bird. Bordered by Lake Edward, Lake George and the Rwenzori Mountains, the scenery is a highlight in itself. You can expect an enchanting blend of rich savannah, dense woodland, lush swampland and crater lakes frequented by flocks of flamingo.

Healthy numbers of elephant, buffalo and Ugandan kob are present throughout the park, as well as a number of primates including chimpanzees and L’Hoest’s monkeys. The open savannah is the hunting ground for big cats, whilst the watering holes attract large pods of hippos and crocodiles. Head to the remote Ishasha area in the far south of the park for a chance to see rare tree-climbing lions.

A boat ride on the Kazinga Channel will bring you up-close encounters with an abundance of water birds, such as yellow-billed storks and water thick-knee, whilst the Lake Edward flats is one of the best places or seek the elusive shoebill.

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