Queen Elizabeth National Park covers an approximate area of 1,978Sq. Kms and lies between the Rwenzori Mountains to the East and Lake Edward to the West.  It is located approximately 470Kms from Kampala.  This Park was founded in 1952 as Kazinga National Park and renamed two years later to commemorate the visit by the Royal Queen Elizabeth II of England.

This is Uganda’s most popular savannah reserves and has the widest variety of wildlife.  The park has different habitats including grassland savannah, forests, wetlands and lakes.  These habitats provides the setting for an extensive range of large mammals and primates

QENP additional scenic points are Kazinga Channel between Lake Edward and Lake George and other 10 crater lakes.  Being closer to the Equator the Park enjoys uniformly warm temperatures throughout the year except during the two wet seasons (March to May & August to December)

Points of Interest

Top wildlife viewing

Boat trips on Kazinga channel available

Tree-climbing lions in the Ishasha sector

Chimp tracking available

Excellent birding with 600 species recorded

Best Time to Visit
although constant drizzle often characterizes the days of the Wet seasons (March to May and August to December), this is when the park’s environment is beautifully lush and you can greet migratory birds as they pass through. For chimpanzee tracking, though, visit when the park’s trails are more solid underfoot in the drier

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