Queen Elizabeth National Park

Regarded as Uganda’s ultimate tourist destination, Queen Elizabeth National park boasts of rich ecosystems of landscape, plants, animals, birds and vegetation zones.

    • Size:1978 Square kilometers (763.7 square miles)
    • Designation Status:National Park
    • Mammal Species:95 Mammal Species
    • Bird Species:More than 600 bird species
    • Popular activities:Launch Trips on Kazinga Channel, Bird Watching, Game Drives, Chimpanzee tracking, Cultural Tours, Wildlife Research Tours, Hiking/Nature Walks.
    • Ownership:Uganda Wildlife Authority (Government of Uganda).

The 1978 sq km park has more than 95 mammal species, 600+ bird species, and a diverse ecosystem of savanna grasslands, lakeshore vegetation, humid rainforests, together with various freshwater lakes and salty crater lakes.

Queen Elizabeth National park is popular for its big game such as lions, leopards, elephants, buffalos, Uganda kob, chimpanzees, e.t.c, and the enormous birding and photography opportunities.

One of the must-do activities for visitors to QENP is the Kazinga channel launch cruise. The boat ride along this 40km stretch of water connecting Lake Edward and Lake George is the best opportunities to see most (if not all) the animals that line the banks of the channel. Elephants, hippos, crocodiles, waterbuck, birds, etc they will all be there.

Other activities to partake in at Queen Elizabeth National Park include, Bird watching, chimpanzee tracking in Kyambura gorge, Witnessing traditional salt mining at Katwe salt lake, game drives, visits to the nearby communities, spot fishing among so many others.


  • GAME DRIVES. The major highlight of a visit to the park are the scenic game drives that give you a chance to view even the most elusive of the park’s fauna. …
  • Bird Watching.
  • Boat Trip/Launch Cruise.
  • The Tree Climbing Lions Of Ishasha

Best time

Queen Elizabeth National Park is open all year long, but wildlife viewing is at its best from January to February and June to July (the Dry seasons). However, this scenic park is at its most beautiful in the Wet seasons from March to May and August to December.

Getting There

Queen Elizabeth National Park can be reached by air from both Entebbe International Airport, the country’s international airport and your most likely starting point, and the Kajjansi Airfield near Kampala. The closest airports to Queens are Kasese, Mweya and Ishasha.

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