national park covers an area of 1978km, the park spans the equator line, monuments on either side of the road mark the exact spot where it crosses latitude 00.
was founded in 1952 as Kazinga national park
, and renamed two years later to commemorate a visit by Queen Elizabeth II
. Queen Elizabeth
is a home to 95 mammal species and over 600 bird species. Katwe
explosion mark the parks highest point at 1,350m above sea level, while lake Edward marks the lowest point which stands at 910m above the sea-level. Queen Elizabeth
national park is explicably Uganda’s
most popular tourist destination and its diverse ecosystem which include the rambling savanna, shady, humid forests, sparkling lakes and fertile wetlands, make it a model habitat for classic big game, ten primate species together with chimpanzees
and over 600 species of birds.
Situated against the backdrop of the jagged Rwenzori
mountains, the parks magnificent panoramas include dozens of enormous craters
carved dramatically into rolling green hills, and the endless ishasha plains whose fig trees hide lions
ready to pounce on the herds of unsuspecting Ugandakob
bids a chance to several activities and these include game drives
, bird watching
, boat trip on Kazinga channel
, the tree climbing lions of ishasha
, chimp trekking
done at kyambura gorge widely known as a valley of apes
, and the chimpanzees
are habituated meaning they have been accustomed to human presence and this does not deter them from their daily activities.
As well as its thrilling wildlife attractions, Queen Elizabeth
national park has a captivating cultural history. There are many opportunities for visitors to meet with local communities and enjoy the dances, storytelling, music and many more.
is truly a medley of wonders.