Queen Elizabeth National Park Tourists Attractions : Queen Elizabeth National Park offers a quite remarkable tourists attraction on Uganda Safaris and sounds as a great safari destination to access while on wildlife experience. More so, the park is a UNESCO World heritage sites, covering an area of about 1,978 square kilometres and was established in 1952 as gazette national park.
Despite, Queen Elizabeth National Park is UNESCO world heritage site ,located in south western Uganda region and its home to diversity of wildlife species of about 95 mammals ,primates species –chimpanzee tracking and harbour with various bird species of around 600 bird species ,which are habitat of crate lakes ,vegetation ,forest grass and open savannah grasslands among others .Wildlife species to explore include ;unique tree climbing lions ,elephants ,hippos , hartebeests and primates species Red tailed monkeys , colobus monkeys ,Blue monkeys ,Baboons , pottos ,bush babies ,mongoose among other ,bird species to see include ;Shoebill , Grey capped warbler ,Folk tailed Drago , African Jacana , Yellow wagtails ,Long created eagle ,Brown snake Eagle ,Palm nut vulture ,hooded vulture among others. However, the park is under managed of ‘’UWA’’ Uganda Wildlife Authority a government body responsible for all Uganda’s National Parks.
Ishasha sector is a famous exploring area to see unique tree climbing lions, lies in the south Mweya covering an area of about 100 kilometres. More so, it is a genuine African Wildlife adventure where wide range of animals can be explored, the sectors harbours with stunning an open savannah, woodland among others.
The Equator and the Queen’s Shelter
This acts as a tourist attraction which lies near the park offering a great location for photography. And the Queen’s shelter is located on the northern entrance to the crater drive and by 1954 the late Queen Elizabeth provided a great support to the shelter till 1959. Since then the pavilions were built for the visit of Queen Elizabeth and it was later renovated by the visit of Duke of Edinburg in 2007 well furnished with good amenities –internet and coffee shop facilities.
Impressive Kazinga Channel
This impressive Kazinga Channel lies about 40-meter-long connected to Lake Edward a Lake Gorge which is remarkable for boat cruise experience, birding and wildlife view which can be seen along at the edge of the water bank. The main activity to do along here is the boat cruise that runs two times a day from morning and afternoon, the time differs on the demands the visitor.
The Mweya Peninsular is a great safari destination that offers a bucket list of amazing activities and spacious accommodation facility within the park. This area is also good for game drivee experience and beautiful site that overlooks thrilling Katwe bay of Lake Edward and souvenir shop where you can buy handmade materials to take back to your home country.
Katwe salt Works
It is located to the north western part of Queen Elizabeth National Park to the north side of Mweya peninsular. Katwe salt works is also an attraction a visitor can visit and be able to learn how to do salt mining and it’s a privileged story of salt mining process which can be taught by the women miners around the site.
However, Queen Elizabeth National Park offers a glimpse of the landscape which inhabits variety of wildlife species, rewardable view of the snow-capped Rwenzori mountain as well as acting as a gain view to see golden brown savannah grassland during dry seasons and stuns with green vegetation during wet season. More so, it’s a remarkable landscape to enjoy wildlife adventure in an open safari vehicle while using 4 wheels.
The park harbours with high population of animals such as herds of elephants, buffaloes, Uganda kobs, African bush Leopards, lions, Uganda kobs, hippos, crocodiles, hartebeests, tree climbing lions among others
Queen Elizabeth National Park is a truly birding safari destination that hosts over 600 bird species as listed; Spotted Red shank, yellow throated cuckoo, crab- plover, Common sand martin, Collared Pratincole, Swamp flycatcher, Palm-nut vultures, Pell’s fishing owl, Black bee eater, Great blue turaco, Africa fin foot, African hoppy, Africa skimmer, Caspian plover, Spotted red shank among others, Queen Elizabeth National Park Tourists Attractions
The park is surrounded with several beautiful volcanic crater lakes that offers gainful view of stunning vegetation, bird species as well as great sightseeing of these unique crater lakes, where you do hiking and nature walk from.
Best time to visit Queen Elizabeth National Park
The park can be visited throughout the year but the best time to have incredible sight of wide range of animal species starts from June to September and December to February.
Accommodations in Queen Elizabeth National Park
There is no worry where to stay on visit to Queen Elizabeth National Park offering a wide range of comfortable accommodation facilities ranging from luxury, Mid-range and Budget accommodation, all having unique amenities that stuns the visitors, lodges like Buffalo Safari lodge, Irunga Forest Safari Lodge, Mweya Safari Lodge, Simba Safari Camp, Engiri Game Lodge and Campsite, Pumba safari Cottages, Buffalo Safari lodge, Tembo Safari Lodge among others.
How to get to Queen Elizabeth National Park
The park is approximately 5 to 6 hours’ drive from Kampala to final destination. Another option, can be accessed by air transport from Entebbe International Airport by domestic flight Aerolink Uganda or Bar Aviation to fly you to Mweya Airstrip within 1:10 hours to land.