This 3 days Safari will take you to Queen Elizabeth NP where you will enjoy the Park for 3 daysand 2 nights. The National Park is situatedUganda’s western region on the Mweya peninsula and it is the country’s most visited national park.
It was named after the Queen Elizabeth II the Queen of England. It approximately 1,978 km2, and is 376Km away from the capital city and it is a 5 to 6 hours’ drive from Kampala. This park was established in 1952 and was originally called the Kazinga National park. It changed its name to Queen Elizabeth National Park in 1954 after the visit of the Queen of England.
Day 1: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National park
Day 2: Have a morning game drive and an afternoon Launch cruise
Day 3: Chimpanzee Tracking, Departure
Queen Elizabeth National Park harbors various numbers of wildlife species; this includes over 500 species of bird among the common sittings are hamerkopbird with the biggest nest, Guinea fowl, crested francolin, marabou stock, hadada ibis, African fish eaglejust to mention a few. 95 species ofmammal including the big four, Lions, Elephants,leopards, Buffalos, others mammals include; Jacksons hertbeest,water bucks,hippos,warthogs,etc.in Kyambura Gorge and Maramagambo forest are primate species such as the vervet monkey, olive baboon, blue monkey, black and white colobus, chimpanzee, coppery tailed monkey, and many more.
The park has two lakes Edward and George; the two lakes are joined by the Kazinga channel which is commonly used for the boat cruise, a variety of wild life is seen along the banks. It is such a spectacle to watch, the crocodiles, buffalos, hippos, elephants, water bucks, warthogs, antelopes and a variety of birds along the channel. The park has got some crater lakes most noticeable of all is lake Katwe, the park lies on the bed of the great rift valley with flat plateaus stretching for long distances thus making it a great habitant for the herbivores because they can spot the predators quite easily.
The park is also quite unique because of its tree climbing lions found in the northern part of park called Ishasha Visitors travel far and wide to see these unique big cats up the fig trees. The park also has the Kyambura gorge which is quite fascinating to watch, the gorge has a number of primates including the illusive chimpanzee and other monkeys and baboons. The maramagambo forest is another unique habitat in this park as it has quite a number of primates including the chimpanzee, elephants, leopard, baboons and so many more.
All in all Queen Elizabeth national park is has a variety to offer as it has all the eco systems and landscapes that keeps you captivated with the various wonders of nature.