Queen Elizabeth National Park lies across the equator in the southwest of Uganda. This medley of wonders is mainly flat with gently undulating terrain. On a brighter day the World class hiking and mountaineering destination, Mt. Rwenzori stands tall at 5,110 metres above sea level. The park is home to some of the Big 5 such as the African buffalo, Elephant and Tree climbing lions. Other animals include; water and bush buck, hyena and different species of primates such as Colobus,Vervet and Red-tailed monkey.
Queen Elizabeth National Park
It is the presence of the 33-km-long natural water body that bisects two royal lakes; George and Edward.
The Journey along the Kazinga Channel takes close to two hours and the sight of hippos and a vast array of over 600 bird species must not be a surprise!
The park is famously divided into two sectors; Southern sector (Ishasha) which is characterised by wooden grasslands and variety of animals is best known for the tree climbing lions and Bird life. The Northern sector( Mweya) is the most frequently visited part, with better access from Kampala and a wider choice of accommodation.
The popular activity in the Northern sector is the Kazinga launch trip. The trips are organised on a daily and our clients stand a chance of appreciating the Nile monitor lizards, Bird life ranging from cormorants, egrets,kingfishers and fish eagles. Beyond the water trips, the road networks are ideal for game drives with various options on the lengths of routes that suit our clients. On a lucky day, you stand a chance to meet the Leopard, the elusive of the Big 5 in the Kazinga area.
The Southern sector and Kazinga area is popular for the alkaline crater lakes with a few that boast of access routes: Kikorongo (stand a chance of sighting a shoebill in the nearby swamps), Munyanyange( home of lesser flamingoes), Katwe (area of salt production) and Nyamununka. Nyamununka is literally translated to mean a stench or smell. The lake derives its name from the strong smell of sulphur from the water.
On a lighter note, most guides with first time travellers in this area are occasionally treated with grins under the perception that they skipped a bath or their bellies and bowels have loosened up. The smell of rotten eggs is undeniably a moment to explain.