Queen Elizabeth National Park is arguably Uganda’s most famous national park and it’s also the second largest national park, at 1978km² of protected area that borders D.R.Congo in the west. Its far reaching savannah plains of endless grasslands, tinged with the twisted shadows of big acacia trees, have made it one of the images of a wild and untarnished great Africa.
of African lions laze easily in these long grasses with plentiful
families of African elephants feeding on the acacia bark and trump
across the plains and a number of African wildlife which inspires
numbers of travelers.
This park has got varied zones in which each of the ecosystems is subtly different. Mweya peninsular in the Center
of the park is the most popular and most easily visited area of the
park. The Kyambura River in the South Eastern Corridor is the location
for the dramatic chimps of the lost gorge in Kyambura gorge.
Kasenyi plains to the East offers an experiencing part of the park
rewarding with its game-viewing and privacy with a change to see
plentiful game especially during the dry season.
Besides the traditional vehicle-bound safaris, the hot-air balloon over the Kasenyi plains has become a safari in Uganda
rite-of-passage for travel enthusiasts. The balloon flights depart at
early in the morning over these plains and take travelers close to over
the awakening herds of Buffaloes and Uganda kobs, Elephants and Lions.
extra altitude allows Visitors to witness the striking stretches of the
Kasenyi plains punctuated by cactus. Whereas in the sky; one will have
Africa all to himself.
The vast buffalo, Elephant and Uganda Kob
herds, huge predator concentrations along the Kazinga channel,
uninterrupted views, river crossings the underground forest of Kyambura
gorge, huge lion prides, leopard sightings and one of the best camping
experiences in Uganda. What more would you want! Queen Elizabeth
National park is one of the very rare places in Uganda that has received
so many accolades yet manages to live up to all this hype.
park is surrounded by amazing tribes such as the Bakonzo and
Banyaruguru, there is even more to this national park than meets the
eye. In a nutshell, Queen Elizabeth National Park is a mother of all
safari parks and one of the most celebrated wildlife reserves in the
Uganda. It is like a lost world in Uganda.
To increase your
chances of viewing the amazing wildlife, choosing the best accommodation
while you are traveling is crucial. Visiting Queen Elizabeth National
park is really the best any traveler can get from a tour to Uganda.