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Queen Elizabeth National Park in Uganda

Queen Elizabeth National Park is bordered to the North by the Rwenzori mountains and to the West by Lake Edward, and is divided into a Northern and Southern sector. It is one of the most beautiful and richest parks in East Africa a mixture sprawling cacti, savannah, forests, rivers and lakes.

The park’s northern section is particularly scenic. When the weather permits, there are tremendous views of the Rwenzori peaks from its plains, which are decorated with giant candelabra euphoria trees.

The Southern sector around Ishasha is renowned for its “tree climbing” lions, whose habit of lounging in the upper branches of old fig trees is not usually found in other lion populations. You can also see hippo, herds of buffalo, Uganda kob, topi, and many elephant.

Unfortunately, like other Ugandan parks much of the wildlife was slaughtered during the country’s troubled past however with enlightened park management the game has recovered well ...

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WHY VISIT Queen Elizabeth National Park

  • Good general game viewing
  • Very scenic park
  • Uganda’s Premier National Park
  • Part of the circuit when visiting the Gorillas at Bwindi

ACCOMMODATION IN Queen Elizabeth National Park

There is world class accommodation here in all categories, your choice of hotel, lodge or camp will depend on whether you are after a romantic stay or something more family orientated. Our consultants can guide you on the best options for your budget and aspirations.


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SAMPLE TOURS

There are currently no pre-designed tours visiting Queen Elizabeth National Park. Please note that we display these more for ideas and work closely with our clients to create tailor made safari holidays. Please call our expert consultants who will be happy to create something unique to your interests.


PLACES TO GO IN Queen Elizabeth National Park

The Kazinga Channel, which links Lake Edward and Lake George is well worth a visit. From the launch trip on the channel, one can watch hundreds of hippos at close range, spreading their mouths wide and rushing to the water. The birdlife is spectacular and includes pelicans, fish eagles, kingfishers, cormorants and saddlebill storks. Buffalos and waterbucks come to the water to cool off, and you may see elephant, lion and crocodile.



WHEN IS THE BEST TIME OF YEAR TO GO?

Most lodges are open throughout the year with January and February and June to August being the optimum months to visit this park as it is drier at this time. The wetter months are April and May and September to November.

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DRY SEASON

The best time to visit Queen Elizabeth National Park is during the dry season from January to late February and from June to August. Wildlife sightings are generally improved as the animals become reliant on the permanent sources of water.

Late May to September is the best time for keen birders to visit, with plenty of bird activity at this time of year.

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The rains begin in March, with an increase in rainfall seen in April and May.   Temperatures remain warm with an average of 18oC – 28oC.

August sees the start of the wetter months with a rainfall peak in October. It’s worth noting that the rain is often sporadic although heavy storms can be expected.

SHOULDER SEASON

Uganda only really experiences two types of weather conditions with the rainy season and the dry season.



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