Queen Elizabeth National Park is the second national park in Uganda and referred to as a “medley of wonders”. This is so because of its natural beauty set in the backdrop of the Rwenzori Mountains and the various activities that can be accomplished on a visit to this park.
Game Drives – Game viewing
Like other Savannah parks, game viewing is the specialty of Queen Elizabeth national park. It is home to big game in big numbers; the park has about 3000 Elephants, 5000 hippos, and there are over 10,000 of Cape Buffaloes, but there are also other small game including Warthogs, Waterbuck, Uganda Kob, Topi and even the rare semi-aquatic Sitatunga Antelope. To get the best out of your game drive and experience a classic African safari, the tracks through Kasenyi sector, the North Kazinga Plains and the Ishasha Sector offer virtually guaranteed buffalo, antelope and elephant sightings, along with warthogs and baboons. Taking an experienced guide in the early morning or at dusk is the most successful way to track down a pride of lions, and maybe even the odd leopard. A night game drive is also possible for nocturnal species.
Hot Air Balloon Ride
This unique experience is a recent addition on the list of activities in Queen Elizabeth national park. The adventure begins early in the morning when you leave your camp or lodge to get to the meeting point at the Kasenyi gate of Queen Elizabeth NP for 5:30am. This early drive in the dark is a chance to see nocturnal animals that live in and around the park and also gives you an aerial view of all the parks inhabitants.
There are many other adventures in Queen Elizabeth Natuional Park and we will look at them in detail later including but not limited to the following;
• Chimpanzee tracking in Kaymbura and Kalinju forest
• Local community visit including coffee tour
• Hiking and guided nature walks
• Bird watching
• Boat cruise
• Lion tracking / Research
• Katwe salt works