Queen Elizabeth National Park is perfect for a short safari or an interesting stop on a longer safari through Uganda. Get safari planning tips and facts below.
THE MAIN PART OF QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK
Named after the Queen of the United Kingdom this park offers a variation of experiences. In the main part of the park the highlight is a boat-cruise on the Kazinga channel where you can see hippos, crocodiles and buffaloes enjoying the water as well as an abundance of birds. During a day exploring Queen Elizabeth National Park you can also go for an evening or morning game-drive to search for lion, leopard and other interesting animals. Since there is research work going on on the lions here you can head out for the exclusive experience of lion tracking together with an expert.
In this area it is as well possible to go trekking chimpanzees in Kyambura Gorge or in nearby Kalinzu Forest. Kyambura Gorge is worth a visit even if you are not planning to trek chimps there. From the view point you get the special sight of a jungle emerged in a gorge in the middle of the savannah.
As you explore this part of Queen Elizabeth NP it is perfect to stay at our cosy Pumba Safari Cottages by Kyambura. Located on the escarpment with views of the park & regular sightings of elephants in the park below.
Ishasha, the southern sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park, is known for its tree-climbing lions. Regularly climbing trees is a very rear behaviour for these big cats, it is only two known places in Africa where the lions have this habit.
A game-drive in Ishasha is a very special experience as you drive on the tracks searching for lions in the fig-trees. In Ishasha you also have chance to see buffaloes, topis, elephants and birds.
While discovering Ishasha it is perfect to spend the night at Topi Lodge, conveniently located just a 5 min drive from the southern gate to Ishasha.
Activities in Queen Elizabeth National Park
- Lion tracking
- Community visits
Prices Queen Elizabeth National Park
Park entrance: 40 usd for adults & 20 usd for children
Boat-cruise: 30 usd
Lion tracking: 100 usd
Chimpanzee trekking: 50 usd
How many days are needed for a safari to Queen Elizabeth National Park?
This park can be explored during a 3 days Queen Elizabeth NP safari or 4 days Queen Elizabeth NP safari. The 3 days option lets you tick off the highlights of tree-climbing lions in Ishasha, a boat-cruise on Kazinga channel and chimpanzee trekking. While the 4 days option lets you have a bit more time to dive into what the park has to offer.