4 Activities That Make Queen Elizabeth National Park Interesting

4 Activities That Make Queen Elizabeth National Park Interesting

Queen Elizabeth National Park

4 Activities That Make Queen Elizabeth National Park Interesting

The Queen Elizabeth National Park is spread over the Ugandan districts of Kasese, Kamwenge, Rubirizi and Rukungiri and covers an area of around 1978 sq km. The park receives the highest number of tourists in the country as various activities are hosted in the national park for people of all ages, like boat cruises, bird watching, game drives, chimpanzee trekking, lion tracking and nature walks.

Kazinga Boat Cruise

The boat safari is conducted on the 40 km long Kazinga channel. It is hosted twice or thrice a day during peak season. The morning ride beings at 11 am, and the evening ride begins at 3 pm, which takes about two hours. You will get a chance to learn about African wildlife and witness a variety of species like elephants, buffaloes, hippos and crocodiles. The vessel is a 20-seater boat, so that you can enjoy the cruise with the whole family. 

Bird Watching

The Queen Elizabeth National Park is recognized by the International Birding Association (IBA) as it has more than 600 species of birds present there. The park contains a range of terrains like savannah plains, woodlands, forests and wetlands, which attract several birds to inhabit their preferred environment. A bird observation area was construed in 1997 with the goal of studying resident and migratory birds. Visitors can observe resident birds throughout the year, but you should visit the park from November to April to witness migratory bird species. The park is a must-visit destination, especially for bird-watching enthusiasts.

Chimpanzee Trekking

Tourists will find the primates in the Kyambura gorge or ‘the valley of apes’ in the Queen Elizabeth National Park. The gorge is engulfed with lush green forests and the Kyambura river. Visitors have a higher chance of viewing the chimpanzees here than in other national parks. You will witness these animals swinging on trees or walking on the created path. The trek could take about two to three hours.

Lion Tracking

This intriguing and adventurous activity is organized by professional researchers of the Uganda Carnivore Program (UCP). It involves tracking the lions in the Queen Elizabeth National Park using radiator collars in the Kasenyi plains. During your trip, you will learn a lot about the African lion and get the opportunity to view the lions in their natural habitat closely. The lion tracking activity includes only a limited number of visitors as its a research activity where they want to maintain the natural ecosystem while providing you with a meaningful experience.

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