QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK

QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK

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Queen Elizabeth National Park has a variety of Flora and Fauna and it’s acknowledged to be a habitat for over 95 mammal species with about 612 species of birds. The various species in this park, has made it a unique park most liked by tourists.

Queen Elizabeth National Park is known to accommodate the largest number of hippos in east Africa around 5000 hippos, 3000 elephants and 1000 buffaloes.

The Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National park is famous for its tree-climbing lions, with dark manes, that like to rest in large fig trees.

Geographers will say that the park has around 57 vegetation but in actual sense, it has five levels of vegetation. Namely; bushy grassland, Acacia woodland, Lakeshore or swamp vegetation along with forest grassland.

The savannah grasslands of the park settles wildlife such as Cape buffaloes, Uganda kobs, waterbucks, warthlogs, lions, leopards, hyenas, giant forest hogs as well as elephants. Topis can only be discovered in Ishasha.

The famous 40km long and Kazinga Channel connecting Lake Gorge to Lake Edward, while  running through fascinating wetlands. The shores of both lakes and the Kazinga Channel, are teeming with wildlife like Hippos, Cape Buffalos, Elephants and Crocodiles, as well as numerous wetland birds, such as .the African skimmer, Pink-backed pelicans, Shoebill stork, as well as Great Flamingos.

The Kyambura gorge and  Maramagambo forest wildlife part of Queen Elizabeth National Park has 10 species of primates, which includes Chimpanzees, the park has a considerable primate diversity  which includes  Chimpanzees, Black and White Colobus Monkeys, L’Hoest’s Monkeys, Baboons, Red Tailed Monkeys, Blue Monkeys, and Vervet Monkeys, as well as 2 nocturnal species: Pottos and Bushbabies.

Community visits and a tour to the salt lake to see how salt is extracted and also a great activity in this park on a guided nature walk.

Queen Elizabeth national park has very beautiful lodges with in and around the park that range from budget to luxury that you can choose for your stay. These safari lodges cost between $40 to $500 per night

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