Are you planning a Uganda safari to Queen Elizabeth national park? Here is all you can do and see on your visit to the great Queen Elizabeth National Park. It is located in southwestern Uganda, this enthralling place has a diverse ecosystem including the humid forests, fertile wetlands and sprawling savannah which supports a variety of wild life for example the hippos that hump through the wetlands and the endless bird species that are eye catching. It is home to the big game, 10 primate species and over 600 bird species.
Visitors who go to the park carry with them an opportunity to view enormous craters, hippos and elephants at the banks of Kazinga channel, the never ending Ishasha plains whose fig trees are home to the tree climbing lions plus the rolling green hills.
The park has a variety of fascinating tourist attractions including the flora, which is a proved habitat to over 95 species of mammals, including Cape buffalo, Uganda Kobs and waterbucks and 612 species of birds. The vegetation includes grassland, acacia woodland and the forest grassland. Key attractions in the park, include;
The amazing Kyambura gorge is located in the far eastern corner of Queen Elizabeth National Park in southwestern Uganda. The Gorge is approximately 1km across at its border point and about 100metres deep; the gorge is drained by river Kyambura.
The steep slopes of Kyambura were formed by the disorderly waters of the thunderous river kyambura, are sheltered by a verdant riverine forest, which is habitat to a number of primates among which are the renowned chimpanzees. The gorge is a section of the beautiful Queen Elizabeth national park in the lower western part of Uganda. The majority of Uganda safari visitors into the queen Elizabeth national park are offered a tour of this amazing gorge.
The George is another world on its own, it is home to a variety of mammals and most pronounced ones being chimpanzees and other primate species. Kyambura gorge is the best destination for experimental tourism and trekking the chimps in the gorge offers splendid experience because the chimps within descend down from the trees when they see visitors and this offers a chance to study the chimpanzees and take as many photos as possible as they keep on posing with different styles.
The Ishasha sector.
It is situated about 100km south of Mweya and its being distant from the park gives visitors genuine African wilderness experience. The inhabitants in this place includes the savannah woodland that contains fig trees which act as hide outs for the famous tree climbing lions, shoebill storks and many others.
The Kazinga channel.
It joins Lake Gorge to Lake Edward and about 40m long having a perfect view of the park’s wildlife ventures. The banks of Kazinga channel are a concentration of variety of animal species, including Rhinos and elephants, a variety of bird species which make visitors on a boat cruise have an unforgettable experience.
A visitor who stands on the peninsular is always in order to sight different activities around the park plus the different attractions. The peninsular over looks Katwe bay of Lake Edward that excites the eyes of any traveler.
Tourist activities in Queen Elizabeth national park include;
Boat cruise at Kazinga channel.
This is an activity commonly done by tourists who visit Uganda’s famous Queen Elizabeth national park. Visitors who get involved in the boat cruise spot large herds of buffaloes, crocodiles, elephants on the banks of the channel and a variety of bird species that always fly in the air and stand on the luscious vegetation along the channel banks.
The park has over 550 species of birds such as the white-faced whistling, kingfisher that have made it an amazing destination for visitors that love watching birds. Bird watching can be done by tourists on game drives and launch cruise too being guided by knowledgeable guides.
A visit to Queen Elizabeth national park without a game drive is not complete. With a safari guide, visitors are guided all around the park; they encounter different wild life for example the tree climbing lions in Ishasha sector that is worth a tale.
Chimpanzee tracking at kyambura George.
The gorge is home to a number of habituated chimpanzees that provide an opportunity to visitors to indulge in experiential chimpanzee tracking being guided by professional tour guides.
Being a diverse place with a number of attractions, the park attracts quite a big number of visitors who indulge in the activities and the experience got is said to be unforgettable.