Queen Elizabeth National Park

Queen Elizabeth National Park is one of the most popular and diverse national parks in Uganda. Located in the western part of the country, it spans across the districts of Kasese, Kamwenge, Bushenyi, and Rukungiri.

Queen Elizabeth National Park offers a diverse range of wildlife, stunning landscapes, and unique experiences. From traditional game drives to boat safaris, chimpanzee trekking, and cultural encounters, the park provides an all-encompassing wildlife and cultural experience in Uganda.

Queen Elizabeth National Park

Iconic Safari Attractions in Queen Elizabeth National Park:


The park is renowned for its diverse wildlife and is home to a wide range of animals. It is one of the best places in Uganda to see the famous tree-climbing lions that rest in the park’s fig trees. Other commonly spotted animals include elephants, buffaloes, leopards, hippos, crocodiles, and various antelope species such as Uganda kob, waterbuck, and topi.

Kazinga Channel

The Kazinga Channel is a major highlight of Queen Elizabeth Park. It is a 32-kilometer long natural channel that connects Lake Edward and Lake George. The channel is teeming with wildlife, including large populations of hippos and crocodiles. Boat safaris on the channel offer excellent opportunities to observe and photograph these animals, as well as a variety of bird species.

Ishasha Sector

The Ishasha Sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park is famous for its unique tree-climbing lions. Visitors can witness these lions lounging and resting on the branches of fig trees. The sector is also home to other wildlife, such as elephants, buffaloes, and a variety of bird species.

Kyambura Gorge

Located on the eastern side of the park, the Kyambura Gorge is a natural wonder and offers a unique experience for visitors. The gorge is home to a habituated population of chimpanzees, providing an opportunity for chimpanzee trekking and close encounters with these primates.


Queen Elizabeth Park is a paradise for birdwatchers, with over 600 bird species recorded. It is particularly famous for its waterbirds, including the African fish eagle, saddle-billed stork, African skimmer, and several species of kingfishers and herons.

Cultural Encounters

The park is surrounded by communities of the Bakiga, Banyankole, and Basongora groups of people. Visitors can engage in cultural encounters, including village visits, traditional performances, and craft demonstrations, to learn about the local cultures and ways of life.