Queen Elizabeth National Park

Queen Elizabeth N P

The park covers an area of almost 2,000 sq Kms and lies between the Rwenzori Mountains to the east and Lake Edward to the west., approx 470kms from Kampala. This parks wildlife once suffered from heavy poaching, but recent conservation efforts have restored much of the game and it now claims to be one of the best places on the continent to see high concentrations of hippo.

Other animals found are elephant, buffalo, Uganda kob, variety of antelope, baboons and chimpanzees and the famous tree-climbing lion. There are also over 500 different specifies of bird making it an excellent destination for birders.

A boat trip along the Kazinga channel between Lake George and Edward is a rewarding method of game viewing. The best time of the year to visit the park is just after the rains, between October and November and March and April when high concentrations of animals roam the whole area.


Mweya Safari Lodge, Kyambura game lodge, elephant plains, and others. Lodges are located in and outside the park. You can use Simba safari camp outside the park. For community activities, the Elephant Home is your gate way accommodation around Queen Elizabeth National Park. Please ask about the available community activities at the elephant home, or to book your packed lunch, accommodation or game drive in Queen Elizabeth national park if you connect by public transport.