"Queen Elizabeth National Park" was named after the Queen of England the second. The Park is a memorial ground for the Queen of England. Queen Elizabeth national park is one of the most visited Parks in Uganda and Africa at large. The park is located in western Uganda, spanning the districts of Kasese, Kamwenge, Bushenyi and Rukungiri. The area of the park extends from Lake George in the Northeast to Lake Edward in the southwest, and includes the Kazinga Channel that connects the two lakes. The park is named after the Queen of England Queen Elizabeth II. This Park has approximately 95 species of mammal and over 500 species of birds. Queen Elizabeth National Park is also well known for tree climbing lions. This is mostly found around the areas of Ishasha.
The park is also famous for its volcanic features, comprising volcanic cones and deep craters, many crater lakes such as Lake Katwe, from which salt is extracted. Set against the backdrop of the jagged Rwenzori Mountains, the park's magnificent vistas include dozens of enormous craters carved dramatically into rolling green hills, panoramic views of the Kazinga Channel with its banks lined with hundreds of hippos, buffaloes and elephants, and the endless Ishasha plains.
According to the survey carried out by professional tourists, This Park is said to host an estimate of 5000 hippos, 2500 elephants and over 10,000 buffaloes thriving in its grasslands and shorelines, Queen Elizabeth Park guarantees sightings of some of Africa's most iconic species.
Queen Elizabeth Park is a home of animals like; warthogs, water buck, Uganda kob and topi, as well as the sitatunga antelope. Birding in Queen Elizabeth National Park is an incredible treat as it contains a variety of habitats that range from savanna to wetlands to lowland forests. This diversity is reflected in the list of over 500 bird species, the biggest of any protected area in East Africa. Queen's most elusive inhabitants are its felines: lion, leopard, serval and some smaller cats.
In Queen Elizabeth National Park, Lions are the kings. This is more fascinating with tree climbing lions around Ishasha area. When you visit Queen Elizabeth National Park, seeing a lion is a promise that i can call it a must for tourists visiting this Park.
Birding is one of the major attractions in Queen Elizabeth National park. the Park hosts over 500 species of birds, this include; Fish Eagle, African Jacana ,White-faced Whistling , Squacco Heron as well as the bird species of the White and pink backed Pelicans, Long tailed Cormorants, Spur-winged Plovers, Kingfisher and many others
A boat cruise on Kazinga Channel is a fascinating activity that lives you with a thrilling memory for this Park. a long the banks of the channel are groups of hippos, buffaloes, elephants, crocodiles and Birds. this Channel is the major drinking source for the wild.