Queen Elizabeth, Uganda’s most visited game reserve and it’s the second biggest national park, it boarders DRC on its western side lying on the base of the rift valley between lake George and Edward. It’s known for the big four animals those are the lions, elephants, the buffaloes and the leopards and also classified as an important birding area by the Birdlife international.
Queen Elizabeth Park lies in about 5-6 hours from Kampala on the surface road via Mbarara and can be reached on the dirt road from Bwindi accessible by public transport and it’s in the southwestern region near Kasese. And it’s about 1,978sq km large.
There are a number of activities in then park which include;
- Chimp tracking in the Kyambura gorge.
- Launch trip on the Kazinga channel which offers great game viewing.
- Game drives in mweya.
- There are also guided tour walks within Maramagambo forest.
- Birding watching.
- Salt works visit
Where to stay;
The mweya sector of Queen Elizabeth national park receive the majority of visitors to the park because there are a number of newly refurnished lodge and the park HQ situated on the Mweya peninsular.
- There is the students’ hostel at mweya
- 2. The mweya safari lodge
- Queen Elizabeth bush lodge.
- 4. Jacana safari lodge. Katara lodge
- 5. Kingfisher resort
- 6. Kyambura gorge.
- 7. Ishasha wilderness camp
When to go.
Road conditions can be difficult and very muddy in the rainy season between March-April and November-December therefore tours are best done outside these seasons.
Mweya safari Lodge is strategically located with a beautiful view, a great lodge with amazing rooms, excellent meals.
The Katara lodge along Mbarara- Kasese highway