Queen Elizabeth National Park Safaris, Vacations & Wildlife Experiences
Located in western Uganda and spread over four districts is Queen Elizabeth National Park. The country’s most visited park on a Uganda safari, it occupies an estimated 1,978 square kilometres (764 square miles), extending from Lake George in the northeast to Lake Edward in the southwest.
In the late 1920s, two separate game reserves were established at Lake George and Lake Edward. These reserves were combined and a national park was designated in 1954, named in honour of Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain who had visited Uganda in 1952. While many animals were killed during the Uganda-Tanzania war of the late 1970s, the park has been successful in recovering several species including hippopotamus, elephants, leopards and chimpanzees to add to the enjoyment of a Uganda safari.
Queen Elizabeth National Park is known for its wildlife and hosts over 95 mammal species and more than 500 types of birds. The area of the park that covers Rukungiri District is notable for the tree-climbing lions who exist there. The male lions sport black manes, a trait that is unique to the area. Along with big game viewing and incredible landscapes, the park also invites visitors to experience the fascinating cultural history of the region and there are many opportunities to meet and interact with local communities.
Uganda Travel Information
At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy to navigate travel information section dedicated to traveling to Uganda.
Learn about the history and culture of Uganda, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Uganda's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Uganda for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Uganda tours today!
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