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Queen Elizabeth National Park Safaris, Vacations & Wildlife Experiences

  • Elephants in the Queen Elizabeth National Park in Uganda
  • Antelope Reedbuck
  • The African Savanna will spread out before you on your Uganda safari.
  • The majestic giraffe as seen on a Queen Elizabeth National Park safaris.
  • Fishermen at the Kazinga channel

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.



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Queen Elizabeth National Park

  • Essential Uganda: Bwindi, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kibale & More

    FIRST-CLASS | SMALL-GROUP: Explore Uganda with a unique safari experience that includes chimpanzees in Kibale Forest, game viewing in Queen Elizabeth National Park and of course, gorilla tracking in Bwindi.
    10 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 6,670
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Bucket List Travel Ideas, Safaris Worldwide, Single Friendly, Small Group Touring
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  • Gorilla Express: Entebbe, Bwindi & Ishasha

    FIRST-CLASS | SMALL-GROUP: This Ugandan safari is perfect for travellers who are short on time, but keen to see mountain gorillas and other fascinating wildlife in the African wild. After get acquainted with Uganda in Entebbe, you’ll head to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to see endangered mountain gorillas and Queen Elizabeth National Park to spot lions and hippos in the wild.
    6 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,949
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Bucket List Travel Ideas, Single Friendly, Small Group Touring
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  • The Best of Uganda

    FIRST-CLASS | PRIVATE-GUIDED: This Safari is perfect for those wanting to explore Uganda and experience more than just the mountain gorillas. In addition to your gorilla trek, you'll also experience a more traditional African Safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park, as well as chimp trekking.
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 5,619
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Bucket List Travel Ideas, Private Experiences, Safaris Worldwide
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