Introduction to Queen Elizabeth National Park.
The most well-known national park in Uganda is Queen Elizabeth National Park, which is situated in the west of the country. Queen’s distinctive combination of forested, grassy, and aquatic landscapes attracts adventurers.
The most bio-diverse park in Uganda, Queen Elizabeth National Park has a 1,978 km2 surface area and is home to a wide variety of species. A visit to Queen Elizabeth National Park is frequently combined with chimpanzee or gorilla tracking in Kibale Forest or Bwindi.
Introduction to the Kazinga Channel.
A 32-kilometer-long freshwater strait called the Kazinga Channel connects Lake Edward to Lake George, its smaller neighbor. The lakes bear the names of King Edward VII, a son of Queen Victoria, and King George V, his own heir.
One of Queen Elizabeth National Park’s signature features and a well-liked destination for wildlife tourists is the wide channel. Numerous animals and birds can be seen in the canal, including a sizable population of hippos (around 2,000) and innumerable Nile crocodiles.
More than 100 kinds of water birds, including the African Skimmer, as well as elephants, buffaloes, and other wildlife are also common.
Kazinga Channel Boat Cruise.
Boat tours are a common method to visit the park, and the Kazinga Channel is home to a variety of animals and birds. Both the Uganda Wildlife Authority and Mweya Safari Lodge provide boat rides. Both journeys take two hours and cost about $30 per person.
You can choose between the sleek Kingfisher, which seats twelve people, and the comfy Sunbird, which seats 10. Both boats have knowledgeable captains and crew members, but the Kingfisher lets you cruise in luxury by offering beverages and canopies to block the sun.
Introduction To Kyambura Gorge
The valley of the apes is a term given to Kyambura Gorge, which is located in Queen Elizabeth National Park’s far east.
The dense forest that covers the gorge’s sides is a result of centuries of erosion by the Kyambura River and serves as a key chimpanzee habitat.
You’ll feel as like you’ve entered another world as you ride through thick jungle, soggy swamps, and enormous crater lakes that are enclosed by towering 100 m high rock walls.
Chimpanzee trekking at Kyambura Gorge.
In Uganda, chimpanzee trekking is a well-liked wildlife adventure that lets you enter the chimpanzees’ environment. The hikes last about three hours, with a maximum of an hour spent with the chimpanzees in their natural environment. They should be visible from a safe distance of 8 to 10 meters.
Your odds of sighting one of the 17 chimps who live in the gorge are roughly 60%. A sighting is made much more exciting by the sights and noises of the forest, which create anticipation.
Through the Uganda Wildlife Authority, tracking permits can be ordered (if you book with us all of this is taken care of for you).
Introduction to the Mweya Peninsula.
The most popular destination in Queen Elizabeth National Park is the Mweya Peninsula, which is situated in the Rwenzururu sub-region of Kasese District. The Mweya Peninsula, which is situated on the Kazinga Channel’s northern bank, offers access to Lake Edward and the Kazinga Channel.
The combination of Mweya Airport’s transportation connections, the availability of high-quality lodging, and the peninsula’s abundant wildlife is what makes it so popular.
Game drives at the Mweya Peninsula.
The Mweya Peninsula has a number of wildlife paths. The game drive is the standard savannah safari experience.
You will patrol the grasslands with your guide for roughly 3 hours in the early morning or late afternoon when the animals are at their most active while traveling in four-wheel drive vehicles modified to allow superb vision through hatch roofs and sliding windows.
The Mweya Peninsula’s thick foliage makes game drives challenging, but if you reserve with us, you’ll have a competent guide who knows the best routes.
There are many different types of mammals that live on the Mweya Peninsula, such as elephants, buffaloes, and warthogs. A thrilling chance to view nocturnal animals like leopards and hyenas is during nocturnal game drives.
Introduction to the Ishasha sector.
The Ishasha area of Queen Elizabeth National Park is well-known for housing lions that can scale trees. The Ishasha region is one of just two locations in Africa where tree-climbing lions can be seen, the other being Southern Tanzania.
The tsetse flies and the heat of the lower ground, according to scientists, are the reasons the lions have developed this peculiar behavior. When the lions are hunting, being situated on a tree branch makes for a useful vantage point.
Game drives in the Ishasha sector.
Other magnificent creatures, such as zebras, elephants, buffaloes, and Ugandan kobs, can be found in Ishasha.
Because it is a less visited area of the park, the Ishasha sector is a great location for wildlife drives. Without the distant drone of other safari engines, you can take in the sights and sounds of the wild. No amount of traffic will detract from your panoramic view of the plains. You can spend more time with the lions since there isn’t much traffic.
But because the roads are less well-maintained than the park’s busiest areas, a good 4×4 vehicle and an informed guide are needed (if booking with us, this will be arranged for you).