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Queen Elizabeth national park is second largest national park situated in south western Uganda in kasese district, Rubirzi, kawenge and Rukungiri district and it is one of those most visited national parks in Uganda that has got a wide diversity of wildlife wonders. Queen Elizabeth national park is home to a about 95 wildlife mammals such the large numbers of elephants, famous tree climbing lions, the large herds of the African cape buffaloes, sitatunga antelopes, herds of zebras, hippos among others as well as the primates such as the popular chimpanzees, baboons, red tailed monkeys, white and black colobus monkeys, baboons among others and it is a home about 620 bird species.
Besides the wildlife animals and bird species that surviving in the open savannah and forest vegetation, the park is a home to the wonderful crater lakes, the scenic views of the kazinga channel that separates lake Edward and lake George plus the scenic views of the Mweya peninsular.
What is the best time to visit Queen Elizabeth national park?
Elizabeth national park is dominated by a biodiversity of savannah grassland, savannah woodland as well as the forest vegetation cover in kyambura gorge sector of the park that is famous home to amazing chimpanzees as well as others primates.
Generally uagnda has two climate seasons, the dry season and the rainy season, that are experiences in two phases annually. There is the long dry season that is from mid-June to mid-October, and short dry season from which is from December to February. While as we also have long rainy season during the months march, April, May and early June, and short rain season which is in the months of late October to November where it is raining so heavily, this happen throughout the year. The climate changes/ seasons have great impacts on the number of travelers that visit Queen Elizabeth national park every year.
The dry season: this is the recommended time to visit queen Elizabeth national park where there is warm temperatures or sometimes hot, the roads used to access the park are not wet and slippery they are passable, the animals can be viewed easily at the water collection points when they in large number taking water. During the dry season trekking the chimpanzee in kyambura George will be fascinating as walking on the dry grounds will be easy.
The dry season is also known as the peak season for the Uganda wildlife safaris therefore there are large crowds of travelers flooding into the country to enjoy wildlife viewing in Queen Elizabeth national park. This makes the accommodation lodge to be over booked and crowded with many visitors forcing safari lodges to raise their accommodation rates due to the high demand by majority of travelers, thus travellers have to book in advance so that they dint miss out on the accommodation facilities as they are planning to visit queen Elizabeth for safari.
However during the rainy season it is the vise-versa, the roads leading to Queen Elizabeth national park are slippery and muddy there vehicles wild find difficulties to go through the lodge. At the same there are few travelers coming to visit Queen Elizabeth national park, the hotels have less occupancy thus they give discounted accommodation rates to travelers coming to visit queen Elizabeth national park and tour operators have got discounted offers to travelers visiting queen Elizabeth national park.
Visiting queen Elizabeth national park gives you an insight to enjoy viewing the African big five wildlife animals on game safari. Such as the tree climbing lions in Ishasha sector lions, the giant elephants which in plenty in queen Elizabeth national park, the cape buffalos, and leopards. Book with adventure in the wild safari to the Uganda safari in Queen Elizabeth national park.