The Queen Elizabeth National Park is the second largest national park in Uganda at 1,978 sq.km and lies north and south of the equator to the south west of Uganda. It is contiguous with Kibale NP, Uganda Parc Nationale des Virunga, in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
It is a world bio-sphere reserve (UNESCO, 1979) includes a RAMSAR wetland site and is a classified Important Bird Area (IBA) by Birdlife International. QENP has 568 of Uganda’s 1017 species of birds (over a quarter of Africa’s bird species), more than any other park in Africa. In the Queen Elizabeth Park you may see crater lakes filled with huge flocks of flamingos. You will spot eagles soaring and vultures perching.
You will view lions relaxing and elephants ambling and giant forest hog snuffling. And, in its lakes you’ll see hippos swimming and kingfishers darting. Any visitor to this park cannot fail to be amazed by the enormous diversity in each kingdom of creation. It’s simply a visual feast. Take a boat trip, a game drive, a woodland walk or simply enjoy any of the myriad stunning views. The Queen Elizabeth National Park provides an unforgettable and unique experience.
The Queen Elizabeth National Park wildlife include 66 species of mammals. The larger mammalian fauna of the park is characterized by a few species furnishing an exceptionally high biomass. During the late 1960s, the biomass densities recorded from the park exceeded those published for any wildlife community anywhere in the world. To date, the Park main biomass contributors includes: hippotamus, leopard, elephants, buffaloes, Uganda kobs, topi, bushbucks, waterbucks, rare giant forest hogs, advarks, porcupines, pangolins, bush pigs, and warthogs, lions, hyenas, civets, etc. The Nile Crocodiles can be sighted along the Kazinga Channel and Lake Edward. African rock python, monitor lizards, spitting cobra, buffer adder, black mamba, Gabon viper, green snakes can be sighted, etc.