What are the best activities in Queen Elizabeth National Park?
What are the best activities in Queen Elizabeth National Park? : Queen Elizabeth National Park is one of the most sought after national parks in Uganda for its diverse wildlife and nature. The park that is one of the oldest national parks in the country is located in western Uganda and is home to over 400 mammal species, over 1000 bird species, about 5 primate species and many other wild creatures. The park is made of diverse flora from savannah grasslands, to lush bushes and swamps the flora in this park is simply beautiful.
A visit to this park gives you an opportunity to enjoy this park’s beauty and many more things, so to help you gear up for your Uganda safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park; we highlight the best activities in this park.
- Lion tracking
Queen Elizabeth National Park is home to the famous and rare tree climbing lions that are found in the Ishasha section of the park. Because these lions stay in trees they can be elusive so to view them you have to go on a lion tracking adventure where you will follow the lion trails with a tracking device until you locate them. When you locate them you will enjoy viewing them before you depart the sector. This adventurous experience is worth your while because of the sight of these lions.
- Game drives
Game drives through that park, are the best way to view the different animals in the park. On the game drive you will see several animals that include but not limited to lions, warthogs, zebras, elephants, leopards, buffaloes, antelopes, giraffes, Uganda kobs and many more. Usually game drives are drive throughs through the park and they happen in the mornings and through the day.
- Boat rides
Another interesting activity is the boat rides on the kazinga channel. Boat rides on Kazinga channel give you a unique chance to experience the park’s beauty and diversity from the waters as you see several water birds like the shoebill stork. The ride on this channel is relaxing, refreshing and also exciting.
This park is home to over 1000 bird species so on your Birding safari to the park you will have an opportunity to go on birding sprees to views these different birds. If you are a bird lover this is the perfect activity for you in Queen Elizabeth National Park.
- Nature Walk
As stated above Queen Elizabeth National Park’s flora is diverse and unique, so when you visit the park you should take advantage of the opportunity and relish the beauty of this park. Take a walk through the park to enjoy its beauty and learn more about the vegetation in the park.
- Primate trekking
Mostly trekking the chimpanzees in Kyambura gorge. The gorge is home to a number of primate species including chimpanzees, monkeys and baboons. While at Queen Elizabeth National Park, take a chance and trek the Kyambura gorge for chimpanzees. When you find the chimpanzees you will spend an hour with them and then trek out the forested gorge.
Next to mountain gorillas chimpanzees are the most sought after animals in Uganda, therefore taking advantage of your time in Queen Elizabeth National Park to trek the chimpanzees will be a worthwhile experience.
- Community Tours
Queen Elizabeth National Park is surrounded by a number of communities that you can visit on your stay there to learn more about the people who stay around the park, their history, language, traditions and if you have time engage in some of the community activities. If you a lover of people this one is for you.