Experience Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda

Queen Elizabeth National Park located in the far west of Uganda is bounded to the north by Rwenzori Mountains, to the west by Lake Edward and the border of with The Democratic Republic of the Congo, and to the east by western rift valley escarpment.

The varied landscape of this park offers diverse habitats ranging from the moist semi-deciduous forest of Maramagambo, to the rolling grasslands of the crater area and the low-lying swamps bordering  Lake George and Lake Edward. The famous Kazinga Channel connects Lake George and Lake Edward and effectively diides the park into two distinct sections. A launch trip along the Kazinga Channel is an experience not to be missed and will provide a unique opportunity for game viewing. It is home to numerous species of wildlife, including elephant, buffalo, Uganda kob, waterbuck and warthog. Lion and leopard can also occasionally be seen. Well worth exploring is the area to the north-east of Lake Edward – an extraordinary landscape of craters and salt lakes created by volcanic activity some 8000 to 10000 years ago.

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Recommended Tours 

These sample tours will give you an idea of what to expect when either traveling to Queen Elizabeth National Park or how we incorporate Queen Elizabeth National Park with the other destinations Uganda. Please note that the following tours are meant to inspire you since your safari will be tailor-made by our travel experts to fit your needs and preferences within this destination. 

Queen Elizabeth National Park

5 Days

Classic Gorilla Safari
From $2,758 per person sharing

Destinations visited:
Entebbe, Queen Elizabeth & Bwindi

Queen Elizabeth National Park

5 Days

Uganda Dream Safari
From $1,758 per person sharing

Destinations visited:
Entebbe, Kibale & Bwindi


Queen Elizabeth National Park

10 Days

Discover Uganda Safari
From $3,185 per person sharing

Destinations visited:
Entebbe, Mbale, Kidepo, Murchison Falls, Kibale & Queen Elizabeth

Queen Elizabeth National Park

14 Days

Unrivalled Uganda Safari
From $5,658 per person sharing

Destinations visited:
Entebbe, Murchison Falls, Kibale, Queen Elizabeth, Bwindi & Diani

Map of Queen Elizabeth National Park

Places to Stay at Queen Elizabeth National Park

Below are some of our highly recommended places of stay at Kibale that have been tested and chosen by our travel specialists

Queen Elizabeth National Park

Mweya Safari Lodge

Located on a peninsula within the heart of the Queen Elizabeth National Park, Mweya Safari Lodge is surrounded by the magical Rwenzori Mountains aptly described as the ‘Mountains of the Moon’.

Queen Elizabeth National Park

Katara Lodge

Katara Lodge is located 16km from the Katunguru gate of the Queen Elizabeth National Park, which is Uganda’s premier safari destination and one of the most biodiverse reserves in the world.

Queen Elizabeth National Park

Queen Elizabeth Bush Lodge

Queen Elizabeth Bush lodge is built along ecological principals, the bandas designed and spaced in such a way to maximize privacy and enhance the safari aspect of the lodge.

Queen Elizabeth National Park

Ishasha Wilderness Camp

This camp offers an idyllic retreat for people who truly enjoy the wilderness. Wildlife can be seen walking freely as they pass through your camp.


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