Queen Elizabeth National Park diverse ecosystems, which include sprawling savanna, humid forests & sparkling lakes makes it the most popular park in Uganda. It is the ideal habitat for classic big game including the Ishsha sector of the park in the far south is renowned for its tree-climbing lions.
The park is located in the far west of Uganda and it is bounded to the north by the Rwenzori Mountains, to the west by Lake Edward and the border with The Democratic Republic of Congo, and to the East by the Western Rift Valley Escarpment.
The park’s famous Kazinga Channel connects Lake George and Lake Edward and effectively divides the park into two distinct sections. A launch trip along Kazinga Channel is an experience not to be missed and will provide a unique opportunity for game viewing. 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 10 000 years ago.
The southern section of the park is more thinly populated with game but Maramagambo Forest is home to a variety of primates such as chimpanzees, black and white colobus monkeys and blue and red tailed monkeys.