Queen Elizabeth National park prides itself with over 95 mammals species, 615 species of Birds, a home to human closest relatives The Chimpanzees, a beautiful series of Crater lakes, a magical rainforest and yes, the famous and Wildlife populated beautiful Kazinga Channel over looked from the Mweya peninsula.
Divided into sections, The kasenyi sector commonly for the cats, the Ishasha sector commonly for the famous tree climbing lions, the Kyambura Gorge commonly for the chimpanzees and huge elephant sightings, the Mweya peninsula for the boat cruise along the Kazinga channel and yes the Crater lake drive is beautiful. Queen Elizabeth is capable of keeping you bussy throughout a 4 days visit with different activity per day. The Park can also be accessed by road through Mbarara from Kampala or through fortportal from Kampala.
The Park can as well be reached by Charter flights that land at the peninsula or preferably in Kasese a few kilometers from the park. Independent travelers on Self drive in Uganda can easily access the park with a well detailed map provided by Auto Rental Uganda or still accessed by road with a guided tour. Car rental Agencies with self drive options can very much perfect in designing very attractive packages through Uganda including Queen Elizabeth National park but also very perfect in arranging car rental for self drive Safaris through Uganda. Here are a Highlights of Queen Elizabeth National Park and what you would opt to do during your stay for an inspirational Journey.
Game Drives for wildlife viewing. Considerably, Queen Elizabeth has for along time been refered to as a hidden wilderness treasure. With over 95 mammal species scartered around the kasenyi stretching down till the ishasha sector is incredibly beautiful. The biggest concentration of wildlife can be seen in the kasenyi plains a place also known for the tree cats. Lions and leopards are a very common sighing in this national game reserve. Herds of elephants, Hyenas, Water bucks, Uganda kobs, Buffalos, warthogs, Hippos, lions, leopards, civil cats and much more can be spotted. The Ishasha sector is a completely wildlife paradise that also habours The rare Topi and famous for the tree climbing Lions spotted on the Fig Trees on the southern circuit. The spotting chances in this park are promising and never disappoint.
The Kazinga Channel: In the middle of a bio diverse game reserve is a 40kms interconnecting water body between two great historical lakes. Lake Edward and lake George in between them is the famous Kazinga channel, a connecting water body where all much wildlife come to quench their thirst. It also doubles as a home of countless schools of hippos and a destination for many migrant birds. A boat cruise by Mweya lodge or Uganda wildlife Authority is impressive and a must do.
Chimpanzee tracking: Famous for tracking Humans closest relatives as an optional budget for kibale National Park, Kyambura Gorge is a perfect place to wonder in the valley escarpment and search for the chimpanzees. Located on the Eastern bounderies of the park and connecting to the Kazinga channel for about 11kms. The river beneath the Gorge is hippo throgged, herds of elephants and many other bird species are evident.
Ishasha tree Climbing lions: The southern sector of Queen Elizabeth National park is famous for spectating at the kings of the jungles hitching and lazily sleeping on the horizontal positioned canopy shaded trees. The up-close and personal or the feeling of encountering Lions viewed from your pop up Provided by Auto Rental Uganda Is a memomorable experience. There is so much to see in ishasha that just the lions. Hyenas, Topis, huge size elephants, leopards, buffalos, kobs, bucks, warthogs and schools of hippos at the campsite where the Democratic Republic of Congo is a just a Stone throw away.
The crater lake drive: The Crater lake drive is an equally impressive windy dusty but wildlife filled Track-way through some of the beautiful Crater lakes of the great Rift valley. The same track starts or ends the Queens Pavillion. A standing thatched hat where the queen of England stood as he re-named the park from Rwenzori national park to Queen Elizabeth National park when he first visited Uganda in 1954. This same spot provides beautiful views over the Lake George and many crater lakes in the Eastern escarpment of the Great Rift Valley.
Ballon safaris: Run and managed by Mweya safari lodge, the balloon safaris are a new addition to the safari experience in Queen Elizabeth National park. Through the Kasenyi sector, all animals are seen from above in clear view. Opt to spectate at the lions and many animals from the above and see almost everything, places beyond the Drive tracks and places vehicles may not reach.
Whichever activity you opt to take or choose some of the pre-arranged Trips by Auto Rental Uganda, everything is absolutely possible and impressive..