Queen Elizabeth National Park is understandably Uganda’s most popular tourist destination. The Park is one of the most visited National Park due to its prime location between and closer to other parks such as Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Rwenzori National Park and Kibale National Park. It is the second largest National Park after Murchison Falls National Park and stretches to about 1,978 square kilometers. The park’s diverse ecosystems, which include sprawling savanna, shady, humid forests, sparkling lakes and fertile wetlands, make it the ideal habitat for classic big game, ten primate species including chimpanzees and over 600 species of birds making it a birdwatchers paradise.
Located on the backdrop of the jagged Rwenzori Mountains, the park’s magnificent vistas include dozens of enormous craters carved dramatically into rolling green hills, panoramic views of the Kazinga Channel with its banks lined with hippos, buffalo and elephants, and the endless Ishasha plains. The Lions of Queen Elizabeth park are unique; they climb trees!