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Queen Elizabeth National Park Uganda Africa

Queen Elizabeth National Park is the most popular savanna park in southwestern Uganda and the best place to see lions including the Tree Climbing lions making it the perfect  place worth  to visit. Queen Elizabeth National Park, formerly Ruwenzori National Park, national park located in southwestern Uganda. It occupies an area of 764 square miles (1,978 square km) in a region of rolling plains east of Lake Edward and foothills south of the Ruwenzori Mountains.

The park is known for its abundant wildlife, and a home to 95 mammal species including African elephant, African buffalo, Ugandan Kob, hippopotamus, topi, waterbuck, warthog, giant forest hog, Nile crocodile, leopard, spotted hyena, chimpanzee and lion. 

A Hipopotamus and lots of bird species at Kazinga channel in Queen Elizabeth national park Uganda Nyamunuka crater lake in Queen Elizabeth National Park Uganda

Tree climbing lions resting on branches of a fig tree at Ishasha Uganda  A herd of buffaloes at savannah plains of Queen Elizabeth national Park Uganda.

A family of Elephants grazing at the savannah of Queen Elizabeth national park Uganda  Kyambura Gorge a home to chimpanzees at Queen Elizabeth national park Uganda

Birds of Queen Elizabeth national park

 The Park hosts over 600 bird species. including  Swamp Flycatcher, African Skimmer, Malachite and Pied Kingfishers, Grey-headed Kingfisher, Black-headed Gonolek, Verreaux’s Eagle-owl, Sedge Warbler, White-winged Terns, Grey-capped Warbler, Collared Pratincole, Martial Eagle, Gabon and Slender-tailed Nightjars

Reptiles of Queen Elizabeth national park

Reptiles include Soft shelled turtle, Western hinged tortoise, Monitor lizard, Blue-bodied agama, Red and black skink, Side-striped skink, Speckled-lipped skink, Grey-black limbless skink, Uganda house gecko, Black-throated Dwarf Gecko, Common house lizard, Snake lizard, Three-horned chameleon, Lesser chameleon, Bright green chameleon

Western hinged tortoise at Queen Elizabeth National Park Uganda  African Side-striped skink at Queen Elizabeth National Park Uganda.

Monitor lizard at Queen Elizabeth National Park Uganda. Snake lizard at Queen Elizabeth National Park Uganda

Crocodile at Kazinga channel Queen Elizabeth National Park Uganda. Three-horned-chameleon-on-a-branch at Queen Elizabeth National Park Uganda

Queen Elizabeth national park nocturnal animals

During the night game drive in Queen Elizabeth national park you will be able to view nocturnal animals like porcupine, Aardvark genet cat, pangolin, leopards, lions, serval cats, civet among others. Boat cruise, this is an interesting activity in the park where you will be able to cruise meters away from the animals.

Genet cat up in the tree at Queen Elizabeth National Park Uganda. pangolin at Queen Elizabeth National Park Uganda

Aardvark seen late evening at Queen Elizabeth National park Uganda Porcupine seen late evening at Queen Elizabeth National park Uganda

Why visit Queen Elizabeth National park.

The park is famous for its big cats, including tree-climbing lions and leopards. Game drives in will reveal the parks range of big game including elephants, buffalos, antelopes and warthogs. Boat safaris take you across the Kazinga Channel that links Lakes Edward and George. The park is known for its abundant wildlife, including African elephant, African buffalo, Ugandan Kob, hippopotamus, topi, waterbuck, warthog, giant forest hog, Nile crocodile, leopard, spotted hyena, chimpanzee and lion. Overall, the park is home to 95 mammal species and over 600 bird species.

Male water buck at Queen Elizabeth national park Uganda African savannah elephant at Queen Elizabeth national park Uganda

 

 

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