Queen Elizabeth National Park
Queen Elizabeth National Park is a renowned wildlife conservation area located in southwestern Uganda. It was established in 1952 and covers an area of about 1,978 square kilometers (764 square miles). The park is named after Queen Elizabeth II and is known for its diverse ecosystems, including savannah plains, forests, wetlands, and lakes.
The park is home to a wide variety of wildlife, including elephants, lions, leopards, hippos, crocodiles, buffalos, and over 600 species of birds. It offers excellent game viewing opportunities, with guided safaris and boat cruises along the Kazinga Channel, which connects Lake Edward and Lake George.
The Ishasha sector within the park is particularly famous for its tree-climbing lions. Visitors can witness these unique lions resting on branches of fig trees, a behavior not commonly observed elsewhere.
Additionally, Queen Elizabeth National Park encompasses the scenic Rwenzori Mountains, also known as the “Mountains of the Moon,” offering opportunities for hiking and mountaineering.
Overall, the park attracts numerous tourists and nature enthusiasts who come to explore its rich biodiversity, stunning landscapes, and thrilling wildlife experiences.