QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK.
Located in the western Uganda The Park covers a wide of about 1978Km2 and lies in the rift valley floor between Lake Edward and George, the park is 438 kilometers from Kampala on a tar road that leads to the main gate then turn off and drive 20 kilometers on a dirty road. The part is a host to a total of 95 mammal species and a remarkable 612 species of birds the highest in any protected area in Africa. All these are hosted in the different vegetation covers that can be found the park including forest, grassland, bushy grassland, and Acacia woodland and lakeshore/swamp vegetation.
The park also has the Kazinga Channel and this is the water way that joins Lake Edward and George, the channel is 40km-long and provides the park’s prime wildlife spectacles. Its shoreline attracts large numbers of birds, mammals and reptiles year round. While on the launch cruise clients are able to come near to these animals and thus increase on the total experiencing the park. The launches run at 15.00 and 17.00. Additional voyages run 11.00 and 13.00 subject to demand.
North Kazinga and Kasenyi, this is the plain north of the Kazinga Channel is the primary game viewing area. A network of tracks enables you to find elephants, buffalo and other animals in the mosiac of grassland thickets that covers the North Kazinga area near Mweya. However lions are most reliably sighted on the open Kasenyi plain east or asese road where they prey on a large population of Uganda Kobs. Game drives are most rewarding in early morning and late afternoon. A ranger guide is recommended to help you make the most of your experience.
Then the other interesting part of the park is the Ishasha sector, 100Km south of Mweya, the park's remote southern sector provides a true wilderness experience. Diverse habitats, including the Ishasha River, savanna woodland, and the marshy Lake Edward flats support a variety of wildlife including Ishasha's famous tree climbing lions and rare Shoebill stork.
Accommodation can be got both in the park and outside, Mweya safari lodge, Jacana safari lodge and the Ishasha wilderness Camp offer up market accommodation while the Mweya hostel at Mweya and Ishasha bandas provide budget, middle option accommodation can be got at Farmland resort, Simba Camp outside but very near to the park.
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