Queen Elizabeth National Park
1,978 sq km
Queen Elizabeth National Park is the second largest national park covering an area of 1978 sq km.This park that was named after the Queen of England is located in the western part of Uganda. It was gazetted in 1952 and opened officially by the Queen herself in 1954.
The park has the most incredible ecosystem from the habitats to the animals found there. It is one of the most visited protected areas in the country. Queen Elizabeth National Park has a big bird list said to have more bird species than any other protected area on the African continent. Indeed a birder's paradise with over 600 species of birds.
With close to 100 mammal species, Queen Elizabeth National Park is a superb territory for game drives. The Ishasha sector is famous for its tree climbing lions and the Kyambura gorge lies here as well offering chimpanzee trekking.
Queen Elizabeth National Park is about 400 km from Kampala and can be accessed both by road and by air. By road, it can be accessed via Mbarara or via Fort portal-Kasese in about 6 hours. The run way is 150 metres away from Mwaya lodge.