Uganda's most popular park, named after Queen Elizabeth II
of United Kingdom.
Known for its diverse ecosystem which includes the Katwe craters, swamps, grasslands, forests, the Kazinga channel, and lakes George and Edward — all of which support a large number of wildlife and activities.
It covers an area of about 2000 square kilometres.The landscape
A large rainforest in the south east, with riverine forests in the south west, north west and north east — where rivers flow.
Also present are swampy areas in the north and south, lakeshores, woodlands, and grasslands.Animals to see there
Hyenas, baboon, grivet monkey, otter, bush buck, colobus monkey, chimpanzee, mongoose, Serval cat, leopard, lion, honey badger, elephant, buffalo, hippo, warthog, porcupine, water buck, ant bear, pangolin, giant forest hog, bush pig, monitor lizard, reed buck, Common duiker, red and blue duiker, Uganda Kob, Sitatunga antelope, Topi and over 500 species of birds.What to do there
Bird watching, game viewing, game drives, camping, picnics, boat safaris, fishing, nature walks, hiking. Best time to visit
The drier months of December to February and July to August.Location of Queen Elizabeth national park
On the south western end of Uganda — spread out between the eastern shores of lake Edward and the western shores of lake George.
It also is within the great lakes zone and the Albertine rift.How to get there
By air, road, train or boat — with the latter being from places on the shores of lakes George and Edward.
There is a train from Kampala to Kasese, a small town near the park's northern border.References
1. By Josefito123 - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=84328547