Queen Elizabeth national park

Queen Elizabeth national park,  one of the crater lakes <sup>1</sup>

Queen Elizabeth national park, one of the crater lakes 1
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 landscapeA 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 thereHyenas, 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 thereBird watching, game viewing, game drives, camping, picnics, boat safaris, fishing, nature walks, hiking.

Best time to visitThe drier months of December to February and July to August.

Location of Queen Elizabeth national parkOn 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 thereBy 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.

References1. By Josefito123 - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=84328547

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