Queen Elizabeth National Park has an area of about 1978 km2, including Lake Edward the Kazinga channel. The protected area is a Uganda National Park that has remained as one of the wildest expanses of savannah and woodland in Africa.

The park is set against the dramatic backdrop of the jagged Rwenzori Mountains also known as the mountains of the moon. The magnificent vistas of the park include dozens of enormous craters carved dramatically into rolling green hills, panoramic views of the Kazinga Channel with its banks lined with wild game.

Queen Elizabeth National Park spans the equator line. Monuments on either side of the road mark the exact spot where it crosses latitude 00

The park’s diverse ecosystems, which include sprawling savanna, shady, humid forests, sparkling lakes and fertile wetlands, make it the ideal habitat for classic big game, ten primate species including chimpanzees and over 600 species of birds.

Queen Elizabeth National Park: What Game

  • Africa predators include lion, leopard, side striped jackal and spotted hyena,hippos, buffalo and elephants.
  • Catch a glimpse of antelope species such as kob, bushbuck, topi and waterbuck.
  • Primates, including chimpanzee as well as black and white colobus monkey.


  • Ishasha area has one of the world’s highest concentrations of hippos and is also famous for tree climbing lions.

Queen Elizabeth National Park: What Activities

  • Gorillas  and chimpanzees   tracking 
  • The migratory birds watching during the wet season.
  • Game viewing
  • Boat trip

 Queen Elizabeth National Park: Best time to visit

  • Gorillas tracking all year round though they are easier to track in the dry season.
  • The migratory birds visit during the wet season.

Queen Elizabeth National Park: Where to stay

  • Simba Safari Camp,Volcanoes Kyambura Gorge Lodge
    • Simba Safari Camp

      Simba Safari Camp located near Queen Elizabeth National Park and only two kilometers from the Equator. The amazing safari camp is set in fantastic location overlooking the scenic crater lakes and plains of Queen Elizabeth National Park, while on the other side the high peaks of the Rwenzori Mountains in the horizon. The magnificent vistas of  Queen Elizabeth National Park include dozens of enormous craters carved dramatically into rolling green hills, panoramic views of the Kazinga Channel with its banks lined with wild game. The park is home to over 95 mammal species and over 600 bird species Simba Safari Camp: Highlights Situated at the Equator on the border of Queen Elizabeth National Park Spectacular views of the crater lakes The closest accommodation for game drives in the Kasenyi area Spacious rooms with ensuite facilities Dormitory rooms and campsite for backpackers Plant a tree that will be nourished and carry your name into eternity Simba Safari Camp: Accommodation Seventy  beds capacity of that includes two family cottages, twin rooms and dormitories. Simba Safari Camp: Activities Game drives in the Kasenyi Plains Wildlife viewing at Mweya Peninsula Boat safari on the Kazinga Channel Exploration of the Crater Lakes Chimp tracking in Kyambura…
    • Volcanoes Kyambura Gorge Lodge

      Volcanoes Kyambura Gorge Lodge is set between the Kyambura Gorge and Queen Elizabeth National Park. The lodge was originally a processing plant, surrounded by coffee plantations and old structure has been skillfully ben restored to a stunning and stylish lodge. Elizabeth National Park in Uganda is one of Africa’s finest national parks. Volcanoes lodge, Kyambura Gorge Lodge has stunning views over the Gorge and the green lluxuriant foliage savannah of the park, with the peaks of the glorious scenic Rwenzori Mountains in the horizon. Volcanoes Kyambura Gorge Lodge: Highlights The lodge is located within easy walking distance of the chimpanzee trekking adventure trail Explore the surrounding - Game drives in the National Park, guided forest walks and birdwatching expeditions are wonderful Volcanoes Kyambura Gorge Lodge: Accommodation 8 unique ensuite bandas nestled on the hillside Each individual Banda is named after the Kyambura Gorge chimpanzees and has a different panoramic view across the gorge and the lush savannah of the national park, stretching all the way to the Rwenzori mountains.   Volcanoes Kyambura Gorge Lodge: Activities Community coffee  and beehive tours Cultural dances Omumashaka game drive in the Queen Elizabeth National Park Nature walk – guided forest walks and birdwatching expeditions…