Queen Elizabeth National Park
The Queen Elizabeth National Park is situated at the base of the Rwenzori Mountains in Uganda and covers 2090km2. Affectionately known as the QEII, the Queen Elizabeth National Park offers an East African game park with crater-dotted hills and open grassland. It supports an abundance of wildlife, including elephant, lion, leopard and the unique Ugandan antelope, the kob.
The park’s dominant feature is the 32km long Kazinga Channel that links Lake Edward to Lake George. The Kazinga Channel is said to contain the world’s largest concentration of hippos and numerous Nile crocodiles – all easily viewed from a boat cruise.
The park is home to more than a quarter of Africa’s total birdlife. With more than 560 species of bird within its borders, the park is a bird watcher’s paradise! Queen Elizabeth National park is one of East Africa’s best parks to visit, as the animals here aren’t being hounded by spluttering packs of minibuses.