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Queen Elizabeth National Park

The Queen Elizabeth national park lies in the western region of Uganda, it is spread through the districts of Kasese, Bundibugyo and Bushenyi, and Queen Elizabeth Park is well stretched with 1978km 2 in size. The park lies in a distance of 5-6 drive hours from Kampala on a surfaced road via Mbara. The park includes parts of Lakes Edward and George which are linked by Kazinga channel. The park is also accessed through the Ishasha sector, which is south of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
Queen Elizabeth National Park is a habitat to a lot of wildlife and over the years it has registered boastfully a number of animals, with roughly 95 mammal species. These mammals are diverse and mostly spotted are the big five. The elephants, lions, leopards, buffaloes and to add to this are the kobs, jackals and spotted hyenas. There are about 10 primate species in the park, the most notable with overwhelming numbers are the chimpanzees, velvet monkeys, blue monkeys, red tailed monkeys, black and white colobus and olive baboons. The birds flourish and are in abundance. There are a bout 606 species of birds in the park, perhaps the gamiest in any African National Park and in the world. The park has five levels of vegetation. Namely bushy grassland, Acacia woodland, Lakeshore or swamp vegetation along with forest grassland
There are Safaris to Queen Elizabeth national park that entails for game viewing and study for naturalists and geographers. A game drive of rather spectacular trip can be launched from Mweya on Kazinga Channel for a marvelous wildlife feel and a very memorable experience in the jungle: notably there is ease to see hippos, crocodiles, buffaloes, elephants, bushbucks, warthog and a lot of water birds species. Game drives in Kasenyi Plains and in Ishasha, looking for the veritable lions climbing the fig’s trees. “Chimp tracking” in Kyambura Gorge and birdwatching safaris in Maramagambo Forest are just but important things to carry out when in Queen Elizabeth National park..