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Queen Elizabeth national park was initially established as kazinga national park but was later renamed Queen Elizabeth national park 2 years later in commemoration of the late Queen Elizabeth of England to Uganda in 1954.it is the second largest national park after Murchison falls national park in Uganda. Queen Elizabeth national park is one of the most popular parks in Uganda and certainly the most scenic laying the greatest rift valley. The safari to Queen Elizabeth national park offsets the magic with its breathtaking scenery formed by the crater lakes (the twin lakes), kazinga water Channel, kyambura gorge, extensive savanna plains, Rwenzori Mountain in the back view and the ishasha plain with tree climbing lions.

Queen Elizabeth national park is gifted by nature and has a diverse ecosystem that includes the sprawling savanna, shady and humid forests, sparkling lakes, and fertile wetlands that have given a home to a variety of wildlife. It hosts 95 mammal species, including 4 of the big five elephants, leopards, lions, buffaloes, over 600 bird species, and 10 primates species. More wildlife encounters on your safari would include hyenas, crocodiles, and hippos on the channel, jackals, mongooses, topis, serval cats, reed and bushbucks, snakes, monitor lizards, and many more

Queen Elizabeth national park presents numerous options and spots to encounter and these include, game drives in its savanna plains, boat cruise on the kazinga channel, crater lakes tour, chimpanzee tracking in the kyambura gorge and kalinzu forest, guided nature walks, lion trekking experience, the equator crossing monument in kikorongo, bird watching, cycling in the park, Queens pavilion tour and mweya peninsular.

The best time to visit Queen Elizabeth national park should be in the dry months of June to September and December to February. The game tracks and forests are accessible and animals tend to get close to water points and you can view them in many numbers

The park can be accessed by both road and air transport. By air: mweya, Kasese and Ishasha airstrips can be used and flights from Entebbe and kajjansi are scheduled to respective airstrips. The park can be accessed 420km away from Kampala a 6 hours drive. They are a number of accommodations both in and outside the park ranging from budget to luxury lodges.

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