Queen Elizabeth National Park
Queen Elizabeth National Park (QENP) together with Kyambura and Kigezi Wildlife Reserves form one of the most diverse ecosystems in Africa. The melting glacier waters of the Rwenzori Mountains create a vast wetland system comprising of two main lakes, George and Edward, as well as the connecting Kazinga Channel. Thousands of Hippos populate these lake shorelines. Open savannah doted with Acacia and Euphorbia trees provide habitat for elephants, lions, leopards, Uganda Kobs and big herds of buffaloes. Ten primate species including chimpanzees are present. Among the many other animals seen frequently are giant forest hog, waterbucks, topi, hyenas and crocodiles. The park boasts of more bird species than any other park in Africa.
Facts about The National Park
Mean temperature: mean maximum 28°C, mean minimum 18°C.
Wet season: March-May, September-November (750mm up to 1250mm of rain).
Altitude: 910m at Lake Edward to 1,390m in the crater area.
Queen Elizabeth National Park: 2,056km²
Kyambura Wildlife Reserve: 154skm²
Kigezi Wildlife Reserve: 265km²
95 mammal species
606 bird species
-Boat trips on the Kazinga Channel