One of uganda’s top tourist attractions is the queen Elizabeth national park found in the south west region of uganda.Queen Elizabeth National Park is in southwest Uganda. Leopards roam the Mweya Peninsula, which lies beside Lake Edward. Nearby Lake Katwe is a huge volcanic explosion crater. Boats on the Kazinga Channel float past hippos and Nile crocodiles. Chimpanzees inhabit the Kyambura Gorge.
queen elizabeth is a place with a diversity of nature raging from wild life ,birds ,lakes and wild vegetation and many more ,however a number of activities can be done within queen elizabeth national gamepark and these include.
Game Drives in Queen Elizabeth national park
Thinking about having a classic african safari ,queen elizabeth national gamepark has a diversity of around 300 elephants and buffalos and a number of small crater lakes that grant the best view for any visitor .it should also be known that the crater lakes are also a home for a number of animals ans they are the major source of waters for the various wild species .
Along your drive within queen elizabeth ,you will also have a sight of lions ,leopards and other types of cats with in the park
Hiking in Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Thinking about having a nature walk ,queen elizabeth is a perfect place for you making it one of the best destination for hiking in uganda because you only don’t get your joy and fun through being drove but also taking various walks within the park itself .
BIRD WATCHING TOURS
The main center of mweya is beautifully located with the fine views of the rwenzori mountains full a number of birds for example the grey -headed kingfisher ,African Mourning Dove, Grey-headed Kingfisher, Swamp Fly-catcher, Grey-capped Warbler, The Beautiful Black-headed Gonolek, Red-chested sunbird, Slender-billed, Yellow-backed and Lesser Masked Weavers, Pin-tailed Whydah,and brimstone Canary, Gabon and Slender-tailed Nightjars ,all these favour bird watching within the region.
secondary the kazinga channel has a variety of bird species which can be viewed by taking a cruise on the edward -george lake .The type of birds found there include Great-white and Pink-backed Pelicans, Great and Long-tailed Cormorants, Common Squaco Heron, African open-billed Strok, White-faced Whistling and Knob-billed Ducks, African Fish Eagle, Black Crake, African Jacana, Water Thick-knee, Spur-winged and African Wattled Plovers, Malachite and Pied kingfishers, Swamp flycatchers and Yellow backed Weaver
Numbers of migrants peak in Febuary and March and are nothing short of spectacular with hundreds of thousands of White-winged Terns hovering over the water, millions of common sand Martins and Yellow -wagtails roosting in reed-beds and lesser numbers of palaeartic waders such as the Ringed Plover, Little Stint,Curlew Sandpipers,Common Snipe,Black-tailed Godwit, Marsh, common and Wood sandpipers, Spotted Redshank and common Greenshankfeeding along the marshy fringes.
A number of national rarities have been recorded from the hippo wallows along the channel including Eurasian Wigeon, Common Teal, Northern Pochard, Mongolian Plover and Jack Snipe. Hundreds of African Skimmers may be seen roosting on sandbars near the entrance to Lake Edward but are migrants from southern tropics and usually present only from December to May. The Kazinga channel may also be viewed from the Katunguru Bridge on the main Mbarara-Kasese road where Pelicans, Terns, Greater Swamp and winged Warblers, Winding and Carruther’s Cisticolas and Papyrus Gonolek may be seen.