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Queen Elizabeth National park

It boasts of one of the highest biodiversity ratings of any game park or reserve in the world. Located on the floor of the Albertine Rift Valley south west of Kasese, its vegetation comprises of savannah, acacia, euphorbia trees and large papyrus swamps. A number of over 100 mammal species and 500 bird species make this territory and great tourist destination. The maramagambo forest houses a large selection of monkeys and birds with flamingos on the crater lakes while the Ishasha region is a home for the tree climbing lions. The region experiences two rainy seasons during March – May and August- November. The plains beneath the Rwenzori Mountains are inhabited by the Basangara pastoralists while the Bakinga, Banyaruguru and Ankole people live south of the Kazinga channel.

Activities

Queen Elizabeth NP amazing activities include the two hour return launch trip from Mweya Peninsula along the Kazinga channel to Lake Edward. The shoreline is inhabited by crocodiles, hippos, water birds etc. bird watching from the Mweya launch is a major opportunity. Some of the birds include fish eagle, fishing owl, broad billed roller. Forest walks are also a must through the Maragambo forest. Other activities include game viewing, chimp tracking, cultural encounters, cave viewing and wildlife research tours.

Accommodation

Ishasha Ntungwe River Camp

Ishasha Wilderness Camp 

GeoLodges Jacana Safari Lodge

Katara Lodge

Bush Camp

Hippo Hill Lodge

Kyambura Game Lodge

Mweya Safari Lodge 

Hotel Margherita Ltd

Kingfisher Lodge Kichwamba