Famous for hosting the rare “tree climbing lions”, Queen Elizabeth National Park is home to many elephants, hippos, Congo lions, African Leopards, 10 primate species including chimpanzees, 95 species of mammals, over 600 bird species, sprawling Savannah, Salt Lakes and rift valley Lakes like George and Edward. Queen Elizabeth is a top safari destination in East Africa. Plan your safari with us, we'll create you a perfect itinerary featuring accommodation at a luxury safari lodge in Queen Elizabeth Park.

Queen Elizabeth National Park lies in the western part of the country, on the edge of the Western arm of the Great Rift Valley along the borders of the Democratic Republic of Congo, covering a vast area of 1,978 square kilometers and stretches through the districts of Kamwenge, Kasese, Rukungiri and Rubirizi, and it is approximately 370km from Kampala, Uganda's capital city. Book a safari with us, our trained tour specialists, ground handlers, and support team will organize an epic adventure trip to the Park.


Queen Elizabeth is Uganda’s most popular and most visited park, with a diverse landscape, wildlife, Flora & Fauna, and top attractions & experiences that include; Ishasha sector for tree-climbing lions, Kazinga channel for Boat cruise, Kyambura Gorge for chimpanzee tracking, Lake Katwe for salt mining, Mweya peninsular, Maramagambo Forest, & Kasenyi plains for nature walks, The Uganda Equator experience and Crater explorations.

Things to do

Tracking of the “tree climbing lions” is the most popular activity and experience in Queen Elizabeth National Park. Other activities include; game drives & wildlife viewing, hot air ballooning, nature walks at the Maramagambo forest, visiting the Katwe Lake - salt mining & birding, cultural visits and taking part in wildlife research tours.

Trafeka's top 5 recommended things to do in the Park;

Game Drives

The major highlight of a visit to the park is the scenic game drives that give you a chance to watch even the most elusive of the park’s fauna. The thrilling drives which are best done during the morning hours, feature up-close viewing of the wildlife which inhabits the park in the comfort of our tour vehicle. Our professional driver guide knows the different trucks in the park intimately and will take you in search of the different wildlife.

Bird Watching

Queen Elizabeth National Park is one of Uganda’s top birding areas. A paradise to over 600 bird species, bird watchers are in for a major amusement at the park. Some of the birds likely to grace your photographic memories include the; Sedge warbles, Papyrus canary, the martial eagle, Pink backed Pelican, Yellow throated Cuckoo, and the Verreaux’s Eagle Owl. You don’t have to miss watching the flamingos found at the Katwe and Bunyampaba salt lakes. Trafeka will take you to Queen Elizabeth Park for a birdwatching safari.

Boat Trip/Launch Cruise

The boat trip/launch cruise which takes place on the Kazinga Channel, a long natural water channel linking Lake Edward to Lake George is a thrilling event for visitors at the park. During the cruise, you get to enjoy various sights and sounds that the park’s rich aquatic life excessively offers. Book a boat safari with us, we'll take you to Queen Elizabeth National Park to cruise on Kazinga Channel.

The Tree Climbing Lions Of Ishasha

Not every day do you see a lion climbing a tree, in fact it was considered a safe bet to climb a tree if you ever found yourself being chased by a lion. In the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park, lions are perched up on acacia and fig trees. This is an enchanting sight to behold on a safari to Queen Elizabeth.

Chimpanzee Trekking

Queen Elizabeth's Kyambura Gorge, also known as the Valley of Apes, is home to chimpanzees. The chimpanzees in Kyambura are habituated meaning they have been accustomed to human presence and this does not deter them from going on with their activities. Contact us today, we'll reserve you a chimpanzee permit and take you to Queen Elizabeth Park for chimpanzee trekking and habituation experiences.

Accommodation: Where to stay in Queen Elizabeth National Park

Are you looking for places to stay in Queen Elizabeth National Park? Contact Us! We are available 24/7 to help travellers make their travel more enjoyable with our concierge and personal assistance. We'll reserve you a luxury safari lodge in Queen Elizabeth Park.

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