THE GREAT QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK
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BRIEF HISTORY OF QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK
The park was founded in 1952 as Kazinga National Park by combining the Lake George and Lake Edward game reserves. This followed a rinderpest epidemic and sleeping sickness that struck the inhabitant’s area in 1921. This epidemic led to many people being evicted from their land after massive death and emigration from the region. The British colonial government decided to evict the remaining people perhaps 90% of their lands to create game reserves. The park is located in western park of uganda in kasese District
It was renamed two years later to commemorate a visit by Queen Elizabeth II. This Game Park occupies an estimated 1,978 square kilometer.
In order to access the park one can use either roads or Air.
Charter flights can be arranged to airstrips at Kasese Airstrip, Mweya Airstrip and Ishasha Airstrip.
Two routes run from Kampala to Mweya, the primary tourism hub in QENP. The most scenic route passes through Fortportal and offers detours to Kibale, Rwenzori, and Semuliki national parks. For these drives you are catered for by carrental4x4.com. Just make an order for a booking for self-drive or acar with a driver into the park.
An alternative route of about 420km passes through Mbarara and Bushenyi and passes via Lake Mburo National Park. The Park’s southerly Ishasha sector is directly on the main route from Buhoma, the main gorilla tracking trailhead in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park which lies only 62km south.
THE MEDLEY OF ANIMALS AND BIRDS
Queen Elizabeth National Park homes over 96 mammal species and 600 birds. One can only see Queen Elizabeth National Park homes over 96 mammal species and 600 birds. One can only see this on the various game trucks. A drive with carrental wont live you the same. How dare you miss this chance to watch the amazing Fauna? The park is abundant for wildlife, including African buffalo, African elephant, Ugandan Kob, Hippopotamus, Topi, Waterbuck, Warthog, Giant forest hog, Nile Crocodile, Leopard Spotted Hyena, Chimpanzee and Lion.
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The special birds at QENP are; African finfoot, African hobby, African skimmer, Ayres’s hawk eagle, Black bee-eater , Black-rumped buttonquail
Black-rumped buttonquail, Broad-billed roller, Caspian plover, Collared pratincole, Common sand martin, Crab-plover, Great blue turaco, Great white pelican, Grey-winged robin-chat, Heuglin’s gull, Palm-nut vulture, Papyrus gonolek, Pel’s fishing-owl, Pink-backed pelican, Red-chested sunbird, Rufous-bellied heron, Shoebill
ACTIVITIES IN THE PARK
QENP’s southernmost sector offers a classic game viewing experience under vast rift valley skies. Expect to see buffaloes, hippos, elephants, topis and more besides. The chance of sighting lions is particularly good in Ishasha; the local prides oblingly spend their days resting up in the branches of shady fig tree.
The open grasslands of Kasenyi provide QENP’s primary game viewing area, the park’s experienced ranger guides can usually locate lions but predator sightings can be guaranteed by signing up for a tour with the Mweya-based Uganda Predator Project which monitors the movement of lions, leopards
and hyenas fitted with radio collars.
Launch trips on the Kazinga Channel provide the most relaxing way to view game in Queen Elizabeth National Park. The 2-hour return voyage between Mweya and the channel’s entrance into Lake Edward cruises beside banks lined with resident hippos, crocodiles and waterbirds and visiting elephant, buffalo and antelopes.
Mweya Pennisula and the Kazinga Channel
This is the main tourism hub found on Mweya Peninsula, 22km west of the Kasese-Mbarara Road. Mweya, which occupies an elevated plateau overlooking the Kazinga Channel and Lake Edward, is the site of an upmarket lodge.the place can be accessed by the car on selfdrive with carrental4x4.com
The cool strolls of the forest-filled Kyambura Gorge extends from the Kichwamba Escarpment to the Kazinga Channel. Enjoy the giddy view point on the edge of the 100m-deep chasm before descending into the depths to track chimpanzees.
Another cool walk is in the Maramagambo forest at the foot of the Kichwamba Escarpment, the shady Maramagambo Forest contrasts with the park’s open grasslands. These afford sightings at primates and rare birds like the forest flycatcher, white-naped pigeon and the striking Rwenzori turaco with a visit to the Bat Cave with its resident bat-gorged python.
The birding activities overlap with the wildlife viewing locations on game drive described above. The hights will always include viewing the resident and migratory waterbirds on the Kazinga Channel; the spectacular seasonal congregations of flamingoes on the Katwe and Kyambura soda lakes.
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