Queen Elizabeth National Park has a variety of activities and it’s acknowledged to be a habitat for over 95 mammal species with about 612 species of birds. The various species in this park, has made it a unique park most liked by tourists for it’s big list of things to do in Queen Elizabeth game park. On a safari in Uganda, you can visit Queen Elizabeth and other game parks in Uganda.

Chimp Tracking

The Kyambura Gorge experience is more than discovering chimpanzees in their natural environment: it teaches visitors about the ecosystems of Kyambura Gorge’s atmospheric “underground” rainforest, including vegetation types; bird identification and behavior; and chimp and monkey ecology.

Launch Trips / Boat Cruises

The Kazinga Channel in Queen Elizabeth game park is an oasis for many of the fascinating species that inhabit the park, and taking a boat tour along it gives visitors the chance to cruise just meters from hundreds of enormous hippos and buffalos while elephants linger on the shoreline.

Wildlife Safari Game Drives

For a wildlife African safari experience, the tracks through Kasenyi, the North Kazinga Plains and the Ishasha Sector offer virtually guaranteed buffalo, antelope and elephant sightings, along with warthogs and baboons. Taking an experienced guide in the early morning or at dusk is the most successful way to track down a pride of lions, and maybe even the odd leopard.

Hiking/Nature Walks

Nature treks are one of the more active ways to explore the landscapes and wildlife of Queen Elizabeth. Locations include the shady Maramagambo forest; Mweya Peninsula with its scenic views; and Ishasha River, where you may spot a variety of forest and savanna species as well as having a unique opportunity to get extremely close to hippos – on foot!

Bird Watching

Classified as an Important Birding Area (IBA) by Birding International, Queen’s great variety of habitats mean it is home to over 600 species. This is the greatest of any East African national park, and a phenomenal number for such a small area. The park’s confluence of savanna and forest, linking to the expansive forests of the DR Congo allow visitors to spot East as well as Central African species.

Hot Air Balloon Safaris

Queen Elizabeth National Park’s hot air balloon safaris make wildlife viewing experience extra-ordinary. The take-off point is approx. 10 kms from Mweya Lodge, near one of the salt lakes. Maximum capacity will be 16 pax to begin with, and a later addition of a 24 pax balloon is planned. For $380/- per person, the balloon safari includes a bush breakfast and lasts approximately an hour.

Caves Experiences

Tucked beneath the shady canopy of the Maramagambo Forest is the “Bat Cave”. The cave has a viewing room from which visitors can observe the resident bats and pythons. For a more cultural cave experience, how about a trip to the historic cave at Nyanz’ibiri community.

Wildlife Research Tours

For visitors who yearn to get up close to wild African fauna, a research trip is a rewarding adventure. This new and unique experience allows visitors to actively participate in monitoring some of the exotic birds and mammals that fill the park, using locator devices and learn habituation calls, as well as monitoring weather, surroundings and behavior.

Cultural Encounters

See the energetic dances of the Kikorongo Equator Cultural Performers; workers harvesting salt on Katwe Salt Lake; a traditional Banyaraguru hut; or an agricultural village – all guided by those who know them best – local community members.

Planning to visit Queen Elizabeth National Park on a wildlife safari in Uganda, contact us via info@mbararatours.com or call us on +256701367970 to arrange a custom tour to Uganda.