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Adventure Vacations East Africa
Adventure Vacations East Africa
Adventure Vacations East Africa
Adventure Vacations East Africa
Adventure Vacations East Africa

Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda

A World Bio-Sphere Reserve, and classified as an Important Bird Area by Birdlife International, Queen Elizabeth National Park’s birdlife represents around 600 species, or a quarter of Africa’s bird species.

Contiguous with the Congo’s Virunga National Park, the landscape encompasses bushland, swamps, savannah, various crater lakes as well as the shores of the larger Lakes Edward and George.

This spectacular landscape has earned the park the name of “The Pearl of Africa”, and shelters tree-climbing lions, elephants and giant forest hogs, buffalos, the world’s highest concentration of hippos, leopards, and a variety of plains game.

There are no giraffe, zebra or impala. The diverse habitats within the park also create sanctuary for several reptiles including pythons, Nile crocodiles, monitor lizards, mambas, adders and cobras. Pretty flamingos grace the lakes, while eagles soar the skies, their piercing stare seeking out their next meal.

The Kyambura Gorge, cutting a green dash through the park, shelters some chimpanzee families and a walk through the vine-covered forest of trees is an exciting experience in itself.

Boat trips along the Kazinga Channel, which connects Lake Edward to Lake George, or on Lake Nyamusingiri, which is encircled by thick forest, could bring you spectacular encounters with the 4ft high Shoebill stork, or the crested crane, national emblem of Uganda.