Queen Elizabeth National Park


Where the Savanna Meets the Mountains, a Majestic Haven for Wildlife

Location: Western Uganda, bordering the Rwenzori Mountains

Wildlife: Tree-climbing lions, elephants, hippos, diverse bird species

Best time to go: January to February and June to July

What makes Queen Elizabeth National Park  Special?

Queen Elizabeth National Park, one of Uganda’s most celebrated parks, is a mosaic of ecosystems, from open savannas to dense forests and crater lakes. Nestled against the backdrop of the Rwenzori Mountains, the park is home to a wide array of wildlife, including the famous tree-climbing lions, elephants, and an impressive variety of bird species.

Visitors to Queen Elizabeth National Park can partake in game drives, boat safaris along the Kazinga Channel, and explore the unique landscapes of the Ishasha sector. The park’s remarkable biodiversity, coupled with stunning views of the Rwenzori Mountains, makes it a must-visit destination for nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts.


Embark on a journey to explore the enchanting highlights that make Queen Elizabeth National Park a majestic haven for wildlife, boasting diverse landscapes, iconic tree-climbing lions, and scenic beauty near the Rwenzori Mountains.

Tree-Climbing Lions of Ishasha: Witness the unique behavior of tree-climbing lions in the Ishasha sector. As the lions rest on the branches of fig trees, visitors have a rare opportunity to observe these majestic predators in an extraordinary setting.

Kazinga Channel Boat Safari: Cruise along the Kazinga Channel on a boat safari, surrounded by an abundance of wildlife. Marvel at the largest concentration of hippos in Africa, observe crocodiles basking along the banks, and enjoy the rich birdlife that inhabits the channel.

Crater Lakes Exploration: Explore the picturesque crater lakes that dot the landscape of Queen Elizabeth National Park. The unique ecosystems of these crater lakes offer a serene and scenic backdrop, attracting a variety of bird species and providing opportunities for tranquil moments in nature.

Rwenzori Mountain Views: Enjoy panoramic views of the Rwenzori Mountains, also known as the Mountains of the Moon. The park’s landscapes are complemented by the snow-capped peaks of the Rwenzoris, creating a stunning contrast to the savannas and adding a touch of grandeur to the overall experience