Uganda

Queen Elizabeth National Park

Fiona Herring
Fiona Herring Travel Specialist
"Known as the’ Pearl of Africa’, Uganda still deserves this title 60 years on."

Queen Elizabeth National Park Holidays

To the south of Kibale, Queen Elizabeth National Park contains a diversity of ecosystems including acacia grassland, papyrus swamp, tropical forest, (seasonally) flamingo-lined volcanic crater lakes – and magnificent scenery.

This park has the greatest variety of mammals and birds of any protected area in Uganda. You should see elephant, the shy sitatunga and great herds of Uganda kob. Black-and-white colobus, L’Hoest’s, red-tailed and blue monkeys are among the primates. The park’s twenty species of predator include the vociferous spotted hyena and it is the best place in Uganda to seek leopard. Among the 568 bird species recorded are the black-headed gonolek, the beautiful black bee-eater, lowland akalat and swamp flycatcher.

The southern part of the park, Ishasha, is best known for its population of tree-climbing lions. Maramagambo Forest, where guided walks are offered, contains chimpanzees which are seasonally present, depending on the availability of wild figs and other fruit. There is an abundance of forest birds. Mweya, the park’s northern sector, offers excellent game viewing. A launch cruise down the Kazinga Channel is an opportunity to see elephant, hippo, waterbuck, bushbuck and waterbirds galore, including the occasional shoebill.

We recommend a four night stay in this wonderful park, with two nights in the Mweya area, and two in the Ishasha sector.

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Total Holidays: 4      
Simply Uganda Gorillas and Game
  • Safari
  • Wildlife
From £3285 per person
7 day holiday
Flights included
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Uganda
Two centre safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park and gorilla trekking in the Bwindi Forest Impenetrable Forest.
Uganda Gorillas & Zanzibar Beach Honeymoon
From £3575 per person
14 day holiday
Flights included
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Uganda     Zanzibar
Safari and gorilla trekking in Uganda with beach escape in Zanzibar
Uganda Gorilla & Game Safari - Group tour
  • Safari
  • Small Group Tours
  • Wildlife
From £4195 per person
9 day holiday
Flights included
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Uganda
This 9-day small group safari packs in many of Uganda's highlights - Queen Elizabeth National Park and Bwindi or Parc National des Volcans National Park.
Essential Uganda: Chimps & Gorillas Private tour
  • Safari
  • Wildlife
From £5299 per person
11 day holiday
Flights included
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Uganda
This private tour includes all of Uganda's most well-known highlights - Queen Elizabeth National Park, Bwindi, Kibale and Lake Mburo - with the services of a private driver-guide.
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