Queen Elizabeth National Park

Queen Elizabeth National Park

Queen Elizabeth National ParkQueen Elizabeth National Park is Ugandas most popular tourist destination. The park is endowed with diverse ecosystems, including, savannah, shady, forests, lakes, swamps and fertile wetlands that make it ideal habitat for big game, ten primate species including chimpanzees and over 600 species of birds.

Facts:
+ Size: 1,978 sq km
+ Named Queen Elizabeth Park in 1952 from Kazinga National Park
+ Located on the equator

Major attractions:
+ Big game: Including Elephants, Lions, Leopards, Hippos, Buffalos, Zebras, Uganda Kob etc…over 95 species of mammals
+ Over 600 bird species
+ Forests with hundreds of plant species
+ Volcanic Crater Lakes
+ Great East African Rift Valley
+ Primates in Kyambura
+ Snow capped Mount Rwenzori in background
+ Lake Katwe salt mining
+ Rivers
+ Equator Crossing