• Queen Elizabeth National Park

  • Quick Facts

    Location: South – Western Uganda

    Area: 1,978 km2

    Nearest City:  Kasese, Kamwenge, Rubirizi, and Rukungiri Districts

    Established: 1952

    Type: Natural

    Land Features:  The park is also famous for its volcanic features, including volcanic cones and deep craters, many with crater lakes, such as the Katwe craters, from which salt is extracted.

    Biome:  Queen Elizabeth Biosphere Reserve and National Park straddles the equator in western Uganda. Covering an altitudinal range of 910 to 1,390 meters above sea level, it is composed of a wide range of ecosystems: semi-deciduous tropical high forests, undulating savanna grasslands, Acacia savanna, tundra and wetlands.

    Lakes: The main crater lakes namely: Kitagata Crater Lake, Lake Kyasanduka, Lake Nyamasingiri, Bunyaruguru Crater Fields, Ndali Kasenda Crater Fields and Katwe Crater Lake where salt is mined/ extracted.

    Rivers: River Ntungwe, Kazinga Channel and River Chambura

    Forests:  Maramagambo Forest

    Mountains: Rwenzori Mountain Ranges

    Bird Species: Over 600 species of birds

    Animal Species: 95 species of animals

    Local Tribes:  Bakiga and Banyankore Tribes              

    Activities: Hiking, Game Drives, Nature Walks, Nature Biking, Wildlife Excursions, Chimpanzee Trekking, Bird Watching, Cave Exploration, Photography Expeditions, Tribal Excursions

    Interesting Fact: Queen Elizabeth National Park is known for its wildlife and the area around Ishasha in Rukungiri District is famous for its tree-climbing lions, whose males sport black manes. Poachers killed six elephants in the park in 2015, triggering both anger and frustration within the Ugandan conservation community. Queen Elizabeth National Park together with the adjacent Virunga National Park is a Lion Conservation Unit. The area is considered a potential lion stronghold in Central Africa, if poaching is curbed and prey species recover

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