Location: South – Western Uganda
Area: 1,978 km2
Nearest City: Kasese, Kamwenge, Rubirizi, and Rukungiri Districts
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