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Discover the Majestic Queen Elizabeth National Park: Kenya's Premier Wildlife Sanctuary

Discover the Majesty of Queen Elizabeth National Park

Nestled in the heart of Uganda’s wilderness, Queen Elizabeth National Park stands as a testament to the untamed beauty of African landscapes. This iconic park, a cornerstone of Uganda’s rich biodiversity, beckons travelers from around the world to witness nature’s grandeur. Renowned for its diverse ecosystems and captivating scenery, Queen Elizabeth National Park offers an unparalleled safari experience.

Witness the Thrilling Wildlife Spectacle

A highlight of Queen Elizabeth National Park is the abundant wildlife, including the famous tree-climbing lions, elephants, buffaloes, leopards, and hippos among others. This park provides a front-row seat to observe the circle of life unfold amidst its breathtaking landscapes. The opportunity to witness these majestic creatures in their natural habitat makes every visit an unforgettable adventure.

Encounter the Big Five and Beyond

Queen Elizabeth National Park is home to the renowned Big Five as well as a myriad of other fascinating species such as giraffes, zebras, cheetahs, and numerous bird species. Each safari expedition or guided nature walk presents a unique chance to encounter these animals up close, providing unforgettable moments and cherished memories.

Embark on Unforgettable Safaris and Cultural Immersions

Embark on a journey of discovery through Queen Elizabeth National Park with exhilarating game drives that delve deep into its wilderness. For a unique perspective, opt for a hot air balloon safari offering panoramic views of the park’s sprawling landscapes. Beyond wildlife, Queen Elizabeth National Park provides opportunities for cultural experiences, allowing visitors to engage with local communities and learn about their traditions and way of life.

Plan Your Adventure

Whether you’re a seasoned safari enthusiast or a first-time visitor, Queen Elizabeth National Park promises an adventure filled with mesmerizing sights, sounds, and encounters. From thrilling wildlife sightings to immersive cultural experiences, this park captures the essence of Africa’s untamed beauty. Prepare to be captivated by the wonders of Queen Elizabeth National Park and embark on an unforgettable journey to Uganda’s premier wildlife destination.

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Queen Elizabeth National Park Fees Guideline

Queen Elizabeth National Park Overview

Queen Elizabeth National Park, situated in Uganda, is renowned for its diverse wildlife population, including lions, leopards, cheetahs, and the migration of various ungulates, making it a must-visit destination for nature enthusiasts. Here’s a comprehensive guide to the park fees applicable as of 2024, enabling travelers to plan their excursions effectively.

Entry Fees for Non-Residents
  • Peak Season (July to December): Adults: USD 200/day, Children/Students: USD 50/day
  • Low Season (January to June): Adults: USD 100/day, Children/Students: USD 50/day
Entry Fees for Residents and Ugandan Citizens
  • Peak Season: Adults: UGX 30,000, Children/Students: UGX 10,000
  • Low Season: Adults: UGX 10,000, Children/Students: UGX 10,000
Camping Fees

For overnight stays, camping fees vary based on residency and campsite type (public or private). Private campsites require a booking fee of UGX 10,000.

Vehicle and Other Fees
  • Vehicle Entry: Charges vary based on vehicle capacity, ranging from UGX 400 for less than 6 seats to UGX 5,000 for 45 seats and above.
  • Ranger Fees: Game drives exceeding 6 hours incur a fee of UGX 3,000, with shorter drives and full-night camp security having separate charges.
Payment Modes

Visitors can pay entrance fees in cash (US Dollars or Ugandan Shillings) at the entry gates. However, for the Mweya Peninsula area, only cashless payments (Visa/Mastercard or Mobile Money) are accepted. Cashless options are also available at other park gates.

Additional Notes
  • The revision of park fees aims to cover the rising costs of conservation efforts, reflecting visitors’ dedication to preserving this cherished natural reserve.
  • It’s crucial for visitors to carry identification and proof of residence to qualify for resident rates and adhere to park regulations for a safe and enjoyable visit.

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FAQ About Queen Elizabeth National Park

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Where is Queen Elizabeth National Park located?
  1. Queen Elizabeth National Park is situated in the western part of Uganda, spanning the districts of Kasese, Kamwenge, Rubirizi, and Rukungiri. It lies approximately 400 kilometers by road southwest of Kampala, Uganda's capital and largest city.

How big is Queen Elizabeth National Park?
  1. The park covers an area of about 1,978 square kilometers (764 square miles), making it the second-largest national park in Uganda.

What wildlife can be seen in Queen Elizabeth National Park?
  1. The park is home to a wide variety of wildlife, including African elephants, buffaloes, lions, leopards, hippos, and chimpanzees. It also hosts several species of antelopes, such as Uganda kobs, waterbucks, and topis.

Are there bird-watching opportunities in the park?
  1. Yes, Queen Elizabeth National Park is a haven for bird watchers, with over 600 bird species recorded. It's one of the richest birding areas in Africa, including both resident and migratory birds.

What are the unique features of Queen Elizabeth National Park?
  1. Unique features include the Kazinga Channel, connecting Lake Edward and Lake George, which boasts one of the world's largest concentrations of hippos and numerous Nile crocodiles. The park also contains the tree-climbing lions of the Ishasha sector, a rare phenomenon in Africa.

Can visitors engage in primate tracking in the park?
  1. Yes, primate tracking is a popular activity in Queen Elizabeth National Park, particularly in the Kyambura Gorge, where visitors can track chimpanzees in their natural habitat. The Maramagambo Forest is also known for its primate populations, including baboons and several monkey species.

What are the accommodation options within the park?
  1. The park offers a range of accommodation options from luxury lodges to budget campsites. Whether you prefer a tented camp or a room with a view of the savannah, there are choices to fit various budgets and preferences.

What is the best time to visit Queen Elizabeth National Park?
  1. The best time to visit is during the dry seasons, from January to February and from June to July. Wildlife viewing is generally more accessible during these months as animals gather around water sources.

Are there any cultural experiences available in the park?
  1. Yes, visitors can experience local culture through community visits and cultural performances. These activities provide insights into the traditional lifestyles and customs of the communities living near the park.

How does one get to Queen Elizabeth National Park?
  1. The park is accessible by road from Kampala, with a journey time of approximately 6-7 hours. Alternatively, chartered flights can be arranged from Entebbe International Airport to airstrips near the park.

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