Queen Elizabeth National Park

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Queen Elizabeth National Park’s myriad attractions include the chance to track chimpanzees, witness spectacular Rift Valley scenery, and experience traditional safari activities including game drives and boat cruises.

The Mweya sector is the most popular to visit and the majority of lodges are based here. We suggest two or three days to do justice to the area. Allow time for leisurely boat trips out to the mouth of the 40km Kazinga Channel, which links Lake Edward to neighbouring Lake George. Afternoon trips here often coincide with elephant movements down to the river, and lion, leopard and Ugandan kob sightings are frequent.

Kyambura Gorge is a located in the far east of the park and best accessed from the Mweya region too. Descend onto the gorge floor and follow the paths while keeping your senses on alert for the resident chimpanzees frequently moving through the trees above you. Once you have located them, spend an hour watching their behaviour and interaction – a fascinating trip.

The remote Ishasha sector is particularly famous for tree-climbing lions and is the closest area of the park to the Bwindi Inpenetrable Forest, making it a great stop after gorilla trekking. We recommend combining a couple of days here with the Mweya sector if you have the time.

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