This is the most popular park in Uganda, evidenced by the number of tourists visiting each year. It is famous for it’s tree climbing lions and is blessed with an assortment of crater lakes, forested gorges, savannah plains, swamps, rivers and the beautiful kazinga channel – Home to an abundance of wildlife. The park also has the highest number of bird species in Uganda, and can offer chimpanzee tracking in the forest in Kyambura Gorge.
Queen Elizabeth National Park can be accessed easily from Kampala. The tarmac road from Kampala via Mbarara town and Busenyi leads to the center of the park, passing just 22 Km from Mwenya Peninsula, the main tourism hub. Approaching the park from the south via Mbarara covers a distance of 420 Km while the North through Fort Portal covers a total of 410 Km. En-route to the park, visitors have the opportunity to enjoy short detours to Lake Mburo National Park, Rwenzori Mountains and Kibale National Park, renowned for its chimpanzee tracking. The park can also be accessed from the South from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.