Activities in Queen Elizabeth National Park
Activities in Queen Elizabeth National Park are the different ventures in which tourists can engage to spice up their safari packages/itineraries. Queen Elizabeth national park is among the top 10 tourist destinations that can be visited by tourists interested in wildlife safaris. The park is a home to a number of mammal, primate and bird species that can be seen during the different activities in Queen Elizabeth National Park that will ensure that you have an amazing time while in the park. For tourists interested in having the most exciting adventure in the country, visit Queen Elizabeth National Park for all your needs and expectations to be fulfilled through your participation in the different activities.
Birding is quite an interesting activity in Queen Elizabeth National Park that can be carried out to ensure you have an amazing experience during your Uganda safaris. The park is home to over 350 bird species that can be seen in the different sectors of the park for example; Kasenyi Area, Mweya peninsula, Ishasha sector among other different areas in the park.
The different bird species that can be seen in the park include; GriffonVulture, shoe bill stork, yellow wagtail, sacred ibis, Lappet faced Vulture, Brown Snake Eagle, Wahlberg’s Eagle, Bateleur, black crake, squirrel tailed night jar, Long-created Eagle, Nubian wood pecker, pygymy kingfisher, African jacana, Martial Eagle, blue- naped mouse bird, Grey Kestrel, African Crake, Black-bellied BustardTemminck’s Courser, raptors, African Wattled Plover Crowned Plover Senegal Plove Hooded Vulture, African White-backed Vulture among other bird species which will make your birding experience in queen Elizabeth National Park memorable.
LION TRACKING EXPERIENCE
One of the most rewarding human-wildlife encounters in the park is during the lion tracking experience. It should be noted that Queen Elizabeth National Park is home to the Tree climbing lions which can be seen in the Ishasha sector. It is quite unusual for lions to climb trees but in the Ishasha sector you will get to see a number of them and it is believed that the lions climb the trees running away from the scorching sun o the ground and also as a way of locating prey and keeping an eye on the prey as they get closer to the lions where they can easily be caught in other words tree climbing is a strategic plan for the lions to catch prey.
In the Ishasha sector, you will have exceptional views of Lake Edward, Ishasha river where you will see a number of animal species in the park quenching their thirst from the river banks and the lake shores and some of the animal species that can be seen include buffaloes, elephants among other animal species in the park. The lion tracking experience is among the most rewarding activities in Queen Elizabeth that will ensure that you have amazing experiences while in the park.
The lion tracking experience is carried out early morning and in the late afternoon whereby you will accompany a team of researchers to get to a given pride of lions in order to know more about the carnivores. With the help of radio collars tracking the lions will be quite easy and at the end of your lion’s experience. You will be able to distinguish between a male and female, their co-existence with one another, their territorial hierarchy among other findings making the lion tracking experience an outstanding activity in Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Chimpanzee trekking is among the activities in Queen Elizabeth national park which can be carried out in kyambura gorge. Located in the eastern part of the park, the gorge is famous for its primate species which is the reason why it is called the valley of apes because of the different primate species that can be seen when you visit it and these include; red tailed monkeys, red Colobus monkeys olive baboons, white colobus monkeys, and the chimpanzees.
Aside from the primate species, the gorge is also a habitat to a number of bird species that can be seen when you visit the forests these include; papyrus gonolek, African skimmer, ovampo sparrow hawk, white winged warbler, grey breated pitta, yellow spotted nicator, papyrus gonolek, white collared olive back, grey winged robin chat, black bishop, white spotted flufftail, hairy breasted barbet, black-crowned wax bill among other bird species
trekking involves tracking the habituated chimpanzees in the area where you will get to understand more about the primates in the natural habitats. In the kyambura gorge, the chimpanzees are most dominating primate species in the Kyambura gorge and you will get to understand their feeding patterns, grooming patterns by observing their behavior during the one hour they give you to spend time with the primates in order to get to know more about the primates.
Game drives in Queen Elizabeth National Park are among the most rewarding activities in Queen Elizabeth National Park that tourists can participate in during their Uganda tours. The park is home to a number of animal species like four of the 5 big animals in Uganda which include the elephants, lions, leopards and the buffaloes.
In the park, there are two game drives that can be carried out that is the morning game drives where you will get to see early risers in the park grazing in the savannah plains, for example, the elephants, Uganda kobs, buffalos, topis, impalas, a number of antelope species among other animal species. In the evening game drives, you will get to see nocturnal animals like the lions, leopards as they hunt for their prey, you will also get to see a number of herbivores in the park which will offer amazing experiences in the park.
Another activity that can be carried out in Queen Elizabeth national park is the boat cruise where tourists will have unmatched experiences that will ensure you have a wonderful time in the park because of the exceptional views and a number of attractions that can be seen.
Along the Kazinga channel adjoining lake George and Edward you will see a number of animal species like; buffalos, elephants, the Uganda Kobs, buffaloes, hippopotamus, a number of reptiles and amphibian species like the Nile lizards, Nile crocodiles, you will also get to see a number of water birds like great cormorant, little grebe, northern lapwing, red-necked grebe, wandering albatross, pied king fisher’s to make your experience in the park memorable.
Nature walks in the park are some of the activities in Queen Elizabeth National Park in order to have amazing experiences during your Uganda safaris. Nature walks in the park can be carried out in the Maramagambo forest where you will be accompanied by a ranger and guide in order to have a safe activity. In the forest you will see a number of wildlife species like the primate species for instance L’hoest’s monkeys, Mona monkey, red tailed monkeys, vervet monkey black and white colobus monkeys, red tailed monkeys and many more which will make your experience in the park memorable and the beautiful sceneries of the two lakes that can be seen along the borders of the forest will offer beautiful scenic views and cool breezes.