Queen Elizabeth National Park famously known for the Ishasha tree climbing lions is situated south western part of Uganda approximately about 400 kilometres (250 miles) by road south-west of Kampala. The park covers an estimated 1,978 square kilometres (764 square miles).
Queen Elizabeth National Park formerly known as Kazinga channel national park is a home to a number of mammal, primate and reptile species like the buffaloes, Ugandan kob, hippopotamus, Nile crocodile, elephants, leopards, lions, and chimpanzees in the Kyambura Game Reserve. It is also a home to over 500 bird species.
Queen Elizabeth National Park rules and regulations
- Presenting an entry receipt at any of the park’s entrance points.
- Do not drive off track as this attracts a fine of $150 US dollars. Driver guides are strictly advised to drive through the legalized routes.
- The speed limit on all roads and tracks within the park is 40km/hr. This helps to reduce accidents more so knocking of animals or birds in the park.
- Do not throw litter in the park. Always use the litter bins provided in and around the park.
- All gates are closed at 7:00pm. Driving through the park beyond this time is strictly not allowed unless under the guidance of the park rangers.
- Do not temp at any one time to feed the wild animals.
- Do not use motor horn sounds while in the park. These sounds scare most of the species in the park and may end up turning harmful. The horn sounds may also affect people with heart diseases found in the park.
Safaris to Queen Elizabeth National Park
- 5 Days Uganda wildlife safari with gorilla tracking tour
- 3 Day Safari to Queen Elizabeth National Park