Activities in Queen Elizabeth National Park
Activities in Queen Elizabeth National Park: Queen Elizabeth national park is among the most visited national parks in Uganda that can be visited by tourists interested in having an amazing Uganda safari. The park is a home to a number of mammal, primate and bird species that have attracted a number of tourists interested in taking part in a number of activities in Queen Elizabeth national park for an amazing time while in the park. For tourists interested in having the most exciting adventure while in Uganda visit Queen Elizabeth National Park and take part in the different activities that will cater for your different likes and preferences.
The game drives are the most rewarding activities in Queen Elizabeth national park that you will have a chance to see a number of rewarding attractions and exceptional vies in the morning and evening game drives. During the morning game drives, you will get to see the park coming to life as you watch the sun rising as a number of animal species come from their hiding spots to come to the grazing spots for their first bite of the day in the savannah plains. Some of the early risers that can be seen include the elephants, Uganda kobs, buffalos, topis, impalas, a number of antelope species among other animal species. During the evening game drives, you will get to see carnivorous animals like the lions, leopards coming from their hiding spots ready to hunt for their prey for dinner as you also get to see the herbivores in the park catching their last bite for the day as they also get back to their hiding spots for overnight stay which will offer amazing experiences in the park.
The boat cruise is among the most memorable activities in Queen Elizabeth national park that you should not miss out on during your Uganda safari because of a number of unmatched experiences that you will get to live as you get to see a number of rewarding attractions and exceptional views for an amazing time in the park. The boat cruise in queen Elizabeth national park is carried out along the Kazinga channel adjoining lake George and Edward where you will have a chance of seeing a number of wildlife species like; buffalos, elephants, the Uganda Kobs, buffaloes, hippopotamus, a number of reptiles and amphibian species like the Nile lizards, Nile crocodiles sun basking along the river banks. For birders, during the rewarding experience you will 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.
Chimpanzee trekking in Queen Elizabeth national park is carried out in the kyambura gorge also known as the valley of apes where you can get to see a number of rewarding primate species like the numerous monkey species for instance the black and white colobus monkey, the silver monkey, dent’s monkey and many other primate species. Chimpanzee trekking in the gorge starts early morning where by tourists set out to look for the habituated chimpanzee troops in the forests in order to learn more about their behaviour in the wild. As you proceed to the habituated chimpanzee troops, you will get to hear the chimpanzees clapping and hooting and when you get to them, you will observe their daily activities like their feeding patterns where you will get to see them feeding on a number of edible leaves, fruits, you will also get to see their grooming patterns which are carried out mainly by the adult males in the troop and also the young adult males and females among other interesting features of the primates.
Lion tracking experience
The lion tracking experience is one of the most memorable activities in Queen Elizabeth national park that you will get to take part in during your Uganda safari. The activity mainly involves tourists tracking the lion in order to understand more about the predators in the park. The lion tracking experience in the park is carried out early morning and in the late afternoon where you will accompany a team of researchers to get to a given pride of lions that you will have a chance to learn more about their different characteristics. With the help of radio collars that are inserted in the lions it will be easy for you to locate them and when you get to them, you will have the chance to will be able to distinguish between a male and female, their co-existence with one another, their territorial hierarchy, how they mark their territory among other amazing features. During your lion tracking experience you will also get to see the tree climbing lions in the Ishasha sector of the park which will also give you a rewarding experience because it is quite unusual for the lions to climb trees.
Birding is another one of the activities in Queen Elizabeth national park that tourists can participate in to have a memorable Uganda safari. The park is a home to over 400 bird species that can be seen when you take part in the activity and this can be carried out along the water sources like the Kazinga channel, in the kyambura gorge among other areas in the park where you will see numerous bird species like GriffonVulture, Lappet faced Vulture, Brown Snake Eagle, Wahlberg’s Eagle, Bateleur,Long-created Eagle, Martial Eagle, Grey Kestrel, African Crake, Black-bellied BustardTemminck’s Courser, African Wattled Plover Crowned Plover Senegal Plove Hooded Vulture, African White-backed Vulture which will give you rewarding experience during the activity in queen Elizabeth national park. it should also be noted that birding can be tailored with other activities like boat cruise, chimpanzee trekking where you will see a number of bird species in the forests og the kyambura gorge among other activities.
During your queen Elizabeth national park safari, you can also take part in visiting a number of different communities around Queen Elizabeth National Park in order to understand more about the cultures of the people of Uganda. During the community visits, you will have amazing time learning more about the cultures of the people of Uganda like the Bakonzo through their cultural dances, local dishes which you can also engage in to cook with the local people, you will also be taught how to harvest honey, you can also visit the salt mining villages like Katwe where you will be taught by locals how to mine salt and take you through the entire salt mining process for a memorable Uganda safari.