Background Information …
Queen Elizabeth National Park is the second largest National Park after Murchison Falls National Park and stretches to about 1,978 square kilometers. Queen Elizabeth National Park is Uganda’s most popular National Parkand certainly one of its most scenic. It stretches from the crater-dotted foothills of the Rwenzori ranges in the north, along the shores of Lake Edward to the remote Ishasha River in the South, incorporating a wide of variety of habitats that range from savanna and wetlands to gallery and lowland forest.The lush savannah of Queen Elizabeth National Park offers prime grazing to buffaloes, elephants, various antelopes and a checklist of over 600 bird species.
Queen Elizabeth National Park is home to the tree climbing lions commonly spotted in the southern sector of the park popularly referred to as Ishasha. It is home to over 600 hundred species of birds including migratory birds from Europe. Kazinga channel boat cruise remains one of the highlights of the park as several animals such as hippos, elephants, birds among other can be spotted with easy.
Where to find Queen Elizabeth National Park
What to see and do at Queen Elizabeth National Park
Mgahinga can be accessed from Rwanda just one hour drive from Chanika boarder, driving for about fifteen minutes from the boarder to Kisoro town from where you will drive on s rough and stoney road that will lead you to Mgahinga park headquarters. If you are driving from Entebbe/Kampala, then it will take you approximately 9-10 hours drive through small towns of Mbarara, kabale to Kisoro town from where you will then drive to the park headquarters. For those interested in flying, scheduled flights depart from Entebbe to Kisoro airstrip from where you can drive to the park head quarters.