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Queen Elizabeth National Park

71 Reviews

Queen Elizabeth National Park

71 Reviews
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Hayley F wrote a review Mar 2020
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom144 contributions91 helpful votes
The potential for this national park is incredible, but sadly the conflict and balance of wildlife v humans somewhat distructive and lacking. For us, the Ishasha region was the region that we enjoyed the most and we had some incredible sightings of the famous tree climbing lions. The staff on the gates were super friendly and helpful in sharing sightings which was great. We did hire a guide for the morning. It cost us $20 plus tip, plus a meal. As we were staying at a lodge close by, we arranged to take our guide for a meal there, which he obviously really enjoyed. He was however, somewhat miffed that we hadn't also provided his breakfast, something we were unaware was expected from us. Personally, for the time spent with us, I believe that providing a three course meal was more than sufficient but best to check what's expected...The north of the park was somewhat disappointing in comparison. The conflict between humans and wildlife had recently seen a whole pride of lions poisoned, which was so sad. Busy main roads dissect the national park so often elephants and lions would be seen attempting to navigate the busy construction traffic. The entrance costs into QE are substantial compared to other national parks throughout Africa and having visited many of them, this is disappointing in comparison. There are no giraffes, no zebra's, very few species of antelope, no cheetah, no wild dogs, rhino etc. We did see plenty of Ugandan Kob, elephants and lions, but the lack of other wildlife, did leave us feeling quite disappointed when paying so much to enter. I think mist people travelling to Uganda for the wildlife, visit for the gorilla's and chimpanzees. Due to the cost of the trekking, this is probably something many people will only do once. Given this, I don't think what the other national parks currently offer tourists wanting to do safaris enough to visit the country for just this. Ugandan wildlife authority has a lot to address before we would return...
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Mugisha B wrote a review Mar 2020
Kampala, Uganda8 contributions1 helpful vote
Queen elizabeth national park is found in western Uganda East Africa its one of the largest national park in Uganda, we did go for evening and morning game drives that were epic though the morning one is more enjoyable and you are most likely to see more animals especially the hard find such as lions, then a boat ride on Kazinga channel that connect Lake George and Edward its on it that you are able to see birds, crocodiles, hippos, and many more animals, accommodation is great for high end small group eg family Mweya Safari Lodge will work for you. We were a large group so we used student center that at the national park so try this national park it will be worth it.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Anton Skuratov wrote a review Feb 2020
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I've visited this park in feb 2020. Because i was really want to see those Lions climbing up on a trees. This is unique feature of this place. I was living at the guest house in Entebbe and my neighbor tell me about very good guide. Few years ago he was taking a trip with him to see mountain gorillas and it was pretty good. His name is Derrick Mwesigwa. He was propose to me to go with him to see Queen Elizabeth National Park. I decided to go and check my luck to see those lions. He took us from guest house and we start our trip. It's 6 hours drive by car to the park. We decided to enter park from 16 to 19 for the first day. And from 07 to the noon on a second day. First day we was driving through the park and try to spot lions. But we was out of luck and don't find them. But we saw many other animals instead. It was Buffalo, hippos, "pumba" like pigs, and many others. Then we was driving to the Lodge and have a nice sleep. Next day we was wakeup at 5 and have a breakfast. After that we was driving to the park and try our luck again. Before sunrise we was driving through the park and was trying to spot lions there. And we had a luck! We've spot a small pride of lions, just laid on grass in a few meters away(not so close but we was able to saw them). It was pretty good. After that we was starting to go back to Kampala. This guide was a really good. He was a very good driver. Very calm and polite. I was really like this trip. This is contact for this guide if you want very good exploring Uganda. Derek Mwesigwa +256778999642
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Mario Miskovic wrote a review Jan 2020
Groningen, The Netherlands53 contributions
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Queen Elizabeth NP was a difficult one. I really enjoyed the boat trip on the Kazinga channel. We saw a lot of elephants taking a bath that day. Most of the animals we saw in the park, were near the water during the boat trip. The next morning we did the lion tracking. That was not really special. Once we found the lions, it was not really amazing to see just because they wear a collar. I know they need the collar to be tracked, but still. It looks like a big pet cat this way. Being allowed to go off track is pretty cool. During the lion tracking we also saw a leopard. That made my day and it made the whole experience worth going to. Wow, what a beast. The game drive after the lion tracking was pretty poor. There were almost no other animals (I also noticed this during the lion tracking) so we ended that one pretty quick. For safaris I would recommend spending more time in Murchison Falls and not in Queen.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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s b d wrote a review Jan 2020
Oak Park, Illinois47 contributions11 helpful votes
I came to Uganda to hike in the Rwenzori Mountains, see the gorillas and chimpanzees, and learn more about the country. Visiting QE National Park was interesting, but not as spectacular as some other African National Parks. I nevertheless saw a family of lions, lots of elephants, water backs, Uganda kobs, hippos and birds (also saw LOTS of bird lovers). Nature is recovering from the bad years of Amin and poaching. Queen Elizabeth is located between the chimps and the gorillas. Worth stopping on your way!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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