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Queen Elizabeth National Park

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Address: Kasese, Uganda
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+256 772 872083
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Tourist vehicle for hire in the National Park for Day and Night game drive,...

Tourist vehicle for hire in the National Park for Day and Night game drive, Cretar lake drive, take you for Chimpanzee tracking, take you for the forest wolk in Maramagambo, take you for the tree climbing lion in Ishasha, take you for Gorilla tracking in Bwindi.

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So much to see, so little time!

We spent three days exploring QENP and enjoyed every minute of it! The best part of the park is the diversity of its landscapes... you have rainforest, plains, hills, savannah... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent three days exploring QENP and enjoyed every minute of it! The best part of the park is the diversity of its landscapes... you have rainforest, plains, hills, savannah, salt lakes, crater lakes, and more. This means that not only can you see lions and elephants, but you can also trek for chimps in the Kalinzu Forest and do... More 

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Kampala, Uganda
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

it was really wonderful as we drove in the game seeing several animals in the game some feeding others having a rest after feeding and this was so interesting seeing a wild animal looking for what to eat and feeding

Thank SamuelSamsisma
Kathmandu, Nepal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was my first trip back to QE National Park in 14 years and it was certainly no disappointment. We saw three lions along with two elephants and hundreds of wild animals. This is a fantastic park. The children with me and their parents had a fun time. We just had a map and our own vehicle. It was a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Always try the boat trip along the channel. Good value and you get a close-up with all the animals living on the shore. Also recommendable to spend the additional USD 50 pp for a lion tracker to get close to these amazing animals

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very good park .You can see lions.Must do a morning and evening safari.You must do the boat safari.You will see Elephants Hippos and lots of Birds.

Thank SE s
Menlo Park, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Didn't have enough time to fully explore the wildlife in this park, but the two hour boat ride on the Kazinga channel was outstanding. The shores of the channel were teaming with many species of birds, some seen in great numbers. Hundreds of African skimmers, cormorants, gulls and terns. Many other shorebirds, winter visitors to Africa

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Singapore River, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

spend a few dazs in QENP , it was verz exciting, saw Lion, Elephant, Hippo and Crocodile, Uganda Kob and more.....The park is large , and has many different landscapes. The Uganda wildlife Agency does a great job to manage and maintain the park. I am not a scientist in the subject, but I found it disturbing , that the... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I was travelling with two other males together with our driver/guide. It is not the biggest of parks, but has a fair amount of game. It is nice a flat so it gives you some fantastic views. The highlight was a charge by a young bull elephant.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2017 via mobile

Huge elephants sighted made my visit special . zebras and buffaloes in their wilderness. It a place to visit when your in uganda

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Entebbe, Uganda
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2017

Ishasha wilderness is the best place to sight the tree climbing lions. i traveled with friends who were doing a photographer safari and they loved watching these beast resting in the trees.

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Lugano, Switzerland

Hi Everybody,

I am planning to visit Queen Elizabeth NP during the second half of May with a friend. We are thinking of driving down from Kasese to Ishaka on day 1, sleep the night there and get back to Mwenya on day 2 for the afternoon boat ride on the Kazinga channel following then to Kasese in the evening

I have gone through all the reviews and have a few questions:

A – would self-driving be an option? What is the condition of the roads inside the park? How about petrol stations? I have gone on many safaris in Tanzania a bit all over the Country, but I always hired a driver. I would never risk self-driving in Tanzania due to the remoteness of the parks and the scarcity of refueling options. What is the situation like in Queen Elizabeth? Would a 4WD be a must? Does anyone have any idea of what are the current average rates for car hire?

B – I went through UWA entrance fee brochure and I am not quite clear how the vehicle entry fees are calculated. They give different amounts for FOREIGN vs EA. I suppose this refers to the registration number plate and not the nationality of the driver and/or passengers. Is that correct?

C – I could not find the Park Rules on the web. What are the gates/UWA office opening times and are there any limitations on driving hours inside the park?

D – regarding accommodation INSIDE the park, the UWA website lists a few accomodation possibilities. Is this list exhaustive or are there other options? If there are, would last minute arrangements be an option given that May is not exactly peak season and we are well used to local basic accommodation?

E – regarding accommodation OUTSIDE the park, what is the offer along/close to the Ishaka sector of the park? Is it worth driving outside the park for the night or not?

F – Hiring of rangers/guides for specific activities: I was thinking of hiring a ranger for a morning drive in the Ishaka sector. Can this be arranged on the spot or do I need to reserve ahead? If better to reserve, what is the procedure? Again on the line of understanding the charges, UWA brochure distinguishes between Foreign Non Resident, Foreign Resident or EAC, which seems to point to the nationality of the occupants. But then they remark that “Guides for private day game drives are charged per vehicle”. I am rather lost…

Thank you very much for the info

over a year ago

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