Activities in Queen Elizabeth National Park
Activities in Queen Elizabeth National Park
Activities in Queen Elizabeth National Park: Queen Elizabeth National Park is a home to a number of mammals, primates and bird species that can be seen during the different activities that you choose to take part in. For tourists interested in having the most exciting adventure in Uganda because it will give you a variety of attractions and activities to take part in for an amazing experience and with a number of safety precautions that are carried out, it will ensure that you have a safe experience to avoid the contraction of covid-19/ corona virus while to take part in the different activities.
Birding is one of the most rewarding activities in Queen Elizabeth National Park that can be carried out to ensure you have amazing experience during your safaris. You will get the chance to see over 100 bird species during your birding adventure in the park this is because the park is a home to over 350 bird species that can be seen in the different sectors of the park for example; Kasenyi Area, Mweya peninsula, Ishasha sector among other different areas in the park . The different bird species that can be seen in the park include; GriffonVulture, shoe bill stork, yellow wagtail, sacred ibis, Lappet faced Vulture, Brown Snake Eagle, Wahlberg’s Eagle, Bateleur, black crake, squirrel tailed night jar, Long-created Eagle, Nubian wood pecker, pygymy kingfisher, African jacana, Martial Eagle, blue- naped mouse bird, Grey Kestrel, African Crake, Black-bellied BustardTemminck’s Courser, raptors, African Wattled Plover Crowned Plover Senegal Plove Hooded Vulture, African White-backed Vulture among other bird species which will make your birding experience in queen Elizabeth National Park quite memorable.
LION TRACKING EXPERIENCE
One of the most sought after activities in queen Elizabeth national park is the lion tracking experience. The lion tracking experience is carried out early morning and in the late afternoon and it involves tourists accompanying a team of researchers to a given pride of lions with the help of the radio collars in the lions that help to locate them easily in order to know more about the carnivores. When you get to the lion pride, you will have the chance to distinguish between a male and female by observing their different facial characteristics and activities for instance the females usually do the hunting and have no mane, you will also get to see how they co-existence with one another, their territorial hierarchy among other findings making the lion tracking experience an outstanding activity in Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Chimpanzee trekking is among the activities in Queen Elizabeth national park which can be carried out in kyambura gorge, famous for its primate species which led to it being called the valley of apes because of a number of primate species that can be seen when you visit it and these include; red tailed monkeys, red Colobus monkeys olive baboons, white colobus monkeys, and the chimpanzees the most dominating species in the gorge. Chimpanzee trekking is the reason why a number of tourists visit the kyambura gorge to take part in the memorable activity which involves tracking the habituated chimpanzees in the area in order to understand more about their behaviour in the park their feeding patterns, grooming patterns by observing their behaviour during the one hour they give you to spend time with the primates in order to get to know more about the primates. Interesting about the activity is the fact that you will have the chance to see a number of bird species during the activity and among the notable bird species that can be seen include; papyrus gonolek, African skimmer, ovampo sparrow hawk, white winged warbler, grey breated pitta, yellow spotted nicator, papyrus gonolek, white collared olive back, grey winged robin chat, black bishop, white spotted flufftail, hairy breasted barbet, black crowned wax bill among other bird species
Game drives in Queen Elizabeth National Park are among the most rewarding that will offer you the most amazing experience with a number of attractions that will be seen. It should be noted that the park is a home to a number of animal species like four of the five big animals in Uganda which include the elephants, lions, leopards and the buffaloes but also a home to a number of herbivores, carnivores, numerous bird species that you will get to see when you take part in the activity. You can choose to take part in either the morning game drives where you will get to see early risers in the park grazing in the savannah plains for example the elephants, Uganda kobs, buffalos, topis, impalas, a number of antelope species among other animal species. In the evening game drives, you will get to see nocturnal animals like the lions, leopards as they hunt for their prey, you will also get to see a number of herbivores in the park which will offer amazing experiences in the park.
Another activity that can be carried out in Queen Elizabeth national park is the boat cruise where tourists will have unmatched experiences along the Kazinga channel adjoining lake George and Edward you will see a number of animal species like; buffalos, elephants, the Uganda Kobs, buffaloes, hippopotamus, a number of reptiles and amphibian species like the Nile lizards, Nile crocodiles, you will also 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.
The guided nature walks in the park are carried out in the Maramagambo forest where you are accompanied by a ranger and guide in order to have a safe activity. In the forest you will see a number of wildlife species like the primate species for instance L’hoest’s monkeys, Mona monkey, red tailed monkeys, vervet monkey black and white colobus monkeys, red tailed monkeys and many more which will make your experience in the park memorable and the beautiful sceneries of the two lakes that can be seen along the borders of the forest will offer beautiful scenic views and cool breezes.