Queen Elizabeth National Park is a land of lakes and craters, forest gorges and open savannah, and has game viewing to equal its incredibly varied terrain. Most safaris to Queen Elizabeth National Park take place in the northern area of the park, and this is where the majority of the accommodation is to be found. While you’re here look for ellies and lions, and even the occasional leopard. Try looking for the elusive chimps in Kyambura Gorge and make sure you don’t miss the boat safaris on the Kazinga channel, especially if you’re a twitcher. If your safari takes you to southern area of Queen Elizabeth National Park, there aren’t quite so many places to stay, but the Ishasha Plains are one of the finest areas of game viewing in all Uganda, and is utterly tranquil- ideal for a long, late afternoon sundowner overlooking the plains.
Unusually for African national parks, there a number of cultural activities you can do around Mweya- visit Lake Katwe and watch the traditional production of salt, visit a project for rehabilitated poachers, or visit a traditional homestead. Our top tip? Children of all ages are entranced by mongoose trekking on the Mweya Peninsula- this is not to be missed!
Our pick of places to stay in Queen Elizabeth National Park: