Queen Elizabeth, Uganda's most diverse National Park

From open savannah to verdant rain forest, and from dense papyrus swamps and crater lakes to the vastness of Lake Edward, it is little wonder Queen Elizabeth National Park boasts one of the highest biodiversity rates of any game park in Africa. Ishasha, the remote southern section of the park, is famous for its tree climbing lions. 

Where to include a visit to Queen Elizabeth in my Uganda travel itineary?

The national park is strategically placed between Kibale Rainforest in the north and Bwindi National Park to the southwest. Most first time visitors to Uganda include Queen Elizabeth to their roadtrip itineary in Uganda. 

It is recommended to spend 2 to 3 nights at Queen Elizabeth to enjoy the full array of the park.

Travel tips for your visit to Queen Elizabeth National Park

There are many activities on offer in Queen Elizabeth National Park. Boat launch trips on the Kazinga Channel offer great game viewing, as do game drives around Mweya and the Northern Circuit. Further southwest, the remote Ishasha plains are famous for their tree-climbing lions. The Kyambura Gorge harbors habituated chimps and the Maramamgambo Forest is home to many forest monkeys. Flamingos can be found in the dozens of crater lakes.

How much is the entrance fee for Queen Elizabeth National Park? 

Refer to the Uganda Practical Information section, for an up to date overview of the entrance fees of all Ugandan Parks.  

Accomodation tips for your stay in Queen Elizabeth 

What are the best Ugandan lodges in Queen Elizabeth?

There are many nice places to stay in Queen Elisabeth National Park, ranging from basic camp sites to the upmarket Mweya Safari Lodge. Roadtrip Uganda's favourite spots are the UWA public campsite on Mweya Peninsula, Enjojo lodge in the Ishasha sector, Marafiki Lodge overlooking Lake George, and the Bush lodge close to Kyambura Gorge. To get an overview of the best places to stay in Uganda and Queen Elizabeth, check our favourite campsites & lodges here.