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Exploring Queen Elizabeth National Park on Self Drive

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The popular Queen Elizabeth National Park is one of the top visited destinations in Uganda. Located in the south western part of Uganda, the park lies in a lush region characterised with lakes, rivers and mountains.

The park is easily accessible and it can be reached after a drive of about 5-7 hours from Kampala, the capital city of Uganda. It covers an area of about 1978km, the park is diversified with very many species of wildlife and a number of them live only to this park, the park house the rare climbing lions in the famous part of the park known as the Ishasha sector, other animals species that live in the park include elephant, buffaloes, leopard, warthogs, many various species of antelopes, primate species including chimpanzee, the black and White Colobus monkey among others, the park is also a home to very many species of birds over 600.

Queen Elizabeth national park can be accessed by a number of roads which include Kampala via Mbarara, Bushenyi to the park this route covers a distance of about 420Km , another road is from Kampala via Fort portal up to the park, this covers a distance of about 410km and the one from Bwindi impenetrable national park via Ishasha is the shortest among all. This park can be visited at any time of the year depending on traveler’s interest and when to travel; it has a favorable temperature throughout the year. Many activities can be enjoyed at the park like game drives either in the morning or in the evening, boat cruise along the Kazinga channel which connects lake Edward and George for chances of seeing more species of animals which live within and along the shorelines like hippos, crocodile, buffaloes and elephant alongside various species of birds all can be seen just meters from the boat, other activities include chimpanzee tracking, a visit to lake Katwe which is a salt mining place, the Maramagambo Forest, Mweya peninsula and many others.

Being a popular national park it attracts many travelers whole over the world to enjoy safari activities in this park. In terms of accommodation, Queen Elizabeth national park has a wide range of accommodation facilities from up- market to budget accommodation catering for all people including Mweya safari Lodge, Katara Lodge, Jacana safari lodge, Kyambura game Lodge, Ihamba safari Lodge samba safari Lodge, Engazi lodge among many others. Most rooms are self-contained with comfortable beds, chefs are already available at any time and they prepare both international and local dishes depending on your taste. In addition most lodges have a well-stocked bar with all types of drinks. with a 4X4 self-drive car, reaching this park is very easy as you will be in position to drive on your own pace and stop at any interesting places and lunch en route, rent a car in Uganda today with 4×4 Uganda carhire and enjoy an amazing adventure to Uganda’s Medley of Wonders.

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