Discover Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda’s most popular national park with the widest variety of wildlife of all Ugandan national parks and reserves. The park was established in 1952 and was initially called Kazinga National Park, it was renamed to commemorate a visit by Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain in 1954. It was again renamed Ruwenzori National Park and later returned to its royal name.
Queen Elizabeth National Park is located in western Uganda. The park lies on the floor of Africa’s Western Rift Valley, it spans four districts namely: Bushenyi, Rukungiri, Kamwenge and Kasese District.
The park contains about 619 species of birds, the second highest of any park in Africa and 95 species of mammals. The Kasinga Chanel in the park contains the world’s largest population of hippopotamus and a few crocodiles. The area is famous for tree climbing lions with characteristic dark manes. Other wildlife present in the park include: Buffalo, Warthogs, Giant Forest Hog, Rare Aquatic Sitatunga, Elephant, Waterbuck, Topi, Leopard and the beautifully horned Uganda Kob. The Maramagambo Forest in the park is home to a large number of chimpanzees and other species of monkeys.
Chimp tracking fees
Including nature walks
East African Citizen UGX 50,000
Residents and Non-Residents USD50
QENP Fees are subject to change. Confirm before travelling by contacting your hotel in the park.
The dry months Jan-March and June-August are the best for forest walks and chimpanzee trekking as the ground is solid underfoot. In the wet seasons, however, the park becomes a birdwatchers' haven.