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The Magnificent Queen Elizabeth Park

A jewel in Africa’s crown.

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Discover the pride of Uganda

If you're looking for a way to experience the true, unspoiled beauty of Uganda, look no further than its National Parks. And no park exemplifies this more than Queen Elizabeth, located just outside the capital city of Kampala. With stunning lakeside views, this is the Uganda private tour you will never forget.

Queen Elizabeth National Park

The magnificent Queen Elizabeth Park: Uganda’s best-kept secret

There is so much more to Uganda than the images we often see in the media. In fact, Uganda is home to some of the most spectacular natural beauty and rich culture that few people are aware of. A luxury Uganda safari is not complete without a tour through the lush vegetation that covers almost every area of the park. If you are lucky enough to visit this part of the world, it is easy to see why it’s such a popular attraction for Uganda honeymoon packages and luxury Uganda tours.

The idea for a park on the shores of Lake Victoria dates back to the reign of British monarch Elizabeth II, who gifted the land to the Ugandan government in 1952. The first park director was Dr. John Boyes, who visited the site in 1954. He was so impressed by the area’s beauty that he called it “a nature lover’s dream”. Queen Elizabeth Park is the largest park in Uganda. It comprises several different ecosystems, including dry and moist tropical forest, grassland, and marshes.

If you visit Queen Elizabeth Park during the day, you will fall in love with its beauty. But if you visit it during sunset, you will love it even more. When the sun sets on the shores of the lake, it casts a golden light over the park and reflects off the crystal-clear water, creating a warm and magical vision of Africa’s true appeal.

Birdwatching is one of the most popular activities at Queen Elizabeth Park. More than 400 species of birds live in the area, including the black-and-white colobus, blue-bellied roller, and black-and-yellow weaver. And depending on the type of accommodation you prefer, you’ll find a Uganda safari lodge that will provide all the comfort you need.

The park is also a haven for the rare and endangered mountain chimpanzees, rarely seen elsewhere in the country. You can go on a chimp-tracking trip with a local guide, who will take you through the forest and introduce you to the chimps in their natural habitat.

The unusual tree-climbing lions are the most famous attraction in Queen Elizabeth Park. This phenomenon has been observed since the 1950s when lions were spotted climbing trees to escape rising waters in the Kazinga Channel during floods.

The magnificent Queen Elizabeth Park is one of the few places to enjoy a nature walk, tree climbing, a boat cruise, and chimp tracking all in one day. With so much to offer, it’s no surprise that it is one of the most popular destinations in Uganda. So if you want to experience the true magic of Uganda, visit Queen Elizabeth Park. You won’t regret it!

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