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Protected Area Queen Elizabeth National Park

ID: w195647 View large map

Located in Uganda :: Uganda
Category: Protected Areas :: Protected Area


The park was founded in 1952 as Kazinga National Park by combining the Lake George and Lake Edward Game Reserves. It was renamed two years later to commemorate a visit by Queen Elizabeth II, and the last remaining communal grazing rights of the Songora herders were rescinded, causing thousands more to move across the border with their herds into the Virunga National Park, most only beginning to return after 1964 due to the strife caused by the Mulele rebellion there.

Queen Elizabeth National Park, located in the western part of Uganda about 376km from Kampala, is one of the most popular game parks in Uganda and in east Africa. The park is a true nature hub with a number of wildlife and natural attractions. It has volcanic features which include volcanic cones, and deep craters, it also includes the Maramagambo Forest, and various species of wildlife that reside within its borders. Animal residents of the park include; the Uganda kob, warthog, elephant, waterbuck, giant forest hog, leopards, lions and hyenas. Queen Elizabeth National Park is famous for it's tree climbing lions.

Address :  Uganda
Tel :  +256(0)77 896 8647
Tel2 :  +256(0)39 217 7904
Cell :  +256(0)78 867 2363
Cell2 :  +256(0)70 261 3081
Email :  Click Here
Website :  Click Here

Destination Information
Lodging Camping

Game Viewing Game Drives Guided Walks Boat Trips
Game to View :  Uganda Kob. Warthog. Elephant. Waterbuck. Giant Forest Hog. Leopards. Lions. Hyenas.
More Activities :  Explore the Craters. Chimpanzee Trekking.

Travelling Information

Queen Elizabeth National park can be reached by air or by road. (Oct-15)

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