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Queen Elizabeth National Park

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Address: Kasese, Uganda
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+256 772 872083
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Tourist vehicle for hire in the National Park for Day and Night game drive,...

Tourist vehicle for hire in the National Park for Day and Night game drive, Cretar lake drive, take you for Chimpanzee tracking, take you for the forest wolk in Maramagambo, take you for the tree climbing lion in Ishasha, take you for Gorilla tracking in Bwindi.

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Channel trip and lion visit a must

Always try the boat trip along the channel. Good value and you get a close-up with all the animals living on the shore. Also recommendable to spend the additional USD 50 pp for... read more

Reviewed 2 March 2017
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Reviewed 2 March 2017

Always try the boat trip along the channel. Good value and you get a close-up with all the animals living on the shore. Also recommendable to spend the additional USD 50 pp for a lion tracker to get close to these amazing animals

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Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

This is a very good park .You can see lions.Must do a morning and evening safari.You must do the boat safari.You will see Elephants Hippos and lots of Birds.

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Menlo Park, California
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Reviewed 26 February 2017

Didn't have enough time to fully explore the wildlife in this park, but the two hour boat ride on the Kazinga channel was outstanding. The shores of the channel were teaming with many species of birds, some seen in great numbers. Hundreds of African skimmers, cormorants, gulls and terns. Many other shorebirds, winter visitors to Africa

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Singapore River, Singapore
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Reviewed 24 February 2017

spend a few dazs in QENP , it was verz exciting, saw Lion, Elephant, Hippo and Crocodile, Uganda Kob and more.....The park is large , and has many different landscapes. The Uganda wildlife Agency does a great job to manage and maintain the park. I am not a scientist in the subject, but I found it disturbing , that the... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 February 2017

I was travelling with two other males together with our driver/guide. It is not the biggest of parks, but has a fair amount of game. It is nice a flat so it gives you some fantastic views. The highlight was a charge by a young bull elephant.

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Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Huge elephants sighted made my visit special . zebras and buffaloes in their wilderness. It a place to visit when your in uganda

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Entebbe, Uganda
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Reviewed 1 February 2017

Ishasha wilderness is the best place to sight the tree climbing lions. i traveled with friends who were doing a photographer safari and they loved watching these beast resting in the trees.

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Reviewed 31 January 2017

Such a great place to visit. i enjoyed watching the climbing lions, elephants, buffaloes and many more animals, the boat cruse was so amazing. i loved t

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Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
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Reviewed 28 January 2017

We spent 7 nights/8 days from Kilembe to Mt Stanley's Margherita Peak and were speechless at the pristine trails, the most stunning landscapes and the most marvelous local people who went above and beyond to make our experience an unforgettable one. If you are choosing between Kili, Meru, Mt Kenya, or Mt Stanley and have to pick one, chose Uganda.... More 

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Reviewed 27 January 2017

We didn't see lions from our previous visits to other parks, but lucky to see them in QENP. In addion to that, we saw two pairs of Uganda national bird, and when we reached our hotel, we heard the lions' roar. What a memorable day we have. My only disappointment is not able to see the tree climbing lions on... More 

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Lugano, Switzerland

Hi Everybody,

I am planning to visit Queen Elizabeth NP during the second half of May with a friend. We are thinking of driving down from Kasese to Ishaka on day 1, sleep the night there and get back to Mwenya on day 2 for the afternoon boat ride on the Kazinga channel following then to Kasese in the evening

I have gone through all the reviews and have a few questions:

A – would self-driving be an option? What is the condition of the roads inside the park? How about petrol stations? I have gone on many safaris in Tanzania a bit all over the Country, but I always hired a driver. I would never risk self-driving in Tanzania due to the remoteness of the parks and the scarcity of refueling options. What is the situation like in Queen Elizabeth? Would a 4WD be a must? Does anyone have any idea of what are the current average rates for car hire?

B – I went through UWA entrance fee brochure and I am not quite clear how the vehicle entry fees are calculated. They give different amounts for FOREIGN vs EA. I suppose this refers to the registration number plate and not the nationality of the driver and/or passengers. Is that correct?

C – I could not find the Park Rules on the web. What are the gates/UWA office opening times and are there any limitations on driving hours inside the park?

D – regarding accommodation INSIDE the park, the UWA website lists a few accomodation possibilities. Is this list exhaustive or are there other options? If there are, would last minute arrangements be an option given that May is not exactly peak season and we are well used to local basic accommodation?

E – regarding accommodation OUTSIDE the park, what is the offer along/close to the Ishaka sector of the park? Is it worth driving outside the park for the night or not?

F – Hiring of rangers/guides for specific activities: I was thinking of hiring a ranger for a morning drive in the Ishaka sector. Can this be arranged on the spot or do I need to reserve ahead? If better to reserve, what is the procedure? Again on the line of understanding the charges, UWA brochure distinguishes between Foreign Non Resident, Foreign Resident or EAC, which seems to point to the nationality of the occupants. But then they remark that “Guides for private day game drives are charged per vehicle”. I am rather lost…

Thank you very much for the info

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