Why You Visit Queen Elizabeth and Bwindi Impenetrable On Your Trip to Uganda:
Queen Elizabeth National Park lies astride the equator in the back chop of the Rwenzori Mountains. This savannah park is approximately 1978 Kms. In the south it is bordered by the Ishasha River which is the boundary between Democratic Republic of Congo [DRC] and Uganda, and to the west is Lake Edward, which is shared by Uganda and the Democratic Republic Congo. To the north is the town of Kasese and the famous Rwenzori Mountains. Sometimes referred to as “The Mountains of the Moon”. To the east is Lake George and the Kyambura game reserve, where lies the Kyambura Gorge, the famous Maramagambo natural rainforest and a mesmerizing chimpanzee experience. Its contiguous Kalenzu forest is best for forest walks.
Why Should You Visit Queen Elizabeth and Bwindi Impenetrable On Your Trip to Uganda:
The park’s biome is very high boasting of 95 mammal species, 20 predators and over 611 bird species. Making Queen Elizabeth National Park a birder’s paradise. Its vegetation varies from forests for the primates’ comfort. To swamplands, to an open savannah. Where antelopes find comfort for their mating grounds and predators make it their hunting ground. Above all, the geology of the park not be overlooked. The Nyamunuka Crater Lake along Katwe-Kabatoro road and the Kitagata Crater Lake to the north of Nyamunuka, Kamengo. Mined using traditional means and worth seeing, as is the Bunyampaka salt works near Lake George.
The famous Kazinga Channel dissects the park and its connecting Lakes George and Edward. It’s famous boat rides offer visitors a chance to view schools of hippos and great numbers of sea gulls. Cormorants and other water birds from a close range.
Ishasha sector in the south offers a unique and memorable experience to view the tree climbing lions. And the numerous Topis and Uganda Kobs. Above all, the beautiful landscape is very thrilling as the park lies on the Albertine Rift Valley floor. To the south is the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest famous for the mountain gorillas.
Bwindi is a UNESCO heritage site and has 500 gorillas, more than half of the remaining gorillas in the wild and captivity.
Can easily be accessed from all major towns in Uganda. From Kampala to Bwindi it is 8 hours drive and from Kampala through Fort Portal to Queen Elizabeth NP, it is a 6 hour drive. From Mbarara it will take you about 3 hours to the Mweya Peninsula in Queen Elizabeth. And to Bwindi which easily accessed through Ishasha sector where you will as well drive through to see the climbing lions.
Rangeland Safaris, with their experience in the field and their well traveled guides, will deliver a truly memorable journey to Uganda, with an itinerary that can accommodate both the Mountain gorillas of Bwindi and the climbing lions of the Queen Elizabeth…and more!