Queen Elizabeth National Park is the second largest national park covering an area of 1978 sq km.Crater
Lake: Nyamunuka in Queen Elizabeth National Park. This park that was named after the Queen of England is
located in the western part of Uganda. It was gazeted in 1952 and opened officially by the Queen herself in 1954.
The park has the most incradible ecosystem from the habitats to the animals found there. It is one of the most
visited protected areas in the country. Queen Elizabeth National Park has a big bird list said to have more bird
species than any other protected area on the African continent. Indeed a birder's paradise with over 600 species
With close to 100 mammal species, Queen Elizabeth National Park is a superb territory for game drives. The Ishasha
sector is famous for its tree climbing lions and the Kyambura gorge lies here as well offering chimpanzee trekking.
There are various accommodation facilities here like the famous Mweya Safari Lodge found at the peninsular overlooking the
Kazinga Channel on one side and Lake Edward on the other, Jacana Safari Lodge located in the Imarabigambo forest, Enganzi Lodge
atop the Kichwamba escapment among others.
Queen Elizabeth National Park is about 400 km from Kampala and can be accessed both by road and by air. By road, it can be
accessed via Mbarara or via Fort portal-Kasese in about 6 hours. The run way is 150 metres away from Mwaya lodge.