After such an engaging whole year in different activities that included Monthly Public talks, Nature walks and other major events like the Conservation Conference and Big Birding day, we would like to bring to you yet another refreshing but interesting trip that will crown our year, an Excursion to Queen Elizabeth National Park on the 13th-15th of December 2019.
Queen Elizabeth National Park covers an area of about 1978 km2; its position provides a magnificent view of the rift valley floor that occupies Lake Edward and Gorge. Queen Elizabeth National Park has one of the highest bio diversity ratings of any national park in the world with about 612 different bird species and about 95 mammal species.
The area is strategically located with a stunning view of the Rwenzori Mountains and the plains. The features are all covered with savannah making it a beautiful place full of natural euphorbia trees. The grassland plains support a variety of animals which can be viewed from a vehicle on the network of tracks designated in the park. About 20 predators are found in the park such as lions, leopards, side stripped jackal and spotted hyena among others.
Common Antelopes species include the Kob, Bushbuck, Topi and Waterbuck. Other animals which can even be found at Mweya peninsular are; Buffaloes, elephants, warthogs and hippos. There are also various primate species in the park including chimpanzees, red-tailed monkeys, blue monkey, black and white colobus monkey, olive baboons among others.
There is a lot to see indeed! Come and be part of the team as we participate in the activities below;