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Excursion to Queen Elizabeth National Park

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;

  • Game drives-(Morning, and Evening). The morning and night game drives, give an opportunity to see the Lions, leopards and Hyenas. Expect to see other animals such as Elephants, Waterbucks, Warthogs, the Uganda Kob, herds of Buffaloes. Watch out for the Baboons and monkeys!
  • Launch cruise -An exciting 2hour Launch cruise along the Kazinga channel. Expect to see bird species such as the rare shoe bill, Egyptian geese, the yellow billed stork, white pelicans; Hippos and Crocodiles swimming while other bask in the sun. This gives an opportunity to view the game mostly swimming elephants at a close range.
  • Visit to the salt lakes -An opportunity to see salt mining activities in the Katwe salt lake. 6:00am.

The cost will be 500,000/= for nationals and this covers;

  • Transport to and from
  • Accommodation(2 nights)
  • Meals(Breakfast, Lunch & Dinners
  • Activities (Detailed Above)

Meeting point and Departure: We will meet at Uganda Museum at 8:00am and set off at 8:30am on Friday 13th Dec. We will be back on Sunday 15th Dec at about 4:00pm.

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