Queen Elizabeth National Park, nestled at the foot of the Rwenzori Mountains in south-western Uganda, is a true safari gem and most certainly up there with the big players. Split in half by the Kazinga Channel (home to vast pods of hippo, toothy crocs and excellent boating safaris) the landscape is a diverse mix of wetlands, forests and open savannah dotted with glassy lakes. Watch out for lion, leopard and elephant and the 600 plus bird species and head to the remote Ishasha sector in the south to see the eccentric tree-climbing lions– big ticks on the bucket list all round. Get involved in the planning of your own Queen Elizabeth National Park safari online. Mix and match lodges to create a safari that suits your style and budget.
With so much to do and see, planning a Uganda safari can be daunting, but our safari experts will help you create and refine your trip until you’re completely happy.
Look below at our suggested trip ideas and favourite lodges in Queen Elizabeth National Park or read our guides on planning your own Uganda safari and how to save money using Timbuktu.