Set majestically in the shadow of the Ruwenzori, flanking Lake Edward and Lake George, the lush savannah of Queen Elizabeth National Park offers prime grazing to buffalo, elephant and various antelope. 600-plus bird species testifies to the extraordinary ecological diversity while other animals include the elusive giant forest hog! The northern Mweya sector is more densely vegetated than the southern Ishasha sector and offers diverse activities including game drives, boat safaris on the Kazinga Channel, chimpanzee trekking in the Kyambura gorge and exploring beautiful crater lakes. On the open Ishasha savannah plains you can spot – if you are lucky – leopards and the famous tree climbing lions.
Boat Cruises on the Kazinga Channel
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Places: Kampala (1 day) → Jinja & Nile (2) → Murchison Falls (3) → Lake Albert (1) → Kibale (2) → Queen Elizabeth (2) → Queen Elizabeth (1) → Bwindi (2) → Lake Mburo (2) → Entebbe (1)
Tour Highlights: Boat Ride and Mountain Biking, Clifftop Bungee Jumping, Craft Markets, Source of the Nile, Village Life...
Within a 20 minutes drive from the main entrance of the eastern side of the Queen Elizabeth National Park, Katara Lodge is situated on hills on the edge of the Great Rift Valley offering great views into the valley and open savannah below.