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Queen Elizabeth

Queen Elizabeth National Park
Uganda’s Queen Elizabeth National Park spreads over an area of almost 2000 square kilometres in the western arm of the Great East Rift Valley.  The park is bizzarely split into a number of different sections which have to be accessed through a series of gates.  The park is home to the eastern section of the Lake Edward and is connected to Lake George further north.   This is where you would go if you wanted to do a traditional savannah style safari without leaving Uganda.  Of all the different sectors within the park we would only really recommend going to the Ishasha sector in the south of the park.
 
The Ishasha sector is famous for its tree climbing lions than can be seen hanging off the branches of the areas enormous fig trees.   A real highlight of this area is the chance of seeing the Ugandan kobs, an antelope closely related to Zambia’s pukus. The Katwe explosion craters mark the park's highest point at 1,350m above sea level, while the lowest point is at 910m, at Lake Edward.

Queen Elizabeth spans the equator and was founded in 1952 as Kazinga National Park, renamed two years later to commemorate a visit by Queen Elizabeth II.  The park is home to over 95 mammal species and over 600 bird species

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