Lion Tracking Experience In Queen Elizabeth National Park

Lion tracking Experience in Queen Elizabeth National Park

Lion tracking Experience in Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Lion tracking Experience in Queen Elizabeth National Park :  Located in the western section of Uganda in the districts of Kasese, Kamwenge, Rubirizi, and Rukungiri, Queen Elizabeth National Park is the second largest and one of the most visited in all of Uganda. Buffaloes, elephants, lions, and leopards make up the “big 4” of the “big 5” mammals found in Queen Elizabeth National Park. Other mammals found there include Uganda kobs, warthogs, waterbucks, bushbucks, primates like chimpanzees, black and white colobus monkeys, and L’Hoest’s monkeys, and over 600 bird species.

Queen Elizabeth National Park is the only place in Uganda where visitors can go on a thrilling lion tracking experience, in which they are driven around the park by a researcher from the Uganda Carnivore Project. Kasenyi plains is the only location in Queen Elizabeth National Park where visitors can go on a lion tracking safari experience with researchers who use radiation trackers to locate lions wearing radio collars. These experiences take place either early in the morning (around 8:00 a.m.) or late in the evening (around 6:00 p.m.). Enjoy the experience, get up close and personal with the lions, observe and learn from their behavior, and more all during your 1–3 hour lion tracking trip in Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Cost of a lion tracking permit in Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Permits to go lion tracking at Queen Elizabeth National Park cost $110 USD for non-residents and residents alike, but only 140,000 UGX for East Africans. Tourists are encouraged to book ahead of time as lion tracking safari experiences only allow a small number of people at a time to ensure that the lions are left in peace and that visitors are able to get good images of the animals.

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Best time to go for lion tracking experience in Queen Elizabeth national park.

While you can go lion tracking safari at Queen Elizabeth National Park any time of the year, the optimum time is in the dry season (June–August) and the winter months (December–February). Because there is less precipitation in the park during the dry season, the foliage is sparser, allowing you to obtain better views of the lions and other wildlife.

Queen Elizabeth National Park is home to a variety of exciting activities besides lion tracking.

Game drives, where you will be capable to discover the park in a comfortable 4 WD safari vehicle with a professional driver guide. Early morning game drives at Queen Elizabeth National Park begin at 6:00 a.m., when animals are still active, and travel to several locations such as the Kasenyi plains, Mweya peninsula, and Ishasha sector. You may see elephants, buffaloes, Uganda kobs, waterbucks, warthogs, and perhaps even lions, leopards, hyenas, and other predators on your game drive, not to mention a wide variety of bird species.

Boat cruise, which is done on Kazinga channel a water body that connects Lake Edward and Lake George. Schedules for boat cruises in Queen Elizabeth National Park begin in the early morning, around 9:00 am, and in the late afternoon, around 2:00 pm. The two to three hour boat ride will allow you to see large concentrations of hippos and Nile crocodiles in the water, as well as other animals drinking water from the shores, such as elephants, waterbucks, buffaloes, warthogs, and a variety of water birds, such as cormorants, hornbills, kingfishers, fish eagles, bee-eaters, and more. Cruise the Kazinga channel and see locals getting ready for a night of fishing from the comfort of your boat.

Bird watching, Over 600 different species of birds have been spotted in Queen Elizabeth National Park, making it one of the best places in Uganda to go birdwatching safaris. These species include savannah birds, water birds, and migratory birds. Some of the birds you might see while bird watching in places like the Maramagambo forest, the Kasenyi plains, the Ishasha sector, the Mweya peninsula, and the Kazinga channel include the swamp nightjar, the squire tailed nightjar, the pygmy kingfisher, the red chested sunbird, the martial eagle, the black crowned tchagra, the white tailed lark, the double toothed.

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Hiking/nature walks, allow visitors to the park to get out of their safari vehicle and explore the park on foot with the help of a knowledgeable guide and an armed park officer. During the guided nature walk, you will have the opportunity to see and photograph wildlife such as buffaloes, elephants, Uganda kobs, waterbucks, and warthogs, as well as to hear the chirping of various birds, gaze at brilliant butterflies, and learn about the local flora and fauna.

Chimpanzee trekking, where tourists will move on foot into the tropical rainforest in search of chimpanzees and once found spend one hour with them in their natural habitat. Queen Elizabeth National Park’s chimpanzee trekking safari takes place in Kyambura gorge, and it begins with a safety briefing and rules and regulations discussion for the day. Since chimpanzees frequently relocate in search of food, the length of a chimpanzee excursion might vary from 30 minutes to 4 hours. Once the chimpanzees have been discovered, you will get the opportunity to spend an hour with them in their natural habitat, during which time you can observe their behaviours, take photos, and film movies.

Where to stay during your lion tracking experience in Queen Elizabeth national park.

While lion tracking safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park, you can choose from a variety of accommodation options. Elephant hab lodge, Marafiki safari lodge, Mweya safari lodge, Pumba safari lodge, Park view safari lodge, Elephant plains lodge, Kasenyi safari camp, Enganzi lodge, Simba safari camp, Queen Elizabeth safari lodge, Mweya hostel, Kyambura tented camp, Lake Chibwera camp, King fisher lodge Kichwamba, Kyambura gorge lodge, Katara lodge, Ihamba safari lodge, and countless others fill the landscape.

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How to get to Queen Elizabeth national park.

 The park headquarters for Queen Elizabeth National Park may be reached by road after a 7 to 8-hour trip from Kampala through Masaka, Mbarara, or Mubende, Fort Portal. The park is located in western Uganda.

You can also reach Queen Elizabeth National Park by air, using domestic flights from Entebbe International Airport to Mweya or Kasese Airstrip, with onward connections to the park’s lodge or administration building via road

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