Queen Elizabeth National Park
Queen Elizabeth National Park covers approximately a land area of about 1978 square kilometers. Its position provides a magnificent view of the Rift Valley floor that occupies Lake Edward and George.
It is well known to be the habitat of over 95 mammals along with 612 species of birds. Formerly, a historian known as Douglas Willocks talked about the various features that lead to the formation of this Park in 1952
This area was strategically located with a stunning view of mountain Rwenzori, the plains, and the campsite jagged mass of mountains that are good for activities such as hiking. On the other side of Lake Edward, there is a famous hill known as Mitumbe that looks out to the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Its beauty is signified with changing colors from blue to green, with gentle slopes, distant and this makes it become the center of darkness in Africa. The eastern part of the park is characterized by peaceful green escarpments that were acquired from the western rift valley. The features are well covered with Savannah making it a beautiful place full of nature euphorbia trees.
The park is so extensive furthermore adjacent to the other protected areas. For instance, Kigezi covering an area of about 256 square kilometers, and Kyambura with about 152 square kilometers of wildlife set aside.
The other area is Kalinzu Forest Reserve that adjoins DRC with about 200 square kilometers along Virunga National Park. Rwenzori National Park is about a few Kilometers to the North of Queen Elizabeth National Park
Queen Elizabeth National Park bears one of the highest biodiversity ratings of any national park in the world, with over 500 different species about 100 mammal species.
The grassland plains support a variety of wildlife safari animals which can be viewed from vehicles on the network tracks designated in the park. About 20 predators are found in the park such as Lions, Leopards side stripped jackals, and spotted hyena among others.
Common antelope species include; the kob, bushbuck, topi, and waterbuck. Other animals which can be spotted at Mweya Peninsular are; Buffalos, elephants, warthogs, and hippos.
There are also various primate species are available in the park including chimpanzees, red-tailed monkeys, blue monkeys, olive baboons among others. The Ishasha area is famously known for its tree-climbing lions and it is also known to host the world’s highest concentration of hippos