Queen Elizabeth National Park is located in western Uganda, some 376 kilometers by road, southwest of Kampala, the capital of Uganda and the country’s largest city. It covers the districts of Kasese, Kamwenge, Bushenyi and Rukungiri.
It was founded in 1952 under the name of Kazinga National Park (for the Kazinga channel that joins Lake George and Lake Edward). A few years later, when Queen Elizabeth II visited the park, it was renamed and named after her.
It is one of the parks with the greatest biodiversity in the world, since it is home to more than 100 species of mammals, 600 species of birds and a magnificent landscape of acacias, savanna and swamps; Furthermore, the area is also known for its volcanic features, which include volcanic cones and craters, many of them with lakes. The confines of this park protect a multitude of wildlife that make a safari ride a dream come true.
Visiting Queen Elizabeth National Park is practically a must on any Ugandan travel itinerary.
Permission to visit Queen Elizabeth National Park:
To get the entry permit to the park you will only have to arrive at the entrance and pay according to the days you will be inside. It is paid by calendar days, not by hours. That is, if you enter on a Thursday at 12 noon, the permit does not count until Friday at 12 o’clock, it counts you until Thursday at 11:59 p.m.
If you pay for two days and you are finally there for three, they will charge you the difference upon departure.