​User Reviews – Queen Elizabeth NP

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Klaus Hüskes   –  
Germany DE
Visited: January 2023 Reviewed: Jan 25, 2023

Email Klaus Hüskes  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

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Here, of course, you want to see the tree-climbing lions. But there is so much more to discover here.

Simon Ward   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: September 2022 Reviewed: Oct 7, 2022

Email Simon Ward  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

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What made it was seeing the tree climbing lions, elephants lots of Ugandan job and other antelope and the boat trip on the kazinga channel for lots of hippos and crocodiles

PI   –  
Germany DE
Visited: August 2022 Reviewed: Sep 19, 2022

Email PI  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

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Leopard was the highlight, for sure I could not count all the hippos seen in the Kazinga channel.

Padraig   –  
Ireland IE
Visited: August 2022 Reviewed: Sep 18, 2022

Email Padraig  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

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More Glorious adventures Lions, up close and Hippos both in and out of the water and lots lots more

Panagiota Marouli   –  
Greece GR
Visited: August 2022 Reviewed: Sep 2, 2022

Email Panagiota Marouli  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

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Abundance of animals, there is no way anyone can leave QE without having seen every animal group that lives there. The savanna is also pristine and the road is not too bumpy.

Sahara varny   –  
Ethiopia ET
Visited: November 2018 Reviewed: Feb 21, 2022

Email Sahara varny  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Bale Mountains Brilliant Tours
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Abdisa was our trek leader when me and three friends went for a 4 day trek through Bale. It was my first time in Ethiopia and he made us feel welcome and was really helpful in getting us what we needed, preparing for our trek, pacing us in a comfortable way, and was full of useful information about the plants and animals we were exploring. His horsemen were also really helpful and kind in preparing our campsites and sharing with us traditional Ethiopian food. I highly recommend taking this trek.

Contact Abdisa here,

Shawn   –  
Kenya KE
Visited: December 2020 Reviewed: Oct 12, 2021

Email Shawn  |  under20 years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

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Kobs in huge numbers and lions in Trees

Daniel Salgueiro   –  
Portugal PT
Visited: April 2021 Reviewed: Apr 4, 2021

Email Daniel Salgueiro  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

Amazing Experience
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My expections were pretty high, since I have always heard amazing things about QENP. And I must say I was not disappointed.

The day started in the best possible way: Reaching the main road of the park, we spotted a Hyena. As we were moving towards the park entrance, we also spotted elephants and crocodiles near Katunguru bridge.

But when we reached Kasenyi plains... Thatºs when the magic started.
Large herds of Ugandan Kob and buffalos were easily spotted. Waterbucks are also common in this area. Warthogs and hippos are abundant in QENP.
I was expecting to see a larger variety of herbivores, but it seems the park is a bit limited when it comes to that - no giraffes, zebras, etc.
The main gold for the morning was not achived, tho: Tracking lions and leopards.

Then we moved to Mweya so we could have lunch. The dense vegetation didn't allow us to see more than a few waterbucks and some baboons, but when we reached Mweya Lodge - which is indeed a lovely place - we could see the elephants on the other side of the lake. Warthogs are also around.

As we decided that Ishasha should be postponed (it was about to rain and our guide called another guide to check the situation in that sector - no lions were spotted in the morning), we came to the conclusion that we should go back to Kasenyi plains to track the big cats.

We drove for almost an hour when we finally spotted them: A lioness, with four cubs. After driving around, we were lucky enough to spot a few more lions.
But the best was yet to come. The leopard. We spotted her on top of a tree, with a warthog in her mouth. She climbed down, and we stood near her for more than one hour and a half. We watched her drinking water, cleaning herself, resting, anyway, a true lifetime experience.

All in all, I must say it was one of the best days in my life. I truly recommend this experience and this park to anyone.

Zsolt Banyai   –  
Hungary HU
Visited: February 2021 Reviewed: Feb 22, 2021

Email Zsolt Banyai  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

Kyambura Gorge is amazing!
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If you assess the park purely on the game drives, then it was very disappointing. There are only a few species that we saw: elephants, hippos, warthogs, buffalos, waterbucks and Ugandan kobs. However there are some activities which are excellent, making this a worthwhile destination:
1. Lion and leopard tracking with big cat research scientists. Thanks to the tracking collars we located 2 beautiful male lions, then 3 females and finally a female leopard. Going off road (since we had a ranger with us) made it even more fun!
2. Boat trip on Kazinga Channel is a wonderful way of seeing hippos, elephants and buffalos, plus water birds. Loved it.
3. Finally, the Kyambura Gorge. This place alone is worth the visit to this park. Rainforest in the middle of the savanna. The most beautiful forest I have ever been to. If you are lucky, you might find chimpanzees as well (I did not), but even without them the place is extraordinarily beautiful. You can see monkeys, birds, and the river is full of hippos.
Please keep in mind that there are about 40,000 people living in the park, and about 80,000 around the borders, so sometimes it does not feel like that you are in a national park.

Sean   –  
Kenya KE
Visited: December 2020 Reviewed: Jan 10, 2021

Email Sean  |  under20 years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

Amazing classic safari lions are common as well as leopards
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Amazing............. it was so good myaya is a must see place

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