User Reviews – Queen Elizabeth NP

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Overall rating
4/5

It is a good destination as it has a variety of wildlife, it is huge and you cannot be sure of what your are about to see and whether you will be lucky to see all the animals that live there.

Overall rating
4/5

Unfortunately most of the large wildlife was decimated in earlier years and is still recovering. There were many birds along the Kazinga Channel and we were fortunate to find a large herd of elephants but I understand that is an exception to the rule.

Overall rating
4/5

Beautiful, open park that seemed very authentic with the savanna setting. Took a wonderful sunset cruise on the Kazinga Channel where we saw hippos, elephants, buffalos, and crocodiles, plus many birds, such as fish eagles, storks, pelicans, herons, ducks, swollows and kingfishers. The game drives were rewarding as well.

Overall rating
4/5

We saw a lot of wildlife in QE park - the boat trip was BRILLIANT, we saw a pride of lions eating a kill, ended up driving through a herd of elephant and saw all manner of other creatures. It seemed more developed than elsewhere with some fairly big hotel-style lodges (we stayed in a small lodge a bit more out of the way) which was the only negative I can think of.

Overall rating
5/5

Lots of animals!

Wilderness Adventure Camp
Overall rating
5/5

On the Western border of Uganda, Queen Elizabeth National Park is one of the largest parks in Uganda, and is home to a myriad of wildlife and geographical features. My personal experience at Queen Elizabeth National Park was at an outdoor wilderness camp near the city of Ishasha.
The lodge we stayed at was called Wilderness Adventure Camp. The lodge was a beautiful large dining hall, open to the wild on three sides. It also is on the shore of the Ngtungwe River, which as the guide says has an old resident hippo (and you will probably hear it grunting throughout the night).
One of the most unique features was the sleeping arrangements... Tents. I was very excited to go camping on the savannah (although in reality you are in more of a jungle than a plain). To my delight, the tents were incredibly clean, relatively bug free and had a porta-potty within. They were actually cleaner than many of the upper end resorts I stayed at.
The game drive started out quite well, one of the first sights you see is the natural destruction caused by elephants. If you think teenage vandals are bad, you should see what a bored herd of elephant can get up to!
All the normal animals you'd expect to see are there: oribies, antelope, buffalo, waterbuck, warthogs, monkeys, baboons. The big draws are the elephants and lions. Oh wait, did I say lions, I meant tree lions!
That was definitely the highlight of the park for me. I never thought I would get to see lions hanging out in a tree. Hell, lions sleeping on the ground are pretty cool in my book. To up the ante even more, our guide had tea and coffee for us so we sat in our vehicle under a lion having tea and cookies.
The drive ended with us returning to the lodge at dusk with a storm raging behind us over the Blue Mountains in the Congo. It was one of the most beautiful and memorable experiences of my life.

Overall rating
4/5

Not so much animals as we expected

Overall rating
5/5

Really worth a visit. Here you can see lots of wildlife in a beautiful scenery.

Overall rating
5/5

Very exciting spotting lions and the leopard, the hippo in the Myweya resort was unforgettable, the trundling elephants were wonderful, the boat trip in the Kazinga Channel was worthwhile because it enabled us to get up close to the hippos and so many birds.

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