​User Reviews – Queen Elizabeth NP

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mmelton1   –  
United States US
Visited: July 2015 Reviewed: Aug 16, 2015

Email mmelton1  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

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We absolutely loved QENP! beautiful scenery and great wildlife! saw a whole pride of lions in a fig tree!!

Denis D'Arbela   –  
United States US
Visited: June 2015 Reviewed: Jul 4, 2015

Email Denis D'Arbela  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

A beautiful destination for the nature lover who prefers rugged safari without the luxuries
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This my second visit to Queen Elizabeth National Park. On my first visit I went on the game drive on the Mweya side and stayed at Mweya lodge which was great. Everything was rated for. Three wholesome meals and great accommodation. I took a boat tour down the Kazinga Channel where I was able to see a lot of game on the lake shore. Which includes Hippos, Elephants, Baffaloes, Crocodiles, and Birds (African Fish Eagles, Pied Kingfishers, Goliath herons, Pelicans, Spoon Bills, Jacanas etc)

My visit this time was at the Kisenyi gate. I stayed in more budget accommodation at the Njovu lodge near Lake Katwe. It was good for the price. I was able to hire a guide through the lodge as I was driving myself. I finally saw three female lioness' which I hadn't seen the first time, and more of the regular game of which included Elephants, Water buck, Uganda Kob, Buffaloes. I was also able to see Flamingoes which I hadn't before at Lake Katwe literally hundreds of them. It was well worth the visit. One needs to remember that every visit is different, and you always see something new every time you go.

Rolf Lax   –  
Sweden SE
Visited: January 2015 Reviewed: Jun 16, 2015

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

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Good gamedrives, nice weather. Went on a very good boatdrive on the Kazinga channel with lots of animals.

Steve Bosworth Visited: December 2013 Reviewed: May 28, 2015

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Queen Elizabeth National Park was a fantastic place to visit and to see all the wildlife including lions, elephants, various antelope along with so much birdlife complimented the fabulous views seen at dawn as the sun rose.

Daniel and Janique   –  
Belgium BE
Visited: September 2014 Reviewed: May 6, 2015

Email Daniel and Janique  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

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Excellent because of the beauty of the place, the boat safari's and the lions!!!

Kent MacElwee Visited: January 2014 Reviewed: Apr 21, 2015

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We drove through Queen Elizabeth between National Parks and really could not believe the wildlife. I wish we had more time there. We met people who camped there, who really loved their experience.

KVaughn49   –  
United States US
Visited: March 2015 Reviewed: Apr 11, 2015

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

An unforgettable, once-in-a-lifetime African experience!!
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To actually see wildlife in their natural environment was a stunning and unique experience. The numerous elephants, water buffaloes, Impalas and Kob antelope made our safari with our guide, Sam, a breathtaking
tour of the QE National Park. The Kazinga Channel cruise was awe-inspiring, as we ventured very near elephants, hippos, water buffaloes, and crocodiles! The more amazing photos I gathered were of the numerous fish-eagles, one of which had a talapia fish held in its talons as it flew and landed on a tree branch!!
We had accommodations at the Mweya Lodge which was fantastic! The views of the Rwenzori Mountains and the Kazinga Channel from its mountaintop location was great! One could see elephants and other wildlife walking about the shores of the Kazinga Channel from the patio of our room! The food is first-rate and the rooms were luxurious as well. The general manager and host at the Mweya Lodge was very friendly and gave us historical accounts and other information on the area.
The QE Nat'l Park was a difficult drive and the weather was warm but it accounts for the African 'experience'.
Uganda is truly the "Pearl of Africa" !!

majzik viktor   –  
Switzerland CH
Visited: August 2010 Reviewed: Jul 12, 2012

Email majzik viktor  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

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amazing encounter with elephants, lots of antilopes, giraffe, baboons, and a funy boat trip on the nile

originalribenababy   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: December 2010 Reviewed: Jun 9, 2012

Email originalribenababy  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

Chimps, boating and the savannah all in one
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I visited Uganda with Lake Kitandara Tours for just over two weeks. We had a private vehicle and our driver/guide, Matia, was fantastic!

We stayed at Hippo Hill Camp and Ishasha Wilderness Camp during our time in Queen Elizabeth NP. We also got chance to visit Mweya Safari Lodge and Katara Lodge. Personally I prefer the likes of Ishasha Wilderness Camp, for it's laid back bush camp atmosphere (with luxury little touches) but seeing other camps I understand Uganda offers a range to suit many safari goers from honeymooners to families.

Food was always good and plentiful, all western fare. Cheaper accommodations produced simpler food but still tasty.

The highlight of our time in Queen Elizabeth was seeing tree climbing lions in Ishasha (after a long time searching!); meeting chimpanzees in the Kyambura Gorge - and having a face off with one of the males!; listening to hippos around our tent as we slept and having an amazing birding experience on the Kazinga Channel.

anhowie   –  
Denmark DK
Visited: January 2006 Reviewed: May 3, 2012

35-50 years of age

Fantastic scenery and plenty of wildlife.
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I have been to Q.E 15 times and just love this place. The views from the crater area is magnificent. A trip with the Jetty up Kazinga Channel is an absolutely must, the the bird life is second to none and watching the elephants coming for a swim at sunset is not bad either. I've all seen leopard there and of course plenty of hippos.
I've lived in Uganda 1998-2002 and have later been back to stay at Mweya lodge, witch I love!! The views are amazing and sitting by the flow over pool watching the the animals by the river with a sun downer after a day of safari....lost for words!
Anette from Denmark

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