User Reviews – Queen Elizabeth NP

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Kyambura Gorge is amazing!
Overall rating
4/5

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.

Overall rating
4/5

Spotted hippos, elephants, lions, buffalo etc

Overall rating
4/5

Could not find the tree climbing lions

Overall rating
4/5

It is a very beautiful park but if you have done safari's in Kenya or Tanzania you might be a little bit disappointed not to see hirds of zebra's or giraffes because they are simple not there. On the other hand, the Kazinga Channel was just wonderful and the scenery is wonderful.

Overall rating
4/5

Good selection of animals and some of the Big 5 too. Lots of buffalo, hippo, and elephant by the river. Stay in the right place and you will have them right beside your room.

Overall rating
4/5

A place to see especially elephants and hippos, it is very difficult to see lions on the trees, because you do not see many lions.

Overall rating
4/5

Good place to go to.

Overall rating
4/5

Animals withdrawn due to damage by controversially commented bush fires. Great lodge on the rift of kazinga channel. Lovely boat ride on the channel. However no big enhancements of Murchison experience.

Overall rating
4/5

Wildlife along the canal and the lakes simply amazing, the crater lakes are fantastic but vegetation in Kasenyi sector was very samy and we only saw Uganda kobs and water buffalos.

Overall rating
4/5

Equator crossing was fun!

Average User Rating

  • 4.2/5
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