Queen Elizabeth NP

- Animals & Wildlife Queen Elizabeth NP Safaris
Abundant
Common
Occasional
Rare
None
Elephant
Common
Hippo
Abundant
Buffalo
Common
Zebra
None
Chimp
Occasional
Lion
Common
Leopard
Occasional

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Animals & Wildlife in Queen Elizabeth National Park

Elephant and buffalo are very common, and lion are surprisingly easy to spot. Hyena can occasionaly be spotted, while giraffe and zebra are absent. There are many interesting antelope species such as Uganda kob, topi and sitatunga. Hippo and crocodile are common in Kazinga channel. A troop of chimpanzee has been habituated for tracking. Nine more primate species are found, including the black-and-white colobus monkey.
Wildlife highlights
Tree-climbing lions are a specialty of the Ishasha sector of the park, where they can often be found in huge fig trees.
Best time for wildlife viewing
Queen Elizabeth National Park can be visited throughout the year, but the best time for wildlife viewing is the Dry season (from June to August and January to February) when animals are concentrated near rivers and waterholes. Some of the roads can become impassable after heavy rain.
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