The QE area in the centre of the Great Western Rift valley, the Albertine Rift, in Western Uganda has some of the greatest biodiversity in all of Africa. The intricately connected streams, rivers and lakes, including the Kyambura River, connect the heart of Africa to the Nile in Egypt.
The park has a rich abundancy of wildlife, including nine species of primates: two nocturnal species, six monkey species; the clever and curious olive baboon and gorgeous black and white colobus monkey as well as one of Uganda’s two Great Ape species and our closest relative, the endangered chimpanzee. Considered to be one of the most varied and beautiful, the park also offers two of Africa’s big cats, the majestic lion and elusive leopard.
Guests go on a variety of game drives on the plains of Queen Elizabeth, usually at dawn and dusk when it is best to spot wildlife or view some of the park’s 600+ bird species, the highest in any park in Africa! Other mammalian predators such as hyenas and small carnivorous cats and mongooses also make their homes in QE. Large herbivores such as elephants, hippos and water buffalos as well as a multitude of ungulates also thrive in the savannah habitat and along the lake and river shores.
From Kyambura Gorge Lodge