Queen Elizabeth National Park covers an area of 1978sq.km with two wildlife reserves attached to it that is Kyambura wildlife reserve and Kigezi wildlife reserve. It is crossed by an imaginary line marked 00 degrees latitude and it one of the seven national parks that lay along the western rift valley grabble. It falls within seven districts of Kasese, Kamwenge, Ibanda, Mitooma, Kanungu, Rubirizi and Rukungiri. QENP is bordered by Virunga national park in DRC in the west and they completely encircle Lake Edward which is connected to Lake George by the Kazinga channel, Rwenzori Mountains National Park in the north, Kibale National Park in the north east, Kichwamba escarpments in the east.
It was founded on July 22, 1952 as Kazinga national park and renamed Queen Elizabeth National Park in 1954 to commemorate a visit by Queen Elizabeth who had come to Uganda to open the Owen falls dam in Jinja and also visited the park where she was welcomed by Omukama Rukiidi of Toro Kingdom at Kikorongo on April 30, 1954.
The park has a diverse eco system of 95 mammal species with the “big four”, 612 bird species, 35 reptiles, and 10 primate species and indeed it is a medley of wonders because of the beautiful view of the highest snow capped Rwenzori mountains while at Mweya peninsula, a night in one of the safari lodges, a boat cruise along the Kazinga channel and the beautiful scenery. To contact or inquire contact us through firstname.lastname@example.org or call on +256-700135510
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