Queen Elizabeth National Park alone shelters over 95 species of mammals scattered throughout the different areas of its landscape. Expect views of spotted hyenas, duikers, Banded mongoose, the elusive leopards, Topis, Defassa waterbucks, black and white colobus monkeys, serval cats, Cape Buffaloes, vervet monkeys, common warthogs, lions, elephants, Hippos, Olive baboons, Uganda Kobs, common elands, bushbucks, chimpanzees and many others. This Park is one of the few places in Africa where you will see the highest concentrations of Hippos and this is possible during the boat cruise along Kazinga Channel.
Up to 6 species of primate species including the endangered Chimpanzees, Olive baboons, Vervet monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys and red-tailed monkeys are all found in the isolated and underground forest in the Kyambura gorge.
As one of the 33 Important Birding Areas in Uganda, Queen Elizabeth National Park shelters about 600 species of birds, 60% of the total bird species in the country. The Park’s different habitats and ecosystems in form of wetlands, woodlands, savannah plains, Lakes, forests and others are some of the phenomenal birding spots.
Don’t miss the sights and sounds of shoebill storks, Pelicans, Grey-headed kingfishers, African skimmers, African Mourning doves, Flamingos, Pel’s fishing owls, Nubian woodpecker, Swamp flycatchers, Palmnut vultures, slender-tailed nightjar, Papyrus gonolek, collared pratincoles, and grey-headed kingfisher and several migratory species among others.
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