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Wildlife at Queen Elizabeth national park                 

Queen Elizabeth National Park, located in southwestern Uganda, is known for its rich biodiversity and abundant wildlife. Here are some of the notable wildlife species you can find in Queen Elizabeth National Park.


African elephants

The park is home to a large population of African elephants. These majestic creatures can be seen roaming the grasslands and forests of the park.


African buffaloes

Queen Elizabeth National Park has a significant population of African buffaloes, often found in large herds. These powerful animals are known for their imposing presence.



The park is famous for its tree-climbing lions. The Ishasha sector of the park is particularly known for this unique behavior, where lions can be spotted resting on tree branches.



Although elusive and predominantly nocturnal, leopards inhabit the park. They are skilled climbers and are sometimes spotted in the park’s trees.


Ugandan kobs

These antelopes are the flagship species of Queen Elizabeth National Park. They are known for their reddish-brown coats and impressive spiraled horns.



The park is home to a large population of hippos. They can be observed in the Kazinga Channel and other water bodies within the park, often seen wallowing in the mud or swimming.


Nile crocodiles

The Kazinga Channel is also home to Nile crocodiles, one of Africa’s largest crocodile species. They can be seen sunbathing along the riverbanks or lying partially submerged in the water.



In the Kyambura Gorge, visitors have the opportunity to track and observe chimpanzees in their natural habitat. This provides a unique opportunity to witness these fascinating primates up close.


Olive baboons

The park is home to olive baboons, which can be seen in various locations, including the Mweya Peninsula. These sociable and intelligent primates are often seen in large troops.


Various bird species

Queen Elizabeth National Park is a haven for birdwatchers, with over 600 species recorded. You can spot diverse avian species, including African fish eagles, saddle-billed storks, African skimmers, and many more.


The park’s different ecosystems and habitats support a large variety of creatures, making it a popular destination for wildlife enthusiasts and nature lovers.

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