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Queen Elizabeth National Park safaris, tours & holiday packages

Uganda's most popular park

Go on safari across savannah, lakes and wetlands for a chance to see big game, chimpanzees and plenty of birds

Queen Elizabeth National Park is Uganda’s biggest Rift Valley park that's dominated not by rainforest. It's also Uganda’s most popular tourist destination. The park’s diverse ecosystems, which include expansive savannah, the Maramagambo forests, sparkling lakes and fertile wetlands, make it the ideal habitat for classic big game safaris. You can also see 10 primate species, including chimpanzees, and more than 600 species of birds.

Popular Queen Elizabeth National Park safaris

These popular itineraries can be customised to match your budget and travel dates


Meet the Primates of Uganda and Rwanda (12 days)

See mountain gorillas, chimpanzees, golden monkeys and tree-climbing lions, take a boat cruise and visit Rwanda's genocide memorial 

$ 8,980

£ 7,018

R 154,255


per person

12 days

Birding Tour through Uganda (11 days) - Africa Wildlife Safaris

Birding Tour through Uganda (11 days)

This is a safari for the serious birder wanting to see exciting new bird species, as well as chimpanzees and mountain gorillas

$ 7,720

£ 6,033

R 132,611


per person

11 days

Our African Travel Expert

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Megan Warrington says

Queen Elizabeth is a good all-round Rift Valley park and if you include the Kazinga channel and Ishasha then you really have a diverse wildlife experience. We recommend spending time on the Ishasha side, which is your best chance of big cats in Uganda. 

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Set against the backdrop of the jagged Rwenzori Mountains, the park yields views of dozens of huge craters and calderas carved into the rolling hills. The banks of the Kazinga channel are lined with hippo, buffalo, elephant, pied kingfishers, and African skimmers.

The fig trees of the Ishasha plains are used by the famous tree-climbing lions found only in Uganda's Queen Elizabeth and Tanzania's Lake Manyara parks. The Kazinga channel boat ride compares with the Chobe River experience in Botswana in producing excellent sightings of both birds and mammals.

Queen Elizabeth National Park Map

Queen Elizabeth National Park's location on Google Maps

Frequently Asked Questions about Queen Elizabeth National Park

When is the best time to visit Mount Kenya National Park?

December to March are the sunniest months and perhaps the best time to visit. There are some cloudy periods and rain from March to May, and drizzle from October to early December which may restrict clear views. However, Mount Kenya National… go there.

When is the best time to visit Samburu National Reserve?

The months of December through March and July through October are dry, making them by far the best months to visit the Samburu National Reserve. When the wildlife viewing is at its prime. go there.

When is the best time to visit Tsavo East and West National Park?

May to October is the best time to visit Tsavo East and West National Park. The wildlife is easier to spot - since they gather around the waterhole. go there.

When is the best time to view wildlife at Queen Elizabeth National Park?

January to February and June to July during the dry season is the best time to view the wildlife. It’s easier to spot the wildlife since they gather around the water sources - however, Migratory birds can be seen as well. go there.

What is the best time to see the great migration?

The best time to see the wildebeest migration is in August as the herds cross the Nile crocodile infested Mara River, crossing an international border between Kenya and Tanzania. go there.

What types of plugs are used in the Southern and Eastern African countries?

Botswana: Electric plug M 230V and 50Hz Kenya: Electric plug G 240V and 50Hz Malawi: Electrical plug G 230V and 50Hz Mauritius: Electrical plug C & G, 230V and 50Hz Mozambique: Electrical plug C,F,M, 220V and 50Hz Namibia: Electric plug… go there.

What are tented camps in Kenya like?

Kenya has a world of variety when it comes to tented accommodation camps, you’ll feel like you’ve been transported to another realm in the bush as your every desire comes try. go there.

What kinds of animals will I see on safari?

Whether you are in the Southern or East Africa you will generally be able to see the big five. The difference really comes in when considering antelope as they are based on your chosen location. go there.

What vaccinations should I get?

This is all dependant on the countries that you will be visitng and due to the status of certain vaccinations changing at times, please consult our experts before getting vaccines. go there.

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Reviews on our Queen Elizabeth National Park safaris

Discover Africa and Carel has put in such an effort for us to experience the annual wildebeest migration, meticulous planning and accurate predictions with logical and the best accommodation options both sides of the Mara River guaranteed us…

Jates and Hil Oettle

from South Africa

All details were covered, all staff and food excellent, service was perfect - would highly recommend for sure.


from United States of America

Our trip was arranged by Carel Verhoef at and was perfectly organised. We flew into the Masai Mara from Nairobi and all flight connections and transfers were arranged for us and went like clockwork. Carel was also very…

Geoffrey Burton

from South Africa

Our service from Carel at Discover Africa was outstanding. His recommendations on the timing of our trip, the lodges we should book, communication and overall assistance ensured that our trip went off very smoothly and that we were in the…

Patti Legg

from South Africa

Discover Africa planned our safari to East Africa and we were certainly in the right areas at the right time, our itinerary was well designed to maximize time with the migration and related sightings - logistics ran smoothly and all in all…


from South Africa

Excellent combination of calling to chat about plans and details, followed up with emailing of detailed information. Made all arrangements easy for us from the actual booking to payment procedures, exchange rate recommendations, visa advice,…


from South Africa

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