Safari Activities to do at Queen Elizabeth National Park: Known to be one of the most popular safari destinations in Uganda Queen Elizabeth National Park is one of the most thrilling destinations that sightseers should have a visit at while on a safari in Uganda.

The national park is home to over 95 mammal species and over 600 bird species making it a great safari destination for all those who would love to learn more about the national park and its surroundings.

The national park has a lot to offer to all those who choose to visit it and in this article, we get to know some of the safari activities to carry out while on a safari adventure in Queen Elizabeth National Park and they are as below;

Safari activities to do at Queen Elizabeth National Park

Kazinga Channel boat cruise

Sightseers at the majestic Queen Elizabeth National Park can get to have a boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel which is found in the national park connecting to Lake Edward and Lake George as they get an opportunity to see a variety of wildlife, including hippos, crocodiles, elephants, buffalos, and numerous bird species.

game drives

Sightseers who would love to marvel at the national park can get to view the national park while on a game drive in areas such as; the Kasenyi Plains, Ishasha Sector, and Mweya Peninsula which is best done in the dry seasons, which are from December to February and from June to July and this is because during these times, the vegetation is less dense, making it easier to spot wildlife such as; elephants, lions, buffalos, antelopes, warthogs, and various bird species and also tree-climbing lions in the Ishasha Sector, which is a fascinating sight to witness.

 Safari Activities to do at Queen Elizabeth National Park
Ishasha Sector

chimpanzees tracking

Queen Elizabeth National Park is an incredible destination to carry out chimpanzee tracking from most especially from the Kyambura Gorge mostly known as the “Valley of Apes sightseers get to join a guided tour led by experienced rangers who will through the rich forest, following the sounds and signs of the chimpanzees. Along the way, you may also spot other wildlife like monkeys, birds, and even elephants.


Queen Elizabeth National Park is home to over 600 bird species, making it one of the top birding destinations in Uganda, and this is best done during the wet seasons from March to May and from September to November. During these times, migratory bird species join the resident birds, increasing the diversity of birdlife in the park and sightseers get a chance to sightsee birds such as; the iconic African fish eagle, the colorful African jacana, the majestic African crowned eagle, and many more in areas like Mweya Peninsula, the Kasenyi Plains, and the Ishasha Sector in the park.

lion tracking

this is the best safari activity to carry out in the national park as it is known to be the only destination in Uganda famous for tree-limbing lions and is usually done in the Kasenyi Plains and the Ishasha Sector, sightseers get to marvel at the thrilling African lions in their natural habitat.

hiking and nature walk

Hiking and nature walks in Queen Elizabeth National Park are a fantastic way to explore the park’s diverse landscapes and encounter its incredible wildlife and During a hike or nature walk sightseers get a chance to witness the park’s stunning scenery, including the vast savannah plains, lush forests, and beautiful crater lakes plus also a wide variety of wildlife, like elephants, buffalos, antelopes, and even primates like chimpanzees and monkeys, these are mainly carried out from Kyambura and  Maramagambo Forest.

cultural encounters

for visitors who love to have great Cultural encounters the destination is Queen Elizabeth National Park as sightseers can get to learn about the local communities and their traditions mostly carried out from Kikorongo Cultural Centre. Here sightseers can even witness traditional dances, music performances, and storytelling sessions that showcase their heritage and craft-making activities and learn about their traditional way of life.

These are some of the safari activities carried out at the national park and so very many more, sightseers can get to carry out even more other safari activities. For more information about safari activities to do Queen Elizabeth National Park and bookings you can get in contact with; Achieve Global Safaris.