Game Drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park
Queen Elizabeth National Park occupies an estimated area of 1,978 square kilometres (764 sq mi). The park extends from Lake George in the north-east to Lake Edward in the south-west and includes the Kazinga Channel connecting the two lakes.
The park was founded in 1952 as Kazinga National Park. It was renamed two years later to commemorate a visit by Queen Elizabeth II.
Queen Elizabeth National Park is known for its wildlife, including Cape buffaloes, hippos, crocodiles, elephants, leopards, Congo lions, and chimpanzees. It is home to 95 species of mammal and over 500 species of birds. The area around Ishasha sector is famous for its tree-climbing lions.
The park is also famous for its volcanic features, including volcanic cones and deep craters, many with crater lakes, such as the Katwe craters, from which salt is extracted.
For a classic African safari experience, the tracks through Kasenyi, the North Kazinga Plains and the Ishasha Sector offer virtually guaranteed buffalo, antelope and elephant sightings, along with warthogs and baboons. Taking an experienced guide in the early morning is the most successful way to track down a pride of climbing lions, and maybe even the odd leopard.
This activity involves the visitors to drive through the park while viewing animals. The Park has several spots of well maintained game viewing tracks.This park has got over 200 kms of well maintained game tracks .The best time for game drives is in the morning and evening hours where there are high chances of seeing a lot of animals.