Can I See Banded Mongoose Tracking In Queen Elizabeth National Park



Banded Mongoose tracking safaris at Queen Elizabeth National Park, situated in southwestern Uganda, offer endless tourism activities. Queen Elizabeth National Park is among Uganda’s oldest national parks. Queen Elizabeth National Park stands in four districts: Kasese, Rubirizi, Rukungiri, and Kamwenge. Queen Elizabeth National Park is famous for the mighty tree-climbing lions situated in the Ishasha sector, which lies in the southern sector of the park, as well as for harboring many wildlife species such as elephants, warthogs, hippos, antelopes, crocodiles, and Uganda kobs, among others.


The banded mongoose is a small mammal with large heads, long tails, long bodies, and small ears. They have strong claws that they use to dig burrows and also fight their enemies. Mongooses are small animals in general, just like small cats. Mongooses stay in groups of about 20 individuals, and they always sleep together at night.


Banded mongoose safaris in Queen Elizabeth National Park take place on the Mweya Peninsula, approximately near the Kazinga Channel. Mongoose trekking is carried out on foot with experienced guides and researchers. Mweya Peninsula accommodates approximately 400 banded mongooses; there are over 12 groups, and the Uganda Wildlife Authority only issued a maximum of 4 permits for tracking banded mongooses, offering a life-changing experience.


While you track banded mongoose travelers, you always learn, monitor mongoose behaviors and surrounding habits, and learn how to differentiate females from males by observations, and your information is added to the researchers’ database. Only a limited number of people are accepted to track the banded mongoose in order to reduce human stress.


Banded mongoose tracking can be done throughout the year but is best done during the dry seasons. Mongoose tracking is either carried out early in the morning, like at 7 a.m., or late in the evening, but it's best in the morning.