Hiking And Nature Walks In Queen Elizabeth National Park

hiking and nature walks in queen elizabeth national park

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Queen Elizabeth national park is among the 10 magnificent National parks situated in Southwestern Uganda. Queen Elizabeth National Park is Uganda’s second-largest protected area after Murchison Falls national park covering 1978 square kilometers, Queen Elizabeth national park showcases the best hiking trails that including beautiful Hiking trails such as the Kyambura gorge, hiking through the Maramagambo forest, exploring two crater lakes that is breathtaking,  enjoy the Bat cave, experience several primate species and endless forest bird species, hiking within the Mweya Peninsular gives travelers an opportunity to sight the Banded brothers like the banded mongoose, hiking or nature walks along the Ishasha river offers several forest viewing and the savannah bird species, numerous mammal species, hiking through Kasenyi plains, or the guided hike to the explosion craters.  The advantage of this hiking or nature walks over the game drive is that it allows travelers to explore and experience different wildlife species, and landscapes within Queen Elizabeth National Park. The listed hiking and nature walk trails above explain how unique Queen Elizabeth national park is interesting. 

 

Hiking in Maramagambo Forest

Maramagambo forest hike takes travelers through the authentic Maramagambo forest which is one of the quality moments within Queen Elizabeth National Park which is the best for bird lovers, Maramagambo forest protects numerous bird species that make this place more interesting. Maramagambo forest is accompanied by the dotted breathtaking crater lakes and the bat cave that is famous due to the thousands of bats and pythons, thick ironwood trees, and many bird species.

 

Hiking within the Kyambura Gorge

Hiking in this mysterious Kyambura gorge that is also known as the Valley of Apes is one of the Queen Elizabeth national parks’ real adventures. Just imagine hiking within this underground forest which was referred to by BBC documentary as the “Lost Gorge”. Most tourists enjoy hiking this vast forest while for the wild Chimpanzees in their natural environment, although sometimes chimpanzees can hardly be seen, the entire chimpanzee tracking experience at Kyambura gorge is naturally rewarding and worth your adventure. Besides chimpanzee tracking experience travelers who participate in this hiking are rewarded with unmatched views of the different landscapes, many bird species, butterfly species, mammal species, and trees species of different interest.

 

Hiking at the Mweya Peninsula for Mongoose Tracking

Mweya peninsula is among the focal point at Queen Elizabeth National Park, Mwyea peninsula is situated in the heart of Queen Elizabeth National Park. Mongoose tracking takes place within the Mweya Peninsula but is one of the best adventurous tourism activities at Queen Elizabeth National Park yet not so known to many travelers but a riveting activity. Mongooses tracking takes 3 hours and it is done in the presence of an Uganda Wildlife Authority park ranger guide whereby travelers go to the Mongoose Research Area to observe and monitor the Banded brothers and study the Mongoose habitats and exceptional behavior. Mongoose tracking doesn’t limit travelers to the banded mongoose only, but travelers can also view other wildlife species, bird species, butterfly species along the Mweya peninsula hiking trails as you enjoy the Kazinga Channel.

 

Hiking along the explosion craters

Uganda is blessed to have 72 round and vast basins well distributed across the Equator corridor verified by the Albertine Rift’s sparkling Volcanic past offering “a must-see tourist attraction in this region of the impressive Geological history. hiking between Kabatoro gate and Queen’s Pavilion provides stunning views of round lakes, tremendous craters, kazinga channel and the Great Rift Valley Escarpment, and the spectacular Kazinga Channel.

 

Hiking in the Kasenyi Plains

Kasenyi plains is an extensive savannah Plains offering the perfect eye-catching area for ultimate African Safari adventure. Hiking in the Kasenyi plains area rewards every traveler with numerous wildlife species such as Antelopes especially Uganda Kobs that attract the points of pride of lions, warthogs, hippos, bird species such as guinea fowl running, huge herds of elephants striding rooming within the plains.

 

Hiking along the Ishasha River

Ishasha River is situated in the remote southern section of Queen Elizabeth National Park offering the best of Uganda’s true uniqueness for travelers visiting Queen Elizabeth national park Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth national park is the only area in Uganda where travelers can see tree climbing lions lying on the tree branches, buffaloes, large herds of Uganda Kobs, and big herds of elephants among others. The elusive rare shoebill stork is also a common bird species being sighted within the Ishasha sector.