Game drive safaris in Queen Elizabeth National Park: Queen Elizabeth National Park in Uganda is a must-visit destination for anyone looking to experience the thrill of an African safari. One of the best ways to explore this diverse and wildlife-rich park is through a game safari. Game drives in Queen Elizabeth National Park offer visitors the opportunity to see a wide variety of animals in their natural habitat including 4 of the big 5 animals such as lions, leopards, buffaloes, and buffaloes. Other animals include hippos, topis, crocodiles, and several antelopes among others. The national park is also home to over 600 species of birds, making it a paradise for bird watchers.

Queen Elizabeth National Park covers an area of approximately 1,978 square kilometers and is divided into various ecosystems, including savannah grasslands, wetlands and forests, this diversity of habitats means that visitors have the chance to spot a wildlife range of wildlife during your game drives.

The game drives in Queen Elizabeth National Park area are typically conducted in open-top safari vehicles, allowing tourists to get a close-up view of the animals. the national park offers experienced guides who lead the game drives are knowledgeable about the park and its wildlife and will help you spot and identify the different magnificent species you come across. Game drives in Queen Elizabeth National Park can be enjoyed at different times of the day, each offering a unique experience. Early morning game drives are a great opportunity to see predators such as lions and leopards on the prowl while the evening game drives offer the chance to spot the Nocturnal animals such as hyenas and bushbabies.

A highlight of any game drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park is a chance to see the famous tree-climbing lions of Ishasha. these unique lions can often be spotted lounging in the branches of fig trees, offering a picture-perfect opportunity for opportunity for wildlife enthusiasts.

In addition to the stunning wildlife viewing opportunities, game drives in Queen Elizabeth National Park also offer the chance to soak in the beautiful landscape of the park including the picturesque Rwenzori mountains and the stunning Kazinga Channel. Game drives In Queen Elizabeth National Park are an unforgettable experience that will leave tourists in awe of the natural beauty and incredible wildlife of Uganda. Whether you’re a seasoned safari-goer or a first-time visitor, a game drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park is sure to be a highlight of your Ugandan adventure as well as an African safari

Other safari activities to combine with game drives at Queen Elizabeth National Park

Chimpanzee tracking

Chimpanzee tracking in Queen Elizabeth National Park is an adventurous activity done in Kyambura Gorge, this is an exciting and unforgettable experience that allows tourists opportunities to observe these fascinating primates in their natural habitat. Chimpanzee tracking experience in Kyambura Gorge typically begins early in the morning, as tourists set out into the forest with experienced guides to search for these fascinating primates. As you trek through the dense forests of Kyambura, you will be marveled at the astonishing sounds of the birds and other wildlife creating a magical atmosphere as well as the astonishing views of the stunning forest landscape. During your chimpanzee tracking safari, you’ll have a chance to spend only one hour in their presence while having the opportunity to observe the chimpanzees as they go about their daily activities such as feeding, playing, swinging through the trees, grooming each other on the forest floor and interacting with each other. you may also be lucky enough to witness their impressive display of strength and agility as they swing effortlessly through the trees. You’ll also have the opportunity to take beautiful pictures with them.


Queen Elizabeth National Park is one of Uganda’s top birding destinations. The national park is home to over 600 different kinds of colorful birds, making it the ideal destination for bird lovers in East Africa. The park’s diverse habitat includes the savannah grassland, wetlands, forest and waterway, which support a wide range of birds like from the colorful resident species to migratory birds. During your birdwatching tour in the park, birdwatchers have the opportunity to spot several birds including the endemic and rare birds such as Shoebill Stork, other bird species White-faced whistling, red-capped robin chat, duck, fulvous whistling duck, rock’s martins, Egyptian goose, red-tailed ant thrush, garganey, hottentot teal, hadada ibis, rufous billed heron, rufous-breasted sparrow hawk, olive woodpecker, white-tailed ant thrush, yellow-billed duck, African black duck, red-billed teal, Angolan swallow, mountain buzzard, and white-backed duck, village indigo bird, Gray hooded gull, common moorhen, Africa pygmy goose, brown-capped weaver, crowned lapwing, comb duck, helmeted guinea fowl,  allocated in different birding spots within the park.

Boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel

The Kazinga Channel is situated in the heart of Queen Elizabeth National Park, is a natural marvel that offers visitors a unique wildlife experience, one of the best ways to explore the hidden treasures of the channel is by taking a boat cruise, which allows you to get up close and personal with the diverse wildlife that call this area their natural habitat. During your boat cruise safari on the Kazinga Channel, you will have an opportunity to encounter a variety of wildlife including hippos basking in the sun, crocodiles lounging on the banks, and elephants drinking and playing in the water. You will also have a chance to spot different bird species such as African fish eagles, kingfishers, herons, yellow-billed stork, African finfoot, pelicans, African jacana, Diederik cuckoo, grey-capped warbler, grey-crowned cranes, greater flamingo, cormorants, and shoebill among others which are seen along the shores.

Game drive safaris in Queen Elizabeth National Park
Boat Cruise in Queen Elizabeth National Park

Nature walks

Nature walks in the park are one way you can explore the hidden treasure of the park on foot, which cannot be sighted while on a game drive or a boat trip. The park has well-established trails to connect you through magnificent areas full of diverse tourist attractions. Guided nature walks in the park take you through various ecosystems within the park including lush forests, wetlands, lakes as well as magnificent vegetation. These nature experiences are guided by the experienced game ranger of a guide who will provide you with the necessary information and insights into the park’s flora and fauna. During your guided nature walks in the park, you’ll have a chance to meet with magnificent creatures that dwell in the park such as buffaloes, elephants, lions, several antelopes, warthogs and colourful birds such as shoebill storks, African fish eagles, martial eagles, yellow-throated cuckoos, pink-backed pelicans, the verreaux’s eagle owl among others.   You’ll also be offered remarkable views of the Rwenzori mountains as well as magnificent views of the surrounding environment.

Contact our trusted tour operators for more information about game drive safaris in Queen Elizabeth National Park and Book with our tours and travel companies such as; Achieve Global Safari which offers the best tour packages while on your safari in Uganda.

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