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Queen Elizabeth National Park

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Address: Kasese, Uganda
Phone Number: +256 772 872083
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Tourist vehicle for hire in the National Park for Day and Night game drive,...

Tourist vehicle for hire in the National Park for Day and Night game drive, Cretar lake drive, take you for Chimpanzee tracking, take you for the forest wolk in Maramagambo, take you for the tree climbing lion in Ishasha, take you for Gorilla tracking in Bwindi.

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US$ 2,700.00*
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7 Night Safari: Murchison Falls, Kibale Forest, Queen Elizabeth Lake and Mburo
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Kyambura Rocks!

I specifically went to QENP to go to Kyambura Gorge and track chimpanzees and although it was very muddy and slippery we got rewarded by an amazing spectacle of one large chimp... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Morts L
Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I specifically went to QENP to go to Kyambura Gorge and track chimpanzees and although it was very muddy and slippery we got rewarded by an amazing spectacle of one large chimp family who entertained us for almost 45min An absolutely amazing experience with an outstanding ranger/guide (Scholar) Highly recommended

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Brest, France
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57 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The QENP is a nice experience but nothing compared to other parks in Kenya and Tanzania. There are not so many animals. However it is still a very nice experience thanks the Lion Tracking option. Paying for this experience will permit you to go off road (what the other cars are not allowed to do) to find the lions (and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

That is was a best Safari i ever been. Big park . The road not so good, but the view the Animales was Emazing. In the midel of the safari they have a motel to stay in night. You must to sail in the lake at the sunset. All the Animal come to drink .

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

I made a game drive with a driver/guide from Kasese early in the morning. The drive was over untarred roads in the park. During this trip we saw antilopes, elephants, warthogs, lions, hippos and lots of birds. It was rather quiet with other visitors. We did not make the optional boattrip. Compared to other gameparks that I have visited, this... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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26 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Unfortunately, not very lucky watching wildlife in the Park on board the safari vehicle, but that`s Nature, however, the boat ride along the Kazinga channel is great experience.

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Kampala, Uganda
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79 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Eventually we saw the Leopard just on the day of arrival and then the lions on the next day on the way out towards Rwenshama.

Thank kintu z
Loenhout, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

If you are expecting to see herds of animals you'll be disappointed. But on different gamedrives we saw diverse wildlife as Uganda Cobs, elephant, buck, buffalo, baboons... Recommended is to book the boattrip on the Kazinga Channel to see many birds. We saw different species of Kingfishers and many others like marabou, heron; also other wildlife like many hippo's and... More 

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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236 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Having had feedback from friends who visited the park last year we went in hope rather than expectation of seeing many animals. Ugandan Kob are plentiful but the lion numbers are low due to poaching and poisoning, and we saw no other predators. A few distant elephant and buck but not a lot else. Not too sure how well this... More 

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Princes Risborough, United Kingdom
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144 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Don't expect hoardes of animals as they aren't there but you'll see a good variety. Poaching is obviously an issue and the fact the main road transects the park doesn't help. But we saw hippo, buffalo, elephant, deer etc. We opted to pay extra for the lion tracking project. Advantage is you can then also go off road. There are... More 

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Kampala, Uganda
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Had a good time with my friends. The boat cruise is a must if you visit the park. I would advise to have that in the morning hours. The game ride is also something a person shouldn't miss when they visit the national park. I did not go everywhere in the park because its so huge but managed to see... More 

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Lugano, Switzerland

Hi Everybody,

I am planning to visit Queen Elizabeth NP during the second half of May with a friend. We are thinking of driving down from Kasese to Ishaka on day 1, sleep the night there and get back to Mwenya on day 2 for the afternoon boat ride on the Kazinga channel following then to Kasese in the evening

I have gone through all the reviews and have a few questions:

A – would self-driving be an option? What is the condition of the roads inside the park? How about petrol stations? I have gone on many safaris in Tanzania a bit all over the Country, but I always hired a driver. I would never risk self-driving in Tanzania due to the remoteness of the parks and the scarcity of refueling options. What is the situation like in Queen Elizabeth? Would a 4WD be a must? Does anyone have any idea of what are the current average rates for car hire?

B – I went through UWA entrance fee brochure and I am not quite clear how the vehicle entry fees are calculated. They give different amounts for FOREIGN vs EA. I suppose this refers to the registration number plate and not the nationality of the driver and/or passengers. Is that correct?

C – I could not find the Park Rules on the web. What are the gates/UWA office opening times and are there any limitations on driving hours inside the park?

D – regarding accommodation INSIDE the park, the UWA website lists a few accomodation possibilities. Is this list exhaustive or are there other options? If there are, would last minute arrangements be an option given that May is not exactly peak season and we are well used to local basic accommodation?

E – regarding accommodation OUTSIDE the park, what is the offer along/close to the Ishaka sector of the park? Is it worth driving outside the park for the night or not?

F – Hiring of rangers/guides for specific activities: I was thinking of hiring a ranger for a morning drive in the Ishaka sector. Can this be arranged on the spot or do I need to reserve ahead? If better to reserve, what is the procedure? Again on the line of understanding the charges, UWA brochure distinguishes between Foreign Non Resident, Foreign Resident or EAC, which seems to point to the nationality of the occupants. But then they remark that “Guides for private day game drives are charged per vehicle”. I am rather lost…

Thank you very much for the info

over a year ago

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